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Product Manager

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Date: May 15, 2019

Location: Colmar, PA, US

Company: Dorman Products

A Product Manager at Dorman Products plans, organizes, and controls assigned product line from conception through product life cycle for optimal profit and to achieve marketing, financial, and corporate growth objectives. The Product Manager drives profitable business growth and manages financial/growth performance at product category level; leading category/product strategy, co-developing and co- leading/influencing customers, and works with cross functional teams on commercialization, pricing, sourcing and service strategies.  The Product Manager directly/indirectly manages 1 to 5 cross-functional product teams and actively thinks long-term strategy (12-24 months) and planning accordingly to sustain and drive initiatives to successful completion. 

Responsibilities and Duties/Essential Duties

  • Manages category/product P&L to deliver annual plan
  • Manages APMs and Coordinators
  • Establishes and prioritizes product road map, produce category and customer line reviews and go market strategy
  • Defines category pricing and add strategies
  • Defines market messages and ensures all marketing copy, product descriptions, etc. are correct and accurately reflect message and positions
  • Creates and delivers engaging presentations with influence to support selling
  • Performs pricing reviews
  • Sets forecast for new adds
  • Collaborates with customers and Tech Line
  • Attends national tradeshows
  • Proactively follows-up with account managers on a consistent basis
  • Establishes and drive project priorities
  • Maintains the pulse of the market and competitor landscape
  • Is recognized as a credible, marketplace Subject Matter Expert on the product line
  • Researches and stay informed of market and technology trends
  • Champions and advocates product lines
  • Supports Sales team through ongoing education, line reviews, and training
  • Creates and sets sample, Operating Income (OI) and New budgets for product lines
  • Manages profitability for assigned product line

 

Qualifications

  • B.S. degree in Business or minimum of 5 years work experience
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in Product Management, Marketing, Product Engineering or Strategic sourcing with a strong focus on new product
  • Previous experience as a heavy duty technician or diesel mechanic would be ideal
  • Experience within a manufacturing or distribution environment is preferred
  • Prior experience working and leading cross functional teams
  • Must possess strong written and verbal communication skills to communicate at all levels of the organization and move projects through the organization with minimal direction
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office software suite; specifically Excel, including pivot tables and v-lookups
  • Must be willing to travel 10% of the time and occasional weekend responsibility

 

Physical Requirements:

Capability to lift 50 pounds. Working Conditions: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to reach, swivel, carry items from one building to another, and speak and actively listen.  Noise level is usually moderate.

 

 

Dorman Products, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer; we value a combination of ideas, perspectives and cultures. EEO/AA Employer M/F/D/V. www.DormanProducts.com


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