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Product Manager

Date: Jun 12, 2022

Location: Colmar, PA, US

Company: Dorman Products

Dorman was ranked as one of the fastest growing companies in the Greater Philadelphia area in 2021 by the Philadelphia Business Journal!

Job Summary

Plans, organizes, and controls product line from conception through product life cycle for optimal profit and to achieve marketing, financial, and corporate growth objectives. Drive profitable business growth and manage financial/growth performance at product category level; leading category/product strategy, co-developing and co- leading/influencing customer, work with cross functional teams on commercialization, pricing, sourcing and service strategies.  Directly/indirectly manage 1 to 5 cross-functional product teams.   Actively think 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
  • Establishes and prioritizes product road map, produce category and customer line reviews and go market strategy
  • Defines category pricing and add strategies
  • 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


Dorman Leadership Core Competencies

  • Decision Quality
  • Results Driven
  • Influence
  • Project Management
  • Integrity
  • Team Leadership


Job Specific Competencies

  • Critical Thinking
  • Presentation Skills
  • Business Acumen
  • Financial Acumen
  • Persuasion


  • B.S. degree in Business or minimum of 5 years work experience
  • Automotive experience preferred
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in Product Management, Marketing, Product Engineering or Strategic sourcing with a strong focus on new product
  • 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.

Candidates must pass a background check and drug test, as applicable for the role.

Nearest Major Market: Philadelphia

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