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Product Manager

Date: Feb 28, 2023

Location: Colmar, PA, US

Company: Dorman Products

Dorman was founded on the belief that people should have the freedom to fix their vehicles. For over a century, we've provided countless products and services to help people do just that.   As a $1.3B*+ global supplier of aftermarket automotive parts, with 3,300+ Contributors, and 28 Sites across the globe, we remain focused on driving new solutions, to help our partners grow their businesses, and help repair professionals and vehicle owners maintain their vehicles (*approx. earnings as of 12/31/21).  Everyone who works at Dorman is called a Contributor. We need everyone, regardless of role and experience, to contribute to our success. That means everyone has a unique ability to make an impact on the business. We encourage all our Contributors to bring their authentic selves to work. The freedom to pursue new ideas, offer different perspectives, and grow in your career is fundamental to working at Dorman.


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. Drive business growth and performance at product category level; co-developing and co- leading/influencing customer, 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.  


Primary Duties (Key responsibilities):

  • Manages APMs and Coordinators
  • Establishes 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 basic
  • 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
  • Other duties as assigned


  • 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 and specifically Excel including pivot tables and v-lookups
  • Must be willing to travel 10% of the time and occasional weekend responsibility


Physical Requirement: 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.


Education or experience:

  • 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



Dorman Products is an equal opportunity employer; we value a combination of ideas, perspectives, and cultures at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.  EEO/AA Employer M/F/D/V.

Nearest Major Market: Philadelphia

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