Associate Product Manager in Mississauga at Welbilt

Date Posted: 5/23/2018

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Job Description

Have you been looking for the chance to use your expertise to make a real difference in an organization?

The Associate Product Manager is a core competency development role responsible for profitable management of assigned product lines and categories, and for strategic and tactical leadership, direction, management and implementation of product decisions within the assigned product categories on a global basis.  This role is global in scope including product marketing responsibility of assigned product categories for the Americas, EMEA, & APAC regions.  Total product business volume responsibility is less than $25M globally. 

Reporting directly to the Product Manager, this position is in Mississauga, ON.

We put the 'fast' in fast food and the refinement in fine dining. We put the icy refreshment in sodas and the 'rocks' in signature cocktails. Be part of an industry that touches every life. Advance your career with the leader in foodservice innovation! 

Job Responsibilities:     

  • Direct and manage the assigned product family through all phases of the product lifestyle --major NPI initiatives; 'product refreshes' plus logical line extension planned during NPI and executed during life cycle; identified, quantifies, recommends 'adjacent spaces' strategy to create logical product performance bundles; 80/20 rationalization and end-of-life cycle planning to kill/replace underperforming products; recurring revenue stream for aftermarket consistent with KitchenCare™ strategies and financial goals.
  • Determine, quantify and manage product position for portfolio: invest, maintain, harvest; prioritizes all NPI; owns and drafts MRD & PRD documents; writes preliminary business case & EVA development; garners organizational 'buy-in' for all product initiatives; drives global marketing launch plans; coordinates field trials; dealer & channel partner product support, supports global sales initiatives, aftermarket revenue stream consistent with KitchenCare™ strategies and financial goals, plus kitchen equipment and facility monitoring initiatives. 
  • P&L - Tracks margin; ownership of margin; input to increase reliability; input to aftermarket services and 'products' (extended warranty, monitoring, etc.)
  • Develop and recommend price positioning and distribution strategies of assigned product categories for the company which will result in the greatest share of market and profitability over the long run.  Work directly with sales, service and other functional groups globally to ensure effective implementation of pricing and distribution strategies to all customers, segments and channels, including distribution, national accounts and service.
  • Conduct market research and VOC initiatives utilizing internal and external resources, uncover end-users needs, evaluate the results and report on customer satisfaction, to include studies to determine market potential for new, redesigned, or existing products.  Assure that market and competitive intelligence is current and constantly analyzed so that market opportunities may be capitalized and competitive issues addressed.  Manage and report market information including statistical market share data, competitive information, and market trends.
  • Analyze global product sales by region, market, and segments to identify areas of strength and weakness.  Review sales forecast, develop with operations management build and inventory management plans to maximize profit and balance operating expenses. Work with global sales management to develop and implement a strategy to maximize product penetration in those areas. Prepare global product launches with all support functions and readiness.

Job Requirements

Qualifications:

  • Must have completed a Bachelor’s degree in Product Management, Marketing, General or International Business, Engineering, or another Technical/Business degree
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in marketing, product management, engineering, technical sales or related field.
  • Multiple languages is an asset
  • Product Management and Marketing skills developed from successful experience in an entry level (ie: Marketing Analyst role)
  • Excellent communication and interaction skills at all levels
  • Ability to manage deadlines and complexity and to think and problem solve analytically and creatively
  • Strong interpersonal skills, problem solving skills and presentation skills.
  • Teamwork orientation
  • Ability to work collaboratively with cross-functional teams
  • Working knowledge of computer software; demonstrated competence with spreadsheets, database applications, and presentations.

Welbilt is an equal opportunity employer which values diversity in the workplace. We are therefore happy to accommodate any individual needs in keeping with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. If you require an accommodation in order to participate in the hiring process, please contact us to make your needs known in advance.

*Welbilt– Mississauga, Ontario Canada manufactures a full line of commercial ovens, ranges, griddles, grills and counter top cooking equipment (including food warmers, cheesemelters, deck-type gas ovens, countertop electric ovens, refrigerated worktables, equipment stands, refrigerated equipment stands, fryers, griddles, hotplates, deck-type electric ovens, restaurant electric ranges, heavy-duty electric ranges, charbroilers, convection ovens, heavy-duty gas ranges, restaurant gas ranges, stock pot stoves, broilers and salamanders).