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Product Manager in New Port Richey, FL at Welbilt

Date Posted: 3/28/2019

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Job Description

Consider joining the Welbilt family! We are looking for people with an entrepreneurial spirit, a passion for excellence and the inspiration to drive the future of the food industry!


We are Welbilt! We are pioneers and innovators. Our industry knowledge and insights stretch back nearly a century, from the original founding of the Hirsch brothers’ Welbilt Stove Company in 1929. We design, manufacture and supply best-in-class food and beverage equipment for the global foodservice market. We attract talent and build careers. We empower you to grow with us. We recognize you and reward you. We win together as one team.


As the Product Manager II, you will be responsible for managing assigned product lines and categories, strategic and tactical leadership, management and implementation of product decisions within assigned product categories. This role is global including product management of assigned product(s).  Total product business volume responsibility is typically up to $100M globally.

 


Reporting directly to the Director of Product Management and Engineering, this position is based in New Port Richey, Florida.



Major Accountabilities:

  • Product lifecycle and product roadmap development on a global scale

  • Manage NPI business case development and related marketing responsibilities 

  • Manage product market and price positioning, profitability, and support commercial activities

  • Collaborate with corporate MarCom and PL marketing teams to develop marketing materials/campaigns, web presence, sales tool development and product training events.  


Essential Job Functions:

  • Product Life Cycle Management for assigned product categories and strategy for NPI initiatives; product refreshes; logical line extension.

  • Determines, manages product position for portfolio; prioritizes all NPI; owns MRD & PRD documents; writes preliminary business case & supporting financial analysis; secures 'buy-in' for product initiatives; drives global marketing launch plans; coordinates field trials; dealer & channel partner product support, supports global sales initiatives.

  • Tracks margin; provides input to increase reliability and input to aftermarket services and products (extended warranty, monitoring, etc.).

  • Supports ongoing competitive analysis for assigned product categories. Identifies gaps in global product range for future NPI consideration.

  • Manages global customer satisfaction and customer life experience including monitoring and improving warranty performance, product upgrades, developing service initiatives and other programs to assure continuing revenue from long-life products.

  • Develops price positioning and distribution strategies which result in optimum market share and profitability. Works with PL/Regional marketing, sales, service, and other functional groups globally to ensure effective implementation of pricing and distribution strategies.

  • Conducts, reports market research (market share, trends, etc.); assesses end-user needs, evaluates and reports on customer satisfaction including studies on market potential for new, redesigned, or existing products.  Assures market intelligence to capitalize opportunities.

  • Analyzes product sales strengths/weakness.  Reviews sales forecast collaboratively develops build and inventory plans to maximize profit and balance operating expense. Works with sales management to maximize product penetration strategy. Prepares global product launches.

  • Works collaboratively with PL/Central/Regional marketing teams to establish goals/objectives for advertising, promotion, web site, trade-show displays, and literature for assigned products.

  • Develops metrics to evaluate strategic and tactical execution.  Creates quantitative metrics of success and securing funding for programs.


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Job Requirements

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and a minimum of 7 years of experience.

  • Ability to travel 25% of the time.

  • Demonstrated product management and marketing skills

  • Excellent communication and interaction skills at all levels

  • Ability to manage deadlines and complexity and to think and problem solve analytically and creatively

  • Teamwork orientation; ability to work collaboratively with cross-functional teams

  • Leadership, collaboration, negotiating skills and strategy development; business acumen and experience in business case development

  • Working knowledge of computer software; demonstrated competence with spreadsheets, database applications, and presentations 

Working Conditions:

Typical office environment; Ability to wear all Personal Protective Equipment (P.P.E.) required.

Welbilt, Inc. provides the world’s top chefs, premier chain operators and growing independents with industry-leading equipment and solutions. Our innovative products and solutions are powered by our deep knowledge, operator insights, and culinary expertise. Our portfolio of award-winning product brands includes Cleveland™, Convotherm®, Crem™, Delfield®, Frymaster®, Garland®, Kolpak®, Lincoln™, Manitowoc®, Merco®, Merrychef® and Multiplex®. These product brands are supported by two service brands: FitKitchen®, our fully-integrated kitchen systems brand, and KitchenCare®, our aftermarket parts and service brand. Headquartered in the Tampa Bay region of Florida, supported by over 5,800 employees and operating 17 manufacturing facilities throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia, we sell through a global network of over 3,500 distributors and dealers in over 100 countries. For more information, visit www.welbilt.com.

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