Product Manager

  • ITW Global Tire Repair
  • San Luis Obispo, CA, USA
  • Nov 12, 2021
Full time Manufacturing Other

Opening Description

We are looking for a dynamic Product Manager to join our team! Are you looking for a role where you can really make your mark on an organization? This position will drive a comprehensive strategic plan for the profitable management and growth of our core product categories (Slime and Fix-a-Flat to name a few). In case that wasn't enough, in a short 15 minute drive from the office you can experience some of California's most incredible coastline, hikes, and wineries. Come see what our "Slime" culture is all about!

Responsibilities

  • Own and drive the development and execution of a comprehensive strategic plan for the profitable management of pricing, gross margins, collateral materials & point-of-purchase. 
  • Manage the complete product lifecycle process from concept to delivery: Category Manage and communicate new product launches, SKU (stock keeping unit) rationalization, promotions to the regional Marketing / Sales teams effectively and pro-actively. 
  • Proactively understand the trends in the industry, related industries, and develop a deep understanding of the end user in order to guide strategic, tactical, and new product development needs within the category(s) for successful new product launches. 
  • Maintain an up-to-date database of competitive & market information including product catalogs, price lists, current promotions, new product introductions and regulatory issues. 
  • Attend trade shows, seminars and other industry events as necessary to stay abreast of market and industry trends.
  • Act as the internal and external focal point for the resolution of product issues within the category(s) -- own your category. 
  • Lead cross-functional teams to achieve company objectives, as well as, act as the point of contact for manufacturing, purchasing, sales, quality and engineering. 
  • Provide product training to internal and external stake holders.