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Associate Product Manager - Engineering - Located in Bolingbrook, IL

Company: G&W Electric Co
Location: Bolingbrook
Posted on: October 11, 2021

Job Description:

Position Summary: 

Reporting to the Product Manager, this position provides Product Management of switching products, including all global sales & manufacturing locations. This role will partner closely with the Product Manager to increase product line revenues and margin dollars by developing strategies to identify growth markets and grow our business within key identified markets.

Primary/Essential Responsibilities: 

  • Assist in development a 5-year plan to revenue target / market share including product needs, cost targets to support pricing and margin needs.
  • Assist in developing market outlook conditions, including SAM, TAM, CAGR.
  • Research market needs, identify product gaps and initiate new product development programs.
  • Create programs to increase our value to end users. 
  • Identify large strategic opportunities for extending product line. 
  • Create and maintain a communication and tracking mechanism with our sales team, both direct and rep to achieve our goals for new products.
  • Oversee development of a rolling 1-year tactical plan for new products and measure execution.
  • Monitor industry trends that will impact product requirements.
  • Research customer product requirements, competitive offerings, and product gaps to determine market needs for new products.
  • Define product requirements and translate customer needs into engineering specifications.
  • Manage the product development process for new products to insure a complete launch of product, sales tools, training and materials.
  • Develop a 1-year sales plan by region with sales department for new products.
  • Monitor Customer Satisfaction and implement applicable actions to improve and maintain customer satisfaction.
  • Set up new products within system; establishing pricing information; determining inventory levels; and developing sales collateral and training material.
  • Develop new business opportunities for private-label and acquisitions.
  • Investigate and track economic conditions effecting the electrical industry.
  • Evaluate businesses identified as potential acquisition targets and / or partners.
  • Conduct primary research (interviews, surveys, questionnaires, focus groups) and secondary research.

Required Qualifications:

  • Mechanical or Electrical Engineering Degree preferred or a Bachelor's Degree in Business, Marketing or a related field with a minimum of 3 years technical background experience in a sales or product management role.
  • Strong technical aptitude and comfortable with specification type products
  • Able to handle multiple tasks efficiently
  • Effective presentation skills
  • Good communication skills both written and oral
  • Results oriented
  • Good problem solving skills
  • Team Player
  • Good “people” skills... Good listener and can adapt to the customer audience

Preferred Qualifications:  

  • International experience
  • Experience in Power Distribution segment of the electrical industry

Physical Demands / Working Conditions:  .

  • General Office Environment, PC use
  • Light Lifting (occasional 25 lbs or less)    



G&W Electric is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. All employees and applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law.

VEVRAA Federal Contractor


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