Product Manager

Selma, AL 36703

Posted: 05/01/2019 Industry: Management Pay Rate: $95,000-125,000

A well-known agricultural manufacturer in Selma, AL is looking for an experienced Product Manager to join their team!

Under minimum supervision, the Product Manager is responsible for product planning and execution throughout the product lifecycle, to include gathering and prioritizing product and customer requirements, defining the product vision via a program plan, and working closely with sales, manufacturing and engineering to ensure both Company metric objectives and customer satisfaction goals are met.

Responsibilities for the Product Manager include:

  • Adheres to established Safety initiatives, policies and procedures
  • Resident expert with respect to competition. Primary contact and coordinator for product information and specifications.
  • Deliver product development plan for all new programs and product enhancements. Conduct market research and analyze market size, trends, scope, etc. for use in the creation of the product development plan.
  • Coordinate new product development and product improvements from initial concept stage through production and to obsolescence. Conduct new product team meetings. Write product literature, advertising material and press releases.
  • Design layout of sales literature and other sales tools. Approve literature, ad slicks and corporate ads. Coordinate photography for literature.
  • Work trade show booths.
  • Prepare competitive product comparisons to be used as sales and training aids for sales force, customer service and company dealer network.
  • Assist in coordination and implementation of sales meetings to include training the sales force.
  • Set pricing to meet Company revenue and profitability goals. Update price books as needed. Monitor financial performance of products.
  • Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish assigned goals
  • May orient, train, assign and check work of lower level employees

Qualified candidates for the Product Manager will meet the following requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Agriculture or similar required
  • Minimum 10+ years job related experience required
  • Must have documented experience with Voice of Customer and Stage Gate Process
  • Technical background preferred.
  • Experience with agricultural products preferred
  • Proficiency in word processing, spreadsheet and presentation computer programs required. Database skills preferred.
  • Proven ability to influence cross-functional teams without formal authority.
  • Must be able to plan, organize and prioritize work. Must be able to meet deadlines.
  • Must be able to travel locally and nationally up to 25% of the time and as needed.
  • Must be able to lift, carry, push or pull trade show displays (up to 50lbs) alone or with assistance.
  • Must be able to operate sales equipment with good mechanical ability.

This is a Direct Hire opportunity.

Salary for this position is $95,000-125,000, depending on experience.

All offers of employment are contingent on a background check and drug test.

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