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Director of Product Management
Mansfield , TX

Position No Longer Open

Posted 10/11/2019

Required Skills

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Marketing or Engineering
  • 7+ years related work experience in product management, marketing, and product design
  • Minimum of 1 year of experience managing direct reports
  • Experience with manufacturing, tools, hardware, hand tools (no IT, software, web developer, Ecommerce, data developer, etc.)
  • Direct experience leading the development of new products, designed in-house from concept to launch is required
  • Must have experience with discrete bachelor’s degree in Business, Marketing or Engineering 
  • 7+ years related work experience in product management, marketing, and product design
  • Minimum of 1 year of experience managing direct reports
  • Direct experience leading the development of new products, designed in-house from concept to launch is required
  • Must have experience with discrete manufacturing of tangible, non-consumable consumer products (non-consumable means no food, single use products, etc.) 
  • Must possess knowledge working with and presenting big box retailers and / or large home improvement stores (i.e. Home Depot, Lowes, Walmart, etc.) 
  • Must possess experience in evaluating markets, market trends, sales and customer feedback to develop new product plans
  • Must have experience with product development processes and planning product portfolios
  • Demonstrate strong financial modeling and forecasting skills
  • Ability to lead cross-functional product development teams
  • Preferred Education and Experience:
  • Master’s Degree
  • Experience in the hand tool industry

Job Description

  • Direct and manage the product management team
  • Develop short- and long-range strategies for multiple product lines to achieve strategic goals and maximize sale and profit objectives
  • Develop revenue and profit objectives for multiple product lines
  • Adjust marketing strategy to meet changing market and competitive conditions; monitor competitive products and marketing activities
  • Display leadership when working with cross-functional teams
  • Inspire and motivate the cross-functional team and outside partners
  • Ensure that product managers stay current with competitors and market trends through interactions with salespeople, distributors, and end users through a variety of venues
  • Collect and maintain marketing information
  • Conduct market research as necessary
  • Responsible for planning and conducting in-depth marketing research when additional research is needed, such as specific market studies, focus groups, etc.
  • Collaborate with marketing team to coordinate all marketing communications activity to communicate with outside customers (i.e. branding, advertising, public relations, and packaging)
  • Specify and maintain a system to identify delays or problems during the development of new products in order to resolve issues quickly
  • Work to improve new product time-to-market and the process that delivers those new products
  • Validate that product development projects follow the stage gates of the new product development (NPD) process
  • Work with others to improve the NPD process
  • Responsible for monthly reporting on current state of product management and new product development including achievement to corporate objectives
  • Publish monthly metrics on on-time performance and other metrics as required

Reliance One, Inc. provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.


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