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Product Manager

Apply Job ID REF8471H Date posted 11/01/2022 Address 1200 South Perkins Street, Appleton, WI Job Type Full-time Job Status Exempt

Miller® is about building things that matter. We lead the welding industry in building advanced, solution-focused products and meeting crucial needs for welding safety and health.

We’re about the partnership and the work. Our products are designed with our users for manufacturing, fabrication, construction, aviation, motorsports, education, agriculture and marine applications.

Miller Electric Mfg. LLC, is headquartered in Appleton, Wisconsin, and wholly owned by Illinois Tool Works (NYSE: ITW). The company maintains its industry leadership by setting the standard for reliability, quality and responsiveness. Our tagline, “The Power of Blue®,” is inspired by the blue color of Miller equipment.

The company began with an innovation that responded to customer needs, growing from a one-man operation in 1929, to the world’s largest manufacturer of arc welding products. Miller keeps the tradition alive by focusing on its top priority: people.


BASIC DESCRIPTION:

The Power Systems Division Product Manager will manage the life cycle and drive profitable above market growth for our Work Truck portfolio. The successful individual will be part of an existing team that includes product development resources, as well as marketing personnel who will assist with go to market strategy and implementation. This individual will be responsible for financial performance and market share of the Work Truck product portfolio through several key objectives.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

•Develop and execute overall vision and strategy for assigned product platforms to drive profitable above market growth

•Improve product profitability through cost reductions and recommended pricing adjustments

•Direct and perform market research to define '80' markets & size, growth and trends including pricing, competition & opportunity

•Collect and synthesize customer insights (VOC) and competitive intelligence through customer interviews, market research, and channel knowledge

•Responsible for successful launch and commercialization of new products.

•Evaluate and report on product performance – sales volume, margins, and market share

•Develop a deep understanding of the end-user’s business and their unmet needs

•Use creative tactics to communicate and promote new products to both end users and distributors

•Act as a liaison with sales, engineering, manufacturing and appropriate division personnel to communicate and deliver product solutions that maintain market leadership

•Investigate and understand customer/market expectations; define product strategy that meets expectations of customers, distributors, sales and the business unit

•Contributes to long range and annual planning.

Qualifications:

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

•Bachelor’s degree required

•5 to 7 years of relevant experience in a product based, business to business environment

•Must possess technical aptitude to understand product capabilities and consumer needs

•Mechanically inclined, understanding of welding process preferred

•Strong business acumen

•Proven ability to analyze current business issues, end-user needs

•Must be a team player with a positive attitude, high motivation, and solid decision-making abilities

•Demonstrated success in leading high level projects & cross-functional teams from start to completion

•Well organized, aggressive self-starter with the willingness to learn and grow

•Ability to establish plans independently with limited direction or supervision

•Excellent oral and written communication skills

•Ability to build relationships among employees, distributors, and key end-users

•Demonstrated ability to present and facilitate in front of groups

•Ability to succeed in a fast moving environment that values an entrepreneurial spirit

•Up to 25% travel required

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

ITW is an equal opportunity employer. We value our colleagues’ unique perspectives, experiences and ideas and create workplaces where everyone can develop their careers and perform to their full potential. 

As an equal employment opportunity employer, ITW is committed to equal employment opportunity and fair treatment for employees, beginning with the hiring process and continuing through all aspects of the employment relationship. 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, disability, protected Veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws.  

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At ITW, we value our colleagues' unique perspectives, experiences, and ideas and create workplaces where everyone can develop their careers and perform to their full potential.

Equal Opportunities

ITW is committed to equal employment opportunity and fair treatment for employees, beginning with the hiring process and continuing through all aspects of the employment relationship.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. Read more information here.

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