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Product Manager Chemical Manufacturing Industry

Apply Now Submit a Referral Job ID REF13451O Date posted 05/02/2024 Address 8125 Cobb Center Drive, Kennesaw, GA Job Type Full-time Job Status Exempt

ITW Contamination Control is a division of Illinois Tools Works Inc. A fortune 200 global industrial manufacturer with operations in 58 countries. ITW Contamination Control is a developer and provider of high-end consumables used in the most critical cleanroom manufacturing areas and for general electronics cleaning. ITW Contamination Control is home of world-leading brands such as Texwipe, Chemtronics, Plato & Techspray. These brands are the leading providers in many industries including, aerospace, defense, electronic equipment manufacturing, and medical equipment manufacturing.

Innovative wipe manufacturing helping manufacturers produce more with less solvent use. Continuous development in water-based products. These are some examples of how we’re working on providing both high-end products, but also moving towards environmentally safe products. Together with our partners we are looking for solutions for their biggest obstacles.

Our family of premium brands has been dedicated for over 50 years to those who manufacture in critical areas or need precise tools for spot cleaning or microelectronic cleaning. The foundation of ITW Contamination Control is represented in its core brands and the markets we support.


We are currently seeking a Product Manager to join our team! The Product Manager is a key position within the Marketing Team at ITW Contamination Control Electronics. This position leverages first-hand understanding of customer needs, product and applications expertise, excellent communication skills, and leadership instincts to drive product development activities and decisions to advance ITW Contamination Control Electronics’ position in the market as a premium supplier of precision cleaning products.

The primary responsibilities of the Product Manager include working closely with cross functional teams throughout the product development process; and developing and implementing strategic product plans to meet revenue and profit targets for the product lines defined. This is achieved through customer and applications understanding via personal product experience and voice of the customer research. The Product Manager is also responsible for providing regular communication, support, and training to sales teams/distributors as needed.

This position reports to the Marketing Director and is based in Kennesaw GA.

Essential Job Responsibilities:

  • Utilize data analytics and market research to manage the entire life cycle of the defined product line within the business from strategic planning, product definition, tactical launch activities and end of life activities.
  • Operate as the internal voice of our customer across development teams, (primarily R&D and Marketing) through an understanding of market requirements, product definition, training and launch activities.
  • Establish product requirements that ensure a strong and clear value proposition for the product by customer segment.
  • Coordinate and participate in on-going Innovation/Voice of the Customer exercises. Combine this information with a business case analysis to define product or business requirements.
  • Work with Research and Development to perform testing on competitor products to understand differentiation; and identify potential areas for portfolio gaps or product improvements.
  • Perform market research and track data (unit volumes, bookings and margin) to understand business trends and make informed decisions for current and future product direction.
  • Develop core messaging and positioning for the defined product line.
  • Create and maintain branding, marketing plans, advertising, and sales tools including brochures, product descriptions, application notes, web content, etc.
  • Set pricing and general sales policy for the product line.
  • Assist Customer Service and Sales teams with technical and customer support.
  • Interface with internal departments including R&D, sales, marketing and support teams to ensure revenue and customer satisfaction goals are achieved.
  • Leverage aspects of the ITW Business Model – 80/20, USa, PLS and cost savings – in all aspects of product management and decision making
  • Additional duties and tasks as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related technical field
  • 3-5 years of marketing, product management and/or sales experience in a manufacturing company environment.
  • 1+ years experience in product management
    • Preferably in the chemical or textile industry
  • Must possess excellent communication, interpersonal, and leadership skills.
  • The ability and willingness to make decisions regarding all aspects of the product line that ultimately affect the financial success of the line.
  • 1+ years of experience analyzing and impacting a segmented profit and loss statement for the product line.
  • Must have a good working understanding of selling and marketing in a global environment.
  • Must have a strong understanding and appreciation for chemicals and product testing.
  • Strong attention to detail and organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple priorities independently.
  • Proficient in MS Office Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Ability to travel up to 20% required both domestically and internationally. Additional travel may be required depending on product lifecycle and business requirements. Travel amounts will vary depending on where the product is in the life cycle, but could involve anything from day trips to 10-day international excursions.

ITW Contamination Control is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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.

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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.

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