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Product Manager

Location: 

Shakopee, MN, US, 55379 Beachwood-Chagrin, OH, US, 44122

Job Category:  Marketing and Sales
Brand:  Master Builders Solutions
Job Type:  Full Time
Work Location:  On-Site
Contract Type:  Permanent

The Construction Systems division offers advanced chemical solutions under the global umbrella brand Master Builders Solutions for the construction, maintenance, repair and renovation of structures. Built on more than 100 years of experience in the construction industry, our comprehensive portfolio encompasses waterproofing systems, sealants, concrete repair & protection systems, performance grouts, performance flooring systems and wall systems.  Employees at Construction Systems strive to meet the needs of our customers and ensure strong relationships with their peers through our core values of safety, candid and respectful communication, work smart and be agile, foster trust and teamwork, grow our people, own our results and customers first. 

We constantly strive to solve tomorrow’s challenges through our talented people, sound science, innovation, and communication with our global partners. We provide new solutions to satisfy industry demand for specific structure strengths, while understanding the need for sustainability, and environmental consciousness.

 

We are looking to hire a Product Manager to work from our Shakopee, MN or Beachwood, OH offices.

 

This is just a high-level overview of the role we need you to fill for us

The Product Manager will support execution of product line strategies in cooperation with the Construction Systems Marketing and Product Management teams to achieve growth and margin targets established by the BU. Responsibilities include portfolio management and tactical implementation of product line strategies. Support the development of the assigned industry sectors through the implementation of business innovations, product portfolio strategies, product pricing direction, cost reduction initiatives, market intelligence and tactical marketing activities. Support execution of the strategic plan by tracking KPI’s, value pricing support and sales target tracking.

 

These skills and experiences will make you a good fit for this role

  • Work with the Regional Business Segment Manger in all phases of product management and marketing activities to ensure business goals and objectives are met.
  • Serve as a team leader for project teams (and in some cases as a team member), prepare and support innovation business cases and provide insight into innovation roadmaps for Construction Systems. Support or lead product launches as required within the portfolio depending upon the launch requirements identified by the team. Update PhaseGate as required and present the necessary gate reviews for approval as required within the process.
  • Provide market pricing and direction for the sales team, in order to drive value for the materials in the marketplace. Control price positioning, pricing approval levels and profitability expectations for the portfolio as well.
  • Perform annual competitor reviews to identify potential innovation gaps, market pricing analysis and provide direction to Sales on competitive responses.
  • Implement product line strategies and measures for life cycle management program. Manage product regulatory issues for the portfolio and understand the future changes that are anticipated.
  • Based upon recommendations from Product Management Analyst portfolio reviews, help prioritize and implement raw material cost improvement programs in conjunction with Development and Procurement.
  • Lead production tolling efforts within the business, working in conjunction with Supply Chain and Procurement, when capacity constraints are identified, and a third-party may be required to meet customer demand or when a third-party offering may fit the portfolio for a product that MBS cannot manufacture.
  • Develop, secure approval for, and execute a strategic product line marketing plan each year.
  • Identify, and be able to communicate and lead new business opportunities within your area of responsibility.
  • Responsible for market intelligence to provide the strategic direction relative to product warranties, product samples and product and portfolio positioning.
  • Oversee the continuous improvement of product(s) in terms of quality, performance, packaging, manufacturing process, profitability, cost reduction and cost of goods sold.
  • Manage the technical data sheets and website content for the portfolio and understand and ensure implementation for testing required by the market and customers.
  • Oversee type and quality of packaging utilized for the assigned product groups within the areas of responsibility. Ensure all necessary EHS testing and reviews are completed for the final designed package. Work with Product Management Analyst for label content and implementation of new packaging.
  • Within the guidelines of the Product Rationalization Process, conduct a regular review of the portfolio and take actions as necessary to improve performance, up to and including product rationalization.

 

What we can offer you as an employee of Master Builder Solutions

The total rewards that you receive as a Master Builder Solutions employee go way beyond a paycheck. From competitive health and insurance plans, to robust retirement benefits that include company-matching contributions, to making sure you never stop learning, we believe investing in you is investing in our success. Working for a large, global organization, you’ll have a chance to grow professionally and personally, expand your network and build a rewarding and dynamic career.

Our work environment is very rewarding, in fact, second to none. Master Builders Solutions strongly supports employee involvement through collaborative thinking and teamwork, while ensuring the safest work environment for all. We reward our employees with a challenging work environment, continued enrichment through educational development, and lifelong learning.

  • We want to empower our team mates to make the best decision possible based on their personal experiences
  • We want our employees to take ownership of their roles and responsibilities
  • We want everyone to take positive action towards a rewarding goal
  • We want everyone to provide leadership to those around them regardless of their role within the company

 

Come BUILD YOUR CAREER with Master Builders Solutions!

 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status.

 

LOCATION: Shakopee, MN or Beachwood, OH