Product Manager - Landscape Drip

Overview

As the Product Manager, you are responsible for managing low volume drip products for the Landscape Drip Division.  Responsibilities include leading product quality efforts, product planning, new product development, product specific marketing, sales support, product maintenance, forecasting and strategic planning.

Responsibilities

  • Short and long-range strategic product planning
  • Competitive position, strategy and pricing analysis
  • Quality management and support of existing product line
  • Management of marketing support materials
  • Financial justification and development of new products and promotions
  • Product presentations to and training of direct sales force and customers
  • Leading cross functional teams
  • Responsibility for meeting sales and gross profit goals
  • Domestic and international travel to develop/maintain market knowledge (25-40%)
  • Participating selectively in customer meetings
  • Conducting market research as required

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 7+ years marketing and/or product development experience
  • Strong influencing, communication, public speaking and leadership skills
  • Ability to effectively prioritize many tasks and activities while delivering on-time
  • Ability to translate technical knowledge and information into practical applications customers understand and want to learn
  • Experience with new product development using a Stage Gate process
  • Desire and potential for promotion to higher levels of responsibility
  • Undergraduate degree
  • Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint skills

 

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • MBA degree with exposure to finance and strategic planning
  • Good understanding of the residential and commercial irrigation market
  • Familiarity with mechanical manufacturing and plastic extrusion processes
  • International business experience

 

 

Rain Bird is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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