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Job ID: 47786

Product Manager
Our client is seeking a Product Manager to join their team. This role is responsible for managing a full line of printing products and related inks for marking on packaged goods, packaging and industrial materials. The Product Manager is responsible for strategic planning through tactical activities and drives innovative product strategies to grow consumer and customer demand, market share, sales and profitability. This role interacts with customers and potential buyers, spending time in the market to consolidate market needs with company vision into plans for product development and delivery. The Product Manager works in tight alignment with business development, product marketing and product support functions to maximize depth of market understanding and effectiveness of product strategy and execution across the organization. 

Develops market insights through market, competitive and customer research.
Crafts product strategy, product vision, roadmaps, lifecycle and release priorities that align to company goals.
Defines target market segments and personas. Identifies and fully understands market/technical applications and develops use cases.
Manages technical requirements and whole product definition, feature prioritization and defect/enhancement triage.
Works with compliance and quality departments to understand and plan for regulatory requirements.
Creates and manages product launch plans and leads cross functional teams for pre-and post-launch activities.
Ensures sales, support and operational readiness for launch and ongoing product success. Trains support and sales engineering functions on product features and benefits for various application scenarios.
Manages financial and market performance of product line(s), including unit and revenue forecasting and performance analysis.
Establishes global pricing strategy and plans.
Works closely with leadership to define the growth agenda and to develop plans supporting key initiatives.
Provides subject matter expertise across the organization for target market intelligence and product applications.

Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Marketing or related field.
Advanced degree (MBA, Master’s) preferred.
8+ years progressive product management experience with complex B2B products required.
Fluency with mechanical, electrical and/or chemical concepts. Experience in inkjet, industrial automation or manufacturing production applications ideal.
Demonstrated ability to translate information from multiple sources into cohesive decisions.
Regular (30%) travel locally, nationally, and/or internationally is required.
High degree of proficiency MS Office Suite, Outlook & Internet applications.
Strong analytical, prioritizing, interpersonal, problem-solving, presentation, budgeting, project management (from conception to completion), & planning skills.
Strong verbal and written communication skills (including analysis, interpretation, & reasoning)
Solid understanding and application of mathematical concepts.
Ability to develop and maintain collaborative relationships with peers and colleagues across the organization, as well as, internal and external clients.
Ability to work well autonomously and within a team in a fast-paced and deadline-oriented environment.
Ability to work with and influence peers and senior management.
Self-motivated with critical attention to detail, deadlines and reporting.


Benefits are available to eligible VanderHouwen contractors and include coverage for medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short and long term disability, and matching 401k.

About VanderHouwen 
VanderHouwen is an award-winning, Women-Owned, WBENC certified professional staffing firm. Founded in 1987, VanderHouwen has been successfully placing experienced professionals throughout the Pacific Northwest and nationwide.  Our recruitment teams are highly specialized in either Technology and IT, Engineering, or Accounting and Finance career markets. Our recruiters value building meaningful, professional relationships with each candidate as well as developing honed knowledge of companies' staffing needs and workplaces. Partner with us to land your next exciting career.

VanderHouwen is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in E-Verify. VanderHouwen does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable local, state or federal civil rights laws. 


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