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Product Manager

Company: Creative Financial Staffing LLC
Location: Palatine
Posted on: January 12, 2022

Job Description:

IoT Global Product Manager Summary The IoT Appliance Product Manager will be responsible for new product hardware development planning, business and competitive analysis, consumer research, and cross-functional team leadership. The PM will be responsible for identifying IoT/smart home trends, consumer usage needs, sales opportunities and business strategy plans and analysis, while leading strategic IoT hardware projects through a stage-gate development process. This role will work hand-in-hand with the IoT R&D teams, Industrial design, Sourcing and Grill Product Management groups to deliver products on-time and on budget. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: --- Lead business case development for IoT new product concepts. Business analysis necessary to make fact-based go/no-go decisions. --- Partner globally and with Grill Product Management to recommend and evaluate product pricing/costing and quantify expected impact on volume and margins. --- Utilize data analysis and data sources to anticipate business trends, competitive activity, understand consumer usage needs to make sound conclusions and recommendations. --- Partner with Research & Development, Project Management and cross-functional business teams to achieve strategic product objectives and develop contingency plans and responses to changing marketplace conditions and delivery timelines. --- Continuously improve cross-functional planning, team alignment, stage-gate development, and decision-making processes. Minimum Requirements and Qualifications: --- Bachelor's Degree in consumer products or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience. MBA preferred --- 5+ years of demonstrable successes in global consumer product marketing, brand or product management experience for branded products including cross-functional brand or product team leadership and business management. --- Demonstrated ability to think and act strategically with a general management orientation. --- Cross-functional understanding and ability to achieve business results through strategic involvement of research & development, sourcing and product management. --- Well developed leadership skills including the ability to inspire others, set direction/vision, drive innovation, get results through others, manage change, develop organization/team, coach and develop across the team. --- Business analysis and planning experience including sound judgment and decision-making. Exceptional analytical thinking skills including the ability to see trends, identify implications and use depth and breadth of experience to focus on what's important. --- Adaptable, resilient, flexible, fast paced/sense of urgency, and a drive to win. --- Ability to travel up to 20% Skills: --- Must be detail oriented but able to present the big picture. --- Influential in building positive partnerships with cross-functional teams --- Strong leadership, change management, and problem-solving skills. --- Excellent communication and presentation skills --- Forward thinking and strategic skills, high emotional intelligence --- Must be able to handle multiple priorities in efficient manner

Keywords: Creative Financial Staffing LLC, Naperville , Product Manager, Executive , Palatine, Illinois

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