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Product Manager-Fluid Power

Location: Muncie
Posted on: May 15, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description We are Muncie Power At Muncie Power Products, "We Build Trust" is not just a slogan it's the way we do business. As a leading manufacturer of power take-offs and fluid power components, we've been building trust for 80 years with our reliable, quality products and dependable customer service. We want the next generation of employees to continue that legacy. As a mid-size company Muncie Power Products provides a culture that values our employees by offering professional development, wellness opportunities, and a supportive work environment. Headquartered in Muncie, IN, we are a 5 Star AchieveWell certified Company in the State of Indiana (highest award in the State of Indiana). We are looking for the right candidate to maintain and build off of that achievement. Muncie Power Products employees bring professionalism and dedication to the job, and in return, are provided formal training to become knowledgeable product experts. Our employees know, no matter the role, that they are an integral part of a team. Integrity and follow through are at the forefront of importance. From accounting and HR, to customer service, sales, IT and assembly; we know we aren't just making truck parts: we are meeting our customer's challenges with engineered solutions. Opportunity The Product Manager-Fluid Power will report to the Director of Product Development and will be responsible for Product Line Management activities that are core to Muncie Power sustainability and growth strategies. Management includes product portfolio, lifecycles, markets competition, trends, pricing, technology developments and disruptions. Location: This position will sit at our corporate headquarters in Muncie, IN. Essential Duties & Responsibilities To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Proactive Product portfolio management Coordinate strategic plans to support & align product for sales growth Develop product positioning strategies Make product development, design, mounting, or other change recommendations to meet customer demands Quantify new product opportunities and market potential Assist the Product Development Team in developing strategy for existing and new innovative products Participates in corporate strategy planning meeting when applicable Proactive product price strategy, tactical pricing support, and Product lifecycle management Proactive market potential, pricing, life cycles, and forecast volumes strategies Develop tactical pricing strategies Competitive product landscape Informs Management of disruptive products, sales strategies, and market changes that could affect MPP business strategies Be an expert with respect to the competition in areas of products, programs, and market focus including F.A.B.---s, price & price strategy, Competitor S.W.O.T. analysis D-Industry and Market segment trends monitoring, particularly technology development Quantify Market Stability & Evolution Analyze market research data on the needs of the truck equipment industry including analysis and knowledge of competitive products New Product Development Make recommendations and evaluations on new product opportunities with priorities Participate in or leads new product development teams Coordinate product ---concepts into production--- from sales & customers Leads coordination with sales and tech services beta field programs for product evaluation Assists with new product research and development evaluation functions in accordance with established company practices, procedures and objectives Assists in prototype installations when required and evaluates performance Sales, Markets, and Application Knowledge Support sales with information on products and applications Sales report analysis Field Sales Manager Engagement-target customers, opportunities Conducts periodic market evaluations Product Launches/Updates Responsible for the implementation of all new products while coordinating with other departments including Sales and Marketing. Includes Internal Announcements, MPP Internal Release Team, Prototype Documents for field placement, White paper --- marketing Establish List Prices and Initial Inventory Review sourcing and operation Kanban levels Product features, benefits, and value proposition definition/ownership Support training department to Develop and present internal product training (IE: Train the trainer- CSM, ZSM, Tech Services, etc.) Field support of key growth initiatives Provide technical expertise on product, programs, services, etc. to help ---close--- the sale Accompany and assist sales as required Attend sales conferences and trade shows as required Facilitate exchange of information between Product Management and sales management Travel up to 50% of the time Customer complaint and warranty trends monitoring Review data associated to customer feedback (warranties, call reports, FSM CSM input, etc.) for improved customer experience and performance where applicable Provide technical assistance to senior management Other Provides information for the work assignments, direction, and guidance to the Assistant to the Product Manager. Assist in providing reports as needed for situation Attends trades shows and career related profession organization meetings Performs other duties as assigned by the Director of Product Development Participates in corporate team initiatives Experience and Skills: Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing Superior interpersonal skills. Ability to get along with diverse personalities Excellent planning and organizational skills Computer literate Flexible to effectively adapt to changing conditions and job assignments Willing to travel Prefer product management duties in industrial or mechanical type products Minimum Qualifications Education: Bachelor---s degree preferred in Design, Mechanical, Industrial engineering, or other applicable degrees. Possible A.A.S in like degrees plus a minimum five years experience working on the technical side of products or other applicable degree. Language: English Classification: Full-Time, Exempt Travel: 50% Department: Product Development Position Reports to: Director of Product Development Benefits Muncie Power Products offers a highly competitive compensation and benefit package including Medical, Dental, Prescription, Life Insurance, Dependent Life, Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance, Short-Term Disability, Long-Term Disability, Wellness Program Incentives, Flexible Spending Account, 401(k) Plan with Company match, Employee Assistance Program, Vision, Voluntary Life with Long-Term Care, Voluntary Accident. Muncie Power Products is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Notice to Third Party Recruitment Agencies Please note that Muncie Power Products does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of an executed Recruitment Services Agreement, there will be no obligation to any referral compensation or recruiter fee. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without an agreement, Muncie Power Products shall explicitly reserve the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers, shall be deemed the property of Muncie Power Products.

Keywords: MUNCIE POWER PRODUCTS INC, Muncie , Product Manager-Fluid Power, Executive , Muncie, Indiana

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