Syntron Material Handling

  • Global Product Line Manager - Light Industry

    Job Locations US-MS-Saltillo
    Posted Date 1 week ago(1 week ago)
    Job ID
    2018-1089
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Other
  • Overview

    Develops products by identifying potential products; conducting market research; generating product requirements; determining specifications, production timetables, pricing, and time-integrated plans for product introduction; developing marketing strategies.  

    Responsibilities

    • Determines customers' needs and desires by specifying the research needed to obtain market information.
    • Recommends the nature and scope of present and future product lines by reviewing product specifications and requirements; appraising new product ideas and/or product or packaging changes.
    • Assesses market competition by comparing the company's product to competitors' products.
    • Provides source data for product line communications by defining product marketing communication objectives.
    • Obtains product market share by working with sales director to develop product sales strategies.
    • Assesses product market data by calling on customers with field salespeople and evaluating sales call results.
    • Provides information for management by preparing short-term and long-term product sales forecasts and special reports and analyses; answering questions and requests.
    • Facilitates inventory turnover and product availability by reviewing and adjusting inventory levels and production schedules.
    • Brings new products to market by analyzing proposed product requirements and product development programs; preparing return-on-investment analyses; establishing time schedules with engineering and manufacturing.
    • Introduces and markets new products by developing time-integrated plans with sales, advertising, and production.
    • Determines product pricing by utilizing market research data; reviewing production and sales costs; anticipating volume; costing special and customized orders.
    • Completes operational requirements by scheduling and assigning employees; following up on work results.
    • Maintains product management staff by recruiting, selecting, orienting, and training employees.
    • Maintains product management staff job results by counseling and disciplining employees; planning, monitoring, and appraising job results.
    • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.
    • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Engineering, or related field and three to five years of sales and/or marketing experience.  Previous product development and product launch experience is desired.  MBA preferred.
    • 5 – 10 years of experience in bulk material handling equipment, food and packaging, vibratory equipment.
    • Experience working in sales, operations, and or marketing for an established Food and Packaging integrator/OEM will be given preference
    • Excellent communication skills.
    • Ability to lead and manage people and projects.
    • Ability to work effectively in diverse environments as well as team environments.
    • Excellent time management skills.
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and Power point.
    • Ability to travel up to 25%.

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