Manager, Product Management in Novi at BrassCraft Manufacturing

Date Posted: 2/12/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Location:
    Novi
  • Date Posted:
    2/12/2018

Job Description

Craft Your Career with Brasscraft Manufacturing Company!


Brasscraft Manufacturing Company, a Masco Company, is a leading manufacturer of plumbing products for the new construction and repair/remodel markets. Our Company’s promise “Committed to Quality – Driven by Innovation” is reflected in the thousands of high-quality plumbing products that are sold under our brands. These include a wide range of 100% no-lead compliant water heater connectors, fittings, water stops and connectors that meet provisions of the Federal Reduction of Lead in Drinking Water Act as well as a full line of gas connectors and valves, faucet and toilet repair parts and drain cleaning tools. Our strength in product innovations and product line diversity, in addition to a continual commitment to product quality and exceptional customer service, have made our products and brands a go-to that professionals worldwide have trusted for over 70 years. Like our products, the people at Brasscraft are reliable, essential, and vital to the continued success of our Company. Working here is more than just a job; it’s a passion for doing right by our customers, every day, without fail.


POSITION SUMMARY:

Set long-term strategy and vision for product category using a data-backed toolkit that includes end-user segmentation analysis, competitive intelligence, and overall market analysis. Product Manager will own the category P&L to develop a product portfolio that drives growth while optimizing profitability. Portfolio management activities include product development coordination, commercialization support, and product life cycle management. The Product Manager will articulate and evangelize the product strategy to the organization and drive the execution of the strategy. The Product Manager will collaborate with Channel Management to align product strategy with channel growth objectives to deliver the targeted value proposition to the desired end-user.


PRINCIPAL FUNCTIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manage the product portfolio with responsibility for the category P&L.
  • Be the internal expert on products in respective product category by
    • Acting as central hub within company for information and direction related to products, market, competitors, customers, and prospects
    • Maintaining market intelligence by spending >25% of time in the field, administering end user surveys and market research (primary and secondary)
    • Establishing scope of the offering in terms of price points, features and benefits within the context of the market segmentation, brand strategy and competitive set
    • Proactively evolving the product offering in light of business trends including consumer, customer and manufacturing
  • Ensure all deliverables are met through the conception/prioritization of new product development, product management and value engineering initiatives
  • Drive alignment within the organization, including Sales/Customers, Operations, Finance and Engineering to the product strategy
  • Collaborate with internal teams to represent Brasscraft in presentation of product concepts to customers

ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, marketing, business or related field
  • 8-10 years of related experience establishing product strategy and executing product roadmaps
  • Demonstrated successful ability to build positive partnerships and work collaboratively with cross-functional business teams
  • Demonstrated successful ability to prioritize and multi-task various and conflicting responsibilities
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to conduct presentations and interact with all levels of the organization
  • Proficient computer skills required including Microsoft Office Suite

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS:

  • Master’s degree in business, engineering, marketing, or related field
  • Familiarity with the building products industry