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Product Manager

Company: Construction Specialties
Location: Basking Ridge
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:


Construction Specialties, Inc.Founded in 1948, Construction Specialties (CS) is a specialty building products manufacturer. CS provides solutions to building challenges that architects, designers, building owners, facility managers, and contractors face every day. Since inventing the first extruded louver, CS has become a global leader in all our product categories. Our products are a part of some of the most iconic buildings around the world-from the world's tallest tower, Burj Khalifa in Dubai, to the Oculus at the World Trade Center Transit Hub in Manhattan. If you want to work in an inspiring atmosphere and collaborate with customers and colleagues to solve challenges, were the right place for you. CS: Making Buildings Better -SCOPE OF POSITION:Responsible for leading product management for the Interior Product Solutions product line. The primary role of the product manager is to guide the strategy for new and existing products by representing the customer and businesses interests throughout the product lifecyle (ideation, development, delivery, and discontinuation). They will coordinate cross-functional work to maintain a best-in-class product line experience. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions, including but not necessarily limited to the following:

Guides the product strategyDefines the product vision, strategy, and roadmapHas technical product knowledge Identifies market opportunities and competitive differentiationDefines product requirements and specification documentsMonitors competitors product line and business activities such as product cost, market share, manufacturing capabilities, etc.Stays on top of applicable marketplace trends in technology, value delivery, codes, new materials, aesthetics, life safety, sustainability, resiliency etc.Represents the customerGathers, manages and prioritizes market/customer requirementsRefines the Voice of Customer methodology, plans the outreach activities, and hosts customer feedback sessions to propose product concepts that meet/exceeds the needs of the marketActs as the customer advocate by articulating their requirements and translating it to product design requirements, services, and messaging.Immerses themselves in the needs and design trends of the market by attending trade shows, read research reports, meets with customers on sales calls, industry associations, etc.Optimizes the business strategyManages all aspects of a product (product design, placement, pricing and positioning) by working with product development teams, sales, manufacturingWorks closely with cross-functional teams (engineering, sales, marketing, operations, etc.) to ensure business and customer satisfaction goals are met.Leads the development of the business case for new products, improvements to products, and new business ventures to senior management through business plans and project proposalsProposes product positioning and messagingRecommends product pricingFacilitates sales and operations forecasts for new products, standard products, and samplesProposes project prioritization of product management activitiesActs as a project manager on various NPD projectsChampions NPD projects to ensure customer and business needs are attained throughout the course of the projectEnsures product data, marketing/sales collateral is accurate and easily accessibleTracks progress of KPI's from product launches/business plans and facilitates plans for continuous improvement

Keywords: Construction Specialties, Newark , Product Manager, Executive , Basking Ridge, New Jersey

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