Watts Water Technologies, AERCO Brand Product Manager in North Andover, Massachusetts

Responsibe for development and execution of the growth strategy for a given product line(s). Product Manager is responsible for growth and profitability of a given Product Line(s), globally, including price management and controls. Key representative of a given Product Line. Responsible for consolidating and articulating customers’ voice (globally) on New Product Development (NPD) strategy and ensure alignment with business plan. Responsible for defining and maintaining product, customer and market segmentation.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:

  • Responsible for growth and profitability of Product Line(s). Metrics to include orders volume, sales and CM for given Product Line(s)

  • Responsible for achieving price and mix targets within product scope to achieve expected profitability

  • Responsible for adherence to product line base cost targets to ensure fit with overall global plan while ensuring expenditures in technology, marketing, etc. are adequate to accomplish product line goals

  • Responsible for global NPD launch plans, including coordination of internal and external resources

  • Partners with Marketing Leader and Sales leaders during NPD launches to provide input into marketing budget required to launch the NPDs

  • Responsible for providing input to major reviews and operating pulses, including Business Plans, Strategy Plan, AOP, and other periodic estimates that are required by the business. Inputs will include financial projections (orders, sales and CM by product line) and specific commitments for growth from commercial programs and NPI launches

  • Works with Sales teams to create and maintain a quotation tool that will help to highlight opportunities and risks to the planned financial performance of the business (based on given product lines)

  • Responsible for representing the given product lines' view on orders, sales and CM. Work with sales teams and marketing to set up an effective and efficient framework for this activity that highlights actions to improve forecast and results

  • Develop and execute Product Line business plan for the region and lead/facilitate the execution of strategy

  • Work with sales, and marketing team to develop/improve go to market strategy and ensure sufficient and effective sales resource and channel partner strategy/management

  • Work with all functions across the organization to ensure adequate and effective resource dedication to support and execute strategy

  • Understand market need, trends and competitor intelligence for the given Product Line(s). Design, develop, track, and update competitive intelligence and market penetration database

  • Lead/Drive a close and effective working relationship between functional groups

  • Own collection and reporting of global product quality issues, represent product line(s) voice on resolution decisions and action plans

  • Focal point for global intelligence/ expertise on competition, standards and policy position

  • Work with Sourcing to create a secure and efficient supply chain for “system” delivery

  • Work with the sales, and technology teams on process and metric improvement plans

  • Leverage best practice from other platforms and share with other WWQ business leaders

  • Build the mid-term strategy in terms of priorities, partnerships and business development

EDUCATION:

  • Bachelor Degree, Engineering/Marketing Degree or similar; MBA

MANAGEMENT:

  • No direct reports

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Four to six years of related Product Management experience

  • Deep product line domain expertise

  • Proven success in developing and implementing business plans

  • Proven leadership ability to lead virtual teams and work across a matrix

  • Must have strong influencing skills

  • Must possess excellent presentation and communication skills

  • Outstanding interpersonal skills with an emphasis on building strong team relationships

  • Imagination and courage: Proactive, creative work style and a self-starter

  • Willingness to travel, as required.

  • Must be relocatable.

  • Strong computer skills (Microsoft Office suite) required

  • Product line management / Sales Management experience

  • Relevant engineering experience

  • Successful track record working with quality management processes

  • Successful track record working with or strong understanding of product management processes

  • Experience with relevant markets

*PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to walk, talk, and/or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand, sit, and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include: close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

*WORK ENVIRONMENT:

  • Work in office environment or Work in a manufacturing environment

  • May occasionally be required to perform job duties outside the typical office setting.

*As required by the Americans Disabilities Act (ADA)

EMPLOYEE CORE COMPETENCIES:1. Collaborate Across Workgroup2. Initiate Positive Change3. Deliver High Quality Results4. Focus on the Customer

  1. Develops Self & Others

  2. Accountability

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Watts Water family of companies designs, manufactures and commercializes high-quality, innovative products and solutions that promote the comfort and safety of people and the quality, conservation and control of water used in commercial, residential, industrial and municipal applications.

A $1.4 billion global company, listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) with presence in 3 regions and 17 countries.

Our extensive portfolio of products and leading brands range from highly technical to fast moving shelf goods and allows us to be present in the following categories: Plumbing & Flow Control, Water Quality & Conditioning, Drainage & Water Reuse, HVAC, and Municipal Waterworks. We strive to be the best long-term partner for installers, specifiers, distributors and OEM customers.

Specialties

Plumbing, HVAC, Water Quality, and Gas

Headquarters

North Andover, MA, United States

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Shanghai, China

Company Size

About 5,000 employees

Website

http://www.watts.com/

http://www.wattsindustries.com/

http://www.wattsasia.com/

Industry

Machinery

Founded

1874