Product Development Manager

$100,000 - $120,000 yearly
Job Category: Marketing
Position Type: Direct Hire / Permanent
Work Model: In Office
Location: Romeoville, IL
Job ID: 136268
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LaSalle Network is partnering with a wholesaler of outdoor living products to help hire a Product Manager on the Product Development/Marketing team. This individual will have responsibility for developing new product roads, leading the innovation process and driving new product initiatives through the product development process from ideation to commercialization. This role is the cornerstone of the growth plans for the company.   

Product Manager Responsibilities:
  • Follows the established product development process: innovation & ideation, evaluate product submissions from inventors, prioritization of new projects, stage gate progression from concept through commercialization, coordinates packaging, testing, certifications and merchandising deployment
  • Owns and drives market and competitive information for assigned product categories. Keeps data and insights in repository for the organization to use in its new product / growth project plans 
  • Manages and drives communication with suppliers, international suppliers and agencies 
  • Leads communication of respective product lines to Sales, customers, suppliers and internally to the organization
  • Works with attorneys regarding patents and infringement   
  • Supports Operations in identifying, developing and maintaining a strong supplier base for both components and potentially finished goods 
  • Forecasting involvement with Sales and Operations. Support upgrades in S&OP forecasting models 
  • Responsible for all general pricing for products within assigned product categories with the Sales Team and other departments
  • Oversees all product testing and testing requirements necessary to insure the performance and safety of products that fall within the assign product category  

Product Manager Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree required, and MBA is a plus 
  • 4+ years of relevant product development experience 
  • Technical Orientation – a strong interest for exploring technical solutions for innovation, quality improvement or cost reduction
  • Must have basic understanding of materials and manufacturing processes
  • Excellent problem solving and critical thinking skills 
  • Must be hands on! Not afraid to get onto jobsites and talk to contractors regarding product / application feedback
  • Entrepreneurial spirit. Candidate gets excited thinking about forging new business opportunities which may need lots of nurturing to get them started
  • Capability to travel approximately 25% of the time. Some travel will include international travel to Asia

If you are interested and meet the qualifications above, please apply to the Product Manager opening today! 

Thank you,

Stephanie Moncada
Principal
LaSalle Network

 
LaSalle Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer m/f/d/v.

LaSalle Network is the leading provider of direct hire and temporary staffing services. For over two decades, LaSalle has helped organizations hire faster and connect top talent with opportunities, from entry-level positions to the C-suite. With units specializing in Accounting and Finance, Administrative, Marketing, Technology, Supply chain, Healthcare Revenue Cycle, Call Center, Human Resources and Executive Search. LaSalle offers staffing and recruiting solutions to companies of all sizes and across all industries. LaSalle Network is the premier staffing and recruiting firm, earning over 100 culture, revenue and industry-based awards from major publications and having its company experts regularly contribute insights on retention strategies, hiring trends and hiring challenges, and more to national news outlets.