Product Manager

$100,000 - $120,000 yearly
Job Category: Marketing
Position Type: Direct Hire / Permanent
Work Model: Hybrid
Location: Des Plaines, Illinois
Job ID: 139917
Benefits: Medical Insurance, Dental Insurance, and Vision Insurance
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LaSalle Network has partnered with a renowned manufacturer of high-quality durable goods, committed to innovation, sustainability and excellence. Located in the vibrant Northern Chicago suburbs, they offer a collaborative and dynamic work environment that encourages professional growth and development.

We are seeking a highly motivated and experienced Product Manager to join our client's team. The successful candidate will be responsible for managing the entire product lifecycle, from conception through end-of-life, ensuring their products meet market needs and achieve business objectives. This role requires a strategic thinker with strong analytical skills, a keen understanding of market trends and a passion for delivering exceptional products.

Product Manager Responsibilities:

  • Develop and communicate a clear product vision and strategy aligned with company goals
  • Conduct market research to identify customer needs, market trends and competitive landscape
  • Define product positioning and value proposition to ensure market differentiation
  • Oversee the product development process, including ideation, design, prototyping, testing and launch
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including engineering, design, marketing and sales, to ensure successful product delivery
  • Manage product roadmap, prioritizing features and enhancements based on business value and customer impact
  • Monitor product performance, analyzing sales data, customer feedback and market trends
  • Identify opportunities for product improvements and innovations to drive growth and profitability
  • Prepare and present product performance reports to senior management
  • Serve as the voice of the customer within the organization, ensuring customer needs are prioritized
  • Work closely with the sales and customer support teams to gather customer insights and address product-related issues
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with key stakeholders, including customers, partners and suppliers
  • Lead cross-functional project teams, ensuring projects are completed on time and within budget
  • Establish clear project goals, timelines and deliverables, and monitor progress against objectives
  • Identify and mitigate risks throughout the product lifecycle

Product Manager Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Marketing, Engineering or a related field. MBA preferred
  • 5+ years of experience in product management, preferably in the durable goods industry
  • Proven track record of successfully managing product lifecycles from concept to launch
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to make data-driven decisions
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to work effectively with diverse teams
  • Proficiency in product management tools and software (e.g., JIRA, Aha!, Trello)
  • Strong project management skills, with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Customer-centric mindset with a passion for delivering exceptional products

If interested, please apply to this Product Manager position today. We look forward to reviewing your resume! 

Thank you,

Lizzy Bann
Principal, Marketing Recruiting 
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.