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Product Manager

Company: Gast Manufacturing
Location: Springfield
Posted on: April 2, 2024

Job Description:

If you're looking for a special place to build or grow your career, you've found it. Whether you're an experienced professional, a recent college graduate or somewhere in between, IDEX is a place where you can apply your existing skills and learn new ones in an environment where you can make an impact.

With interesting opportunities in engineering, marketing, sales, supply chain, operations, HR, finance, and more across more than 40 diverse businesses around the globe, chances are, we have something special for you.

Scope of Role: As Product Manager, you will act as a leader for your assigned air moving products through all aspects of their life cycle including vision to execution; roadmap definition, business case creation, feature prioritization, and external communication/promotion. In this role, you will be involved with product strategy and execution from beginning to end, working with a cross-functional team that includes sales, marketing, operations, new product development, and engineering.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:
--- Lead the cross-functional team to analyze market trends, voice-of-customer requirements, and competitive strategy to identify opportunities to drive revenue and gross margin and improve product quality and company capability.
--- Develop business cases for new projects based on market needs and customer requirements.
--- Lead creation of high-flow application product roadmaps and lead cross-functional teams through new product development execution.
--- Serve as the subject matter expert and knowledge resource for the commercial team and customers
--- Organize and conduct new and existing product training for sales, customer service, OEMs, and distribution.
--- Work with Global Pricing Manager to set product pricing.
--- Assist with global marketing activities including internal team training, collateral generation, tradeshow representation, and customer interaction.
--- Develop and present ongoing competitive product analyses
--- For products being replaced with new products, develop transitions plan to ensure quick conversion which includes support customer test requirements and limit stranded inventory.
--- Using product line simplification methodology, continually analyze GAST's current portfolio for opportunities to reduce complexity, improve profitability and exit poor performing models
--- Perform other assignments as directed by the Business Line Director
--- Travel up to 25%
A Unit of IDEX Corporation
Measures of Performance
--- New Product Sales, Profitability, productivity, SKU reduction

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS OR EQUIVALENCIES:
--- Bachelor's degree in business, manufacturing, engineering discipline, or technical degree
--- Minimum of 5 years of Product Management experience required; preferably with a B2B or manufacturing company
--- Experience working with air moving products preferred
--- Solid proficiency with Microsoft Office software - particularly Excel and PowerPoint

OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIES:
--- Integrity, trust, and interpersonal savvy
--- Ability to work successfully in a multi-cultural environment
--- Excellent communication/presentation skills (written and verbal)
--- Strong analytical skills: ability to assess situations and make sound decisions with incomplete information
--- Ability to manage by influence in a matrix-managed organization
--- Experience working closely with Engineering to ensure appropriate trade-offs during product development are discussed and decided upon, and projects are completed on time
--- Ability to prioritize activities and drive to achieve goals
GAST Manufacturing, a Unit of IDEX Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to workforce diversity
The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the essential duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of this job. Incumbents may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented.

Are you ready to join a different kind of company where our people, our culture, and our commitments are centered around providing trusted solutions that improve lives around the world?

IDEX is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Affirmative Action Employer. IDEX gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, creed, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other consideration or protected category made unlawful by federal, state or local laws (Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled).

Attention Applicants: If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the application process, please let us know. Likewise, if you are limited in the ability to access or use this online application process and need an alternative method for applying, we will determine an alternate way for you to apply. Please contact our Talent Acquisition Team at lfcareers@idexcorp.com for assistance with an accommodation. These contact tools may be used only by individuals with a disability for accommodation requests. Do not inquire as to the status of an application.

Keywords: Gast Manufacturing, Springfield , Product Manager, Executive , Springfield, Illinois

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