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Product Manager, Welding Safety

Company: Walter Surface Technologies
Location: Raynham
Posted on: May 14, 2022

Job Description:

Reports to: Senior Product Manager, Welding safety Location: Pointe-Claire, QC Summary:The Product Manager is responsible for the product line contribution within the industrial welding and safety product category as a business unit. Main responsibilities include: design, development, and implementation of innovative products and systems; increasing the profitability of existing products; and finding innovative solutions to grow sales and further develop the organization's know-how. The Product Manager will also define product requirements in line with market needs and regulatory guidelines, and work with Walter's sales teams to provide technical support and training in alignment with the company's growth objectives. Responsabilities:

  • Manage the entire lifecycle of the product portfolio, and champion the interests of this category across the organization and outside of it.
  • Develop new product ideas and product positioning that align with target customers and meet the organization's growth expectations. Articulate clear value proposition.
  • Oversee the product launch process, including defining and tracking schedules and other related deliverables.
  • Formulate ideas to improve existing products based on feedback from customer accounts, sales teams, business partners and other stakeholders.
  • Collaborate with the marketing department for new product launch and promotional strategies.
  • Review/edit technical documents as necessary. Make recommendations for changes/updates.
  • Provide accurate competitive analyses including thorough product testing, for use in product benchmarking and market positioning.
  • Manage compliance with all applicable engineering and QA controls and procedures. Review and maintain product compliance to appropriate standards, including, though not limited to: ANSI, CE, CSA, AS/NZ, WEEE, ROHS. Document and report on all product compliance statuses.
  • Provide technical support and training to the entire sales force including partner agencies. Knowledge, skills and abilities:
    • Demonstrated success in product launches, preferably within the Welding and Safety / PPE industry.
    • Excellent presentation skills, including experience presenting to larger (50+) audiences.
    • Ability to write clearly and concisely.
    • Excellent negotiation and interpersonal skills.
    • Able to reach across and build relationships within other departments, with key business partners and customers.
    • Strong problem analysis and problem solving skills.
    • Computer literate, including Microsoft Office, mechanical CAD, simulation software,
    • Results oriented and ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
    • Regular and dependable attendance in line with company business hours and policy is an essential requirement of this position.
    • Travel as needed to meet business partners, accompany salespersons on the road, and attend corporate and trade events (5-10% of the time). Occasional travel abroad.
      Experience and Education:
      • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, MBA is an asset.
      • Three to five years minimum experience in Product management or Engineering.
      • Knowledge of the welding and safety/PPE industry is a key asset.

        If you are looking for a challenge and enjoy working in a positive and rewarding environment, this career opportunity is for you.
        Please note that only qualified candidates will be contacted.

Keywords: Walter Surface Technologies, Brockton , Product Manager, Welding Safety, Executive , Raynham, Massachusetts

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