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Product Manager --- Mechanical Irrigation

Company: Rain Bird Corporation
Location: Tucson
Posted on: August 5, 2022

Job Description:

Overview The Product Manager --- Mechanical Irrigation (Sprays and Nozzles) will be responsible for driving sales and market share growth for the Commercial Irrigation Spray product category. The ideal candidate must be able to analyze market opportunities and deliver a global strategic vision and plan to grow sales and gain market share while improving the profitability of the portfolio. The strategic plan will incorporate product roadmaps, localized, national and global promotional plans, marketing collateral development and new product launches. The Product Manager will work with Engineering on New Product Development and sustaining work, with Manufacturing on improving product costs and optimizing production output, along with planning for capacity needed for growth, and with Sales to understand our customer needs and requirements. The selected candidate is expected to be creative, proactive, customer-oriented, driven to succeed in a fast-paced environment and demonstrate the ability to influence others to deliver results. Strong leadership, interpersonal and project management skills are essential to drive execution across various stakeholder groups. The selected candidate will also have strong potential for future management positions at Rain Bird. Responsibilities Develop and drive global market strategies to grow sales and market share of existing product lines in both established and new markets. Develop in-depth global understanding of competitive positioning and pricing, and build insights into potential anticipated competitive movements. Position Rain Bird accordingly. Develop long-range product line strategies across customer segments that achieve substantial growth and profitability through new product introductions. Lead new product development teams to deliver the highest quality products, while achieving schedule, investment, revenue and margin targets. Champion a ---quality first--- orientation and lead cross-functional efforts to maintain and improve on industry-leading quality for assigned product lines. Research business intelligence on competitors, customers, market trends and government regulations to develop positioning, pricing and growth strategies for new product initiatives. Work with manufacturing and operations to position products to meet long term growth objectives. Minimum Qualifications: 5 years of marketing leadership experience in a manufacturing company. Undergraduate degree with an emphasis in business, marketing or engineering. Excellent prioritization skills and ability to get results. Strong interpersonal, influencing and leadership skills. Experience marketing and/or selling through distribution and contractor channels Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Strong computer skills (Microsoft Office, MS Project, Outlook). DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Understanding of the Landscape Irrigation market. Project management experience and a track record of success with new product development. International market development experience. MBA from a top ranked school. Bi-lingual --- English and Spanish. Rain Bird is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Keywords: Rain Bird Corporation, Tucson , Product Manager --- Mechanical Irrigation, Executive , Tucson, Arizona

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