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Product Manager

Company: Step2 Discovery LLC
Location: Dayton
Posted on: September 24, 2022

Job Description:

The Step2 Company is the largest American manufacturer of preschool and toddler toys and one of the world's largest rotational molders of plastics. It's our mission to be the leading innovator of children's products that build imaginations and enrich the family's celebration of childhood.Step2 proudly employs moms, dads, grandparents, aunts, uncles and everyone in between. We offer an environment of fun and hard work. Our mission of bringing families together isn't just for our customers. The Step2 family starts with our employees and we're excited that you're interested in joining our team!PRIMARY FUNCTION:The Product Manager is responsible for maintaining existing products and executing new product initiatives that satisfy the company's strategic objectives, drive revenue increases and improve margins by meeting consumer needs and protecting against competitive intrusion through innovation and differentiation. This role is also responsible for helping to manage the company's products post-launch throughout their full life cycles by working in conjunction with a cross functional team.The Product Manager will monitor changing conditions and emerging trends in the marketplace, competitive landscape and consumer behavior to direct product efforts.RESPONSIBILITIES:Champions strategic product initiatives through opportunity identification and quantification (business case), prioritization, ideation, development and commercialization. Ensures products are developed within deadlines to meet company and customer objectives.Assists with the creation and implementation of marketing plans for each product line and supervises execution of product branding, packaging, merchandising, collateral and other communications strategies that drive tactical execution.Monitors product costing and margins to minimize COGS creep.Provides product support (in-person or video conference) for key customer meetings.Maintains NPD tracking document to ensure timely delivery of products to market.Acts as a key resource for the commercialization team.Performs other projects or duties as assigned.BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:Bachelor's Degree in Marketing or related field; MBA preferred.Fiveor more years of product marketing and management experience in the CPG space.ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:A highly creative individual with demonstrated success in the development and management of new products through close interface with highly creative product development teams.Strong knowledge and experience in all product management skill areas: market research, product pricing and packaging, advertising and promotion, and systems for projecting and measuring product line performance.Outstanding leadership skills which include written and verbal communication.An excellent team player who thrives in a highly collaborative working environment.The natural ability to develop positive working relationships with other employees, customers and others who can influence business success.Up to 25 percent travel required, including international.What are the perks?Parental Leave401k with Employer MatchTuition AssistanceCompany Paid Life & Disability InsuranceAdoption AssistanceMedical, Dental and VisionPremium FREE Medical PlanEmployee Discount10 Paid HolidaysAdvancement OpportunitiesJoin our family!All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin.

Keywords: Step2 Discovery LLC, Dayton , Product Manager, Executive , Dayton, Ohio

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