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Product Manager

Company: Hoffmaster Group, Inc.
Location: Oshkosh
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

Hoffmaster Group Inc, an industry leader producing the most complete line of specialty disposable tabletop products for over 70 years, is growing and seeking a Product Manager for Emerging Products and Substrates. This individual can be located in at our Corporate office in Oshkosh or our Marketing office in Indianapolis. -Hoffmaster competes in three distinct business segments - Foodservice, Consumer, and E-Commerce. Our products can be found in thousands of retailers, restaurants, hotels, and more. As a customer centric company, we strive to deliver innovative solutions to both our customers and the ultimate end users of our products. This Innovation is a key part of what we do here at Hoffmaster, and we continue to drive the industry forward by investing in our employees and state-of-the-art technology. -The Product Manager, Emerging Products and Substrates focuses on the creation, launch, and maintenance of new products/substrates working cross functionally to drive organic growth for the company. - -Research and development will be a key driver in the position, which includes gathering channel and end user feedback that will inform product and price strategy and create a value proposition that enables share growth in Foodservice and Consumer channels of trade.Essential Job Duties:

  • Responsible for top and bottom-line financial targets by driving organic growth through new product development, market expansions and marketing programs in collaboration with Channel and Sales
  • Manage the product lifecycle from cradle to grave including item setup, pricing strategy, forecasting and portfolio management
  • Monitor, assess and translate market dynamics (competitive activity, customer and end user trends, macro/economic trends) into business opportunities and actions
  • Develops a pipeline of new products and services based on the voice of the customer, trends within Foodservice and Consumer and determines application for current and future products
  • Creates business plans and financials for each prospective new product including sales training materials, positioning and collateral development
  • Evaluates the ROI related to new products including design cost and pricing models to maximize sales and marketing potential
  • Organizes and leads cross functional project team to design and implement new products and services leveraging stage gate process
  • Conducts industry and customer surveys and/or focus groups to evaluate product design, position, price and customer needs
  • Works closely with Procurement, Legal and Compliance teams on potential new materials from current and new suppliers along with capabilities from new vendorsJob Specifications:
    • Bachelor's degree required, MBA is a plus
    • 3 or more years of experience required
    • Experience with Microsoft Office products
    • Motivated self-starter and ability to work independently
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills as well as analytical and presentation skills
    • Ability to work well in large, multi-functional teams
    • Experience working with sustainable materials and/or certifications a plus, but not required.
    • Must have strong market and customer focus with the ability to communicate internal capabilities
    • Ability to balance data and communicate reasonable options and solutions
    • Solid organization skills, must be able to multi-task and prioritize accordingly -Hoffmaster Group Inc.Learn more about our -!Let's connect! - -- - -- - -- -We care about our employee's wellbeing which is why we offer a full benefits package that includes: Medical, Dental, Vision, Life and Disability insurances, student loan assistance, physical and mental wellness programs, Employee Assistance Program, and more!Disclaimer:The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. -Reasonable Accommodations Statement: To accomplish this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation, each essential function satisfactorily. - Reasonable accommodations may be made to help enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. -All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with DisabilitiesThe contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Keywords: Hoffmaster Group, Inc., Oshkosh , Product Manager, Executive , Oshkosh, Wisconsin

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