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Marketing & Product Manager

Date: Mar 29, 2021

Location: Holdrege, NE, US, 68949

Company: Briggs and Stratton

Position Description

Develops and executes the product management strategy for a product category in existing and new regions.  Develops and executes a rolling three year product plan and portfolio strategy including new product introductions, product lifecycle management and profitability.  Defines product and technology roadmaps by evaluating and analyzing key customer needs, market trends and competitive intelligence.  Manages technical communication and coordination between all business functions.

Job Responsibilities

  1. Evaluates channel marketing needs, recommendations to leadership for strategic planning

  2. Metrics reporting and assist with achieving annual sell-thru objectives for assigned channel of distribution

  3. Works with Sales & Field Training leadership to incorporate education and training materials in marketing programs

  4. Maintains and updates market intelligence databases on pricing, market shares, volumes, and competitive landscape.  

  5. Executes and manages product lines strategy, as well as new product development initiatives for assigned products

  6. Collaborate as key member to the product development programs within the New Product Development (NPD) Process

  7. Collaborates to develop 3 year product plans, update technology roadmaps for innovation planning 5+ years out

  8. Coordinates with Sales & Marketing leadership to define the go-to-market strategy

  9. Development of presentation materials, literature/documentation and trade events

  10. Develops and delivers product and business strategy presentations

  11. Participates in NPD process updates, cost reduction and profit improvement efforts

  12. May perform full range of managerial responsibilities which may include but not limited to:  interviewing, hiring, coaching and developing employees; planning, assigning and directing work; EEO/AA; performance management; department budget

  13. Performs other duties as assigned

Job Skills Requirements

  • Strong  knowledge of Business-Consumer and Business-to-Business marketing practices

  • Proven ability to successfully manage several assignments simultaneously an to coordinate with multiple departments at all levels of the organization

  • Must be resourceful and team focused; have strong problem solving skills, a strong initiative of efficiency and quality and be a proven self-starter able to work independently

  • Results focus with ability to translate stakeholder needs and priorities into actionable plans

  • Excellent interpersonal skills to effectively communicate technical information to diverse groups of people; excellent presentation skills

  • Ability to collaborate and influence within and outside the organization

  • Excellent project management skills

  • Strong business acumen and understanding of financial principles

  • Fluent in English and primary language used in the area of responsibility and/or location

Bachelor's Degree in Business or related field, or equivalent education and experience
Experience Requirements
  • Minimum five years of experience in product management, new product development, manufacturing, marketing or related field.
  • Three years experience with global markets preferred
Physical & Environmental Requirements
May require travel of a planned or urgent nature, both international and domestic

Allmand™, a subsidiary of Briggs & Stratton Corporation, is a manufacturer of portable jobsite equipment focused on providing customers with safe, reliable, and high-quality products. Located in Holdrege, Nebraska, Allmand brings portable light towers, mobile industrial heaters, flashing arrow boards, portable light stands, portable air compressors and mobile generators for the global construction,mining, oil & gas, and rental markets. Briggs & Stratton Corporation, headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is the world’s largest producer of gasoline engines for outdoor power equipment. Its wholly owned subsidiaries include North America’s number one marketer of pressure washers, and it is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of power generation, lawn and garden, turf care and job site products through its Briggs & Stratton®, Simplicity®, Snapper®, Snapper Pro® Ferris®, PowerBoss®, Allmand™, Billy Goat®, Murray®, Branco® and Victa® brands. Briggs & Stratton products are designed, manufactured, marketed and serviced in over 100 countries on six continents.

Briggs & Stratton Corporation is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity. The Company conducts all employment practices without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran's status, pregnancy, genetic information, sexual orientation or any other basis prohibited by law. Briggs & Stratton also undertakes affirmative action to assure equal employment opportunity for minorities and women, for persons with disabilities, and for protected veterans.

Nearest Major Market: Hastings
Nearest Secondary Market: Kearney

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