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Product Manager

Date: Jan 8, 2022

Location: Sherrill, NY, US, 13461

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. Executes and manages product line strategy, as well as  the justification and prioritization of new product development initiatives for assigned products

  2. Manages product development programs within the New Product Development (NPD) Process

  3. Collaborates to develop multi-year product plans and update technology roadmaps for innovation planning 5+ years out

  4. Manages capital budgets and drives resource planning and allocation decisions based on product line priorities

  5. Coordinates with marketing to define the Voice of Customer (VoC) and go-to-market strategy for new products or product changes

  6. Provides product knowledge for sales calls, sales literature/documentation and trade shows

  7. Develops and delivers product and business strategy presentations

  8. Maintains and reports out on product line metrics

  9. Lead and participates in cost reduction and profit improvement efforts

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

  11. Performs other duties as assigned

Job Skills Requirements

  • Results- focused 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

  • Strong business acumen, ability to build a financial business case and understanding of financial principles including Return On Investment, contribution margin, and EBITDA. Ability and experience using business analysis (in Excel or Google Sheets) or business intelligence tools.

  • Experience and ability to communicate effectively in technical as well as business domains and able to translate between the two.

  • Previous experience in leading a cross-functional team to launch new products

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


Bachelor's Degree in Engineering 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
  • Bachelor's Degree in Business, Engineering, Engineering Technology, Industrial Design or related field, or equivalent education and experience

Physical & Environmental Requirements

May require travel of a planned or urgent nature, both international and domestic


Nearest Major Market: Utica

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