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Director Product Management

Date: Aug 30, 2021

Location: Wauwatosa, WI, US, 53222

Company: Briggs and Stratton

Position Description

Leads the creation and implementation of a three year strategic plan for Turf & Consumer product categories of new or existing  complex product portfolios.  Leads portfolio growth and profitability  by evaluating and analyzing key customer needs and trends.  Leads all aspects of portfolio management including new product initiatives, cost reductions and warranty reductions by working collaboratively with stakeholders. Defines product and technology roadmaps by evaluating and analyzing key customer needs, and market trends and competitive intelligence. Strong P&L management experience, maintaing and growing. 

Job Responsibilities

  • Defines, influences and communicates a strategic product roadmap to internal team, customers and partners by evaluating and analyzing key customer/end-user needs and product/market trends
  • Collaborates with marketing to define the Voice of Customer (VoC) and go-to-market strategy to meet business objectives (eg: develops the Business Case)
  • Creates, implements and maintains operational, reporting and performance metrics including the Annual Operating Plan in addition to reporting on portfolio  metrics in alignment with the Product Management Review (PMR) process
  • Collaborates with s sales team through participation in key customer planning & meetings, channel initiatives, and product training
  • Identifies and leads evaluation of new business opportunities including new product categories, markets, regions, channels and/or acquisitions
  • Partners with Operations and Supply Chain to improve product cost and quality
  • Identifies, develops and implements process improvements to drive consistency and efficiency
  • Performs 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
  • 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.
  • Proven ability to collaborate and influence within and outside the organization
  • Superior management skills to direct and mentor
  • Proven Ability to independently lead major initiatives
  • Expert business acumen, ability to build/evaluate financial business cases and understanding of financial principles  including Return On Investment, Internal Rate of Return and Economic Value Added to manage multiple product lines
  • Proven Ability to prioritize multiple projects based on financial metrics and strategic alignment simultaneously
  • 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 of ten years product management experience

Physical & Environmental Requirements

May require some travel of a scheduled or urgent nature.


Briggs & Stratton, LLC, 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, LLC 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: Milwaukee

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