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New Product Development Manager - Service Parts

Date: Jul 15, 2021

Location: Wauwatosa, WI, US, 53222

Company: Briggs and Stratton

Position Description

Develops and executes the product management strategy for service parts 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 3 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, Internal Rate of Return and Economic Value Added.

  • 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 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


Nearest Major Market: Milwaukee

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