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Product Manager-Controls

Company: Kohler Co.
Location: Kohler
Posted on: May 6, 2021

Job Description:

Product Manager-ControlsLocation:Kohler, WIOpportunityAre you a motivated marketing leader with experience driving product strategies in the B2B environment? Do you have a successful track record of industrial product management and a proven ability to influence internal and external stakeholders? If so, Kohler Co.'s Power Systems business has an excellent opportunity for you!Kohler Co., one of the largest power generator manufacturers in the world. has delivered energy solutions worldwide since 1920. Kohler offers power generation equipment for residential, industrial, mobile and marine applications as well as automatic transfer switches, paralleling switchgear, monitoring controls accessories. For more information about Kohler Power Systems, please visit Product Manager for Controls is responsible for the development, profitability, growth, and maintenance of Kohler's controller offerings on global power generation product offerings. The Product Manager conducts and utilized market research to ensure that the offerings meet the needs of and provides value to the customer. This position is responsible for the product strategies, programs, promotions, pricing, planning, and forecasting. The Product Manager works across all functional lines to achieveobjectives.Specific Responsibilities:Execute a controls strategy that crosses Power System product lines and global markets.Develop product line portfolio and product roadmap resulting in consistent control hardware and software platforms.Analyze, identify, and aggressively target growth opportunities in controllers to improve generator, automatic transfer switch and paralleling switchgear market penetration.Conduct market research focusing on identifying key accelerators and inhibitors to market growth and end user demand for Kohler product. Leverage Kohler resources and advantages and exploit competitor weaknesses to gain market share.Prepare business case for new initiatives and projects.Based on input from product managers, regional marketing, sales, engineers, contractors, and users, write marketing product specifications for most effective product solutions for each unique market.Establish and lead cross-functional teams for the development of high quality products that meet the needs of the customer at target cots and on schedule, as well as the sales and marketing tools necessary for the promotion and sale of the products.Define and justify new products and programs based on market research.Manage product revenue, margins, and profitability by increasing market share, controlling product costs and establishing product pricing.Develop and implement marketing and advertising programs to promote the product and the company though the direction of Technical Publications.Develop sales training materials for channels.As the "expert" in control solutions, make product presentations to key customers.Skills/RequirementsBachelor's degree in Engineering, Business, or Marketing required. MBA is preferred.Strong technical acumen and experience with electrical systems and controls preferred.5+ years of experience in marketing, sales, and/or engineering with an industrial manufacturing company requiredEngineering or marketing experience with power generation products, alternators, engines, or other closely related products preferredAbility to travel domestically and internationally 15% of the timeApplicants must be authorized to work in the US without requiring sponsorship now or in the future.Why Work at Kohler Co.?Kohler Co.'s mission is to contribute to a higher level of gracious living for those who are touched by our products and services. We understand that it takes investment in our associates' development to make that happen. So, we offer ongoing investment in each individual's personal development and the opportunity to collaborate with others across functions and roles at Kohler. In addition to the investment in your development, Kohler offers a benefits package including a competitive salary, health, vision, dental, 401(k) with company matching, and more! About UsBeyond the competitive benefits and compensation, Kohler proudly offers a rich history, steeped in creativity and a commitment to our associates and communities. We invite you to learn more about our culture and company at . It is Kohler's policy to recruit, hire, and promote qualified personnel in all job classifications without regard to race, creed, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, national origin, disability or veteran status. If, as an individual with a disability, you need reasonable accommodation during the recruitment process, please contact . Kohler Co. is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We invite you to learn more about equal employment opportunity by reviewing the Federal EEO is the Law and the EEO is the Law Supplement .

Keywords: Kohler Co., Milwaukee , Product Manager-Controls, Executive , Kohler, Wisconsin

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