Product Manager Job Listing at Kwikset in Lake Forest, CA (Job ID 889)
Consumer Goods, Manufacturing
This is a unique opportunity for you to play an integral part in an emerging, high-growth business unit, and to enjoy the career opportunities of an industry leader. You will support development and execution of commercial product plans to drive overall growth in our keyless electronic lock portfolio. The position offers the "best of both worlds": the entrepreneurial energy of this expanding portfolio and the stability and resources of a $10 billion industry leader. In fact, pivotal to your success will be your ability to thrive in a dynamic, fast paced environment. You'll have plenty of opportunities to expand your knowledge and skills, and we reward merit: your performance in this role could set you up to pursue multiple career paths within our organization.
The Hardware Home Improvement Group (HHI) of Spectrum Brands Holdings represents over a billion dollars in total annual sales and some of the most recognizable hardware and home improvement brands in the world, including Baldwin®, Kwikset®, Weiser®, Stanley National Hardware®, and Pfister®. Spectrum Brands Holdings is a global and diversified consumer products company with market-leading brands and fiscal 2012 net sales of $3.25 billion. Spectrum is a leading worldwide supplier of batteries; shaving, grooming and personal care products; small household appliances; specialty pet supplies; lawn and garden, home pest control, and personal insect repellent products; and portable lighting.
This is a great opportunity for a Product Manager in who is looking for a more promising career path in a larger company as well as the energy and excitement of an emerging market. In addition, to be a good fit for this opportunity you will have:
----A bachelor's degree, preferably in Business or Marketing.
----Experience in product management, preferably with consumer products; the ideal candidate will ---have a track record of progressive experience and professional growth.
----A degree of comfort in working with technology and the ability to learn basic technical terminology; experience with electronics is a plus.
----Demonstrated capabilities in strategic thinking and planning.
----Proven project management skills.
----Business / financial acumen.
Key technical and functional competencies:
----Practiced strategic thinking and planning capability and experience.
----Superior presentation skills and comfort with high level audiences and varied group sizes.
----Successful project management experience.
----Solid business and financial acumen.
----Attention to detail.
----Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Reporting to the Senior Product Marketing Manager, this role will work with cross-functional teams spanning Engineering, Sales, Quality, Finance, Supply Chain and other areas.
Your role will support the development and execution of the commercial product plans to expand and drive overall electronic lock growth. You'll assist in overall product management support and execution for all electronic lock product brands for all channels including retail, field sales, showrooms, residential security, and consumer electronic customer initiatives.
You'll be involved in all of the activities listed below, although your focus will shift frequently. Your contributions will be integral to the success of the group, and some of the key activities you will be involved in include:
----Assisting in the management of a portfolio of existing products, focused on revenue, profitability and life cycle viability
----Assisting in the development and execution of the new product roadmap to ensure achievement of revenue and profitability goals
----Supporting the development of product, pricing, branding, merchandising and promotion strategies within a team environment
----Supporting portfolio PL performance through value engineering, pricing / mix management, and SKU rationalization
----Acting as a cross-functional lead for various projects
----Assisting in the creation of Marketing Requirements Documents for new and existing products
----Actively participating in customer line review planning for major line reviews and key customers
----Implementing engineering change requests and SKU initiation forms
----Communicating quality and product specifications to sales force
----Participating in Sales, Operations, and Inventory planning to improve forecasting accuracy
----Assisting in the development and execution of strategic market research plans around multiple end customer needs
----Developing and executing product knowledge training
----Compiling Voice of the Customer feedback and translating needs into the business product strategies
----Representing HHI in tradeshows and other industry association events
Professional development -- while we'll look to you to be self-sufficient and autonomous, you will have direction and mentoring from strong professionals with deep experience. You'll expand your knowledge of this product category as well as the hardware home improvement industry in general.
Career growth -- if you demonstrate the capacity, talent and drive, we'll give you more responsibility and more opportunity to showcase your potential. Career advancement is a hallmark of the HHI experience, and we are committed to promoting from within whenever possible.
High growth products -- the electronics space moves fast and innovations arrive on top of innovations. By staying one step ahead of the curve, this business unit has delivered significant successes to date and is poised to continue doing so. There is a wide scope around these products and lots of potential -- your great ideas will be welcomed.
Outstanding resources -- we employ a variety of exceptional training programs and initiatives -- including our world-class HHI University and e-learning in-field training programs -- which will allow you to greatly expand your skill-set, enhance your performance and broaden your career options.
A culture that appreciates people -- at HHI we understand that our success depends upon hiring and retaining Great People, people who share the values deeply embedded in our culture: demonstrate unyielding integrity, deliver on commitments, win through teamwork, and inspire excellence.
Excellent compensation -- in addition to a competitive salary and bonus structure, we offer a premium benefits package that includes all that you would expect plus a few things that might surprise you, such as healthcare and dependent care reimbursement accounts, educational assistance, and more.
Keys to Success
If you are most comfortable in a highly structured and predictable environment, this may not be the role for you. True, we are part of a major corporation, but this business unit is highly responsive to a dynamic, emerging market and you'll need to remain flexible and able to move smoothly from one focus to the next -- from administrative to marketing to technical to PL and more. We rely heavily on a matrix structure and your interpersonal skills will be as valuable as your product management savvy. You'll leverage your leadership abilities to influence and motivate others to remain excited about and engaged in your projects. In addition you'll need to value the ideas and opinions of others and collect their input as part of the decision-making processes.
It also will be important for you to be self-assured and present a positive, confident image, both to your internal partners and to external contacts. Those who are successful here take pride in delivering results and driving success. There will be plenty to do, so you'll need a strong work ethic and the ability to manage multiple tasks efficiently. But keep in mind: if you put forward the effort and demonstrate the ability to deliver, the opportunities will follow.
Hardware and Home Improvement (HHI) is a major manufacturer and supplier of residential locksets, residential builders' hardware and faucets with a portfolio of renowned brands, including Kwikset®, Weiser®, Baldwin®, National Hardware®, Stanley®, FANAL®, PfisterTM and EZSET®. HHI is a leader in its key markets with #1 positions in U.S. residential locksets (Kwikset), Canada residential locksets (Weiser), U.S. luxury locksets (Baldwin), and U.S. builders' hardware (Stanley-National Hardware), #2 in Mexico residential hardware (FANAL), and #3 in U.S. retail plumbing (Pfister). Headquartered in Orange County, California, HHI has a global sales force and operates manufacturing and distribution facilities in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Asia.
HHI is a division of Spectrum Brands Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SPB). Spectrum Brands is a global, diversified consumer products company and a leading supplier of consumer batteries, residential locksets, residential builders' hardware and faucets, shaving and grooming products, personal care products, small household appliances, specialty pet supplies, lawn and garden and home pest control products, and personal insect repellents. Spectrum Brands employs over 12,500 employees worldwide and sells to the top 25 global retailers with products in more than one million stores.
Spectrum Brands Holdings is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer (AA/EOE) and encourages applications from women and minorities
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