Product Manager

Job Description

Tyco Fire Protection Products (TFPP) is a business unit of Tyco Fire Products (TFP). We are a worldwide leader in saving lives and protecting property around the globe with our broad portfolio of chemical and water segment products for the fire suppression and building products industries. Within TFPP we design, manufacture, and distribute the highest quality products with market leading features for the Commercial, Residential, Storage, HVAC/Plumbing, and Food Service, Petroleum Oil & Gas, Mining, and Marine markets. TFPP is a recognized leader in researching new technologies and developing innovative solutions for our customers. The business unit has approximately 3,200 employees with 15 manufacturing plants and 44 Distribution Branches in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Singapore, Shanghai, Canada, Latin America, and the US. TFPP is headquartered in Lansdale, PA.

TFPP is currently hiring a Product Manager located in the MarinetteWI location. Our Marinette WI office is located outside the Green Bay area.

The Product Manager is responsible for managing a portion of a product segment on a regional or global basis. Major responsibilities include managing product line profitability, owning new product introduction and obsolescence, overseeing cost-out/value-engineering initiatives, coordinating new market expansion, defining and managing market research and assisting with brand development programs. Significant global, cross-functional interaction and project management is required across the organization with global sales, engineering, manufacturing, sourcing and other functions.

The key responsbilities in this role are:

Monitors the financial performance of all assigned products/regions. Establishes multi-year strategies for growth and initiate and manage tactical programs that execute the strategy.
Reports out on business health monthly to senior management through formal and informal presentations.
Oversees New Product Introduction process: collects ""Voice of the Customer"" information to develop critical commercial specifications, builds financial business cases to support NPI programs and then works extensively with engineering & manufacturing to establish project plans and manage projects from concept to launch. Tracks project progress in the organization's Rally Point project system.
Owns strategy and execution of product pricing for assigned products/regions and participates in executing the delegation of authority for price exceptions.
Manages cost-out/value-engineering initiatives, approvals, re-certifications and other product needs with cross-functional players, in Rally Point.
Works closely with Marketing/Communications to define and execute product marketing programs.
Works with Technical Services and Marketing to ensure all technical documents and marketing literature are accurate and disseminated.
Through participation with the sales team, identifies emerging markets & products needed to effectively compete in all global markets.
Travels regionally and/or globally to diagnose customer and product needs, enhancements & new applications.
Performs other duties as assigned by product segment management.

This position requires the Product Manager to travel up to 20%.


The ideal candidate will have the following:

Four (4) year degree in business, marketing or an engineering/technical field. MBA preferred.
Minimum of 5 - 7 years business experience, preferably with two to four years in a customer facing or product development role.
Role is requiring extensive interaction with external customers are preferred.

1 - 3 years of project management experience with a focus on strategy, product development and or business process improvement.
Previous experience within a construction or infrastructure related industry; pipes, valves and fittings knowledge a plus.
Experience with Lean and Six Sigma processes.
Proven ability to drive results amidst organizational ambiguity.
Excellent written & verbal English communication skills, multiple languages skills a plus.
Strong financial and general business acumen.
Experience working in a matrix business structure and working collaboratively with multiple functions on joint programs.
Proficiency with Excel and PowerPoint is mandatory. Experience with ERP and data warehouse applications such as SAP, JD Edwards and Cognos is a plus.

Tyco Fire Products offers a competitive salary package in addition to a comprehensive benefits package including a 401(k) with company match.

Tyco is a diverse company that believes its employees are the foundation for investing in its future. Diversity and inclusion are key to growing our business and providing a work environment that fosters contributions by all employees.

Tyco is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate because of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital or family status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, military veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Job: Marketing/Product Management
Organization: TFPP - North America
Primary Location: United States-Wisconsin-Marinette
Job Posting: Oct 11, 2011
Shift: Day Job


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