Product Manager - Genie

Job Description
The Genie Company, a division of the Overhead Door Corporation, is a strong and vibrant company! Genie® manufactures remote-controlled garage door opening systems for multiple distribution channels. Genie® is one of America's best known and trusted consumer brand names and Genie® has an illustrious history that underscores its commitment to innovation. We have successfully grown our sales performance both organically and through acquisition, and our balance sheet is strong. We have a great pipeline opportunity that is supported with a formal development program designed to prepare the right candidate for future growth and additional responsibilities.

What does Genie have to offer?
At Genie, we recognize people as the core of our strength. That's why we provide a comprehensive benefits package to our employees, including medical, dental and life insurance. Employees also enjoy the freedom of optional benefits suited to their needs and lifestyles, so they take home benefits that are customized for them.

? Health and Dental - 2 options
? 401K Match
? Profit Sharing
? Company Paid Life and Disability
? Education Assistance
? Employee Purchase Program

Position Function:

The Product Manager will be accountable for product management for the residential opener, commercial opener, or opener accessory portfolio for the Genie brand and other brands assigned. This position is responsible for improving the profitability and growth for the product line, spanning from new products through end-of-life. The Product Manager will work with sales to drive profitable growth and grow market share as well as work with finance, engineering, supply chain, and operations to drive annual margin improvements. This position will also ensure that new product positioning, pricing, cost, margins and quality targets support the overall product portfolio strategy and direction.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Lead the Product Business Team, cross functional managers, especially engineering & manufacturing. Drive cost reductions, quality improvements, reduce returns, increased inventory turns and launch new products. Create short and long term product category strategies for increasing product sales and margins. Analyze field input, market research and competitive actions. Develop market preservation and growth strategies. Identify new channels with strategies to gain market share. Own the Voice of Customer - both customer and consumer. Translate market research into deliverable features and benefits that enhance the product value. Identify and develop product category extensions and evaluate opportunities for profitable commercialization. Serve as the internal and external representative for defined product offering, working with the sales channel and key customers to increase sales and profitability of product category. Work closely with the sales team to develop sales tools and training. Manage new product activities insuring proper product introduction on time with appropriate marketing support. Develop, communicate and launch new products for growth. Work with brand management and sales to define the go-to-market strategy, helping them understand the product positioning, key benefits, and target customer. Communicate product positions and advantages in market place. Provide communication vehicles for programs and products. With Brand and Sales, develop promotional vehicles to drive incremental sales. Provide in-depth market, industry and competitive analysis and positioning. Research market/consumers. Work with finance on measuring opportunities according to company metrics. Support standardization/cost reduction goals. Conduct product line rationalization to optimize product offering and performance.

Skills/Experience Requirements: 4 - 7 years of product management / marketing experience in consumer durable goods, preferably electrical / mechanical consumer goods Knowledge of manufacturing environment and sales organizations with multiple channels of distribution Business development and product marketing background, with experience developing product plans, strategy work and new product development Knowledge of processes related to brand marketing, market research, sales training, and field communications Computer literate in MS Office products Excellent written and oral presentation skills - for both internal groups as well as clients and trade groups/ seminars Good problem solving skills, Six Sigma training a plus Flexibility and adaptability; this organization will continue to develop and evolve over next 12-18 months Action and results oriented Education Requirements: Bachelor's degree in Marketing, Business or Engineering

Company

Overhead Door Corporation

Job Code

State or Province

Ohio

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