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Product Manager

Company: Herman Miller, Inc.
Location: Holland
Posted on: June 9, 2021

Job Description:

You can make a salary. Or you can make a difference. Or you can work as a Product Manager at Herman Miller and make both.

About this Opportunity

As a Product Manager, you'll serve as product champion for specified product line(s) by developing, implementing, and managing product management activities to provide optimum sales and profits. You will compile and evaluate research on assigned product line(s) to establish product management strategies. You'll be responsible for product direction, pricing, profit plans, and product development to manage the product line(s) life cycle. You will manage an assigned product line(s) to approved performance metrics. You may also lead product business teams and the development of product strategy for select products.

What You'll Do

You'll have opportunities to speak up, solve problems, lead others, and be an owner every day as you...

  • Manage the product life cycle of an assigned product line(s) from introduction, through growth and maturity, to decline and discontinuation. You'll provide input on product simplification/discontinuation for product lines.
  • Hold P&L (pricing, forecasting, revenue, costs, and gross margins) accountability for assigned product(s). You will direct ongoing analysis and lead the pricing strategy to maximize financial performance.
  • Define and observe research, forming insights and observations. You'll conduct research with customers, users, and other stakeholders to inform product strategy and tactic recommendations including new product opportunities, product enhancements, promotion strategies, and product simplification.
  • Use market insights to develop, drive, and implement individual product plans and strategy within the context of the broader category strategic plan.
  • Define market opportunities, determined by an analytical assessment. You will translates market needs into product-specific requirements and/or marketing needs.
  • Support the product development and commercialization process with various product management tactics. You'll provide direction, make recommendations, and make decisions in support of data management system functionality and usage.
  • Create necessary product sales support and training information, including product feature summaries, competitive evaluations, and pricing comparisons.
  • Define and use analytical tools to provide insight necessary for decision making regarding product mix, pricing, discontinuation, etc.
  • Field complex product questions including competitive inquires and product positioning recommendations.
  • Make presentations internally and externally for critical product situations and to create followership affecting assigned products.
  • Own the effort to resolve high impact quality issues and product changes.
  • Act as a mentor to help develop other Product colleagues.
  • Perform additional responsibilities as requested to achieve business objectives.

Sound Like You?

You might be just who we're looking for if you have . . .

  • A Bachelor's degree (Marketing or Business Administration preferred).
  • A proven understanding of product management best practices and processes, typically gained through four to seven years of experience in product management, product marketing, category management, or related experience.
  • Contract furniture or capital goods marketing experience and/or premium consumer merchant experience (preferred).
  • Product development and/or market research experience (preferred).
  • Strong business, financial, manufacturing, supply management, and marketing acumen with the ability to integrate this knowledge into sound product decision making.
  • An understanding of how product management impacts the financial positioning of the product line and decisions to improve the overall P&L of assigned product line(s).
  • An understanding of sales processes with demonstrated customer and field sales interaction.
  • The ability to investigate and analyze information to make recommendations.
  • Outstanding leadership skills with creative problem-solving skills.
  • The ability to lead through influence and relationship-building skills within all areas of the company.
  • Analytical and project management skills.
  • The ability to develop project plans and manage activities through influence alone for cross-functional project.
  • The ability to handle multiple concurrent responsibilities and work in a constantly changing environment.
  • The ability to manage multiple major projects and priorities simultaneously and meet deadlines.
  • Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills
  • Willingness to travel to customer sites.
  • The ability to perform all essential job functions of the position with or without accommodations.

Who We Are

At Herman Miller, our unique culture represents the collective attitudes, ideas, and experiences of the people who work here. We focus on protecting the environment, impacting our communities, exceeding the expectations of our customers through high quality products, and championing diversity in all areas of the business, and together we are on a journey toward a better world. We support the well-being of our employees in and outside of work by providing a variety of opportunities including award-winning work-life integration resources, development programs, complex health and wellness offerings, and much more.

Herman Miller is a globally recognized provider of furnishings and related technologies and services. Headquartered in West Michigan, we have relied on innovative design for over 100 years to solve problems for people wherever they work, live, learn, and heal.

Herman Miller is committed to diversity and inclusion. We are an equal opportunity employer including veterans and people with disabilities.

Keywords: Herman Miller, Inc., Grand Rapids , Product Manager, Other , Holland, Michigan

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