Product Manager

Job Description Brooks Instrument is an industry leader in flow measurement and flow control products for critical applications, and a division of ITW (A Fortune 200 Company) is seeking candidates for a Product Manager.  This highly visible position will be based out of our headquarters facility in Hatfield, PA (Suburban Philadelphia). In addition to our Pennsylvania operations, Brooks maintains manufacturing locations in, Hungary, and Korea.  The Company also maintains sales offices throughout the world.  Our products are used in laboratory and process applications in end markets such as: life sciences, chemicals, semiconductor, analytical instruments, nuclear, and solar cells. Basic Function                                                                                                                              The Product Manager's role will be to enhance Brooks' market participation, sales and profitability for the assigned products by managing the basic marketing mix.  He or she will also work with the Industrial sales channels to identify target customers, applications, markets, etc.   Essential Duties & Responsibilities  Monitor and assess customer's expectations for products and services. Identify and understand emerging applications for Brooks' products. Identify and understand emerging markets for Brooks' products. Translate customer's needs into specifications for Brooks products and services. Manage projects; work closely with engineering, operations and quality to bring to market products and services that meet customer's requirements. Monitor the competitive environment to identify threats and opportunities. Implement pricing strategies to maximize Brooks' opportunities for penetration and profit. Optimize product cost position using various Toolbox activities for offering rationalization and basic product design/process cost reduction. Work with Corporate Marketing Communications to implement promotions in support of the product strategies and develop appropriate sales collateral. Develop sales support and training materials to enhance effectiveness of all selling activities. Work with sales and with customers directly to understand needs, support major account activity, maintain product awareness and provide training. Travel to support above duties and to supporttrade shows (Less than 20%). Learn and apply continuous improvement philosophies including but not limited to the ITW Toolbox and drive and contribute to activities that support related projects. Learn ITW 80/20 principles, tools and techniques and actively apply them on a daily basis. Ability to get along in a team environment and follow all safety procedures. Maintain a clean and safe workplace. Other duties as assigned, including working in other departments when needed.  Education & Experience  BS in business or engineering required. MBA preferred  5-7 years of related experience.  Knowledge and understanding of industrial systems and processes, ability to understand and communicate technical information and an understanding of marketing responsibilities including product portfolio, price, promotion and distribution is preferred.  Our employees enjoy competitive, merit-based salary plus excellent benefits including: Health and dental insurance Company Paid Life Insurance / Short and Long-Term Disability 401K plan with generous company match Vacation, personal days and holidays Continuing education reimbursement program Flexible spending accounts  The opportunity to join a well-established (70 + years in business) yet dynamically changing organization that works together as a team to meet the challenges of satisfying customers' needs and managing rapid growth to better compete in a global marketplace.
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Minimum Qualification
5 - 7 years

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