Product Manager - Datacomm 8/26/2016

Werner Electric Supply Appleton, WI

Company
Werner Electric Supply
Job Classification
Full Time
Company Ref #
29313956
AJE Ref #
575989793
Location
Appleton, WI
Job Type
Regular

JOB DESCRIPTION

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SUMMARY

Plan, organize, and control an assigned product line to optimize profit and meet marketing, financial, and corporate growth objectives.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

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Participate in overall product strategy for new and emerging products.
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Coordinate technical products and estimate potential profits.
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Manage day-to-day progress of product.
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Provide technical expertise and training to other departments and customers in support of product line.
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Collaborate with a wide variety of functional areas such as Sales, Marketing, and Operations to provide product information responsive to customer needs and market opportunities.
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Develop and maintain a prioritized list of customer and market requirements for product.
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Coordinate and develop marketing, sales, technical support, and financial plans for the product line.
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Provide financial and technical justification for product selection and definition.
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Prepare product objectives and schedules for all phases of product introduction to market.
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Conduct market research and identify and track market trends in company's industry.
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Produce competitive analysis materials comparing product with its key competitors.
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Responsible for sales and gross margin enhancement.
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Identify partnering opportunities for complementary third-party products to broaden company's product line.
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Manage alliances with manufacturers.
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Participate in key sales situations for the product.
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Maintain communications and contacts to collect and analyze technical, financial, schedule, and sales information for a product line.
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Other related duties as assigned.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

May directly supervise up to 3 employees in specific area. Carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities may include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints; and resolving problems.

PERFORMANCE STANDARDS:

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Able to deal with frequent changes, delays, or unexpected events and change approach or method to best fit the situation.
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Displays original and creative thinking through innovative suggestions for improving work and alternative solutions to problems.
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Makes sound, timely judgments and is able to support and explain reasoning behind these decisions.
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Prioritizes work activities to complete work in a timely manner and meet productivity standards.
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Completes work accurately and thoroughly while applying feedback to ensure and improve quality.
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Observes safety and security procedures, uses equipment and materials properly, and reports potentially unsafe situations.
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Contributes to a positive team spirit by supporting everyone's efforts to succeed.
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Demonstrates initiative by seeking increased responsibilities and development activities and taking calculated risks.
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Able to gather and analyze information skillfully in order to resolve problems in a timely manner.
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Responds promptly to customer requests for service and assistance to provide superior customer service.
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Follows instructions and responds to management direction.

BUSINESS ETHICS:

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Exhibits punctuality and good attendance and ensures that work responsibilities are covered when absent.
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Follows through on commitments and completes tasks on time or notifies an appropriate person with an alternative plan.
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Takes responsibility for own actions.
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Promotes a harassment-free environment through respect and sensitivity for cultural differences.
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Works ethically and with integrity while maintaining confidentiality and supporting the organization's goals and values.
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Treats others with respect and consideration, regardless of their status or position.

LEADERSHIP:

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Manages projects on time and on budget including communication changes, monitoring transitions, and evaluating results.
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Delegates responsibilities, provides recognition and feedback for results, and takes responsibility for subordinates' actions.
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Acts as an inspirational leader by exhibiting confidence in self and others and passion and optimism for organization's goals.
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Makes self available to staff and includes staff in planning, decision-making, facilitating, and process improvement.
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Inspires respect and trust and is able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives.
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Improves processes, products, and service by fostering a quality focus in others.
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Continuously works to improve supervisory skills.
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Effectively influences actions and opinions of others.

INTERPERSONAL AND COMMUNICATION SKILLS:

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Exhibits good oral communication skills by speaking clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations, listening without interrupting, getting clarification, and responding well to questions.
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Reacts well under pressure and keeps emotions under control while using reason to manage difficult situations.
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Works well in group problem-solving situations through objectivity and openness to others' views.
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Exhibits good written communication skills by writing clearly and informatively, editing work for spelling and grammar, and varying writing style to meet needs.
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Presents numerical data effectively.