A REGULAR DAY AT WORK (Essential Duties):
For us going to work every day has an even greater purpose than putting the latest product or technology on the market. It's about improving the everyday lives of millions. By being sustainable and open to new ideas we can push the boundaries of cooking, cleaning, and wellbeing at home. But to keep doing so, we need more people who want to innovate and re-imagine what life at home can be.
In this role you will create products that deliver a Best-In-Class Consumer Experience by translating the Technology Road Map into successful 3-5-year generation plan, ensuring the Product Line has a competitive range with the right profitability in all segments, brands, channels and markets and working across the organization to manage the product lines long and short term profitability. You will also be responsible for ensuring quality improvement of product in market, below target Service Call Rate (SCR) level of new product, and elimination of poor-quality products in the market. You will work with design group, North America marketing, and North America sales groups to achieve successful launch of new products in the market, ensuring messaging and point of purchase materials are consistent.
Lead product development, launch, and management of Top Freezer refrigerators and work to drive product and feature development based on consumer insights
Closely work with Product Planning and Innovation, Merchandising and Product Marketing to develop opportunities in existing channels and pursue additional channels where needed to continue strong levels of continuous growth
Partner with R&D/Purchasing/Quality teams to find innovative solutions for cost reductions and quality improvements
Work with marketing, sales, and finance to establish pricing strategy to maximize growth, profit and market penetration and on product and price consistent with overall brand strategy
Assist in the development of the 5-year strategic business and capital investment plan for the top freezer refrigerator category
Assist in the development and management of the annual business plan including monthly and quarterly P&L maintenance
Execute competitive benchmarking activities and participate in supply chain planning with factory, operations, and supply chain groups
WHO YOU ARE:
Ours is a dynamic, fast-paced environment that asks for flexibility and agility.
Both reactive and proactive, you work efficiently and flexibly to deliver results.
You can balance commercial considerations without compromising on quality, evaluating the data to inform decision-making and continuous improvement.
You get to know your stuff and can articulate it well, building a case that is sound and people can buy into.
You understand good negotiations begin long before doing a deal, through building good working relationships, understanding your suppliers' motivations and starting from a confident position.
You set the pace and the priorities, and then you bring a methodical approach to meeting your goals.
You can work autonomously but will never be on your own, working proactively to identify the opportunities and implement the plan.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE (Minimum Qualifications):
Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Marketing or Business Administration required (MBA desired)
Minimum 5 years product development, marketing or commercial experience
Experienced with Microsoft Office Suite including PowerPoint, Word and Excel
Experience with product launches and end-to-end execution of marketing strategies, merchandising and brand management
Solid knowledge of product development process, marketing, operations/supply chain management, financial overview