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Product Manager

Commercial roofing manufacturer in Agawam, MA looking for a Product Manager. Full time, direct hire opportunity! Previous experience with industrial or construction products preferred. Candidate would be in charge of developing products by identifying potential products, conducting market research/developing marketing strategies, generating product requirements and determining specifications, production timetables, pricing, and time-integrated plans for product introduction. Salary based on experience and excellent benefits offered. Duties include: * Determines customers' needs and desires by specifying the research needed to obtain market information. * Recommends the nature and scope of present and future product lines by reviewing product specifications and requirements; appraising new product ideas and/or product or packaging changes. * Assesses market competition by comparing the company's product to competitors' products. * Provides source data for product line communications by defining product marketing communication objectives. * Obtains product market share by working with sales director to develop product sales strategies. * Assesses product market data by calling on customers with field salespeople and evaluating sales call results. * Provides information for management by preparing short-term and long-term product sales forecasts and special reports and analyses; answering questions and requests. * Facilitates inventory turnover and product availability by reviewing and adjusting inventory levels and production schedules. * Brings new products to market by analyzing proposed product requirements and product development programs; preparing return-on-investment analyses; establishing time schedules with engineering and manufacturing. * Introduces and markets new products by developing time-integrated plans with sales, advertising, and production. * Determines product pricing by utilizing market research data; reviewing production and sales costs; anticipating volume; costing special and customized orders. * Completes operational requirements by scheduling and assigning employees; following up on work results. * Maintains product management staff by recruiting, selecting, orienting, and training employees. * Maintains product management staff job results by counseling and disciplining employees; planning, monitoring, and appraising job results. * Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies. * Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed. Skills/Qualifications: -Bachelors degree in related field (Masters preferred) -5 years+ in Product Management; including People Management, Understanding the Customer, Product Development, Requirements Analysis, Pricing, Planning, Competitive Analysis, Sales Planning, Inventory Control, Financial Planning and Strategy. Please submit resume or call (413) 317-7677 for more details.