Product Manager

Itasca, IL 60143

Employment Type: Permanent Job Category: Mechanical Engineering Job Number: NA5087950615 Compensation: $120000-135000 / year

Job Description

Title: Product Manager 
Location: Itasca, IL 
Hire Type: Direct Hire

Job Duties:

  • Market Analysis: Assess the market, particularly distributors and competitors to identify gaps in the existing product portfolio.

  • New Products: Develop and execute a new product roadmap and pipeline for Uni-Line, with particular emphasis on expansion into new categories. Provide strategic, financial and technical justification for product selection and definition. Work with key functions, including engineering, product management, sales, strategic sourcing and manufacturing to launch new products. Develop business cases to support and justify new product introductions. Work hand in hand with Marketing to develop the appropriate branding strategy and to create sales tools and marketing collateral

  • Pricing Strategy: Determine the pricing strategy, including the identification of primary competitors and relative positioning to those competitors in key market segments. Manage all list prices in accordance with product category strategies to be market competitive while driving top-line sales and maximizing profitability.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Marketing, or related
  • Minimum of five years’ experience as Product Manager 
  • Business strategies including customer requirements with supply chain, product information and marketing strategies 
  • Knowledge of business fundamentals, engineering concepts, and the sales process
  • Experience with developing supplier relationships
  • Experience onboarding new products (discovery, selection, pricing, positioning, forecasting, marketing, training)

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or genetic information. 

Meet Your Recruiter

Ashley Schmitt
Technical Recruiter

Ashley Schmitt is a dedicated and experienced Senior Recruiting Team Lead passionate about empowering individuals through career opportunities. With an impressive track record of 8 years at Sterling, she has significantly impacted the organization's talent acquisition and development strategies.

With a remarkable 12-year career in the field of recruiting, Ashley has garnered a deep understanding of the industry's dynamics and trends. She has witnessed the ever-changing job market and thrived in guiding people through its complexities. For Ashley, the most rewarding aspect of recruitment is finding people roles that can genuinely improve their professional lives.

As a Senior Recruiting Team Lead, Ashley's leadership abilities shine through as she leads her team to excel in their roles. She believes in fostering a collaborative and inclusive work environment where all team member's strengths are recognized and utilized to achieve collective success.

Advice for candidates from Ashley: “Reflect on your skill sets and what makes you happy, be realistic about your strengths and weaknesses. Strengthen your online presence and always be networking!”

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