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Marketing Product Manager (B2B)

FXI is a leading producer of foam innovation for the Home, Healthcare, Electronics, Industrial, Personal Care and Transportation Markets. Our products include finished goods, sub-assemblies, services and raw materials for OEMs, fabricators and retailers. You will find FXI's foam innovations inside, around and under yourself in countless applications. We protect automobile passengers on the highway and fragile electronic components in shipment. We help consumers sleep sounder and furniture manufacturers create comfort. We provide for sharper images in digital printers and copiers and help consumers keep their homes clean. We provide critical components for filters, dispensers, gaskets and seals in everything from blood oxygenators to computer disk drives. To discover where FXI really shines, bring your wish list to our design and technical teams and imagine the possibilities in foam innovation.

We are seeking an energetic go-getter with an entrepreneurial spirit and 5-7 years of experience to join the team that is driving innovation and growth across our core businesses.  As Marketing Product Manager, you will be responsible for leading the product management and marketing activities for assigned businesses. This includes the development of new product strategy and execution, including gathering and prioritizing product and customer requirements and defining the product vision. You will build on current products and help to define new ideas based on consumer insights, competitive market research and OEM customer input. This includes ensuring that the product initiatives support the overall business unit strategy and goals.  You will work cross-functionally with R&D, sales, operations and finance to coordinate multiple projects simultaneously ensuring that projects and new products are delivered on strategy and on time.

PRINCIPAL JOB DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manage and execute projects broadly across the organization. Projects include but are not limited to new product development, marketing and sales materials, and other company objectives.
  • Provide day-to-day leadership, direction and team guidance for assigned new product development projects leading them through the stage gate process, managing day-to-day activities and focusing efforts against agreed upon strategies, goals, costs and timelines.
  • Develop project timelines, milestones and associated communication documents using appropriate tools.  Track project milestones and deliverables.
  • Develop the positioning and messaging for new products
  • Develop and execute marketing and sales materials in support of new product launches, including online and print materials and key customer presentations.
  • Conduct and report on competitive analysis, periodic market evaluations and research depending on needs of the business
  • Assist in conducting financial and business case analysis
  • Assist in developing and executing recommended pricing and new product forecasting
  • Provide tactical support to marketing director
  • Support sales team with information on products and application

IDEAL CANDIDATE PROFILE

  • Bachelor’s degree is required. MBA is a plus.
  • 5-7 years of new product development experience – defining, executing and launching products- preferably within a B2B environment. Familiarity with Stage Gate® process a plus.
  • 5-7 years experience managing marketing, research and other strategic projects within a business environment, preferably B2B.
  • Proven ability to work with and influence cross-functional teams is critical.
  • Superior project management skills to manage activities, timelines and a cross-functional team
  • Strong prioritization and time management skills, extremely organized, detail oriented and ability to manage multiple projects at the same time.
  • Ability and experience managing projects with both internal and external resources
  • Strong analytical skills are critical.
  • Experience or familiarity with operations and sales functions and activities
  • Passion for problem-solving and collaboration
  • Ability to communicate and interact effectively with all organization functions and levels
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficient in PC use, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook are required.  Advanced Excel skills are preferred. Microsoft Project experiences a plus.
  • Experience understanding manufacturing processes is a plus
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