The Director, Product Management is responsible for leading a team of Product Managers and the Product Management function of Klein Tools, to include all new and existing product management. This position is responsible for all aspects of product management including sales, margins, suggested retail prices, distribution prices, product portfolio and end of life. Product Management also includes leadership of most new product development projects.
Specific Responsibilities will include:
Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Marketing or Engineering and seven (7) years related work experience in product management, marketing, and product design. MBA or extensive business experience and experience in the hand tool industry is preferred.
Direct experience leading the development of new products, designed in-house from concept to launch is required.
Minimum of 1 year of experience managing direct reports is required.
Must possess knowledge working with and presenting to large home improvement retailers and electrical distributors. Must possess experience in evaluating markets, market trends, and customer and sales feedback to develop new product plans. Must possess knowledge in product portfolio planning. Must possess knowledge in Product Development Process background.
Demonstrate strong planning, organizing and change management capabilities. Demonstrate strong financial modeling and forecasting skills. Demonstrate proficiency with Microsoft Office (Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Word).
Ability to lead cross-functional product development teams. Ability to demonstrated successful leadership experience - ability to recruit, develop team members, and retain talent within the organization. Ability to effectively communicate and present information to team members, top management, customers and/or suppliers.
Klein Tools provides a competitive compensation and benefits package, including:
If you have the commitment to succeed and the desire to join an organization recognized as the industry leader, please submit your cover letter and resume.
No phone calls please.