Product Manager

<strong>At Behr Paint, we strive to have all employees bring their best selves and their unique perspectives every day. We are a tight-knit family of fun, friendly, integrity focused individuals who work together in exciting and challenging ways to build and maintain our award-winning, industry-leading products and services, and to positively impact our customers and the communities in which we live and work.</strong>

Santa Ana, California

BEHR

<strong>Founded in 1947, Behr Paint Company is one of the largest manufacturers of paints, primers, decorative finishes, stains, and surface preparation products&nbsp;for&nbsp;do-it-yourselfers and professionals in&nbsp;the&nbsp;United States,&nbsp;Canada, and&nbsp;Mexico. The Santa Ana, Calif.-based maker of the&nbsp;BEHR&reg;&nbsp;and&nbsp;KILZ&reg;&nbsp;brands is dedicated to meeting the coating and color needs of DIYers, professionals, architects, and designers with an unwavering commitment to quality, innovation, and value.</strong> https://www.behr.com/consumer/

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Full time

Overview: As part of the the Product Marketing team, the Product Manager leads their branded business in developing the strategy along with all the activities in managing the product line/category with the end-user. This includes both new product development and product stewardship. The Product Manager leads their categories by working closely with R&amp;D to maintain product quality and differentiation, developing Roadmap strategies, monitoring competitive activity, and coordinating with market research to conduct surveys, benchmarking studies, ethnography, new product concept testing, etc. Additionally, the product manager must monitor the profitability of their businesses. This includes, but not limited to, producing dashboards and other analytics/charts to understand trends and performance.
Responsibilities: <ul> <li>Develop annual brand/business strategic roadmap plans for respective product lines</li> <li>Lead and or actively participate in product development teams in order to drive new products to market via a stage-gate development process</li> <li>Initiate new research as well as analyze existing research for new product development, product benchmarking, and end-user insights</li> <li>Partner with Marketing Shared Services on commercialization efforts and launch plans including items such as packaging, social, digital / landing pages, and other marketing activities to generate end-user demand for key product lines</li> <li>Maintain superior product quality and execute remedies for product performance issues in working closely with Customer Care, R&amp;D, Color Lab, and Quality</li> <li>Monitor and analyze the competitive product landscape to also include material changes in competitive companies&rsquo; strategy and core capabilities</li> <li>Assist in planning for customer line reviews and category business reviews</li> <li>Brief business unit leadership and Behr Executive team on category/product topics</li> </ul>
Requirements: <strong>EXPERIENCE/ EDUCATION:</strong><br /> <ul> <li>A holistic and strategic mindset that can partner effectively with cross-functional teams including sales, channel marketing, supply chain, R&amp;D, finance, brands, graphics, and more</li> <li>Bachelor&rsquo;s degree required or equivalent experience; prefer 2 yrs of experience</li> </ul> <br /><strong>KNOWLEDGE/ SKILLS/ABILITIES:</strong><br /> <ul> <li>Ability to clearly and concisely communicate (orally/written) anchored in business process and project management fundamentals</li> <li>An analytical and data-driven mindset when making decisions &middot; Excellent attention to detail</li> <li>Strong organizational and project management skills, with the ability to multi-task</li> <li>High energy and intellectual curiosity to become an industry expert and the willingness to develop cross-functional knowledge beyond just the marketing function</li> </ul> <br /><strong>SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:</strong><br /> <ul> <li>May be occasionally required to travel out of state to attend meetings, functions and professional development seminars</li> </ul>