Briggs & Stratton Director, Product Management - (MC15562) in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Director, Product Management - (MC15562)

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Director, Product Management

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Milwaukee, WI

Job Description:

Leads the creation and implementation of a three year strategic plan for assigned product portfolio. Manages portfolio growth and profitability by evaluating and analyzing key customer needs and trends. Leads all aspects of portfolio management including new product initiatives, cost reductions and warranty reductions by working collaboratively with stakeholders.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Manages and communicates a strategic product roadmap to internal team, customers and partners

  • Collaborates with marketing to define go-to-market strategy to meet business objectives

  • Creates, implements and maintains operational, reporting and performance metrics including the Annual Operating Plan

  • Supports sales team through participation in key customer planning & meetings, channel initiatives, and product training

  • Identifies and leads evaluation of new business opportunities including new product categories, markets, regions, channels and/or acquisitions

  • Partners with Operations and Supply Chain to improve product cost and quality

  • Identifies, develops and implements process improvements to drive consistency and efficiency

  • Directs the work of groups of employees (leads through managers)

  • Performs other duties as assigned

Job Skills Requirements

  • Strong planning and execution

  • Strong business acumen

  • Strong strategic thinking skills

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Ability to prioritize multiple projects at once

Educational Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Marketing, Business or a related field required

Experience Requirements

  • Minimum of ten years product management experience

Physical and Environmental Requirements

  • May require travel of a planned or urgent nature, both international and domestic

Briggs & Stratton Corporation, headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is the world’s largest producer of gasoline engines for outdoor power equipment. Its wholly owned subsidiaries include North America’s number one marketer of pressure washers, and it is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of power generation, lawn and garden, turf care and job site products through its Briggs & Stratton®, Simplicity®, Snapper®, Snapper Pro® Ferris®, PowerBoss®, Allmand™, Billy Goat®, Murray®, Branco® and Victa® brands. Briggs & Stratton products are designed, manufactured, marketed and serviced in over 100 countries on six continents.

Briggs & Stratton Corporation is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity. The Company conducts all employment practices without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran's status, pregnancy, genetic information, sexual orientation or any other basis prohibited by law. Briggs & Stratton also undertakes affirmative action to assure equal employment opportunity for minorities and women, for persons with disabilities, and for protected veterans.