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Product Manager 

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Req Number SAL-17-00026  
Position Product Manager  
Division Miller Electric Mfg. Co., an ITW Company  
Location Appleton, WI  
Dept 177 

Assigned Shift First Shift 

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  


The Weld Fume Product Manager will play a key role in driving top-line growth within “80” market segments through new product development, portfolio management and strategic marketing initiatives, while working toward bottom-line profitability improvements through ITW tool box utilization. The weld fume category consists of both fume extraction and respiratory product portfolios. Emphasis around:


  • Drive appropriate visionary and strategic category initiatives, in accordance with established long-range and annual plans

  • Manage category new product development initiatives

    • Generate, analyze, and interpret segment data that leads to product line rationalization and commercialization, including: industry trends, customer activity and competitive pressures

    • Collaborate with sales, engineering, suppliers and appropriate division personnel to streamline new product development process

    • Define and communicate data-driven value proposition for products and category

  • Improve category profitability and position for continued success

    • Direct P&L responsibility; analyze and report on product/category pricing, sales and performance

    • Analyze, recommend and coordinate all product lifecycle activities

    • Determine product pricing based on strategic analysis

  • Represent category as subject-matter-expert for internal team, channel partners and end users through both product and regulatory knowledge

    • Represent business at industry tradeshows, webinars and customer visits

    • Collaborate with functional areas to ensure marketing, sales and other product implementation strategies are implemented in an efficient, timely manner

Key Measurements Include:

  • NPD Revenue

  • Category P&L Performance

  • Market Share Expansion

  • Margin Enhancement

  • Product Launch Timeline Adherence

Position Requirements


  • Bachelor’s Degree required; MBA preferred

  • 5+ years Product Management experience

  • Demonstrated success in leading high-level projects & cross-functional teams from start to completion

  • Proven ability to analyze current business issues and translate to strategic actions

  • Strong business acumen and analytical skills; P&L experience preferred

  • Must be a team player with a positive attitude, high motivation, and solid decision-making abilities

  • Well organized, aggressive self-starter with the willingness to learn and grow

  • Demonstrated ability to present and facilitate in front of groups

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • 30% travel required


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