Product Manager, Work Solutions Portfolio
Position: Product Manager, Work Solutions Portfolio
Location: Lake Zurich, IL, US, 60047
Are you passionate about achieving, creating, collaborating, and organizing? Do you want to be part of a winning team that values innovation, essential brands, and smart investments? We are currently seeking a motivated and growth-oriented Product Manager to join our dynamic organization, where we are transitioning from a traditional office manufacturer to a consumer- and technology-goods company.
Job Summary: We are looking for a Product Manager to lead our Office branded products portfolio. The ideal candidate possesses excellent project management and communication skills, the ability to work independently, take initiative, and be resourceful to meet organizational goals. You will play a key role in driving our company's transition and growth by leveraging your experience in product development, consumer insights, P&L analysis, project management, and brand marketing.
- Lead projects through the stage gate process, including business case development and financial approvals for successful go-to-market investments.
- Utilize consumer insights and data to identify pain points, understand jobs to be done, and define our unique value proposition in the market, exploring white space opportunities that align with our segment and innovation strategy.
- Analyze market trends, customer insights, and ecosystem partnership recommendations to identify successful growth strategies.
- Collaborate with the Consumer Insights team to develop and evaluate product concepts through quantitative and qualitative research.
- Effectively communicate the product vision and roadmap to stakeholders at all levels of the organization.
- Foster a culture of innovation by collaborating with key stakeholders in areas such as insights, brand, product development, and marketing.
- Work with partners to develop and test Minimum Viable Propositions (MVPs) that can be scaled by the business.
- Collaborate closely with cross-functional teams, including engineering, industrial design, sourcing, compliance, quality, and manufacturing, to deliver programs on time, meeting defined product specifications and cost targets.
- Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Marketing, or a related field is required.
- 5+ years of experience in Product Management, Business Marketing, or a related discipline.
- Minimum of 2 years of product development experience.
- Demonstrated success in program management, delivering products from concept to launch.
- Strong project management and organizational skills, with the ability to multitask and prioritize in a deadline-driven environment.
- Demonstrated leadership skills, effective problem-solving abilities, and a strategic mindset leading to consistent and profitable growth.
- Can-do, will-do attitude/mindset with the ability to thrive in a fast-paced, complex environment.
- Experience working with cross-functional teams.
- Approximately 10-15% travel may be required.
- Local candidates preferred. Must be able to work onsite 3 days per week (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday) in our Lake Zurich, IL facility.
About Us: We are a leading organization in the global market, designing, marketing, manufacturing, and selling branded academic, consumer, and business products. Our portfolio includes well-known brands in various industries. If you are looking for rewarding opportunities and a team-oriented environment that fosters learning and development, join us as we build our company for the future.