Polytek® is a leading manufacturer of mold making materials and casting applications. We are currently looking for a highly motivated, experienced, and extremely organized Product Developer to join our rapidly expanding company to perform the following responsibilities.
Duties and responsibilities include;
Contributes thought leadership, analysis and detailed tactical plans to consumer division platform product segments and marketing plans.
Recommends and executes programs and/or initiatives (i.e., new products, product changes/revisions, forecasts, pricing, packaging, advertising, activation, promotion, retail programs) to drive both the short and long term profitability and category share of all assigned brands.
Collects and analyzes relevant market & category data to influence marketing plan and Supply/Operations Planning reports, i.e. competitive product information (positioning, pricing, promotional programs, etc.), market share data.
Conducts secondary research, analyzes syndicated data to support platform initiatives & recommendations; supports and participates in research projects to provide key learnings and strategic implications.
Provides tactical execution of the new product process and commercialization including product, packaging, research & activation to meet financial objectives to drive both the short and long-term profitability and share position of all assigned businesses.
Provides budget management support.
Provides support and information for key U.S. & International account programs, promotions, sales calls and communications.
Draft and present business plans and product launches to management, sales force, media, customers and other internal and external partners.
Create and improve consumer products that fill a niche in the market or allow us to remain competitive.
Determine product specifications and partner with R&D to develop and/or enhance product lines.
Work collaborative with with internal stakeholders to understand customer feedback and market trends
All other duties, as assigned.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. This position is very active and requires walking, bending, kneeling, stooping, crouching and standing all day. Work in normal office environment. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
Bachelor’s degree required in business field, preferably with a Marketing concentration. MBA preferred
Experience in consumer product development and project management preferred.
Strong demonstrated levels of accomplishments and business results
Proficient in MS Office including Word, Excel, PowerPoint; Lotus Notes
Good organizational skills with ability to manage several projects
General business management skills
Strong communication and presentation skills, with ability to lead cross-functional team
Strong business analytical skills, resourceful, results driven
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.