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Global Product Manager - Fire Suppression

Company: Fike Corporation
Location: Blue Springs
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Global Product Manager ---Fire Suppression Fike Corporation, a rapidly growing international manufacturer of pressure relief, explosion protection, fire suppression and detection equipment, has an opportunity for a Global Product Manager ---Fire Suppression position. Fike is a privately held business located in Blue Springs, MO with over 400 employees locally & over 1,200 employees worldwide. Summary: The Global Product Manager Fire Suppression is responsible for the completion and coordination of all product management activities related to the Fire Suppression product line and is accountable for providing overall management and business leadership for multiple product lifecycles ensuring that product line goals and objectives are met. Manages, develops, and implements processes and activities to maximize sales of the designated products. Analyzes performance, competitiveness, and trends in the marketplace and develops strategies for the assigned product line based on research and analysis. Works with applicable internal teams to identify and implement appropriate strategies.------------------ -------------------------- Responsibilities:

  • Fully manages the Fire Suppression product line including the lifecycles of its products.
  • Within the Discovery and Strategy phase of the Fike product management framework, defines and understands the markets for their product line and particular products.
  • Understands the marketplace and determines what industry trends look like.
  • Researches, gathers, and analyzes competitive information.
  • Uncovers various opportunities and customer needs.
  • Works with corporate and regional leadership to formulate the product line strategies.
  • Creates long term product roadmaps and reviews periodically.
  • Within the New Product Planning phase of the Fike product management framework, creates opportunity statements to provide high level (product) viability.
  • Explores partnership and acquisition opportunities.
  • Formulates value propositions.
  • Leads the creation of business cases with various cross-functional teams.
  • Determines and establishes future metrics for new products to allow post-launch review and analysis.
  • Within the New Product Introduction phase of the Fike product management framework, conducts training to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Plans and executes product launches together with all involved departments.
  • Within the Post Launch Product Management phase of the Fike product management framework, conducts post launch audits in order to learn from success or failure of the product launch.
  • Manages product lifecycles and takes the appropriate actions to the product (pricing, positioning, sales training, etc.) to optimize its performance and determine when to strategically discontinue products.
  • Leads, executes, and/or monitors various tasks needed to enhance product performance and application range, creation of protection design guidelines and provide support to internal and external customers.
  • Defines, initiates, monitors, and supports research and testing activities, assists in concept and product developments.
  • Provides regular dashboards and communication to management teams detailing the product lines current status within the marketplace.
  • Leads and/or participates in business improvement projects.
  • Maintains confidentiality of all company information and processes.-------------------------- Essential Skills: Subject Matter Expertise. Effective Written and Verbal Communication. Relationship Building. Motivation. Computer Applications. Delegation. Strong Financial Acumen. Detail Oriented. Organization. Presentation. Pragmatic. Results Oriented. Critical Thinking. Problem Solving. Collaboration. Collaboration. Development. Time Management. Technical Aptitude. Independent Judgement. Work Environment: While performing the duties of this job, the environment is general office work and the employee is regularly required to walk, talk, hear, see, sit and use hands. Required Qualifications:
    • Bachelor---s degree in Business, Engineering or related field, or an equivalent combination of education and--experience.
    • 5 years or more of related experience including experience in product management roles for an industrial product, preferably in the fire suppression industry.
    • Technical aptitude sufficient to understand and convey in original written and oral communications with multiple audiences, including customers, sales, development, quality assurance, and operations.
    • Ability to understand, analyze and manage a P&L for multiple products globally.
    • Proven experience in using data and market knowledge to drive a product line strategy.
    • Microsoft Suite skills in Windows, Word and Excel.
    • Salesforce CRM experience. G-Suite applications experience.
    • Consistent demonstration of the Fike Core Values.
    • Must be able to travel domestically and internationally as required. Preferred Qualifications:--
      • Master---s degree or MBA.
      • Experience and proven record of accomplishment in building out a fire suppression offering in water mist products. Working at Fike At Fike, our people are our strength.-- In order to fulfill our greatest potential, we are committed to attracting, growing and retaining a diverse and inclusive workforce.-- Better, Together as oneFike!-- Plus, at Fike, we offer benefits and perks to help make you smile and feel like family.---- Check out our competitive benefits package which includes:
        • Three Weeks Paid Time Off (PTO) & Paid Holidays
        • Medical Plans with FSA & HSA, Vision & Dental Plan
        • Paid Life and Long-term Disability Insurance
        • 401(k) and Roth 401(k) Plan with Company Match Fully Vested on Day One!
        • Profit Sharing Bonus Program
        • Education Reimbursement--------------------
        • Employee Assistance Program--------------------------------------------------------------
        • On-Site Fitness Center & Award Winning Wellness Program
        • Reimbursement for Safety Shoes & Glasses
        • Service awards & Recognition Program
        • Company Picnic, Quarterly Events and Holiday Lunch
        • Free Coffee/Tea, Lunch Utensils, Lunch Room Mini-mart, Free Parking Refer to Req ID 1362.-- Please visit our web site at www.fike.com to fill out an application. Fike is--an Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. #CB

Keywords: Fike Corporation, Blue Springs , Global Product Manager - Fire Suppression, Executive , Blue Springs, Missouri

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