Aftermarket Product Manager – Industrial Belts

Dayco Products LLC

Full Time
USA - Troy, MI
Posted 4 weeks ago

Dayco has an exciting job opportunity for an Aftermarket Product Manager position to be located in Troy, MI. The Aftermarket Product Manager sets priorities, plans, develops, and brings to market a specific group of automotive, heavy duty, Snowmobile/ATV, and industrial products. Working closely with sales, engineering, manufacturing, purchasing, logistics, and external suppliers to add parts that will maximize our market penetration for each product line, for all the Regions.

Key Responsibilities of the Aftermarket Product Manager:

  • Using analysis reports from the catalog database, application engineering, and other sources, identifies new products to be added to our automotive, heavy duty, and industrial product lines
  • Periodically reviews and compares the product offerings with our competitors; and, adds parts to keep the product lines complete and superior to the competition
  • Continually searching for new products to add, by talking with suppliers, reviewing publications, and knowing what the competition is selling, to insure Dayco’s competitive position in the automotive aftermarket
  • Reviews data to identify new car parts, and makes decisions to add new replacement part numbers by analyzing VIO, failure rates, competitive offerings, and market share
  • Determines the selling price and a demand forecast for new parts; and, completes all steps to release the parts
  • Coordinates with engineering and Dayco manufacturing to get part specifications in place and product set up for production
  • Develops engineering and product manager contacts with our suppliers to help find and release the products needed to complete our product offerings
  • Reviews the product lines for possible deletions or supersessions
  • Reviews pricing on the product lines for price increases and price sheet updates
  • Defines the product packaging requirements for the product lines managed
  • Verifies that PIES data is identified and loaded for all parts in the product lines managed
  • Assisting internal and external customers regarding product questions and issues
  • Working with Sales, Customers, Engineering, Purchasing, and manufacturing locations to complete RFQs for the product lines managed

Required Qualifications of the Aftermarket Product Manager:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • 5 plus years of experience in Product Development/Management
  • 2 plus years of experience with Industrial Belts
  • Requires a thorough knowledge of Aftermarket Automotive product lines, markets, customers, competitors, and both internal and external suppliers
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite – particularly Word, PowerPoint and Excel
  • Must possess strong interpersonal, motivational, and project management skills
  • Excellent writing, verbal presentation, planning, and time management skills with a strong ability to develop and deliver technical presentations

Preferred Qualifications of the Aftermarket Product Manager:

  • Technical degree in Engineering (or similar) highly preferred
  • Knowledge of Product Lines Industrial belts
  • Knowledge of rubber technology

Job Type: Full-time

Experience:

  • Industrial Belts: 2 years (Required)
  • Product Development/Management: 5 years (Preferred)

Education:

  • Bachelor’s (Preferred)

Job Features

Job CategoryMarketing, Sales

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