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Product Manager

August 16, 2021
Full Time
USA - Troy, MI
Posted 1 month ago

Dayco has an exciting job opportunity for new graduates or those with junior experience to join our Product Management team. This role will be based out of our head office in Troy, MI, and will report directly to the Senior Product Manager. This role will aid in planning, developing, and bringing to market various automotive products. Our Product Managers work closely with our sales, marketing, engineering, distribution, and purchasing teams, as well as external suppliers to add parts and products that will maximize quality, market share and sales within all regions in North America.    

PRINCIPAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Continuously carries out market research to add new products to the Dayco catalog, by communicating with suppliers, reviewing external publications/trends, and understanding competitor product lines
  • Uses internal analysis reports to update and make recommendations on Dayco’s product categories, such as catalog analysis reports, application engineering, sales reports, inventory data
  • Reviews data to add new replacement part numbers by analyzing VIO, failure rates, competitive offerings, and market share
  • Supports team in determining prices and demand forecasts
  • Completes all steps to release the parts in accordance with company policies and procedures
  • Coordinates with engineering and Dayco manufacturing to get part specifications in place and product set up for production
  • Develops engineering and product management contacts with suppliers to help find and release the products needed to complete our product offerings
  • Reviews the product lines for possible deletions or supersessions
  • 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
  • Assists internal teams and external customers regarding product questions and issues
  • Work with Sales, Customers, Engineering, Purchasing, and manufacturing locations to complete RFQs for the product lines managed
  • Provide the sales team with the necessary technical, market and competitive expertise to enable them to successfully sell and grow the product line both with current and new customers
  • Coordinate with marketing department to increase awareness through communications regarding new products throughout the organization, sales force and customer base
  • Takes direction/mentorship from Senior Product Managers to achieve to achieve organizational and team goals.
  • Other duties, as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Technical Degree
  • 1 year experience in Automotive Product Management, Marketing, Or Sales
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite – particularly Word, PowerPoint and Excel
  • Above average automotive technical skills considered a strong asset
  • 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
  • Eager to learn and apply information
  • Takes a continuous improvement approach to role, duties and responsibilities

Job Features

Job Category

Engineering, Marketing, Sales

Industry

Automotive

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