Product Manager

Full Time
USA - Troy, MI
Posted 1 month 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 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.

·         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

Knowledge & Experience

  •  Bachelors Degree or equivalent experience
  •  Minimum of five (5) years of experience in Product Development/Management
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Requires a thorough knowledge of aftermarket automotive product lines, markets, customers, competitors, and both internal and external suppliers
  • Must possess strong interpersonal, leadership and project management skills
  • Must possess strengths in writing, verbal presentation, planning and time management with an emphasis on technical presentation skills
  • Technical degree in engineering (or similar), preferred
  • Knowledge of product lines:  accessory drive belt, tensioners, harmonic crank shaft dampers




Job Features

Job CategoryEngineering, Marketing, Sales

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