Product Manager

Company Name:
Ascott Group
We are the Ascott Group... a search firm specializing in the lighting industry. We have positions at all levels with Architectural, commercial, Industrial, Residential, and Solid State Lighting fixture, lamp, and ballast manufacturers.
Our client is a fast paced high growth, highly profitable commercial lighting systems manufacturer with history of year over year sales growth. Due to stellar growth acrosss all prodduct lines client is looking to hire a technical product launch and marketing professional to assume the role of:
Product Manager
The Product Management team is responsible for the overall coordination of all aspects of product development, including analyzing business needs, prioritizing products and features, writing functional specs, managing project schedules and budgets and concluding with manual writing and communication of changes to the business and clients.

This position is in the heart of the product development cycle, supporting our entire business and all of our offerings. Therefore, the qualified candidate should be able to demonstrate the following:

Coordinate with all departments relating to product (new and existing)

Develop, implement and manage product activities to provide optimum sales and profitability for assigned product lines.

Conduct market research to better understand company's position concerning strengths, weaknesses and opportunities by traveling and meeting customers and sales reps.

Analyze competitive lines

Determine short and long term strategies and tactics for product marketing.

Develop pricing strategies, cost targets so as to deliver agreed upon target margins

Manage life cycle of product lines from strategic planning to tactical activities

Evaluate product as to sales volume and GM%

Ability to lead cross functional teams within a matrix organization

Ability to work utilizing disciplined project management guidelines
Other Pertinent Information:

Under cabinet or displacy/accent lighting experience is a big plus

Four year degree along with 5 years of progressive experience in product marketing or project engineering in a manufacturing environment.

Effective communicator, comfortable making presentations to customers and internal partners in a professional manner.

Strong PC skills

Some travel required

Must have experience in commercial lighting or builder related industry

Exceptional project management understanding and skills.

Qualified candidates should possess desire for upward mobility within the organization.
US citizens or permanent residents only. Email resume to

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