Product Manager for Self-Adhered Products

Owens Corning

(Toledo, Ohio)
Full Time
Job Posting Details
About Owens Corning
At Owens Corning, we strive every day to make the world a better place. Our track record, now surpassing 75 years, shows sustained results in this pursuit. Our history also shows market-leading businesses in insulation, roofing and fiberglass composites.
The Product Manager, Self-Adhered Products is to have overall responsibility to lead the development and commercialization of new self-adhered roofing products and increase the profitability of our existing product portfolio. This individual will focus on transforming our product line offering to become the preferred choice for roofing . In addition, this person will be responsible for defining the needs of the customer (CFFU’s), leveraging product technology and market trends to drive business results. This individual will work closely with Strategic Marketing, Manufacturing, Sales, Customer Service, Supply Chain, and Finance.
**Product Strategy** Manage specific products throughout the product lifecycle, gathering and prioritizing product and customer requirements, conducting Voice of the Customer (VOC) research, defining the product vision, and making sure products meet customer FFU’s **Business Case Analytics** Prepare/present plain language statements of market opportunities that accurately forecast revenue and profitability as well as costs to execute. Work with partner organizations, identify and gather critical data to manage risk. Recommend appropriate courses of action, clearly stating assumptions and risks. **Market Research** The Product Manager will develop a basic understanding of how we create unique value across each specific customer type, and knowledge of key influencers: contractors and builders. The Product Manager will specify market requirements for current and future products by conducting market research supported by on-going visits to our sales teams, customers and non-customers. In partnership with Strategic Marketing and the Sales organization, the Product Manager will continuously build insights and knowledge of our products in order to provide differential value to our customers and their businesses, and key influencers. **Project Management** The Product Manager will create and execute a plan of work to deliver projects according to strict deadlines and within budget. This includes acquiring resources and coordinating the efforts of team members (to include Marketing, S&T, Operations, Supply Chain, Customer Service, Finance, Sales) in order to deliver projects according to plan. The Product Manager will also define the project’s objectives and oversee quality control throughout its life cycle. **Commercialization** The Product Manager will work with the Marketing team to develop commercialization, pricing, and promotional strategies to effectively launch new and improved products. This includes defining product positioning and messaging to highlight benefits and value to establish a competitive advantage in the market with all customer channels. The Product Manager will lead the communication with Sales and other key stakeholders. **Competitive Analysis** The Product Manager will be recognized as a product knowledge expert for their product segment. The individual will monitor market needs and requirements, taking into account future technologies, codes and standards, competitor products/services and regulatory issues to develop and implement innovative customer solutions for existing and new products **Communications** The Product Manager will provide clear, timely communications to all stakeholders regarding product changes, packaging changes, new products, etc. This includes providing product training for customers and the sales team. **Teaming** Lead cross-functional teams by effectively utilizing each team member to his/her fullest potential to ensure project goals/milestones are met. The Product Manager must be able to engage, motivate, and challenge peers in other functional areas to deliver results. * Profitable, measurable market share growth * Revenue and margin optimization from current products * Revenue and margin impact from new products
Ideal Candidate
* Bachelor’s degree is essential, MBA preferred. * Knowledge of self-adhered roofing or waterproofing membranes or rolled roofing products. * Knowledge of various channels to market for building materials. * Working knowledge of building science principles and how products work together to achieve a structure's thermal and moisture performance. * Developing and marketing new products and services; attracting new customers. * Demonstrated quantitative capabilities, including financial, statistical and predictive modeling. * Influencing others effectively and sustainably with and without authority * Business and financial acumen-Increasing margins through management of mix, cost and price. * Excellent written and oral communication skills including presentations to large and diverse audiences.
Compensation and Working Conditions
Reports to Director, Product Management


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