Manager, Product Marketing

Milwaukee Tool

Over the past several years, Milwaukee Tool has invested heavily in technology and innovation across our power tool, power tool accessories, and hand tool businesses.

Our world-class team has delivered some of the most disruptive new technologies and solutions the industry has ever seen resulting in unprecedented growth in our global business.

We enable a fast-paced design environment where our employees experience the challenge and satisfaction of seeing a product evolve from concept to the shelves of our retail and distribution partners and into the hands of our professional users on the jobsite.

At Milwaukee Tool, we recognize your career path is as individual as you are. Whether you are considering joining us early in your career or you have been in the workforce for years, our priority is to help you meet your professional goals. Being part of a fast paced and innovative culture, professional development…WE CREATE EMPOWERED LEADERS.

Position Details

Manager, Product Marketing
Southeast Wisconsin
Brookfield, WI

Our Product Marketing Team is responsible for working directly with users and engineering teams to grow products and product lines through the administration and coordination of a variety of marketing functions and projects; all while maintaining a cooperative relationship with internal and external stakeholders. Our team works directly with end users through interviews, job site visits and field testing, allowing us to understand the work they do day-in and day-out so we can make solutions that help them stay safe and productive. We research, develop, and commercialize disruptive new products to meet company growth goals by participating and interacting with various cross functional teams and departments, owning a product from beginning to end.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Proactively manage the portfolio of products within the category(s).
  • Develop 3+ year strategy & plan and initiate marketing and new product development efforts to grow sales and profits in the category(s) of responsibility. 
  • Implement and monitor strategies including product positioning, forecasting, cost reductions, product updates and/or obsolescence. 
  • Analyze and interpret findings and report to senior management. 
  • Work collaboratively with Engineering to ensure all new product development is meeting all the required targets and is being delivered on time. 
  • Develop comprehensive commercial plan to support all new product launches with How we win; training modules, product specific videos & collateral, web campaign, channel or trade specific strategies, as well as a full promotional plan. 
  • Assist in the development of the overall departmental product strategy. 
  • Conduct market & user based research to understand the strategic, tactical, and new product development needs within the category(s) 
  • Must be comfortable and knowledgeable working on a commercial & residential jobsite: end user visits, making sales calls with Milwaukee sales & distributor sales forces, and field testing. 
  • Lead and interact globally with various cross functional teams and departments to collaborate and deliver objectives on schedule. 
  • Write and submit appropriate documentation to initiate new product efforts. 
  • Provide customer input throughout the new product development process. 
  • Assess and analyze new business or product opportunities and be able to articulate to management your findings and recommendation. 
  • Collaborate with brand & channel marketing to develop appropriate programs and promotions to deliver quarterly and annual budget 
  • Participate in key customer presentations, line reviews, editorial visits/interviews, trade shows and other industry events as needed to promote the category(s). 
  • Act as the internal and external focal point for the resolution of product issues within the category(s) – own your category. 
  • Champion and lead various departmental improvement initiatives. 
  • Maintain an up-to-date database of competitive & market information including product catalogs, price lists, current promotions, new product introductions and regulatory issues. 
  • Attend trade shows, seminars and other industry events as necessary to stay abreast of market and industry trends.

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Requires a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Business Administration or related area 
  • A minimum of 4-7 years experience in Marketing/Sales roles(s). 
  • Position requires accomplished analytic, written, verbal and interpersonal skills plus demonstrated track record of achievements in positions or increasing responsibilities, problem solving and decision making abilities. 
  • Willingness to travel 25-30% of the time. 
  • Proficiency in PC skills including MS Office and Internet usage is required.

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