Product Marketing Manager – Electric Vehicle Charging (EVoCharge) & Systems

Phillips & Temro Industries

ABOUT US:

Phillips & Temro Industries (PTI) is a company with a rich 100-year history as a global OEM and aftermarket provider of custom engineered thermal and electrical solutions. Trucking, automotive, oil and gas, off-road vehicles and power generation are just a few of the diverse markets that benefit from PTI’s heating, cooling and electrification systems. PTI’s future is focused on the continued evolution of engines and new energy vehicles as the company continues to provide solutions that maximize equipment performance, reliability and safety. PTI’s portfolio of industry leading brands, include Zerostart®, Arctic Fox®, Idle Free® Systems, Truflo™ and EVOCHARGE®.

https://phillipsandtemro.com/


Position Details

Product Marketing Manager – Electric Vehicle Charging (EVoCharge) & Systems
Job
Full-time
9/29/2020
Twin Cities Metro
Eden Prairie, MN

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:

Product Planning & Strategy

Conduct voice of customer (VOC), primary and secondary research to facilitate development of product plans, and identification of new product and aftermarket opportunities. Ensure assigned products are responsive to market needs to maintain and/or improve market penetration and share position.

Develop and maintain long term Product Strategies/Road Maps for globalization of assigned product lines.

Identify and lead strategy projects to evaluate and provide strategic direction for innovative growth opportunities that leverage technology trends, market trends and integrated solutions.

Lead business case development working closely with cross functional team.

Product Life Cycle Management

Participate in cross-functional product development teams. Lead all marketing aspects associated with product definition, product development, pricing, market introduction, sales tools, and promotion plans.

Support forecasting process to maximize seasonal sales within effective inventory controls.

Develop the positioning and Go-to-Market strategy for all assigned products considering pricing, volume, market share and profitability.

Monitor and assess competitive products and programs and develop and implement proactive strategies to strengthen the product line’s value proposition.

Develop and execute obsolescence plan including supporting customers through product transitions.

Market Research, Analysis, and Competitive Intelligence

Conduct market research – gather and maintain relevant market data and competitive intelligence. Communicate key findings to key stakeholders. Synthesize conclusions from such research to drive action.

Benchmark competitive products and analyze market activity, strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats

Monitor and determine implications of industry, political and legislative trends.

Marketing Communications Tools

Work collaboratively with the Marketing Communications team to develop appropriate marketing communications plan.

Support the marketing communications team to develop appropriate collateral support for catalogs, launch kits, competitive alerts, sales communications, instruction sheets, etc.

Accountable for inputs into Creative Brief used for development of communications materials:

  • Value Proposition development 
  • Target Market/Audience descriptions 
  • Positioning Barriers and Opportunities 
  • Features and Benefits 
  • Voice and tonality requirements

Sales Support Tools:

Develops tools used to help customers make a buying decision such as:

  • Competitive Comparisons 
  • Sales Presentations 
  • Internal reference materials 
  • External audience materials 
  • ROI/Value Grids 
  • FAQs 
  • Referrals and References

Establish and maintain key metrics to track successes and opportunities for improvement to help drive accountability and future direction

COMPETENCIES:

  • Analytic skills to interpret market conditions, trends and competition and draw meaningful conclusions. 
  • Ability to interact with customers and technical professionals, internally and externally. 
  • Proven ability to influence at all levels of the organization cross-functionally. 
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, including strong active listening skills. 
  • Must be self-motivated, fast paced, accurate and possess good analytical skills. 
  • Product management experience with technical products 
  • Project management skills 
  • High proficiency in MS Office suite, especially Excel and PowerPoint 
  • Experience with SAP or another ERP system

WORKING RELATIONSHIPS:

  • Supervised by: Product Management Director or VP Sales & Marketing 
  • Type of Supervision received: Limited 
  • Supervises (# of incumbents and job titles): N/A 
  • Other contacts: Various customers in the field, sales representatives, distributors, management and various departments within Phillips & Temro Industries

Behaviors:

Preferred:

  • Innovative: Consistently introduces new ideas and demonstrates original thinking
  • Enthusiastic: Shows intense and eager enjoyment and interest

Motivations:

Preferred:

  • Self-Starter: Inspired to perform without outside help
  • Entrepreneurial Spirit: Inspired to perform well by an ability to drive new ventures within the business

Education:

Required:

  • Bachelors or better in Business Administration or related field.

Experience:

Required:

  • 2 years: Product Management or Product Marketing experience in a business-to-business environment
  • 7 years: Relevant experience


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