Solomon Colors, Inc., a growing employee owned and family run business, is seeking an enthusiastic and professional full time Product Manager for its fiber product line. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of five years of progressive and proven business development experience in addition to a familiarity with technical sales, construction specifications and an understanding of business analytics. Candidates with an engineering background, including active or former licensed professional engineers, are preferred. This position is based in Springfield, Illinois and will require approximately 20% travel to support the activities of the department including building proposals with the sales team, preparing technical presentations and marketing pitches for customers, as well as representing the company and products in the marketplace.
Responsibilities for this position include:
Product planning including coordination of business forecasts to achieve corporate directives
Collection of tactical marketing input regarding the product application area from various sources including Sales and external references
Develops marketing position for the products and defines Sales support materials
Defines product positioning, packaging, and pricing strategy
Directs the advertising and marketing budget for the product which includes print, on-line, direct mail, and other electronic productions
Participates with the Sales organization in customer interaction and sales efforts, acting as a product application specialist
Monitors the industry environmental and quality reporting requirements for the products
Ensures quality procedures and supply chain assurance is in place for the products
Directs trade show participation related to the products
Solomon Colors, Inc. offers and generous and wide ranging benefits package, which includes, health, dental, vision, 401(k), and ESOP benefits.
Job Type: Full-time Salary: $85,000.00 to $100,000.00 /year