Product Manager – Fluid Level Sensors

Standex Electronics

Fairfield, OH


The Product Manager is a professional who identifies the customer needs and the larger business objectives that a product or feature will fulfill, articulates what success looks like for a product, and rallies a team to turn that vision into a reality.  Responsible for managing product lines throughout the product lifecycle from ideation to execution in support of organizational strategy and objectives.  This role will work cross-functionally, to drive innovation and growth in both technology and product solutions globally within their respective product lines. 

  

What You'll Do 

  • This role has no direct management responsibilities.  However, this role requires indirect leadership of team members across multiple functions, levels, and sites.  This indirect leadership includes: 
  • Foster collaboration with team members to drive value and collectively identify and resolve problems. 
  • Advocate for the end user and stakeholder by empathizing with and understanding user needs. 
  • Manage cross-functional team and stakeholder expectations to execute product strategy. 
  • Exhibit active listening, facilitate sessions, and clearly communicate at all levels. 
  • Drive the execution of all processes in the product lifecycle, including product and market research, competitor analysis, planning, positioning, requirements and roadmap development, and product launch. 
  • Actively seek and provide market intelligence, competitive landscape, and voice of the customer data to help advise on core and new service market opportunities. 
  • Conducting and/or overseeing research to gain a deep understanding of the market, customer, and end user’s needs. 
  • Implements and maintains competitive pricing strategy within the product line. 
  • Develop MRD/PRD’s including user stories (structured conjoint use cases). 
  • Drive/monitor/analyze key product metrics (including adoption and screen targets). 
  • Develop proof of concepts and prototyping and implementing feedback on those prototypes. 
  • Create product strategy documents that describe business cases, high-level use cases, technical requirements, revenue, ROI, and ensure the product strategy directly relates to the business strategy. 
  • Facilitate cross-functional ideation campaigns that lead to defined technology projects and product solutions. 
  • Gather and manage ideas coming from different sources. This includes building and maintaining an ideas backlog, and keeping stakeholders informed about the status of their ideas and requests. 
  • Build and own the product roadmap ensuring execution is aligned with strategy. 
  • Write product specifications which define the product requirements. 
  • Define and manage success metrics for the product lines and individual projects. 
  • Collaborate closely with engineering, production, marketing, and sales teams in the development, QA, and release of products, and balance resources to ensure success for the entire organization. 
  • Evaluate competitors and competing technologies. 
  • Develop product line strategy and technology goals to drive R&D efforts and sales targets. 
  • Other duties as assigned.  

What You'll Bring 

  • A bachelor’s degree in business, marketing, engineering, or a related field required. 
  • 6 years of relevant professional experience required. 

What We Value 

  • MBA or advanced degree in a related discipline is preferred. 
  • Strong level of business acumen and the ability to understand various business scenarios. 
  • Demonstrated strategic thinking and analytical skills. 
  • Demonstrated ability to create and execute strategic initiatives to drive top line growth. 
  • Strong self-management skills including accountability, goal setting, self-motivation, and time management. 
  • Strong organizational skills with a process-oriented mindset 
  • Communication, collaboration, and interpersonal skills with the ability to influence others. 
  • Exceptional writing and editing skills, combined with strong presentation and public speaking skills. 
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