Product Manager

IPEG, Inc.

Niles, IL


Thermal Care, part of the IPEG Industrial Group, is a leading manufacturer of process cooling equipment and systems for applications worldwide. As an ISO 9001 certified manufacturer, Thermal Care provides heat transfer equipment for over 50 industries and specializes in meeting the specific needs of our customers by offering both standard and custom designed industrial process cooling solutions. Some of the industries served include plastics, laser, heat treating, food processing, machine tool, plating, anodizing, chemical, die casting, optical coating, and printing.  


The Industrial Product Manager is responsible for life cycle management of all heat transfer product lines to ensure continued strategic alliance of products with the business plan of the organization. This position provides leadership in product strategy and tactics for product planning, promotion, profitability, and new product development.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide expert technical and application support of all products to assist with the business development and support of the products with the overall objective of complete customer satisfaction
  • Conduct market research, competitive analysis, technology reviews, and strategically plan and lead efforts in new product development, product improvements, line extensions, and product road maps
  • Collaborate on the development of marketing plans and promotional programs for existing products to include product development, pricing strategy, collateral creation, and brand management
  • Develop and deliver product training and training materials for internal stakeholders, internal and external sales forces, and customers
  • Manage the creation and maintenance of product manuals, catalogs, specification sheets, product bulletins, price pages, and any other collateral materials used in sales and promotion of products
  • Work with Manufacturing, Purchasing, and Engineering to reduce costs and product lead times by assessing packaging, materials, vendors, stocking levels, or product designs for opportunities for improvements
  • Review monthly financial performance and determine contributing factors to product line sales and profitability and offer solutions for detrimental sales or cost trends
  • Serve as part of the management team and contribute to the successful planning and execution of the annual business plan as well as long-range strategic planning of the business


Qualifications and Work Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a technical field
  • 5 years of product management and/or relevant experience with a heat transfer type manufactured product (preferred) or other industrial manufactured equipment experience.
  • Exceptional analytical, problem solving, communication (both written and verbal), and interpersonal skills
  • Able to travel up to 20%, some international travel may be required
  • Able to organize, prioritize, and manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced, stressful environment
  • Proficient use of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook

The IPEG Industrial Group is a family of leading brands serving the global plastics, recycling and industrial heat transfer markets. IPEG, Inc. is a corporate entity which provides best-in-class manufacturing and business support services to its brands in order to create a competitive advantage for each of the brands to drive better solutions for customers.

At IPEG, we focus on two things: Customers and Employees. And we have a saying that if we do right by both of them, everything else takes care of itself. We have formalized this into IPEG’s Purpose: To foster excellence and inspire confidence in our customers and employees.

IPEG offers an outstanding compensation and benefits package including profit sharing, bonus plans, 401(k) with company match, medical insurance, dental, vision, life insurance, short- and long-term disability, health club reimbursement, tuition reimbursement, employee assistance, wellness program and employee referral bonus program.

IPEG, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) and offers employment opportunities to all qualified persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability (except where physical or mental abilities are a bona fide occupational requirement), veteran status, marital status, familial status, sexual orientation, HIV-positive status, possession of the sickle cell trait, genetic characteristics, political views, and any other basis protected by federal, state or local laws.