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Manufacturing Product Manager



Indianapolis, IN, USA
Posted on Friday, June 7, 2024

Manufacturing Product Manager POST NUMBER: 411899

Indianapolis, IN, US On-Site
May 22nd, 2024
$ 90000.00 - 100000.00 yearly
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Vaco Indianapolis has partnered with a client on the northeast side of Indianapolis looking for a Manufacturing Product Manager. This a full time, direct hire opportunity.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Customer Engagement: Collaborate closely with both existing and new customers within the consumer product, home improvement, air distribution, and HVAC sectors.
  • Product Lifecycle Management: Contribute to various business activities throughout the product lifecycle.
  • Relationship Management: Analyze and manage both current and new relationships, focusing on delivering enhancements to products and packaging.
  • Market Analysis: Continuously evaluate the needs of end users, market trends, competitive opportunities, and potential threats to shape product strategy and direction.
  • Product Advocacy: Act as a leader and advocate for your product offerings, both internally and externally, defining product positioning and key benefits.
  • Cross-functional Collaboration: Work closely with teams from Engineering, Manufacturing, Sales, Operations, IT, and Finance to ensure cohesive product development and management.
  • Cost Management: Set goal expectations for targeted cost structures and manage any variances that arise.
  • Pricing Strategies: Assist with developing pricing strategies throughout the product lifecycle and during bid processes.
  • Performance Monitoring: Manage and monitor product performance, leading SKU rationalization efforts as needed.
  • Marketing Team Support: Serve as a valuable member of the marketing team, contributing to overall marketing goals beyond specific product responsibilities.
Qualifications and Skills Required:
  • Education: Bachelor's Degree in Marketing or a related field is preferred but not required if at least 5 years of experience.
  • Experience: 3-5 years in a relevant position.
  • Manufacturing Knowledge: Comprehensive understanding of manufacturing capabilities.
    • Must have worked with Manufacturing products. (75% Manufacturing with 25% Software experience)
  • Product Management: Must have experience with product management in the physical product space. This is not a software product management role
  • Project Management: Ability to manage multiple projects with a sense of urgency and a focus on achieving company goals.
  • Analytical Skills: Strong analytical and mathematical skills.
  • Presentation Skills: High skill and comfort level with delivering presentations to an audience.
  • Software Proficiency: Extensive knowledge and experience with Microsoft Office Suite, including Project.
  • Travel: Willingness and ability to travel as required to trade shows several times a year

Company Benefits:

  • This opportunity offers medical, dental, vision, and life insurance, HSA, 401K with company match, Paid vacation and holidays, and bonus incentives

Vaco values a diverse workplace and strongly encourages women, people of color, LGBTQ+ individuals, people with disabilities, members of ethnic minorities, foreign-born residents, and veterans to apply.

EEO Notice

Vaco is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race (including but not limited to traits historically associated with race such as hair texture and hair style), color, sex (includes pregnancy or related conditions), religion or creed, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, status as a veteran, union membership, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, political affiliation, or any other protected characteristics as required by federal, state or local law.

Vaco LLC and its parents, affiliates, and subsidiaries are committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, Vaco LLC and its parents, affiliates, and subsidiaries will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact HR@vaco.com .

Vaco also wants all applicants to know their rights that workplace discrimination is illegal.

By submitting to this position, you agree that you will be giving Vaco the exclusive right to present your as a candidate for the foregoing employment opportunity. You further agree that you have represented information about yourself accurately and have not affirmatively misrepresented your qualifications. You also agree to maintain as confidential, to the fullest extent permitted by law, any information you learn from Vaco about the position and you will limit disclosure of information about the position only to the extent necessary to perform any obligations in furtherance of your application. In exchange, Vaco agrees to exercise reasonable efforts to represent you through all solicitation, job screening and resume dispersal.

Privacy Notice

Vaco LLC and its parents, affiliates, and subsidiaries (“we,” “our,” or “Vaco”) respects your privacy and are committed to providing transparent notice of our policies.

  • California residents may access Vaco’s HR Notice at Collection for California Applicants and Employees here.
  • Virginia residents may access our state specific policies here.
  • Residents of all other states may access our policies here.
  • Canadian residents may access our policies in English here and in French here.
  • Residents of countries governed by GDPR may access our policies here.

Pay Transparency Notice

Determining compensation for this role (and others) at Vaco depends upon a wide array of factors including but not limited to:

  • the individual’s skill sets, experience and training;
  • licensure and certification requirements;
  • office location and other geographic considerations;
  • other business and organizational needs.

With that said, as required by local law, Vaco believes that the following salary range referenced above reasonably estimates the base compensation for an individual hired into this position in geographies that require salary range disclosure. The individual may also be eligible for discretionary bonuses.

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