Reference : CAN00029
Associate Product Manager
- Canada , CA-ON , MISSISSAUGA
- Permanent / Regular
- Posting date : 11/30/2021
- Canada MISSISSAUGA
- Permanent / Regular
- Posting date : 11/30/2021
The successful individual can look forward to a truly challenging and rewarding role by working with an integrated and dedicated cross functional team (R&D, Operations, Supply Chain, Finance, Sales Marketing), at a very exciting stage in the Company’s evolution.
The Associate Product Manager will provide product project management and marketing analysis in support of achieving the sales and profit goals for a specific building material product category, and assist in implementing annual marketing and business plans. This person will work closely with Product Managers for portfolio management as well as New product launches. The position also conducts research, analysis, goals tracking, tactics and measurement of product marketing plans. The incumbent will work in conjunction with Finance, Sales, R&D, Supply Chain and Operations to ensure the success of the product category goals.
- Partner with Commercial Financial Analyst to produce/interpret reports based on numerous data points which will enable Product Managers to make more informed business decisions and provide analysis summaries and recommendations based on findings
Product Development and Launches
•Support the project management of the assigned products in order to achieve the business and departmental goals as outlined in the corporate plan
•Capture and assimilate data about the market, competitive product range and tactics, customer trends and intelligence to develop and define the value proposition to become a preferred supplier with the Product Manager
•Collaborate with sales and engineering to create a working list of projects that are prioritized by business case
•Lead/co lead projects through development using the Stage Gate process and tools
•Collaborate with Sr Brand Manager in developing collateral and tools such as brochures, product samples, videos and apps as well as other tactics
Product Line Management
•Direct all product management maintenance issues working closely with sales, customer service, operations, technical services, supply chain, purchasing and finance to achieve monthly and annual corporate goals
•Provide product updates and market insights to outside sales and customers through field presentations, sales meetings and technical training programs
Market/Business Development Opportunities
•Supports business cases development for prioritization in stage gate including market definition, market size and competitive intelligence to justify projects
•Collaborate with Marketing team(s) in developing marketing programs for homeowners, contractors, architects and distributors
•VOC: Conducts frequent customer visits to evaluate market needs and opportunities; participates in customer and other ‘Voice of the Customer’ activities
*Overnight travel in US and Canada (10%) post covid
You truly want to make a difference and impact with our customers. Through your engagement with our external contractors, builders, building owners, distributors, and then aligning internal teams such as marketing, sales, manufacturing and R&D teams your role will be critical to continue to position CertainTeed to lead the category in the Canadian market place.
•A self starter that holds oneself accountable for project deliverables and sets high standards.
•Goes the extra mile to deliver projects.
•As soon as a challenge is reached proposes a new one.
Influencer & Drives Collaboration
- Is noted by others outside the function and business as a team leader and positive contributor.
- Ability to influence teams, communicate with diverse groups and influence others on a regular cadence
- Record of accomplishment of building relationships across all functions and within a matrix style organization.
Problem Solving & Analytical Thinking
•Demonstrates advanced skill and keen insight in gathering, sorting and applying key information.
•Uses a combination of logic, complex analysis, experience, wisdom, resources to solve problems.
Challenge the norm and encouraging others to do the same will ensure that CertainTeed leads the industry with creative and market centric approaches
• 4+ years of product/ operations/R&D/engineering or sales experience required
•Bachelor's degree in business, marketing, or related field is required
•Excellent project management skills
• Proficient in the use of various PC applications including MS Office (Access, Excel- intermediate to advanced, Word, Outlook),
•Knowledge / prior use of Innovation - Stage Gate process an asset
•Comfortable with ambiguity; does not require a high degree of structure.
•Excellent verbal, written, interpersonal, and presentation communication skills.
•Excellent computer skills / applications usage such as PowerPoint, Word, Excel
Who are we ?
Here’s what we do…
CertainTeed is a subsidiary of Saint-Gobain -- the world’s largest building materials company with a 350-year legacy of innovation and growth. Saint Gobain group is leader in sustainable product development and environmental stewardship. We’re proud to that Saint-Gobain North America was recognized by Top Employers institute as on the best workplaces in North America & Canada.
For 113 years, CertainTeed has been synonymous with quality, trust, innovation, and service. Our team designs, manufactures and distributes materials and solutions in the construction and building materials market. CertainTeed’s broad product offering includes insulation, ceilings, roofing, siding, fence, railing, deck, exterior trim and gypsum board products. We provide comfort, performance and safety while addressing the challenges of sustainable construction, resource efficiency and climate change. Our offerings incorporate and promote the wellbeing for each of us and we are building a future where we collectively work together towards our core purpose to Make the World a Better Home.
At Saint-Gobain we design, manufacture and distribute materials which are key ingredients in the wellbeing of each of us and the future of all. Join our innovative, passionate and entrepreneurial community to improve the world of tomorrow with us
Saint-Gobain is an inclusive and equal opportunity employer committed to providing reasonable accommodations throughout the recruitment process to applicants upon their request. This commitment is in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).