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Product Manager

Date: Nov 9, 2020

Location: Haltom City, TX, US, 76117

Company: A. O. Smith Corporation

Aquasana / Haltom City, TX

 

Why A. O. Smith? 

Water technology is one of the fastest-growing industries in the world, and, as a leading global water technology company, A. O. Smith Corporation is at the center of the trend. We are a $3 billion company with 144-year history and employ more than 16,000 men and women. With manufacturing operations in the United States, Canada, Mexico, China, India, and Europe, A. O. Smith has the global reach to serve customers worldwide. We have sales and distribution in more than 60 countries around the world. A. O. Smith is committed to continuous improvement, not just in its factories and its processes, but in its people.  We value people who are able to analyze problems and take rapid, decisive action. 

 

What is great about this opportunity?

  • You will be joining a stable, but growing organization committed to strong financial performance, strategic acquisitions, global expansion and the highest ethical standards of conduct.
  • You will be representing a company that makes products that improve quality of life and are considered top of the line.
  • You will be joining a cohesive team that supports each other in accomplishing shared goals
What You Will Do

As the Product Manager, you will be joining a stable and growing organization committed to strong financial performance, strategic acquisitions, global expansion, and the highest ethical standards of conduct. Our products we make improve quality of life and are considered top of the line.  You will be joining a cohesive team that supports each other in accomplishing shared goals.

What You Will Be Responsible For
  1. Work with product management, operations, sales, customer service, merchandising, procurement, and engineering to optimize the profitability of products already launched to the market. 
  2. Work cross-functionally with global procurement, operations, business, and engineering to optimize material costs with minimal business risks or operational churn.
  3. Manage existing finished goods and materials to identify and end of life products that no longer have meaningful contribution to the portfolio. Optimize and balance existing portfolio of skus to manage material, inventory, and operational costs down.
  4. Partner with Customer Support teams to identify and attack highest call driving skus and issues. Provide trouble shooting materials and training for simple, first time resolution. Provide path and execution of path to reduce warranty dollars and to minimize service parts sent out under warranty to contribute to profitability of portfolio.
  5. Identify product or supplier issues, then work with and through procurement teams to resolution in terms of both product quality and supplier credits.
  6. Work with merchandise teams to improve product content to both accurately merchandise product and mitigate calls, returns through FAQ, installation and troubleshooting steps.
  7. Understand voice of the customer and competitive landscape to help inform priorities and decisions.
What You Will Bring
  • Bachelor's degree in a related field or equivalent combined education and experience (engineer or related technical degree with solid business acumen preferred)
  • Minimum 7 years of related engineering and/or business experience
  • Strong interpersonal skills and decision-making ability
  • Effective and professional communication and organization skills
What We Offer

Great people make our organization great and because of that, we offer a relaxed dress code in our newly remodeled office, employee discounts on water filtration products, a competitive compensation package and comprehensive benefits plans which include medical and dental insurance, company-sponsored life insurance, retirement security savings plan, short- and long-term disability programs and tuition assistance.


Nearest Major Market: Dallas
Nearest Secondary Market: Fort Worth

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