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Senior Product Manager

Date: Nov 18, 2022

Location: Lebanon, TN, US, 37090 Lebanon, TN, US, 37090

Company: A. O. Smith Corporation

Lochinvar (an A.O. Smith Company) / Lebanon, TN


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. Founded in 1874, we are a $3.5 billion company that employs more than 12,000 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.


This role is located in Lebanon, TN at the Lochinvar LLC division. 


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 Be Responsible For

  • Perform product life cycle management to maximize product line profitability.
  • Create detailed business, marketing and product requirements and maintain the product plan for all channels served by the product line.
  • Develop and present business cases for new products, plan and implement product launches.
  • Drive specifications and solutions across cross-functional product development teams through to implementation.
  • Assimilate customer and market requirements by performing qualitative and quantitative research with existing and prospective customers.
  • Provide in-depth market, industry and competitive analysis and positioning.
  • Provide day to day supervision of the product management team.
  • Serve as core team member on new product development projects.
  • Help profitably grow market share by providing Sales with extensive product information, competitive information and appropriate training
  • Identify and develop new products opportunities

What You Will Bring

  • Bachelor's degree, preferably in a technical or business-related field
  • 7+ years of related work experience
  • 5+ years of direct leadership experience or leading teams
  • Prior experience in plumbing, HVAC, or a related field, in retail and/or wholesale channels
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to read and understand technical documentation such a blueprints, electrical schematics, and product specifications.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions form large and diverse audiences.
  • Proven ability to lead other product managers and/or development team members on product development activities.
  • Core competencies include analytical ability & problem solving, technical aptitude, portfolio management, and working knowledge of Microsoft Office

What We Offer

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.

ADA Disclaimer (U.S. ONLY)

In developing this job description care was taken to include all competencies needed to successfully perform in this position. However, for Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) purposes, the essential functions of the job may or may not have been described for purposes of ADA reasonable accommodation. All reasonable accommodation requests will be reviewed and evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

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