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Director, Product Management

REQ: REQ-132392 Marketing

Hussmann Corporation
  • Bridgeton, MO, United States
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The Director of Product Management will lead the marketing and business planning process that includes working with cross-functional colleagues and directing product development and marketing personnel, establishing accountability and profitability parameters, and defining objectives and short- and mid-range action plans for growth.

  • Create a portfolio of new products with product development managers, and Commercial Team experts, that support the existing channel and product strategies. Build upon existing product roadmaps and brand strategies to develop new five-year strategic plans.
  • Operate with a cross-functional business teams for the various product categories including Core and Distributed, Self-Contained, Reach In and Low Temp.
  • Leverage the New Product Development process across product lines and functional departments.
  • Oversee forecasting, pricing, promotion, marketing communications, packaging, collateral materials, and product management for the business unit. This will include collaborating with internal departments and outside vendors such as advertising agencies, suppliers, and consultants, among others, as required.
  • Assess and evaluate the channels of distribution to devise appropriate channel marketing strategies pertinent to the existing and targeted customer base, and to improve overall results. Also, coordinate and implement programs targeted for specific consumer and trade market segments.
  • Enhance and build brand strength in order to capitalize and leverage the company’s competitive advantage – brand equity, and product value and quality.
  • Develop and train market team personnel; continuously review performance of all aspects of the product group compared to plans and objectives.
  • Establish strong communication and partnering relationships between marketing and the sales organization to accommodate smooth and effective operations. Maintain regular contact with sales management to facilitate the consistent flow of sales and marketing ideas.
  • Assure that all pertinent market intelligence is gathered and analyzed including a thorough understanding of customer needs, market trends, competitive strengths and weaknesses, and market opportunities.
  • Ensure timely adjustments to changing markets and competitive conditions through continuous analysis of market reaction and customer contact.
  • Provide marketing, sales and business management direction to internal operating units, including allocation of resources, coordination of projects, and motivation of staff personnel. Frequent contact with sales, manufacturing, engineering, logistics, purchasing, and finance is expected.
  • Identify cost savings opportunities and direct values analysis/value enhancement programs to maximize profits and market penetration with respective product lines.


  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing or business administration is required; MBA is preferred.
  • 10 + years of relevant marketing experience within durable goods companies; preferably in the Commercial Refrigeration, HVAC or Manufacturing related industry.
  • Experience needs to include directing product & marketing management including new product development and strategy development activities.
  • Strong communication & interpersonal skills.
  • Must be able to travel outside of USA
  • Ability to speak or write Spanish an asset

You will be eligible for a hybrid-remote work schedule

Our organization offers benefits that are the best fit for you at every stage of your career:

Comprehensive Insurance Plans: Health, Dental and Vision, 401k with Company Matching Contribution, Discretionary 401k Company Contribution, Tuition Reimbursement Program, Life/Disability Insurance, Family Leave, Panasonic Employee Discounts, Paid Vacation and Holidays, Wellness Program, Identity Protection, Community Stewardship, Employee Assistance Program and more

Hussmann is a subsidiary of Panasonic USA. Finding a better way has always been the Hussmann way. Since 1906, our focus on innovation has helped food retailers succeed. We hold over a 122 U.S. patents as well as 320 international patents from more than a dozen countries. We collaborate with customers across a variety of food retail segments as we work towards fulfilling a promise for better businesses, better partners, and a better world.

Hussmann is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to veteran status, disability, age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetics, marital status, pregnancy, or any other non-merit based factor.



REQ: REQ-132392 Marketing

  • Bridgeton, MO, United States
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