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Associate Market Product Manager


POSITION SUMMARY:
The Associate Market Product Manager is responsible for leading product management efforts for product lines and market focus areas, implementing business tactics that promote the growth of new and target product lines, enhance margins and increase market share.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:
Lead for implementing tactics to drive product line profitability, volume, mix, market share improvement and price. This includes:
Collaborate with the sales team to execute on customer bids and RFQ’s; support the sales target for relevant product lines and market areas.
Generate customer quotes in adherence to WPP pricing strategy to include Winpak value proposition, 3 C (Company, Competition and Customer) analysis and market positioning (segmenting, targeting and positioning).
Collaborate with the Winpak Technical Product Managers to support market & product development projects from concept to full commercialization and facilitate exchange of business & technical requirements with the customer.
Support Packaging trade shows and develop product marketing brochures and literature to market & advertise product lines to customers.
Conduct analysis of Winpak’s competitor strategy and positioning for relevant product lines and market areas.
Support Technical Product Managers in developing customer Innovation/Ideation sessions.
Effectively manage all assigned product lines to achieve company goals and objectives. Collaborate with Sales, Customer Service and Planning & Scheduling to:
Track and forecast product demand.
Analyze product cost and profitability.
Manage product inventory.
Analyze product manufacturing capacity.
Provide product line reports as required.
Initiate, monitor, and/or communicate product design characteristics, changes, and issues.
Initiate, monitor, and/or communicate product manufacturing changes and issues.
Assist in the resolution of product quality issues, collaborate internally and externally to continuously improve products.
Provide support to the Field Sales Group and Executive Management. This includes:
Market research and analysis
Creating and assisting in the creation of customer proposals, presentations, customer proposals, supply agreements and other communication materials
Identifying market needs and opportunities to expand the company’s product line offering.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Ability to collaborate with cross functional teams (Sales, Engineering, Finance, Operations, Customer Service)
Understanding of business principles including marketing and finance is required.
Analytical thinking, strong communication and listening skills required.
Proficiency in using computers and software programs; comprehensive command of MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, Outlook, and Internet Explorer required.

EXPERIENCE & EDUCATION:
Minimum of two years of experience in a product development, product management, sales or a related marketing position. Previous experience managing products/ markets and communicating directly with customers is highly desired.
Experience in the packaging industry and/or food/ beverage/ medical industry is preferred.
Equivalent education and experience in a technical field will be considered for the right candidate who desires to switch to a career in Sales & Marketing
Bachelor’s Degree required

WORKING ENVIRONMENT:
Position works mostly in an office environment, climate-controlled environment, moderate to low noise level. Up to 30% travel may be required to manufacturing plants, prospect and customer sites, trade shows, and other.

Winpak offers competitive salary and benefit packages as well as excellent opportunities for professional growth and development based upon the global location of the available position.

Qualified individuals are invited to submit a resume and salary expectations to:

1111 Winpak Way Sauk Village, IL 60411, Email: chicagojobs@wpp.winpak.com, Fax: 708-755-7257

Winpak is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or other characteristics protected by law. Pre-employment drug/alcohol/background screening may be required based on facility location.

Although we appreciate all applicants, only qualified applicants will be considered for interviews.