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Product Specialist - Fluid Solutions

The Product Specialist Understand market needs, trends, and competitor intelligence for the given Product Line(s).

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:

  • Design, develop, track, and update competitive intelligence and market penetration database
  • Manage Stage gate process for New Product Development (NPD) initiatives
  • Updating databases, collecting requests for product requirements and creating foundations for business cases
  • Interact with customers to assess product development needs, provide follow-up, and gage product development opportunities
  • Develop Score Card and related slides for NPD PowerPoint slide deck, submit monthly to be presented
  • Develop dashboards for Product Team to manage analytics, providing ?deep dives? into data, becoming the ?Tableau Expert?
  • Manage projects with Engineering and Product Development ensuring product launch is on time and on budget
  • Provide financial projections, commitments for growth for new products launches
  • Lead training sessions to educate customers on products strategy
  • Lead/Drive a close and effective cross- functional team dynamic
  • Create product documentation and sales collateral for sales and technical presentations
  • Travel required for learning and understanding the Voice of the Customer (VOC)

MANAGEMENT:

  • No direct reports

EDUCATION:

  • BS in Engineering required
  • Master of Science or MBA a plus

QUALIFICATIONS

  • 2-5 years in the flow control industry with the ability to understand valve and actuation applications or related level of understanding of fluid mechanics and electro-mechanical equipment
  • Experience with process piping, flow metering, control valves, flow controllers, pressure regulation, pressure instrumentation, pumps, valves and fittings within Commercial plumbing, Municipal, Waterworks and Industrial process industry
  • Knowledge of ASME, ANSI, and specific piping industry codes and standards
  • Possesses knowledge of sales channels ? distribution, contractor, end-user, specifying engineers, etc.
  • Experience with industrial product manufacturing or product management a plus
  • Project Management-Product Analyst skill set
  • Believes in customer-centric and data-driven product design processes
  • Ability and desire to learn quickly new business systems including Tableau
  • Proficient in Excel, PowerPoint and Access
  • Take on various jobs and tasks to support the product team

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to walk, talk, and/or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand, sit, and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move a minimum of 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include: close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

  • Work in office environment
  • May occasionally be required to perform job duties outside the typical office setting

As required by the Americans Disabilities Act (ADA)

EMPLOYEE CORE COMPETENCIES:
1. Collaborate Across Workgroup
2. Initiate Positive Change
3. Deliver High Quality Results
4. Focus on the Customer

5. Develops Self & Others

6. Accountability

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