Product Manager - Decorative Lighting

Full Time
Independence, OH 44131
Posted Today
Job description
Why Kichler? At Kichler Lighting, we are more than just a lighting company. We're a "bring people together" company. Everything we do, every single day, is with the intention of creating and delivering products that allow people to "see" what matters most to them! We accomplish this by encouraging forward thinking; building an environment where our team can ask the tough questions, “Why not?” and “What could be?”. We believe our dreamers and innovators can change the world. We recognize our organization is at its best, when we are blended with different backgrounds and experiences. We believe transparency and teamwork should be an integral part of any inclusive work environment. We want everyone to achieve their goals; we are committed to our team’s own development. We are proud of our flexible work environment; we want our team to thrive in a way that works best for them. Kichler sheds light on what's truly important! Job Description: About the Role: The Product Manager - Decorative Lighting will serve as our internal champion for a new line of decorative lighting products being brought to market and focus on the internal responsibilities required to ready the portfolio for market introduction. This position will require extensive collaboration with partners to ensure the successful definition and implementation of strategy, portfolio mix, market positioning, and project execution. What You Will Do:
  • Portfolio. Product Roadmap & Product Planning.
  • Develop and maintain vision for product portfolio.
  • Own the development of Product Roadmap (3-5 year POV) and Product Plan (~18-24 month POV) activities to ensure mentorship and focus for new portfolio.
  • Comprehensive understanding of consumer, customer, and competitive landscape to define product portfolio specifications in line with right to win.
  • Case and Product Specification Development.
  • Responsible for the Business Case development that clearly articulates the business opportunity, proposed solution scope, value proposition, and key financial metrics.
  • New Product Introduction & Portfolio Management.
  • Implement Product Management results in accordance with NPI Gate process.
  • Portfolio Management – manage products throughout lifecycle from NPI through obsolescence; includes pricing, competitive analysis, data optimization, marketing material review.
  • Ad-hoc responsibilities as required to establish new lighting portfolio.
What We Look For In A Candidate:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in business related concentration
  • 5+ years Product Management experience
  • Microsoft Office (PowerPoint, Word, Excel & Outlook skills)
  • General digital literacy (required to develop functional use of ERP system for data, reporting)
  • Knowledge of: (i.e.-basic engineering principles, product development process, employment laws & regulations, lighting industry)
  • Experience with design-centric product including fashion-forward finishes and materials preferred
  • Appreciation for design, premium/luxury materials, and attention to finer detail
  • Experience with designer-influenced sales and decision-making process preferred
  • Stage Gate new product development process experience
  • Ability to successfully implement in a matrix organization structure
  • Proven track record to analyze market and find opportunity
Salary Range: Min Range: $79,100.00 USD Annual Mid Range: $113,000.00 USD Annual Max Range: $146,900.USD Annual A Few Reasons Kichler will Brighten Your Path:
  • Competitive salary
  • Paid vacation
  • Comprehensive medical, vision and dental insurance
  • Available 401(k) program with generous company match (no waiting period, 100% vested)
  • Company-paid Life insurance and STD/LTD disability coverage
  • Employee discount purchase program (MASCO partners)
  • Flexible Scheduling
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Virtual Wellness
  • Tuition Reimbursement
What to Expect Next: A virtual video interview following the submission of your application may be required for continued consideration in this job posting. When applying for a position, you may be subject to a background screen (criminal records check, motor vehicle report, and/or drug screen), depending on the requirements for this position. Job-related concerns noted in the background screen may disqualify you from the new position or your current role. Background results will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation. #LI-AH1 #LI-KS1 About Us: The Kichler brand encompasses more than 3,000 products, including chandeliers, wall sconces, bath lighting, ceiling fans, under-cabinet lighting, landscape lighting, lamps and accessories. A leader in energy-efficient technology, Kichler's line of Design Pro LED fixtures feature several winners of the Lighting for Tomorrow Award, sponsored by the Consortium for Energy Efficiency, the U.S. Department of Energy and the American Lighting Association. Kichler Lighting (the “Company”) is an equal opportunity employer and we want to have the best available persons in every job. The Company makes employment decisions only based on merit. It is the Company’s policy to prohibit discrimination in any employment opportunity (including but not limited to recruitment, employment, promotion, salary increases, benefits, termination and all other terms and conditions of employment) based on race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, pregnancy, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, age, physical/mental disability, medical condition, marital/domestic partner status, military and veteran status, height, weight or any other such characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. The Company is committed to complying with all applicable laws providing equal employment opportunities. This commitment applies to all persons involved in the operations of the Company regardless of where the employee is located and prohibits unlawful discrimination by any employee of the Company. Kichler Lighting is an E-Verify employer. E-Verify is an Internet based system operated by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in partnership with the Social Security Administration (SSA) that allows participating employers to electronically verify the employment eligibility of their newly hired employees in the United States. Please click on the following links for more information. E-Verify Participation Poster: English & Spanish
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