Product Manager

Date: Sep 19, 2022

Location: Smithfield, NC, US

Company: Dover Corporation

For over 125 years, OPW has led the way in designing and manufacturing world-class retail fueling, fluid handling and car wash system solutions for the safe and efficient handling and distribution of fuels and critical fluids. OPW makes above ground and below ground products for both conventional, vapour recovery and clean energy applications in the retail and commercial markets. Additionally, OPW supplies loading arms, valves and dry-break couplings, tank truck equipment, rail car valves and equipment, and car wash systems. OPW has manufacturing operations in North America, Europe, Latin America and Asia Pacific, with sales offices around the world. OPW is part of the Dover Corporation, which is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange under 'DOV'. To learn more about OPW’s 125 years of providing industry-leading solutions, visit our website at www.opwglobal.com.

Dover is a diversified global manufacturer with annual revenue of over $7 billion. We deliver innovative equipment and components, specialty systems, consumable supplies, software and digital solutions, and support services through five operating segments: Engineered Products, Fueling Solutions, Imaging & Identification, Pumps & Process Solutions and Refrigeration & Food Equipment. Dover combines global scale with operational agility to lead the markets we serve. Recognized for our entrepreneurial approach for over 60 years, our team of approximately 24,000 employees takes an ownership mindset, collaborating with customers to redefine what's possible. Headquartered in Downers Grove, Illinois, Dover trades on the New York Stock Exchange under "DOV." Additional information is available at dovercorporation.com.

Job Summary

Responsible for assisting with the positioning, features, benefits, and pricing of OPW products.  The position must also assist with maintaining the key product value statements and materials that will enable advertising, marketing and sales to effectively communicate the strengths and benefits of our product offerings.  The Product Manager will be will be responsible for delivering large and complex New Product Development projects through a defined stage gate process.

 

Major Responsibilities/Activities

  • Perform pricing and competitive analysis by customer channel, in order to identify positions and trends of competitive companies.
  • Conduct needs assessment regarding training needs.  Develop training aides and materials as well as competitor product comparisons.  Integrate these materials into the sales training programs and present at Sales Meetings and Customer/Distributor seminars and meetings.
  • Support product pricing work as well as assisting in gathering market price information to determine trends and price positioning of product offerings. 
  • Actively working in the market to understand customer needs and clearly identifying opportunities within the Retail Fueling equipment segment. Research industry trends, new technologies, concepts, and techniques.
  • Working with Product Development team on determining features, benefits and cost strategies for future products.  Assist Product Development team in monitoring

costs, providing product guidance and identifying issues and opportunities throughout the development process.

  • Attendance at trade shows, customer visits and any other opportunity to educate the market on features and benefits.
  • Working with new business opportunities to determine their effectiveness within the market and attractiveness to OPW.
  • Support new product launch events for new product releases in coordination with the Engineering group.
  • Manage and communicate sales information and product changes both internally and externally.
  • Provide life-cycle engineering with guidelines for product costs and features values and market response to product changes.  Use defined obsolescence process/tool to manage product life-cycle and eliminate non-strategic products and SKU’s.
  • Create competitive product comparators to be used in the sales process.

Supervisory/Management Responsibilities

  •  Not applicable.

 

Education Requirements

  • A Bachelors degree in Business, Marketing, Engineering or related field is required.

 

Experience Requirements

  • Prefer 3+ years of product management experience with capital equipment focus. 
  • General Retail Fueling industry knowledge is a plus.
  • Ability to understand, organize and present technical features and benefits.
  • Proven presentation and facilitation skills.
  • The ability to communicate ideas and concepts clearly, and communicate with all levels of management and employees.
  • Project and budget management skills.
  • Strong planning and organizational skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office required.
  • Proven use of analytical computer tools and models is a requirement with a strong focus on Microsoft Excel.
  • Must be able to travel (approximately 15% - 20% of the time). Primary travel in North America but may occasionally include International travel.

 

Quality Responsibilities:

  • Initiate action to prevent the occurrence of any non-conformities relating to product, process, and quality systems.
  • Identify and record any problems relating to the product, process, and quality system.
  • Initiate, recommend, or provide solutions through designated channels.
  • Control further processing, delivery, or installation of non-conforming product until the deficiency or unsatisfactory condition has been corrected.

 

Physical Demands:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be exposed to normal office conditions and usual office equipment like telephone, personal computer, reports and files. The employee will be regularly required to sit and talk or hear.  The employee will be occasionally required to stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds of general office items.  The employee may be asked to visit active constructions sites.  The employee will be asked to visit the manufacturing floor and must be able to wear required PPE.

 

 

This job description reflects management’s assignment of essential functions.  It does not restrict management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, age, genetic information, or any other factors prohibited by law.

This position may be located in: Americas : United States : North Carolina : Smithfield || Americas : United States : North Carolina : Apex || Americas : United States : North Carolina : Charlotte || Americas : United States : North Carolina : Durham || Americas : United States : North Carolina : Greensboro || Americas : United States : North Carolina : Raleigh || Americas : United States : North Carolina : Winston-Salem

Sub Division : RF - North America

Job Requisition ID : 43362


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