Des Plaines, IL Justrite Manufacturing
Position will support global product management and marketing initiatives. Responsibilities to include: market research, pricing evaluation and financial analysis, new product development, marketing communication materials development with support from marketing communication team; promotion in print and digital environments; product positioning; brand awareness support.
Key responsibilities and duties include:
Competitive analysis – understand competitive forces; conduct periodic market evaluations; assist in creating new-product roadmaps based on solid fundamentals for opportunity
Merchandising – convey attractive promotional materials; proofing advertisements; promotion material content – provide copy, specifications, attributes and other key unique selling features
Web – support electronic media with proper placements and positions
Identify and drive product enhancements, and support quality improvements and cost reduction opportunities of assigned product lines.
Support outside sales force and manufacture reps
Trade show support
Review product advertisements in both print and electronic media to ensure accuracy and favorable appeal of our products.
Miscellaneous duties in support of marketing-related objectives
Basic requirements and experience:
Ideal candidate will have understanding of common safety (EHS) products found in MRO industrial and/or laboratory settings. Four-year college or university degree
Minimum one year experience in applications or product support, technical marketing, new product development and related functions
Experience working collaboratively with marketing, sales, manufacturing, finance and supply chain in a cross-functional team environment
Professionalism, business acumen – possess insight to larger business goals and objectives and understand how the role fits into overall strategy
Ability to prioritize obligations, meet deadlines, and manage multiple responsibilities
Ability to think strategically and translate strategy to tangible action plans, with a keen understanding of process efficiency; understanding of product life cycle
Technical aptitude – experience working with products where physical characteristics and/or applications are important; ability to understand basic technical literature and drawings
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, to include speaking in front of an audience and copy-writing.
Proficiency in common software programs, i.e. MS Office suite, e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint
Team player – flexible, able to adjust to shifting priorities; positive “can-do” attitude
Ability to travel up to 10%, both domestic and international