Product Portfolio Manager, Uniform and Protective Workwear
Company: Milliken & Company
Posted on: September 13, 2019
Milliken is an innovation company that has been exploring,
discovering, and creating ways to enhance people?s lives since
1865. With expertise across a breadth of disciplines including
specialty chemical, floor covering, and performance materials, we
work around the world to add value to people?s lives, improve
health and safety, and make the world more sustainable. We have a
global presence with 39 manufacturing facilities located in the
U.S., U.K., Belgium, France and China. In addition, sales and
service operations are located throughout the Americas, Europe and
Asia. To learn more about the uniqueness of Milliken, visit our
website at Milliken.com
The Product Portfolio Manager develops products by identifying
potential products; conducting market research; generating product
requirements; determining specifications, production timetables,
pricing, and time-integrated plans for product introduction;
developing marketing strategies. The position will report to Senior
Vice President and will be a strategic partner to support the
overall growth initiatives of the businesses. Required travel for
the Product Portfolio Manager will be approximately 40% to the
company-s manufacturing facilities and customer locations.
-Manage new product development ideas from concept to launch
through the -New Product Development- process Brings new products
to market by analyzing proposed product requirements and product
development programs; preparing return-on-investment analyses;
establishing time schedules with engineering and manufacturing.
-Collaborate both internally and externally to transfer
ideas/concepts into a robust development portfolio providing
-Build strong relationships with customers to benefit all
-Continuously seek improvement opportunities in areas of
efficiency, automation, cost reduction, quality and process
-Scout new technologies and markets to expand the businesses.
-Manages project budgets and prepares financial analysis
reports.-Support the efforts in specifying market requirements for
current and future products by conducting market research supported
by on-going visits to customers and non-customers.
-Analyzing potential partner relationships for the product.
-Determines customers' needs and desires by specifying the research
needed to obtain market information.
-Recommends the nature and scope of present and future product
lines by reviewing product specifications and requirements;
appraising new product ideas and/or product or packaging
-Assesses market competition by comparing the company's product to
-Provides source data for product line communications by defining
product marketing communication objectives.
-Obtains product market share by working with sales director to
develop product sales strategies
-Assesses product market data by calling on customers with field
salespeople and evaluating sales call results.
-Provides information for management by preparing short-term and
long-term product sales forecasts and special reports and analyses;
answering questions and requests.
-Facilitates inventory turnover and product availability by
reviewing and adjusting inventory levels and production schedules
with supply chain.
-Introduces and markets new products by developing time-integrated
plans with sales, marcom, and production.
-Determines product pricing by utilizing market research data;
reviewing production and sales costs; anticipating volume; costing
special and customized orders.
-Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending
educational workshops; reviewing professional publications;
establishing personal networks; participating in professional
-Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as
-7-10 years of leadership experience in business, product
management, or development
-BS/BA degree (technical degree preferred)
-Advance degree is desired
-Textile background is desired
The successful candidate will demonstrate strengths in the
-Strong communications skills - verbal and written
-Proactive, self-starter with willingness to take ownership and
-Leadership skills with ability to influence others and promote
-Ability to work and gain results in a team environment
-Critical thinking and problem solving
-Strong project management skills
Job Type: Management
Milliken & Company is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified
applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard
to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation,
gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a
qualified individual with a disability
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