Product Manager

Cambridge, ON, Canada Req #494
Tuesday, June 21, 2022

About Us

Focused on leading the transition to a sustainable future, Glen Dimplex Americas is enhancing the moments that matter in life with a commitment to delivering the best design and efficiency in the areas of temperature control and comfort creation. With operation throughout North America the success of the Glen Dimplex Americas organization is a testament to the strength of our people and investment in innovation and technology.

Our portfolio of industry recognized brands includes Dimplex, Cadet and Faber. Together these brands provide complete product offerings in the residential and commercial comfort categories, ranging from electric heaters, to fireplaces and controls.


Glen Dimplex Americas is a division of the Glen Dimplex Group - the world's largest manufacturer of electrical heating, which holds significant global market positions in domestic appliances, heating, cooling, ventilation, and renewable energy solutions. Headquartered in Dublin, Ireland the Glen Dimplex Group privately owns over 40 brands with operations in 80 countries.

Our Values

We Think Customer – we aim to put our customers at the center of everything we do, taking time to understand their needs; creating solutions that meet and exceed their expectations, enhancing everyday moments

We Care About People – we recognize the power of a community with a common purpose; empathizing with others’ point of view and acting with integrity to create a safe and healthy environment

We Value Innovation – we are building a better future day by day; developing
innovations that will create quality, consumer-centric, sustainable solutions

We Keep it Simple – we make the complex simple by driving out inefficiencies; which enables us to be agile, responsive and to get the job done

 

 

The Opportunity

The Product Manager, reporting to the Director of Product Management, will leverage their expertise in product development, product management, cross functional communications, strategic planning and deployment, study of consumer behaviours, product road mapping, analysis of market trends, development of metrics to measure category performance ,and product lifecycle management to lead the respective products and categories. This individual will be critical in creating a broad picture of Glen Dimplex Americas existing markets, customers, competition, and expansion markets for new and existing products and services.

 We need a Category champion to join a cross-functional team, focused on creating advanced products with industry leading design and quality.
 

In this role you will:

  • Support the development of go to market strategies for new and existing products
  • Determine investment in new product development and innovation
  • Remain current on industry trends that lead to development of new category initiatives in providing sustainable growth, sales, and profitability
  • Determining positioning of products to maximize visibility within the market
  • Develop exit strategies for end of life product
  • Monitor the health of both individual products and overall categories and develop solutions to improve category performance
  • Liaise with marketing to develop robust promotional activity schedules for the category
  • Partner with Engineering and Purchasing to evaluate existing product lines, driving greater efficiency and profitability for the overall portfolio
  • Produce competitive analysis material comparing product with key competitors
  • Develop and promote a sustainability message across associated product categories
  • Establishes and maintains relationships with Senior Management for the purpose of aligning new category development objectives and removing obstacles for project completion
  • Develops achievable and realistic project plans, ensuring that all risks are identified, and plans are developed to eliminate delays.
  • Conduct VOC research and analyze data to deliver recommendations

What You Need

  • 2+ years’ experience managing a product portfolio
  • 2+ years’ experience in new product development activities
  • Post-secondary degree in a related field
  • Intermediate user of Microsoft Office software (Excel, Word, PowerPoint); strong Microsoft Project skills considered to be an asset
  • Excellent organizational skills with a track record of delivering on time and on budget
  • A great communicator who can gather and interpret information and clearly communicate a message and/or vision
  • Ability to resolve issues and conflict through positive communication, coaching and influence
  • Ability to prioritize and learn quickly in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to analyze difficult problems and find creative solutions
  • Self-motivated with a desire to succeed
  • A project champion recognized for their positive approach and “can-do” attitude
  • Customer focused mentality
  • Experience in retail, wholesale, or CPG considered an asset
  • Experience in manufacturing, sourcing and/or OEM environments considered an asset
  • Previous project management experience considered an asset

What We Offer

Core Total Rewards

  • Fully funded Group Benefits (medical, dental, vision, life insurance, dependent life, AD&D, short term disability, & long term disability)
  • Group RRSP with 100% Employer Match up to 4%
  • Portable Benefits, Consult +, and Telus Pharmacy Group
  • 3 Weeks Vacation Immediately
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Workplace Wellness Program
  • Support of professional memberships/certifications

Additional Rewards

  • Educational Reimbursement Program
  • Smart casual dress atmosphere
  • Summer Fridays
  • Employee Service & Recognition Awards
  • Referral Bonus Program
  • A unique opportunity to be a key player in a growing global organization
  • An innovative fast-paced culture focused on people

How to Apply


Our team members include people like you: enthusiastic, innovative, motivated and creative. If you are interested in joining our team or learning more about this opportunity, please apply now.  Glen Dimplex Americas offers a competitive total rewards package, and we are continually striving to attract and retain the best talent available, building ongoing success for both our organization and our employees!



Glen Dimplex Americas is committed to fair and accessible employment practices.


We thank all applicants for their interest in Glen Dimplex Americas, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Other details

  • Pay Type Salary
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  • Cambridge, ON, Canada