Product Development Manager Sawgrass Technologies, Inc.
Location: Mount Pleasant, SC(29466)
Industry: Printing Ink Manufacturing
Job Type: Full Time Employee
Education Level: MBA
About the Job
Sawgrass Technologies has a unique opportunity open for a Product Development Manager. This is an exciting and rewarding position in a fast paced, entrepreneurial environment within the digital color graphic printing industry located in Mt. Pleasant, SC. We are looking for an ambitious Product Development Manager with whom we can offer an excellent career path along with a competitive remuneration package commensurate with experience. As Product Development Manager, you will build products and develop new ideas based on your industry experience and your contact with customers and prospects. You will guide a team that is charged with a product line contribution as a business unit. You will be responsible for developing new products and increasing the profitability of existing products. You must enjoy spending time in the market to understand their problems, and find innovative solutions for the broader market. Excellent verbal/written communication and critical thinking skills are a must. Bilingual preferred. MBA preferred. Travel required (30-50%).
Managing the entire product line life cycle from strategic planning to tactical activities
Develop product positioning and messaging that differentiates your products in the market.
Specifying market requirements for current and future products by conducting market research supported by on-going visits to customers and non-customers.
Driving a solution set across development teams through market requirements, product contract, and positioning.
Developing and implementing a company-wide go-to-market plan, working with all departments to execute.
Analyzing potential partner relationships for the product.
Translate customer needs into profitable business results for the customer and company
Accurately identify target market segments for current and new Sawgrass products
Accurately translate, describe and communicate market needs from customer and market research into product descriptions, customer requirements and new business opportunities for Sawgrass Product Development Process.
Monitor and manage product life cycle from concept through development, launch, operation and expansion of product to maximize revenue and profit, and ensure optimum utilization of Sawgrass resources
Proactively communicate with Management and Product Develop on the market performance of the product
Propose market-driven innovative concepts to develop and enhance the product offerings of Sawgrass.
Increase Sawgrass revenue through sales of new products into current and new markets and applications
Combine voice-of-customer research and data with knowledge of Sawgrass technologies to drive optimal product innovation.
As the voice of the customer, participate and guide and lead integrated cross functional product development teams and projects that drive new products quickly and effectively through the SPDI process
Collaborate within SPDI process to prioritize product development and improvement efforts of existing product offerings
Provide consumer insights accurately and expediently to facilitate development of new products through the SPDI process
Product and solution pricing which maximizes Sawgrass revenues, profits and or share of the market within the competitive market parameters
Experience and Skills:
Software Product Management experience
Computer Science or Engineering degree or work experience a strong plus
Fluent in Spanish (required) ? additional languages a plus.
Multilingual candidates (Mandarin, Spanish, French, Portuguese, others) are encouraged to apply.
Minimum of a 4-year degree. MBA preferred.
Computer skills including MS Word, Excel and Outlook, as well as experience in the use of contact management and order processing software.
Innovative, strategic, growth driven, critical thinking, proactive, qualitative minded.
Strong understanding of our technologies, products and services.
Strong interpersonal skills including excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Company Paid Life Insurance
Company Paid Short Term Disability
Company Paid Long Term Disability
Voluntary Life Insurance
Voluntary Child Life Insurance
Voluntary Spouse Life Insurance
Paternity and Maternity Leave
401K with Company Contributions
Health Savings Account
Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account
Health Care Flexible Spending Account
About Sawgrass Technologies
Sawgrass Technologies, Inc. is a leading developer of digital printing technologies that allow our customers to customize a vast array of products --- large and small --- including plastics, metals, films, ceramics, and textiles. Sawgrass develops state-of-the-art systems that enable customers around the globe to produce highly customized, high-quality, full-color images. Sawgrass Technologies is headquartered in Charleston, South Carolina with additional offices in Basel, Switzerland and Sheffield, England.
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