Associate Product Manager (ID:45674)
Due to company growth, Versique is working exclusively with a custom manufacturing organization based in Twin Cities, Minnesota. We're seeking an Associate Product Manager with experience in manufacturing hard goods, gear, and accessories. This is a hybrid position located in St. Paul, Minnesota. Candidate must be onsite weekly and open to 25% travel (national and international). 

The Associate Product Manager will deliver go-to-market strategy and manage product process, messaging, communications, and product positioning, ultimately driving further adoption and growth. The successful candidate will also collaborate closely with cross-functional teams to ensure seamless execution of campaigns and enablement initiatives. Ideally, they seek someone with experience in power sports, automotive, or transportation customer market industries. 

This is a hybrid position located in St. Paul, Minnesota. Candidate must be onsite weekly and open to 25% travel (national and international). 

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Strategize and develop product portfolio along with competitive analysis, insights, positioning and distribution, customer demand, portfolio development, go-to-market planning, and sales enablement.

  • Identify channel and competitive market, demonstrating knowledge of customer requirements, trends, and competitive product positioning.

  • Perform market research to drive the strategic direction of end-user segmentation, new product development, pricing/positioning of products, channel to market, and promotional strategies.

  • Develop knowledge and expertise on the market needs, technology developments, field sales information, and voice of customer (VOC) data.

  • Work closely with all company areas, including Regional Sales Managers, BDMs, Engineering, Sourcing, and Supply Chain.  

  • Draft product goals, timelines, and deliverables to ensure product readiness for release and launch.

  • Innovate new products, adding to the portfolio, driving revenue and market differentiation. 

Required Skills & Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Marketing, Business, Operations, or related field; 

  • Must have at least 5+ years' of product marketing and product management experience, particularly in hardgoods manufacturing environment.

  • Ability to gather insights from the field, customer visits, tradeshows and sales, and meetings.

  • Thorough understanding of executing strategies, providing insights from performance metrics.

  • Must be culturally aware and be able to build constructive and effective relationships across the organization.

  • A positive attitude focused on understanding, anticipating, and responding to the needs of our customers, individual departments, and organization. 

To apply:
Email Natalie Powers - with your interest and resume.

Compensation range: $105k-$115k plus bonus+

About Versique:
Versique is a high-performance recruiting firm based in Minneapolis, MN, specializing in interim solutions, direct hire, and executive leadership search. We believe people are the ultimate business advantage. Our experienced functional recruiting teams work within a variety of areas of expertise (HR, Finance & Accounting, Marketing, IT, and Engineering) and broad industries (Healthcare, Banking, Consumer Packaged Goods, Manufacturing, Private Equity, and Family-Owned). Voted as a "Star Tribune Best Places to Work" three years in a row by our employees, Versique is one of the largest and fastest-growing staffing and recruiting firms in the Midwest. The Versique brand represents a powerful combination of "versatile" and "unique" as it hints at the concept of "search" in its pronunciation: ver-seek.

Versique is an equal-opportunity employer committed to creating a diverse workforce. We consider all qualified applicants regardless of race, religion, color, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or veteran status, among other factors.


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