Guardian

  • Product/Project Manager

    Job Division Guardian Glass
    REF. 2018-2348
    Location
    US-IL-Chicago
    Category
    Marketing & Communications
  • Overview

    Guardian Glass, a major business unit of Guardian Industries, is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of float, coated and fabricated glass products. At its 25 float plants around the globe, Guardian Glass produces high performance glass for use in exterior (both commercial and residential) and interior architectural applications, as well as transportation and technical products. Guardian glass can be found in homes, offices, cars and some of the world’s most iconic architectural landmarks. The Guardian Glass Science & Technology Center continuously works to create new glass products and solutions using the most advanced technology to help customers see what’s possible™. Visit guardianglass.com for more information.

     

    Guardian Industries, a global company headquartered in Auburn Hills, Michigan, employs around 18,000 people and operates facilities throughout North America, Europe, South America, Africa, the Middle East and Asia. Guardian’s diverse group of companies are involved in the manufacture of high-performance float, coated and fabricated glass products; the manufacture of high-quality chrome-plated and painted plastic components for the automotive and commercial truck industries. Guardian’s vision is to create value for customers and society through constant innovation using fewer resources. Guardian is a wholly owned subsidiary of Koch Industries, Inc. Visit guardian.com for more information.

     

    Responsibilities

    Responsibilities

    • Portfolio Management
      • Manage the profitability of a portfolio of products by creating product and asset roadmaps while maintaining life-cycle accountability for existing and future products
      • Represent marketing, sales, and the voice of the customer while working with cross-functional teams to develop new products or services
      • Create organizational and operational alignment around servicing products with long-term value
      • Manage competitive position of products through competitive analysis, creating market-driven product specifications
      • Supporting product positioning through marketing and sales with product data, literature, tools, and technical product information
    • Technical Expertise
      • Follow technical industry trends and codes to anticipate the impact on product relevance
      • Understand end-use impact on product performance to drive value in product creation
      • Be a technical liaison of technical product knowledge to marketing communications, brand management, and sales as needed
    • Team Collaboration
      • Work closely with Operations, Market Development and Innovation team to create products and services consistent with the segment strategy
      • Work closely with operations and product development to understand asset capability, development timing, and required investment
      • Communicate effectively with leadership and other organizational areas

     

    Requirements

    • A Bachelor's degree in Marketing, Business, or Engineering
    • 7-10 years experience in automotive, appliance, electronic or other technical industries. Skills in product management, project management, product development, manufacturing, business ownership, or related experience is required
    • Proven business acumen, cross-functional teamwork, prioritization, problem-solving abilities, communication skills, and analytical thinking

    What do we have to offer?

    If you have been looking for an environment where people are valued, entrepreneurial spirit is boundless and opportunities for success are based on merit, and if you want to add value to your company, then Guardian Industries may be the place for you.

     

    We offer competitive compensation and a wide variety of benefits including health/dental/life insurance, prescription coverage, STD and optional LTD, paid vacation and holidays, and a 401 (k) with a $1 for $1 match up to 7%. For more information visit us at www.guardian.com.   Guardian Industries is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  

     

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