Potter Electric Signal Company, LLC
  • 21-Dec-2018 to 19-Feb-2019 (CST)
  • Sales
  • Hazelwood, MO, USA
  • Full Time

Senior Product Manager


Potter Electric Signal Company, the recognized world leader in fire sprinkler monitoring, has an opening for a Senior Product Manager with a specific emphasis in Innovation. The Potter brand name and our logo have become synonymous with quality products and service. Our People Vision is to provide employment opportunities to those individuals who are performance driven dedicated to meeting the needs of the business, take pride in their work, team players, and are enthusiastic and passionate about their job.





The Senior Product Manager must demonstrate a proven track record for leading development programs for products and solutions that are viewed as innovative in the industry. This position will lead the development of innovative product specifications, strategic marketing goals, and provide timely execution of the established goals to increase both profit and sales. These goals include, but are not limited to, specification development, new product development, new product launch, market research, sales support, planning, reporting, advertising, pricing, and promotion.




  • Collaborates with a wide variety of functional areas such as sales, engineering, marketing, manufacturing, and operations to develop and provide product specifications responsive to customer needs and market opportunities.
  • Conducts marketing analysis to develop product definitions and tracks market trends in company's industry.
  • Tales the lead in strategic product evaluation as a key member of the Potter M&A team.
  • Coordinates and develops marketing, sales, engineering, and financial plans for product line.
  • Provides financial and technical justification for product selection and definition.
  • Prepares product development objectives and schedules for all phases of product development and introduction to market.
  • Leads effort to evaluate competitor's products in order to establish and understand features and possible benefits and cost trade-offs of various technical options.
  • Identifies partnering opportunities for complementary third-party products to broaden company's product line.
  • Provides technical expertise and training to other departments in support of product development.
  • Presents in key sales situations for the product.
  • Develops and maintain product catalogs, flyers, spec sheets, trouble shooting and installation manuals.
  • Supports the development of training tools and training presentations to support multiple sales channels including but not limited to Original Equipment Manufacturers, Distribution and End Users.



Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering or another related technical field
  • 5 or more years of Product Management experience
  • Proven track record for developing Innovative products
  • Sales and profit analysis, advertising and promotion, customer interaction experience preferred.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills
  • Ability to Multi-Task
  • Strong interpersonal and persuasion skills
  • Results oriented High achiever (Sets high expectations and stretch goals)
  • Exceptional Communication Skills
  • Strong analytical ability and strategic/critical thinker
  • Computer skills Microsoft Office Software and Salesforce
  • Ability to travel at least 30% to support plant and customer visits and trade show support, including international.



We are a 120 year-old company that offers all the benefits and conditions needed to compete for today's quality employee including Health/Dental/Life/Vision/Disabilities/401(K). If you are that quality employee that will give back as much as you receive, please submit your resume for consideration to humanresources@pottersignal.com along with your salary history & requirements.

To learn more about our products and services, visit our website at www.pottersignal.com.

No relocation package offered with this position.  No agencies please.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Potter Electric Signal Company, LLC
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