Rain Bird Corporation

  • Product Manager

    Job ID
    # Positions
    United States
    Los Angeles
  • Overview

    This person will be responsible for managing non-extruded low volume drip products for the Landscape Drip Division.  Responsibilities include leading product quality efforts, product planning, new product development, product specific marketing, sales support, product maintenance, forecasting and strategic planning. 


    Additional responsibilities include:

    • Short and long-range strategic product planning
    • Competitive position, strategy and pricing analysis
    • Quality management and support of existing product line
    • Management of marketing support materials
    • Financial justification and development of new products and promotions
    • Product presentations to and training of direct sales force and customers
    • Leading cross functional teams
    • Responsibility for meeting sales and gross profit goals
    • Domestic and international travel to develop/maintain market knowledge (25-40%)
    • Participating selectively in customer meetings
    • Conducting market research as required


    Minimum Qualifications:

    • 7+ years marketing and/or product development experience
    • Strong influencing, communication, public speaking and leadership skills
    • Ability to effectively prioritize many tasks and activities while delivering on-time
    • Ability to translate technical knowledge and information into practical applications customers understand and want to learn
    • Experience with new product development using a Stage Gate process
    • Desire and potential for promotion to higher levels of responsibility
    • Undergraduate degree in marketing or engineering
    • Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint skills



    • MBA degree with exposure to finance and strategic planning
    • Good understanding of the residential and commercial irrigation market
    • Familiarity with mechanical manufacturing and injection molding processes
    • International business experience


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