Rowland Mountain & Associates: Executive Search and Recruiting
State-Of- The-Art Manufacturer Seeks  New Product Developer!

State-Of- The-Art Manufacturer Seeks New Product Developer!

The successful hire in this role will be afforded lots of challenge inside of this entrepreneurial climate! This position will own its product category from start to finish and is responsible for defining and driving the top line growth and profitability for the business segment. Growth is achieved through new product introductions, core product enhancements and promotional programs. This pivotal role will have the opportunity to shape the 5-year product road map and with success could be promoted as a General
Manager! This role is based in Illinois and travel 30%.

Requirements:
• Marketer Vs Engineer
• Products that are 1, 2 or 3 in their respective markets
• Product development in cross functional teams
• Cradle to grave product development
• Field research, data collection experience
• New product development gate process
• Developing 3 to 5 year product road maps
• Line review or product planning development and presentations
• Developing pricing
• Previously established relationships with the product end users for product feedback
• Setting up field testing
• Conducted competitive product analysis and created competitive landscapes
• Experience with pricing
• Completed projects that include innovation or patents