Armstrong Flooring Inc. Product Manager - Accessories & Floor Care in Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Product Manager - Accessories & Floor Care

Date: Aug 2, 2017

Location: Lancaster, PA Pennsylvania, US, 17603

Product Manager - Accessories & Floor Care

Job: Product Management

Primary Location: Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Other Locations:

Employment Status: Full-Time

Travel: 15%

Armstrong Flooring, Inc. (AFI) has a job opportunity for a Product Manager – Accessories & Floor Care to be located in Lancaster, PA. The Product Manager – Accessories & Floor Care will be responsible for the achievement of strategic objectives for the assigned product category through the development and execution of multi-generational product plans. Additionally, the Product Manager – Accessories & Floor Care will be responsible for planning, organizing, and executing successful portfolio and channel initiatives from conceptual stages through the product life cycle to optimize profit and meet marketing, financial, and corporate financial objectives.

Key Responsibilities of the Product Manager – Accessories & Floor Care:

  • Owning and delivering the budgeted financial and strategic performance objectives

  • Leading development of strategic vision and direction/plan for the product category

  • Creating and implementing a multi-generational product plan with product offering, pricing/margins, channel differentiation, and positioning that delivers competitive advantage and drives profitable growth.

  • Assisting in development of the operating plan for product lines/channels on an annual basis

  • Capturing “voice of customer” feedback from consumers, customers, and key influencers, and translate into strategy for product positioning, pricing, communication, and innovation/MGPP.

  • Driving the Stage-Gate NPD process in collaboration with cross-functional project teams

  • Setting product pricing in partnership with Pricing, Sales, and Finance

  • Working with Product and Channel Marketing to create effective product launch, promotion and communication strategies for consumers, key influencers, and trade channel partners

  • Partnering cross-functionally to support operational excellence

  • Collaborating with sales teams to achieve the sales operating plan

  • Monitoring and analyzing the competitive landscape for opportunity

  • Ensuring product offering and positioning is consistent with the brand propositions

Required Qualifications for the Product Manager – Accessories & Floor Care:

  • Bachelor's Degree

  • 5+ years of product management or relevant experience

  • Strong strategic thinking and overall business acumen

  • Ability to listen, capture, and translate consumer and customer needs (both stated and un-stated)

  • Strong strategic marketing skills – i.e. brand/product strategy, positioning, pricing, research, etc.

  • Works effectively and positively in a cross-functional team environment and with all levels

  • Able to foster and nurture creativity, think “outside the box,” and turn “white space” into opportunity

  • Excellent customer facing skills

Desired Qualifications for the Product Manager – Accessories & Floor Care:

  • MBA degree

  • Experience with both consumer products and business-to-business products a positive

  • Experience managing new product development projects with Stage-Gate methodology

  • Experience in the building products industry, working with both retail and non-retail channels

About the Location (Lancaster, PA)

Located in South Central Pennsylvania, Lancaster is ideally situated for easy access to major metropolitan cities such as Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington DC and New York City. Lancaster offers a vibrant arts and entertainment community with wonderful historic sites, B&Bs, museums, world class shopping, entertainment venues and restaurants. Click here at http://www.armstrong.com/common/uscorp/content/files/88590.pdf to read stories about Armstrong Flooring employees and how they have found “home” in Lancaster County and surrounding areas.

Why Armstrong Flooring?

With a heritage that began more than 150 years ago, Armstrong Flooring, Inc. is a global leader in the design and manufacture of flooring products with a focus on innovation, design, and environmental sustainability. Based in Lancaster PA, Armstrong Flooring serves both the residential and commercial markets.

Benefits Package

  • Standard benefit package offerings: Medical, dental, prescription drugs, life insurance

  • Competitive 401(k) with company match

  • Long term disability coverage

  • Vacation and sick time

  • Product discount programs.

Equal Opportunity Employer: Armstrong Flooring is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disabled/Vets.

Notice to Staffing Agencies, Placement Services, and Professional Recruiters

Armstrong Flooring, Inc. has an internal Staffing Department. Recruiters are hereby specifically directed NOT to contact Armstrong Flooring employees directly in an attempt to present candidates.

Armstrong Flooring will not accept unsolicited resumes from any source other than directly from a candidate. Any unsolicited resumes sent to Armstrong Flooring, including unsolicited resumes sent to an Armstrong Flooring mailing address, fax machine or email address, directly to Armstrong Flooring employees, or to Armstrong Flooring’s resume database will be considered Armstrong Flooring property. Armstrong Flooring will NOT pay a fee for any placement resulting from the receipt of an unsolicited resume. Armstrong Flooring will consider any candidate for whom a Recruiter has submitted an unsolicited resume to have been referred by the Recruiter free of any charges or fees.

Armstrong Flooring will not pay a fee to any Recruiter that does not have a signed Armstrong Flooring contract in place specific to the position for which the resume was submitted.

Recruiting vendor agreements will only be valid if in writing and signed by Armstrong Flooring's Corporate Talent Acquisition Manager or his or her designee. No other Armstrong Flooring employee is authorized to bind Armstrong Flooring to any agreement regarding the placement of candidates by Recruiters. By submitting a candidate to Armstrong Flooring, recruiters agree to be bound and comply with this policy .

Nearest Major Market: Lancaster

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