Product Manager - Lattice in Valley, NE at Valmont Careers

Date Posted: 2/22/2018

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600 W Reichmuth Rd Valley Nebraska 68064-0358

Why Valmont

Welcome to Valmont, where a world of opportunity awaits. When you join our team, you become part of a passionate group dedicated to changing lives and conserving resources around the globe. We want problem solvers who roll up their sleeves to foster progress and innovation for all people. At Valmont, we provide infrastructure, irrigation, tubing and coatings to the world. We strengthen cities. We nourish croplands. We design, manufacture and coat. Our products and services make a difference. Join us, and BUILD YOUR WORLD.

Job Summary: 

The Product Manager is responsible for the execution of the division goals through the creation and maintenance of the product strategy as well as the management of the commercial profitability of the product line.  Managing the vision for growth and profitability of the product line requires combining primary and secondary research and the feedback from sales, business development, operations and external market resources. 

In this role, the Product Manager conducts margin analysis, industry/market research, and performance measurements to determine product demand, positioning, and profitability. Specific duties include, but are not limited to business case justification, market modeling, pricing policy recommendations, competitive analysis, capability analysis, market position analysis, and market intelligence for the new product development team.

Reporting to the Business Line Manager, the Product Manager is a steward for the associated product line throughout the United States and Mexico and will comply with all ethical guideline of Valmont Industries.

Essential Functions/Duties:


  • Establishes the product plan / strategy and roadmap in support of the divisional strategy
  • Identify the business and operational requirements based upon customer needs and market feedback
  • Develops the new product introduction plan based on voice of the customer input and market research
  • Analyze the customer detail and market potential to provide product forecast guidance


  • Analyze the competitive landscape determining market capacity and provide guidance on margins  and lead times
  • Provide margin and lead time guidance to Project Administration team
  • Provides financial analysis on product line profitability for current and potential customers or projects
  • Works with Business Development team to deploy product plan and ensure clear communication of product segment objectives
  • Analysis of bids and forecast to determine win / loss ratios to provide quote strategy by customer type and region
  • Executes and maintains the product segmentation process
  • Assists in the marketing plan development for new product introductions within the product segment


  • Provides timely and consistent communication on the analysis of market share, margins, and competitive landscape to divisional leadership
  • Effectively communicates and trains the business development and sales force on the product strategy / plan 
  • Develops and communicates responses and company positions in response to product specific challenges
  • Communicates the current win / loss opportunity detail to the sales and business development team

Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum 5 years of demonstrated product leadership experience with a track record of consistent and exemplary achievement
  • A Bachelor’s with six (6) years’ related experience, an Associate’s degree with eight (8) years’ related experience or ten (10) years relevant experience  
  • Demonstrated mathematical aptitude, exceptional financial acumen 
  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills

Additional Qualifications:

  • Team leadership required for new product development teams, large project coordination, and strategic sales teams
  • Strong oral and written communication skills to clearly and concisely present information to management
  • Decisive problem-solving ability and capability to assess people and situations with accuracy.
  • Confident self-starter with integrity and accountability.
  • Highly motivated, competitive, and entrepreneurial individual with a desire to tackle challenging opportunities.
  • Ability to effectively and persuasively present complex information in a simple way to executive level audiences.
  • The ability to conform to shifting priorities, demands and timelines through analytical and problem-solving capabilities
  • Passion and integrity with the drive to excel and deliver exceptional results

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A MBA in Business Management, Engineering, or related field

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Valmont does not discriminate against any employee or applicant in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, genetic information, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by law.

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