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Product Planning Specialist

Position Overview

Founded in 1948 as an independent representative for building product manufacturers, the company quickly shifted to its own manufacturing operations and grew its business through product diversification and acquisitions, including the 100+ year old Babcock-Davis brand. Led by CEO Sue W. Thomas, today Nystrom has 180 manufacturing and business support employees with an extensive national partner network throughout North America.

Developing the right products for customers is this company's passion. We’re looking for a New Product Development Specialist who lives to juggle projects and deliver on time. A positive people leader with a gift of analytics, our new team member loves to pivot between big picture thinking and breaking down the details our customers value in product design to develop an action plan. This person is an upbeat thinker that also holds team members accountable. When prioritizing projects, this self-starter is the definition of efficiency and drive and loves to develop the story behind the ROI, financial and design results. If you like working cross-functionally and are accountable for your actions with a hunger for speed to produce successful outcomes, consider being part of something awesome!

Responsibilities

  • Develop detailed understanding of company product lines, technical/application capabilities, and marketplace (comprehensive training and on-boarding will be provided)
  • Responsible for Voice of Customer and ensuring customer requirements are met in new product development and R&D projects
  • Partner with sales team and communicate with customers to identify end-user, and installer needs
  • Evaluate feasibility of new product opportunities, including technical requirements, market potential, and pricing
  • Present documented findings to leadership team
  • Work with R&D to maintain and prioritize internal development projects and timelines
  • Lead and maintain product roadmaps of ideas for current and future developments

Minimum Qualifications

  • 2-4 years of work experience with a background in new product development
  • Experience researching and compiling technical requirements, financial information, and market needs
  • Experience working with cross-functional sales, engineering, production and marketing teams to understand product opportunities and define new product projects, deliverables, and action plans
  • Experience communicating with customers/end users to define and determine needs and opportunities
  • Engineering, marketing or business degree preferred
  • Able to report to a Minneapolis office location that follows all State and CDC COVID-19 safety guidelines

Career Path Options

Product Manager, Senior Product Manager or other company roles in Engineering, R&D, Production, Sales or other departments.

Compensation:

  • Profit Sharing
  • 16 days PTO + 9 paid holidays
  • Medical/Dental/Eye Care Insurance
  • 401(k)
  • Matching and Contribution Retirement Plan
  • Life & Disability Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Parental Leave
  • Employee Referral Program
  • Tuition Reimbursement


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