Product Manager-Plasma Systems

Date: Sep 14, 2021

Location: Ladson, SC, US, 29456

Company: Lincoln Electric

The Lincoln Electric Company--Kaliburn location engineers and manufactures plasma cutting systems, plasma torches, plasma consumables and control system units for high-tech cutting applications. Building new products that constantly raise the bar in the industry is possible through a strong foundation of engineering talent such as mechanical, fluid dynamics, heat transfer and software engineers.

Req. ID: 20192 

 

PRIMARY FUNCTION

Responsible for both product planning and marketing.  The Product Manager—Plasma Systems will manage the product lifecycle, gather and prioritize product and customer requirements, define the product vision, and work closely with engineering to deliver winning products.  This position will partner with sales, marketing, and support to ensure revenue and customer satisfaction goals are met while supporting the company’s overall strategy. 

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Support the day-to-day sales and marketing activities of a product line(s)
  • Support the development of materials designed to motivate sales inquiries
  • Communicate with end users, distributors and Lincoln Electric personnel
  • Work with cross-functional teams including engineering and manufacturing
  • Under supervision, engage in all phases of new product development from voice of the customer to product launch to supportive Marketing collateral
  • Under supervision, work with manufacturing, service, and engineering to improve products and review field-related issues
  • Develop product and technology branding; provide strategic recommendations to drive growth of product
  • Analyze market to understand brand trends; develop and present segment marketing plans
  • Build and maintain relationships with key trade publications
  • Identify and evaluate multimedia opportunities
  • Perform general duties as assigned and assist in other areas as workload requires

 

REQUIRED SKILLS

  • BS/BA degree in Marketing, Communications, Engineering or equivalent plasma cutting experience
  • 3-5 years’ experience in Sales or Marketing, preferably with knowledge of Lincoln Electric products
  • Advanced knowledge of plasma cutting practices and procedures 
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Familiar with standard concepts of product development and positioning
  • Ability to research the market, analyze customer requirements, and formulate plans for development
  • Ability to write compelling story that reduces complex technical issues to easily understood features
  • Proven ability to effectively lead others, set deadlines, and develop solutions to propel projects forward
  • Must possess effective communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to handle a constantly changing set of priorities
  • Proficient in MS Office including  PowerPoint, Project, Word and Excel 
  • Willing to travel approximately 25% of time

 

PREFERRED SKILLS

  • Experience with Adobe Suite
  • Experience with SAP
  • Hands on experience with advanced plasma and motion control systems

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

The noise level in the work environment is usually mild.  

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to stand; walk and sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; talk and hear.  The employee occasionally lifts and/or moves up to 40 pounds. 

 

EEO STATEMENT

Lincoln Electric promotes equal employment opportunities and will not discriminate, nor tolerate discrimination, against any applicant or employee because of age; race; color; religion; sex; sexual orientation; gender identity; national origin; citizenship status; disability; veteran status; genetic information; or on the basis of pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, including, but not limited to, lactation. 

 

OTHER DUTIES

Please note, this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time, with or without notice

 

 

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their age; race; color; religion; sex; sexual orientation; gender identity; national origin; citizenship status; disability; veteran status; genetic information; or on the basis of pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, including, but not limited to, lactation. 

Lincoln Electric is a $2.5B publicly traded company (NASDAQ) with over 10,000 employees around the world. With operations in over 40 manufacturing locations in 19 countries, we are well positioned to continue this partnership and poised to grow with our customers. 

 

As a part of that continuing legacy, you will contribute to a new generation of innovation and experience the pride that comes with being part of the solution to the world’s challenges.  It is a great time to be part of the welding industry!

Lincoln Electric does not accept unsolicited resumes from third-party recruiters.  Resumes submitted to any employee(s) of  Lincoln Electric without a signed vendor agreement, by the Manager of Recruiting & Training, will become property of Lincoln Electric.  Verbal or written commitments from any other member of Lincoln Electric will not be considered binding terms.  Lincoln Electric will not pay a fee to any third-party recruiter that has not coordinated their recruiting activity through the Recruiting Department.

Employment Status: Salary Full-Time 
Function: Marketing 

EOE, including disability/veterans


Nearest Major Market: Charleston South Carolina
Nearest Secondary Market: South Carolina

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