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Director, Product Marketing

Department: Marketing

Director, Product Marketing

At Hamilton Beach Brands, Inc., a leading designer, marketer and distributor of small household and commercial appliances, our culture is one of hard work, ethical behavior and teamwork.  We roll up our sleeves and work hard to create products that have been pleasing customers for over 100 years.  We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits package which includes health, dental and vision insurances, along with 401(k),  paid vacation, a paid charitable day off to share your talents with the non-profit of your choice, “summer hours” which is a great opportunity for long weekends all summer long, a quarterly subsidy to help cover the costs associated with staying fit, standing desks, the ability to purchase our products at a discounted cost, employee recognition, team building activities, a casual dress code, and flexible hours just to name a few of the advantages of working for this dynamic company. 

We are seeking well-qualified candidates with progressively increasing business and people leadership responsibilities to work in a fast-paced environment as a Director of Product Marketing at our Corporate Headquarters in Glen Allen, Virginia.  Primary responsibilities include leading a team of Product Marketing professionals focused on profitable revenue growth and supporting all aspect of new product development and portfolio management.

Responsibilities of the position include:

  • Inspire, lead and develop a high-performing team of talented and hard-working product marketers to exceed business goals and objectives
  • Responsible for Beverage Team P/L
  • Lead product roadmap development and help manage a highly rated and consumer preferred portfolio of products, including business case development, new product launch planning, portfolio profitability, and portfolio rationalization decisions.
  • Lead development and execution of 3-year strategic plans for assigned categories and teams
  • Partner with Sales and Customer Business Development to provide sell-in support, support new product launches, help drive sales performance of existing placements, and make recommendations to maximize business results.
  • Support a diverse corporate brand portfolio with new product development, consumer messaging, sell-in support, and by ensuring product brand compliance
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with cross functional team members to prioritize projects, clear roadblocks, and help teams stay on schedule and meet objectives
  • Help maintain and support strong relationships with various business and brand partners
  • Manage budgets, business processes, recruitment, performance management, and other initiatives as assigned

Requirements of the position include:

  • Marketing or equivalent undergraduate degree, MBA preferred
  • Minimum of 12 years of product marketing experience with significant consumer insight and consumer communication experience
  • Must have an entrepreneurial and strategic mindset with a proven track record of developing business strategies that exceed business growth objectives
  • Must have strong leadership and people management skills with demonstrated ability to work cross-functionally
  • Exceptional interpersonal, communication (verbal/written), and presentation skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and use good judgment
  • Possess strong analytical skills and exhibits attention to detail; must be able to analyze financial information and other relevant business metrics
  • Highly proficient in using PowerPoint and Excel
  • Experience with Product Portfolio Lifecycle Management, P/L ownership and budgeting

The successful candidate is energetic with a positive disposition and has the proven ability to work in a complex and fast-paced environment.  They are a creative problem solver, innovator, and goal-oriented leader with strong decision-making skills.

Our employees enjoy working in a tobacco-free and drug-free environment.  We do not consider candidates who use tobacco products.  Hamilton Beach Brands, Inc. is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce.  We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.  Our company uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees.  To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit www.E-Verify.gov.

If you are interested and qualified for this role, please apply HERE.

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