Associate Product & Sales Manager, HPL
Headquartered in Austin, Texas, Wilsonart is a world leading manufacturer and distributor of engineered surfaces with approximately $1.4b in annual revenue and a global workforce of more than 4,500. Wilsonart surfaces are used in the office, education, healthcare, residential, hospitality and retail markets. Wilsonart, operating under the Wilsonart®, Resopal®, Polyrey®, Arborite®, Laminart®, Bushboard™,
Mermaid™, Shore®, Ralph Wilson®, KML®, NewLeaf®, Wetwall®, Durcon® and
Technistone® brands, manufactures and distributes High Pressure Laminate, Quartz, Solid Surface, Coordinated TFL and Edgebanding and other engineered surface options. Wilsonart does business in more than 100 countries with manufacturing operations in North America, United Kingdom, France, Germany and Czech Republic.
Positioned for Future Growth
An extensive global manufacturing footprint, state-of-the-art process technologies, and scalable Global distribution capabilities provide a meaningful competitive advantage with excellent brand recognition and a reputation for product innovation and superior service which allow for strong and stable margin performance and robust cash flow conversion. We have a strong company culture and extremely talented employee base as well as a dedicated and invested core Executive Leadership Team.
For more than 60 years, Wilsonart has honored our founders' promise to provide our customers with industry-leading products and service. In November 2012, Wilsonart became a new, independent company when Clayton, Dubilier & Rice ("CD&R") and Illinois Tool Works Inc. (NYSE:ITW) completed a transaction for the sale of ITW's Decorative Surfaces business unit. CD&R acquired a majority stake in the new freestanding business and ITW retained an ongoing ownership stake.
Founded in 1978, Clayton, Dubilier & Rice is a private equity firm with an investment strategy predicated on producing financial returns through building stronger, more profitable businesses. The Firm’s partners and advisors include a combination of skilled investment decision-makers and seasoned corporate leaders from major global enterprises. Since inception, CD&R has managed the investment of more than $18 billion in 56 businesses with an aggregate transaction value of approximately $90 billion. The Firm has offices in New York and London. For more information, please visit http://www.cdr-inc.com/.
Illinois Tool Works or ITW (NYSE: ITW) is a Fortune 200 company that produces engineered fasteners and components, equipment and consumable systems, and specialty products. It employs more than 50,000 people, and is based in Glenview, Illinois, with operations in 57 countries.
Our Mission and Values
Wilsonart is driven by a mission to create surfaces people love, with service you can count on, delivered by people who care. Wilsonart is driven by providing beautiful, hard-working, on-trend and high performing engineered surfaces for whatever you need to cover. For decades, our companies worldwide have given designers and builders the right tools for the job, no matter how specialized. Today, we bring you a portfolio of solutions, both decorative and functional, that spans retail, hospitality, healthcare, education, office and institutional applications.
Service You Can Count On.
Wilsonart is dedicated to getting our customers what they want, when and how they want it. From a North American fleet of trucks, to strategically located distribution centers around the world, we can service the globe with our expanding range of products and services.
People Who Care.
Over 4,500 people strong, Wilsonart is made up of dedicated people who care about doing the right thing, every day. Whether it’s making a flawless sheet of high pressure laminate, volunteering at a community house raising or sourcing sustainable materials, Wilsonart people care deeply about what they do, who they do it for, and how they do it.Wilsonart is a company on the move.
Associate Product & Sales Manager HPL
Wilsonart Sales department currently has an opening for an Associate Product & Sales Manager HPL.
The position will work with the HPL Product and Marketing teams on new product introductions, market planning, product life cycle management, and sales programming functions. Through thoroughly understanding the marketplace, this position will assist in the development and implementation of specific product management plans (annual and long term) to maximize returns for this portfolio. Additionally, the position will support Sales, Specifications, and Distributors to support the specification and sales of the Wilsonart Performance and Specialty Laminate products.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Work with HPL Product and Marketing to manage new product introductions, market planning, product life cycle management for the Performance & Specialty Laminates categories.
- Work with the Sales, Specifications and the A&D community to support the specification and sale of Wilsonart Performance & Specialty Laminates.
- Work with Independent Distributors, Metros, and OEMs to build local stock, promotional programs, and assist with selling major accounts.
- Promote the HPL product portfolio by developing and delivering customer presentations as well as internal/external product training.
- Work with Product, Manufacturing, and Sales to manage the non-promoted HPL portfolio, including product exceptions, special customer requests, and end of life.
- Works with Product, Marketing, and Technical Services to manage HPL product and technical information in print and on the web
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
- Excellent organizational/project management skills
- Strong computer proficiency, including Excel, PowerPoint, and Adobe
- Knowledge of marketing methodologies
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Ability to develop and delivery product training and technical support
- Ability to develop collaborative relations across departments and levels of the organization
- Ability to lead and execute the new product introduction process
Bachelor Degree Required or equivalent combination of education and experience; 1yr experience may substitute for 1yr of degree
Concentration in Business, Marketing, or related field. Equivalent combination of education and experience will be accepted in place of degree.
Marketing, Operations, Sales, Technical Services, Product Management, or Project Management
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Sitting in the same location of standing/walking; required to stoop, climb or lift light material (10-20lbs) or equipment.
Wilsonart is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin or ancestry, sex, age, physical or mental disability, veteran or military status, genetic information, sexual orientation, marital status, or any other legally recognized protected basis under federal, state or local laws, regulations or ordinances.