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Bohn and Dawson, Inc. is seeking a Product Manager to estimate the cost of manufacturing our products based on customers’ specifications.

Job Description

This person is ultimately responsible for profit and loss of projects, by customer.  These duties include, but are not limited to, profitability of existing business, support to the sales staff during the estimating process, quality contact and facilitator for each component sold, direct sales responsibility in developing new business opportunities, managing customer expectations during new project start-up, and clearly defining the parameters of the part to be made for the manufacturing floor through bills of materials and routings.  As the internal “voice of the customer,”  this individual also manages all required ISO/TS documentation, as detailed in the New Project Management process.

Duties and Responsibilities

Responsible for meeting customer demands in such a way that both the customer, and the company, will grow and prosper. The Product Manager has P/L responsibility for the business.  He/she  estimates prices to maximize profitability, while costing the products with internal and external suppliers; Coordinates the launch of new projects with the customer, (both internal and external). Interacts with Sales, Production, Quality and Engineering personnel to ensure jobs are quoted accurately, routed correctly, quality standards established and adhered to properly, run efficiently and produce parts that meet our customers’ expectations. Manage new projects using our defined processes. Coordinate staff efficiently and effectively in support of Company and Product Management goals and objectives.  Responsible for all blueprints, sales master files, pricing history, detailed pricing documentation and quality requirements for new projects as well as bringing all the departments together for projects to produce a quality product, on time, profitably.

Employment Standards

Education/Experience: Any combination of education and experience providing the required skill and knowledge for successful performance will be accepted. Typical qualifications include a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university and 2-5 years experience.

Knowledge: Must be familiar with the principals and practices of Sales and Marketing, and Project Management.  Must demonstrate the ability to read and understand component drawings and tolerance schemes.  General knowledge of the production of tubular steel parts is a plus.

Skills:  Effective communication skills, both written and verbal, are required.   Computer skills, spreadsheet efficiency, and working with numbers are required skills. CAD experience is a plus.

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