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Product Manager - United States

 

 

 

 

Surna Inc.

Job Description: Product Manager

Reports to: VP, Marketing

Direct reports: None. Will work very closely with R&D, Product Development, and Sales groups.

Surna Inc., a services and products provider serving the controlled environment agriculture (CEA) market, seeks a product manager. The goal of the Product Manager is to identify customer needs, define products and services to profitably meet those needs, and to lead in bringing those products to market.

Position Description/ Responsibilities & Duties. The Product Manager will:

  • Develop an understanding of the market for products and services for controlled environment agriculture, to include existing products in the market.
  • Lead the design of the product to meet customer requirements including product performance, aesthetics, and specifications from “product ideation” to “design frozen” phases.
  • Lead the development of products by identifying customer pain-points, develop user needs and solve customer problems.
  • Rely on Voice of the Customer, internal knowledge, and business analysis tools to prioritize critical customer needs to address in new products/services.
  • Develop a marketing and financial strategy to position the product or service in the market and achieve sales and profitability goals.
  • Establish deliverable timelines and work with other departments as needed to meet them.
  • Establish pricing strategies.
  • Monitor competitive activity and articulate Surna’s price/performance advantages.
  • Develop relationships with customers and prospects to gain their feedback on customer needs via customer site visits and over the phone surveys/interviews for research, beta testing, post launch product performance, trade shows, etc.
  • Assist in the development of marketing support materials and methods, including brand strategy, demand creation and messaging.
  • Assist in the development of out-of-box experience plans including end-user documentation.
  • Train the direct sales force to sell the product.
  • Identify intellectual property in the field in to identify the potential for filing of patents.
  • Provide aggressive leadership for the product to yield year-over-year sales growth and profitability.

 

Required experience, attributes, and qualifications. The most attractive candidates will have:

  • Demonstrated success managing a product marketing initiative, product roll-out and product life cycle.
  • BS or BA in Business/Marketing required
  • MBA or equivalent desirable
  • 5-10 years of related Product Planning, Product Management or Project Management experience, preferably in the CEA market
  • Broad and deep understanding of Voice of Customer research methodologies and applications
  • Extensive expertise in product definition and product development
  • Demonstrated skills at working within a cross-discipline team
  • Ability to present highly complex, technical, or difficult messages clearly and persuasively
  • Demonstrated ability to quickly acquire new knowledge and skills as required
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize clearly and manage finite resources
  • Excellent interpersonal and relationship management skills
  • Travel requirement of 25%

 

 

To Apply: jamie.english@surna.com

 

 

 


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