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Lancaster, PA, US

Consulting, Warehouse, Product Development, Strategic Planning, Marketing, Technology, Manufacturing, Research, Strategy


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Job Description :

Want to work for a company that gives you opportunities to grow in a collaborative environment? How about working for a global manufacturer with a rich history and even brighter future? 

Armstrong World Industries began over 150 years ago as a small cork-cutting shop in Pittsburgh, PA. From that small business, we became the global leader in ceiling, wall and suspension system solutions that contribute to better, more inspiring buildings that can improve how we all live, work, learn, heal and feel. At Armstrong World Industries you'll have the opportunity to make the most of your potential. Come build your future with us!

Armstrong World Industries (AWI) has a job opportunity for a Product Manager to be located in Lancaster, PA. The Product Manager will plan and execute the new product development plan, product life cycle management and special growth initiatives, to meet operational goals and strategic objectives.


Key Responsibilities of the Product Manager:

  • Proactively planning and managing the product portfolio to maximize ROI
  • Supporting the development and implementation of strategy and operational business plans
  • Leading the multi-functional commercial business team
  • Developing and conducting training and deliver presentations on product line for customers, suppliers, sales team, and other internal groups
  • Executing New Product Development (NPD) process, working closely with project manager
    • Leading the development of NPD business cases
    • Maintaining and managing calendar for launches and multi-generational product plan
  • Identifying key market trends (focused on customer shifts, segments, standards, preferences, etc) and sharing these ideas
  • Working with internal and external teams to develop new product ideas
  • Developing market focused processes to sort and prioritize ideas
  • Managing the development of new product business cases
  • Working with the new product development team as a team member providing guidance on requirements
  • Developing new product positioning and coordinates with marketing manager for launch
  • Analyzing the product line and competitive products to find opportunities to maximize ROI via new dropped or repositioned products
  • Working with manufacturing to identify opportunities for improved efficiencies
  • Managing Go-To-Market growth initiatives, such as new channel growth or alternative strategy development, to meet profit objectives
  • Conducting product line analysis and reporting - developing recommendations for review with VP Commercial Marketing
    • Product lifecycle analysis
    • Sales trends
    • SKU productivity
    • Product and product line profitability
    • Price/Volume/Mix
  • Directly interfacing with Manufacturing/Operations, Logistics and Planning team on product schedules, short and long term sales and demand forecasts, NPD testing and launches and product cost reduction efforts and platform (structural) improvement
  • Acting as primary point of contact for Customer Service/Sales and technical team on all product questions


Required Qualifications for the Product Manager:

  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Sales, Marketing, or Related Field
  • 5+ year of experience in a product support, product planning or consulting environment in building products industry
  • Excellent computer application skills - Excel, PowerPoint, Word, SFDC, Dodge, AdHoc reporting systems (Business Warehouse)
  • General knowledge of all products within a product family, company policies and practices
  • Good knowledge of long-range and operational planning techniques
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Able to operate as a matrix manager in coordinating and driving people and technical resources from multiple areas of the company
  • Excellent analytical skills and financial acumen
  • Ability to develop strategic planning initiatives and presentations


 Desired Qualifications of the Product Manager:

  • MBA


Why Armstrong?


Armstrong World Industries, Inc. (AWI) is a leader in the design and manufacture of innovative commercial and residential ceiling, wall and suspension system solutions. 

At home, at work, in healthcare facilities, classrooms, stores, or restaurants, Armstrong World Industries offers interior solutions that help to enhance comfort, save time, improve building efficiency and overall performance, and create beautiful spaces.

For more than 150 years, we have built our business on trust and integrity. It set us apart then, and it sets us apart now, along with our ability to collaborate with and innovate for the people we’re here to serve – our customers, our shareholders, our communities and our employees.


Benefits Package

  • Standard benefit package offerings: Medical, dental, prescription drugs, life insurance
  • Long term disability coverage
  • Vacation and sick time
  • Product discount programs.


Equal Opportunity Employer: AWI is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disabled/Vets


Notice to Staffing Agencies, Placement Services, and Professional Recruiters


Armstrong World Industries, Inc. has an internal Staffing Department. Recruiters are hereby specifically directed NOT to contact Armstrong employees directly in an attempt to present candidates.


Armstrong will not accept unsolicited resumes from any source other than directly from a candidate. Any unsolicited resumes sent to Armstrong, including unsolicited resumes sent to an Armstrong mailing address, fax machine or email address, directly to Armstrong employees, or to Armstrong’s resume database will be considered Armstrong property. Armstrong will NOT pay a fee for any placement resulting from the receipt of an unsolicited resume. Armstrong will consider any candidate for whom a Recruiter has submitted an unsolicited resume to have been referred by the Recruiter free of any charges or fees.


Armstrong will not pay a fee to any Recruiter that does not have a signed Armstrong contract in place specific to the position for which the resume was submitted. 


Recruiting vendor agreements will only be valid if in writing and signed by Armstrong's Corporate Talent Acquisition Manager or his or her designee. No other Armstrong employee is authorized to bind Armstrong to any agreement regarding the placement of candidates by Recruiters. By submitting a candidate to Armstrong, recruiters agree to be bound and comply with this policy.


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