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Associate Product Line Manager, Building Products

Date: Jul 12, 2019

Location: Franklin Park, IL, US, 60131

Company: Sloan Valve Company

Req ID:  7881  


Sloan is the world’s leading manufacturer of commercial plumbing systems and has been in operation since 1906. We are at the forefront of the green building movement and provide sustainable restroom solutions.  We manufacture water-efficient products including flush valves, electronic faucets, soap dispensing and sink systems along with vitreous china fixtures for commercial, industrial and institutional markets worldwide.



We have an immediate need for an Associate Product Line Manager, Building Products at our global headquarters in Franklin Park, IL. This position is responsible for supporting and collaborating product planning and marketing of product category.  Ensures the success of product category through product lifecycle management, working closely with Product Management and Engineering to deliver profitable products, and participate in cross functional teams to introduce new products to the marketplace.  Collaborates with sales, quality, customer service, technical support and regulatory teams to ensure customer needs are met.  Depending on product category, responsible for driving profitable revenue that may range from $5 million to $100 million in revenue.




  • Executes project deliverables developed with cross functional teams to ensure on time launch of innovative world class products.
  • Conducts and leverages voice of the customer (VOC), customer/sales analysis, competitive analysis, industry insights, technology trends and other external influences. Reports on product performance, customer and market trends relating to product to management.
  • Manages product forecasts for existing portfolio of products and new product introductions; ensuring stakeholder and leadership visibility  
  • Identifies initiatives with marketing, engineering and operations for maintenance of product line and cost reductions
  • Achieve financial goals relating (P&L responsibility for the line up to gross margin level) to product revenue and margin that are aligned with the Company overarching financial goals; while managing expense budget. Develop strategic plans for product and vertical market category
  • Establishes pricing strategies to meet revenue and profitability goals.
  • Develops and implements marketing programs, promotions, sales support and communications material to support efforts in driving product demand.  Analyze and report the success/effectiveness of programs.
  • Creates and provides training to Sales team both virtually and in person on new products and supports sales team on key national account.
  • Works collaboratively with engineering, finance, operations and supply chain to drive costs out
  • All other tasks as assigned




  • Bachelor's degree in business, engineering or related field
  • Strong technical background and understanding - knowledge or experience with technical products or engineering a plus
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in a manufacturing business and/or product/project management or equivalent
  • Experience in business to business (B2B) specification and sales process in multi-step distribution environment
  • Strong analytical skills with understanding of basic business financials
  • Experience and ability to effectively work and collaborate in a cross functional team environment
  • Strong decision-making ability and the ability to work in and build a team environment
  • Experience in stage-gate product development process and product launches
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Business travel approximately 10-20%


We offer a highly competitive compensation and benefits package, including:

  • Medical, dental, vision, Rx coverage for employee plus eligible dependents
  • Life and AD & D insurance, dependent life insurance, long term disability, and HSA, FSA
  • Employer matching 401K, PTO, holidays, EAP, wellness programs, on-site medical staff and fitness center


We Are Proud Partners With the Chicago Cubs:

We are a Legacy Partner of the Chicago Cubs and we are proud to be the organization’s official water efficiency partner! Through this relationship, which includes the naming rights to Sloan Park, the Cubs’ Spring Training facility in Mesa, Arizona, we have had the opportunity to promote our brand and continue our water conservation efforts in the city of Chicago and around the world




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We Are An Equal Opportunity Employer.

Nearest Major Market: Chicago

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