Job: Product Marketing Manager – Storage

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    Title Product Marketing Manager – Storage
    Categories Storage
    Location Oakdale, MN, USA
    Job Information

    Company Overview

    Imation is a leading global developer and marketer of branded products that enable people to capture, save and enjoy digital information. 

    Our world-class portfolio of digital storage products, audio and video electronics, and accessories reaches customers through a powerful global distribution network. The goal is a company with strong commercial and consumer businesses and continued long-term growth and profitability that creates shareholder value. 

    Imation Corp.’s global brand portfolio, in addition to the Imation brand, includes the Memorex brand, one of the most widely recognized names in the consumer electronics industry, famous for the slogan, “Is it live or is it Memorex?” and the XtremeMac brand, the top name in innovative accessories for iPod, iPhone, and Apple TV. Imation is also the exclusive licensee of the TDK Life on Record brand, one of the world’s leading recording media brands.

    Description

    Product Marketing Manager – Storage

    Imation seeks an experienced Product Marketing Manager -Storage to manage RDX and Defender product categories.   RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Product Marketing Manager will be responsible for establishing the product marketing plan for RDX and Defender product categories in the Americas region.
    • Responsible for the development and delivery of a business plan that defines short and long-term objectives and advance Imation’s position.
    • Play a key role in tracking competitive moves, market feedback, and determine appropriate positioning and features to sustain competitive advantage in target segments.
    • Work closely with sales, customers, engineering and manufacturing to assure product issues are prioritized and resolved.
    • Develop and oversee the preparation of promotional materials including presentations, brochures, white papers and other marketing collateral.
    • Meet with partners/customers to assess product roadmaps and feature/benefit attributes of new products, and develop relationships where appropriate.
    • Establish pricing strategy and manage pricing.
    • P&L responsibility for RDX and Defender in the Americas commercial markets.
    • Plan, implement and track channel programs to increase sell in and sell through of products.
    • Provide PR and Marcomm support involving specifications, in-depth technology support and presentations.

    REQUIREMENTS The ideal candidate will be a leader who has the ability to think strategically about the overall product category combined with a hands-on approach in terms of product launch and execution. He/She should have an extensive background in storage and storage related technologies including software, automation and security.

    • Must be able to assimilate broad range of data, draw meaningful conclusions and define a coherent strategic direction – this requires strong analytical and problem solving skills.
    • The successful candidate must be a hands-on self-starter who can assume broad responsibility in a dynamic business setting.
    • High standard of excellence, results, orientation, flexibility and openness to change.
    • Minimum of 3+ years product management and marketing experience within software, automation and security.
    • Minimum of 5-7 years marketing experience successfully targeting retailers, etailers, channels and distributors.
    • Lifecycle product management experience with major product programs, from concept through development, marketing, distribution and sustaining support phases.
    • Strategic mindset with heavy involvement in execution and delivery of results.
    • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal as well as presentation skills.
    • Strong customer skills with the ability to build relationships, partnerships and alliances.
    • Ability to develop relationships in all cross-functional areas.
    • Ability to manage small groups, drive projects, and collaborate with a wide variety of people across functional personnel.
    • Strong financial acumen with previous experience managing P&L.

    EDUCATON / EXPERIENCE:

    • Education – Bachelors Degree – Required
    • Masters Degree – PreferreD
    • Experience – 5-10 Years – Required (Marketing, Product Management)

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    Company Imation

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