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Senior Product Manager   
Posted: 04-07-2015

Congoleum® has been focused on producing the best resilient flooring available for more than 125 years. Continuing to lead the charge through innovation, quality and design.

The Position:  The Senior Product Manager will be responsible for the development of the long-term business strategy to maximize market share, sales and margin performance. 

The Candidate: The successful candidate will be an upbeat, high energy, self-starter with a commitment to delivering solutions that differentiate the brand based on the three core tenets: design, quality and innovation.  The candidate will need a strong foundation of analytics, executional excellence and strong communication skills.  These skills will come together to demonstrate:

  • A strategic understanding of the market and its drivers
  • An alignment of the brand and portfolio to the needs of the key consumer groups
  • The identification of opportunities for new products
  • The ability to drive sales and margin through effective marketing and promotional activities
  • A strong attention to detail coupled with the ability to foresee potential synergies between products, promotions and markets

KEY ATTRIBUTES

  • Strategic Thinking
  • Bold Leadership
  • Strong Communication
  • Problem-Solving Innovative Mindset

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Drive brand and category development for North America
  • Deliver category performance for sales and margin targets
  • Identify and leverage product positioning and key benefits for differentiation
  • Determine marketing strategies to address consumer needs
  • Manage the portfolio through the entire product lifecycle
  • Lead cross-functional teams to identify and monetize market opportunities
  • Analyze potential partner relationships for the product

REQUIREMENTS

  • Undergraduate degree required, MBA preferred
  • International import experience desired
    • 5-7 years of relevant and progressive work experience in the marketing and product management capacity

Ability to travel to customer and non-customer sites in North America (10%) as well as vendor sites abroad


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Manufacturing Process Engineer   
Posted: 03-24-2015

Two positions available – Trenton, NJ and Marcus Hook, PA

Position Qualifications:

  • Technical support for all plant raw materials, production processes, vinyl plastisol mixing and formulation.
  • Manufacturing engineering support to improve operating efficiencies and quality.
  • Product Development for new flooring products, raw materials and process development.

Education and Experience:

BS in Chemical, Mechanical, or Electrical Engineering plus two to five years experience in vinyl industry, petrochemical, aerospace, automotive, or continuous processing. Lean Six Sigma certification/experience is desirable.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

Work directly with Research, Development, Process Engineering and plant operations tasks associated Product Development and Plant technical assistance.  Generally, the duties consist of:

  • Must be safety oriented.
  • Must be flexible, adaptive and a self-starter
  • Must be able to work independently or in teams.
  • Familiarity with vinyl plastisol formulations and mixing is highly desired.
  • Familiarity and expertise in coating processes is highly desired.
  • Lead experimental production trials and follow up on testing and reports.
  • Analyze test data, draw conclusions and recommend action based on trial results.
  • Must be able to use software to develop spreadsheets, graphs, and write reports.
  • Trouble shoot process issues in plastisol mixing, gelling, and fusion operations.
  • Assist in raw material evaluations, and associated trial management.
  • Responsibility for quality assurance process relative incoming raw material.  Develop acceptance criteria for new products in concert with suppliers.
  • Responsible for product development from concept to final production.
  • Utilization of various laboratory testing equipment.
  • Union experience a plus.
  • Familiarity with water-based ink formulations, ink mixing and printing a benefit.

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Surface Designer Design Studio    
Posted: 04-17-2014

Job Description:

Congoleum is seeking an experienced and talented surface texture designer to develop new flooring design direction for tile and other products.  Knowledge of how to turn artwork into flooring texture and pattern and color is key to the process.  The designer will work with color specialist and production on color trials.  The successful candidate must be a team oriented person who can work with and be an integral part of a growing collaborative design team, as well as work with other departments, to produce salable designs for residential and commercial interior markets.  The designer will also coordinate and translate design trends and manage competitive information for the design group.  A strong sense of style is required.

Functions:

Responsible for creating designs for all product lines

Research and set trend / design directions with SVP Design

Pattern separations and refinement

Develop design process from new mock-ups through to cylinder development

Embossing texture development

Liaison between departments for product information

Understand how to translate trends into product and product applications

Job Position:      Reports to Design Studio Manager

Experience         Preferably 3-5 years

Salary Range      $45 - $70k

Travel:                  25%

Education           College Art, Graphic, Textile Degree Preferred

Skills:                     AVA design system knowledge a plus, MAC computer, Photoshop

Full Time:             (Will consider part-time to start with understanding phasing into full-time)

Location:              Hamilton, NJ (Mercer County)

Relocation          Available


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