NWHS Commercial Heat Pump Water Heater Product Manager

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Company:

Nyle Water Heating Systems (NWHS) is an innovative, rapidly growing leader in the Heat Pump Water Heating industry. We develop, manufacture, market and sell heat pump water heaters for residential and large commercial applications such as multi-family and commercial buildings. NWHS is a subsidiary of Nyle Systems, a company with 40 years history in industrial heat pump applications (www.nyle.com). Nyle’s manufacturing and design operations are in Brewer, Maine. Our ambitions are to accelerate decarbonization of the built environment through the use of smart, energy-saving heat pump and thermal energy storage systems. We are revolutionizing the water heating industry in North America with our groundbreaking approaches to domestic hot water production.

Mission:

NWHS mission is to enable efficient electrification of water heating in residential, commercial and industrial applications, allowing our customers to transition to a renewable, sustainable energy system.

Job Description:

The Product Manager will be responsible for owning and managing the NWHS commercial heat pump water heater product line and managing the product roadmap throughout its life cycle. The product manager will act as the business owner of the product; driving definition and communication of the product value proposition, understanding the trends of the targeted segments, identifying customer needs
and opportunities, defining market winning product benefits and features, product pricing, and go-to-market plans. The Product Manager will have an intimate understanding of market drivers from the perspective of the end-user and channel partner with an emphasis on partnering with all other functions within the business to deliver solutions that grow sales and market share while meeting financial targets.

What You’ll Do:

  • Analyze, build, and maintain competitive product and product portfolio strategies
  • Partner with sales, marketing, partner development, R&D, and operations to gather voice of the customer, identify strategic product needs, evaluate feasibility of product concepts, develop product requirements, and present concepts, applications, financials and other requirements to enter into product development pipeline
  • Draw competitive comparisons between competing products or alternative solutions and develop sales and marketing competitive tools to showcase the NWHS advantage
  • Track industry direction and developments in standards bodies and develop strategies for product development accordingly
  • Lead scheduled and ad-hoc meetings with customers, partners, sales teams, R&D, and operations stakeholders to ensure strategic product plan and specific product features meet market needs
  • Collaborate with Sales, Marketing, Training, Tech Support, Applications Engineering, and R&D on development and maintenance of product literature including announcements, product manuals, catalogs, sales tools, marketing campaigns, product trainings, end of life support, etc.
  • Be the face, the voice, and the champion of NWHS products internally and to the market
  • Additional duties as requested by manager.

Experience You’ll Need:

  • Bachelor degree in Marketing, Engineering or Business Administration. (ME and/or MBA preferred)
  • 3+ yrs experience in Product Management
  • Familiar with New Product Development processes with successful history partnering with R&D
  • HVAC-R background and experience in residential, commercial, or industrial is preferred
  • Comfortable presenting to and engaging with technical and executive audiences including Engineers, Customers, and Business leaders
  • Ability to read and interpret mechanical, electrical and / or architectural blueprints, specifications, and HVAC equipment submittal data