Product Manager, Kohler Energy

Job title: Product Manager, Kohler Energy

$107650 – 137150 per year

Company: Kohler

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Job description: Product Manager, Kohler EnergyWork Mode: HybridLocation: Hybrid at Kohler, WIOpportunityResponsible for development, profitability, growth, and maintenance of the residential and light commercial product lines related to delivering amps. This includes strategic market and financial planning, competitive analyses, product development plans, product specifications, pricing strategy, cross functional project management, cost reductions, sales forecasting, and aftermarket product support. Works closely with Design Engineering and Channel Management to improve competitive position and increase market share.Specific Responsibilities

  • Analyze, identify and aggressively target growth opportunities in the residential and light commercial market related to new products delivering amps (ie generators, clean energy, etc.)
  • Conduct market research to identify key accelerators and inhibitors to growth based on consumer needs and trends. Perform voice of customer research and understand channel partner needs to support their goals.
  • Support strategic product roadmaps that will accelerate long term growth and take share from competition.
  • Develop, financial justify, and effectively gain management buy in on product specifications that positions Kohler in all required product nodes while creating differentiation between competitive products.
  • Create and communicate new product launch material with collaboration with Marketing, Communications, Technical Publications, Service, Training, etc.
  • Be a resource to sales and service team with product knowledge to effectively support our channel partners
  • Provide product costing guidance based on feature sets and competitive landscape while monitoring product component costs to provide Kohler with optimal margins.
  • Understand local and national codes and standards related to energy delivery. Partner with internal and external stakeholders to navigate and specify product requirements to sell in focused markets.
  • Be a product leader in a cross functional environment and effectively communicate the product vision with others.


  • B.S. in Engineering, Business, or Marketing.
  • 4-6 yrs. of product marketing/management and/or product engineering experience with project management skills and exposure to strategic planning, consumer product marketing, and functional group financials.
  • Generator, engine, or power distribution experience preferred but not required.
  • Must possess strong communication aptitude with all levels of management along with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Desirable candidates have a strong engineering or technical aptitude, solid planning skills, and attention to detail while not losing site of priorities and the organization’s overall vision.

We will consider applicants requiring sponsorship for this opportunity.The salary range for this position is $107,650 – $137,150. The specific salary offered to a candidate may be influenced by a variety of factors including the candidate’s experience, their education, and the work location. Available benefits include medical, dental, vision & 401k.Why Work at Kohler Co.?Kohler Co.’s mission is to contribute to a higher level of gracious living for those who are touched by our products and services. We understand that it takes investment in our associates’ development to make that happen. So, we offer ongoing investment in each individual’s personal development and the opportunity to collaborate with others across functions and roles at Kohler.In addition to the investment in your development, Kohler offers a benefits package including a competitive salary, health, vision, dental, 401(k) with company matching, and more!*Important update for candidates applying to roles within Kohler Energy, including Power Systems, Engines, Home Energy, Kohler Uninterruptible Power, Clarke Energy, Curtis Instruments, and Heila Technologies.
On November 6, Kohler Co. announced the strategic decision to establish Kohler Energy as a separate, independent business with Platinum Equity as the majority investment partner. Kohler will continue to stay invested in the Energy business following the closing and remains committed to supporting the acceleration of long-term growth strategies for both organizations. Talent and operational transition plans are underway, and Kohler Co. and Platinum Equity expect the agreement to close in the first half of 2024.Thank you for your interest in joining our growing team as we embark on the next phase of growth!About UsBeyond the competitive benefits and compensation, Kohler proudly offers a rich history, steeped in creativity and a commitment to our associates and communities. We invite you to learn more about our culture and company at .It is Kohler’s policy to recruit, hire, and promote qualified personnel in all job classifications without regard to race, creed, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran. If, as an individual with a disability, you need reasonable accommodation during the recruitment process, please contact . Kohler Co. is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.We invite you to learn more about equal employment opportunity by reviewing the Federal and the .

Location: Kohler, WI

Job date: Sat, 23 Mar 2024 05:53:44 GMT

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