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IDEX Project/Product Manager in Wooster, Ohio

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This position is responsible for product management of Hale Products, Inc. and Akron Brass’ North America product lines. Maintains product lifecycles for various products sold to support Apparatus manufacturing.

REPORTS TO : Director of Product Management – Apparatus


The essential functions include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Determine and define project scope and objectives

  • Predict resources needed to reach objectives and manage resources in an effective and efficient manner

  • Prepare budget based on scope of work and resource requirements

  • Track project costs in order to meet budget

  • Develop and manage a detailed project schedule and work plan

  • Provide project updates on a consistent basis to various stakeholders about strategy, adjustments, and progress

  • Manage contracts with vendors and suppliers by assigning tasks and communicating expected deliverables

  • Utilize industry best practices, techniques, and standards throughout entire project execution

  • Monitor progress and make adjustments as needed

  • Measure project performance to identify areas for improvement

  • Prepares product development objectives and schedules for all phases of product development and introduction to market.

  • Develops and maintains a prioritized list of customer and market requirements for product, identifies opportunities for new products, product enhancements, and cost reductions.

  • Determines product structure and mixture, product rationalization, global options, and product life cycle.

  • Maintains communications and contacts to collect and analyze technical, financial, schedule, and sales information for the product line.

  • Conducts and prepares competitive analysis materials comparing product with its key competitors.

  • Conducts market research and analysis, customer surveys, and identifies and tracks market trends in the company’s industry.

  • Coordinates and develops marketing, sales, engineering, and financial plans for the product line; includes financial and technical justification for product selection and definition.

  • Participates in overall product strategy, research and development requirements, and the development and manufacturing coordination for new and emerging products.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, business, or a related field

  • 3-5 years of project management and related experience

  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification preferred

  • Proven ability to solve problems creatively

  • Strong familiarity with project management software tools, methodologies, and best practices

  • Experience seeing projects through the full life cycle

  • Excellent analytical skills

  • Strong interpersonal skills and extremely resourceful

  • Proven ability to complete projects according to outlined scope, budget, and timeline

  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret technical procedures or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, product bulletins and procedure manuals.

  • Ability to effectively present information and to respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers and the general public.

  • Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

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IDEX is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Affirmative Action Employer. IDEX gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, creed, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other consideration or protected category made unlawful by federal, state or local laws (Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled).

Job Family: Marketing

Business Unit: Hale

Job Segment: FSD Fire & Safety/Diversified Products