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Product Manager, Architectural Specialties Job

Date: Feb 4, 2019

Location: Lancaster, Pennsylvania, US, 17603

Company: Armstrong World Industries

Job: Product Management
Primary Location: Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Relocation Offered: Yes 
Employment Status: Full-Time
Travel: 20%


Do you want to work for a company that gives you opportunities to grow in a collaborative environment? How about working for a manufacturer with a rich history and even brighter future? Armstrong World Industries began over 150 years ago as a small cork-cutting shop in Pittsburgh, PA. From that small business, we became the leader in ceiling, wall and suspension system solutions that contribute to better, more inspiring buildings that make a difference in the lives of people where they work, play, learn, heal and live. At Armstrong World Industries you'll have the opportunity to make the most of your potential. Come build your future with us!


Armstrong World Industries (AWI) is currently seeking a Product Manager - Architectural Specialties to join our Marketing/Product Management team at our headquarters in Lancaster, PA. The Product Manager - Architectural Specialties will mainly be responsible for planning and executing the Architectural Specialties new product development plan and product life cycle management to meet operational goals and strategic objectives.                                      


Responsibilities of the Product Manager - Architectural Specialties:

  • Oversee New Products & Capabilities Portfolio Management
  • Manage process from idea generation through launch and product life cycle:
  • Portfolio development with link to businesses strategic plan
  • Research annual global trend analysis and competitive gap assessments
  • Provide market insights to Innovation team for concepts to support new product introductions
  • Work with customer-centric and solutions-based mentality, with a focus on Armstrong’s differentiation: science-based testing and proven installation systems with integrated MEP
  • Feed market insights to M&A teams to address gaps outside of current manufacturing base
  • Prioritize with supporting business cases/design briefs to maximize ROI
  • Develop roadmap for introducing products based on highest value
  • Balance for complexity as well as impact to ensure regular cadence of new product introductions
  • Own multi-generational plan, with 5-year view and own regular and cohesive launch schedule
  • Regularly validate thru Stage Gate reviews with business leaders and key stakeholders
  • Coordinate with new product development in other business units to take advantage of synergies for more market impact
  • Create and implement marketing Strategies; grow awareness and demand for specialty systems
  • Work as champion on New Product Development teams by providing guidance and requirements, as well as driving schedule and performance
  • Review marketing communications new product positioning for targeted introductions
  • Develop and implement promotions in key strategic growth areas for existing product lines
  • Create product growth plans for newly acquired businesses
  • Manage Product Life Cycle Management, including current Sales performance assessment to ID top/bottom performers, maximize ROI, and address competitive disadvantages with recommendations to VP of Marketing
  • Perform pricing analysis and provide recommendations to business leaders
  • Research quality and potential efficiency improvements; forecasting product performance
  • Act as Marketing Liaison to AS Leadership team and Operations, including:


Required Qualifications and Education of the Product Manager - Architectural Specialties:

  • Bachelor's degree in business, sales or marketing
  • 5+ years of of experience in a product support, product planning, or consulting
  • Ability to operate as a matrix manager in coordinating people and technical resources from multiple areas of the company


Preferred Qualifications of the Product Manager - Architectural Specialties:

  • Advanced degree in business management, marketing or planning


Why Armstrong World Industries?


Armstrong World Industries, Inc. (AWI) is a leader in the design and manufacture of innovative commercial and residential ceiling, wall and suspension system solutions. At home, at work, in healthcare facilities, classrooms, stores, or restaurants, Armstrong World Industries offers interior solutions that help to enhance comfort, save time, improve building efficiency and overall performance, and create beautiful spaces. We built our business on trust and integrity. It set us apart then, and it sets us apart now, along with our ability to collaborate with and innovate for the people we’re here to serve – our customers, our shareholders, our communities and our employees.


Benefits Package

  • Standard benefit package offerings: Medical, dental, prescription drugs, life insurance
  • Long term disability coverage
  • Vacation and sick time
  • Product discount programs
  • 401k Match


About the Location (Lancaster, PA):

Located in South Central Pennsylvania, Lancaster is ideally situated for easy access to major metropolitan cities such as Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington DC and New York City. Lancaster offers a vibrant arts and entertainment community with wonderful historic sites, B&Bs, museums, world class shopping, entertainment venues and restaurants.



Equal Opportunity Employer: AWI is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disabled/Veterans



Notice to Staffing Agencies, Placement Services, and Professional Recruiters


Armstrong World Industries, Inc. has an internal Staffing Department. Recruiters are hereby specifically directed NOT to contact AWI employees directly in an attempt to present candidates.


AWI will not accept unsolicited resumes from any source other than directly from a candidate. Any unsolicited resumes sent to AWI, including unsolicited resumes sent to an AWI mailing address, fax machine or email address, directly to AWI employees, or to AWI's resume database will be considered AWI property. AWI will NOT pay a fee for any placement resulting from the receipt of an unsolicited resume. AWI will consider any candidate for whom a Recruiter has submitted an unsolicited resume to have been referred by the Recruiter free of any charges or fees.


AWI will not pay a fee to any Recruiter that does not have a signed AWI contract in place specific to the position for which the resume was submitted. 


Recruiting vendor agreements will only be valid if in writing and signed by AWI's Corporate Talent Acquisition Manager or his or her designee. No other AWI employee is authorized to bind AWI to any agreement regarding the placement of candidates by Recruiters. By submitting a candidate to AWI, recruiters agree to be bound and comply with this policy.

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