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Maxon Furniture IncMuscatine, IA
  • Maxon, an industry leader in workplace furnishings, and a top brand in the HNI Corporation enterprise, is in search of a Product Manager to join our team in Muscatine, IA!
  • The Product Manager maximizes profitability by driving all aspects of the product lifecycle management process for each product category in support of organizational goals and customer needs.
  • Drives financial performance and profitability of all product categories.
  • Assumes responsibility for alignment across Product Development, Sales and Marketing, and Manufacturing to drive aggressive, profitable growth.
  • Leads the development of an aligned strategic product category plan and drives a coordinated and comprehensive product portfolio.
  • Assesses the competitive landscape to understand competitive product offerings, performance specifications, and business models; develop appropriate actions as required.
  • Engages in market research to understand market trends, customer requirements, and competitive offerings that bridge to and validate business and product initiatives.
  • Leads strategic customer engagement efforts to effectively position and place products; assists in development and launch of marketing and training materials as needed.
  • Presents products and proposals to channel partners, internal members and end users.
  • Leads engagement with LFO to determine best cost, quality, and customer experience while ensuring customer/market expectations are being met.
  • Manages product lifecycle management process for each product category.
  • Participates in activities as appropriate to ensure the success of the organization.
  • Bachelor’s degree required, Business or related field preferred.
  • At least 4 years of relevant business experience required, 6 years preferred.
  • Experience in furniture or manufacturing industry preferred.
  • Prior experience mentoring and training other members.
  • Proven expert knowledge and understanding of assigned categories.
  • Ability to develop and execute product strategies.
  • Ability to use complex data to drive business decisions.
  • Possess advanced business and financial acumen.
  • Ability to lead direct reports and cross-functional teams.
  • Strong analytical/problem solving skills.
  • Demonstrated critical thinking ability.
  • Demonstrated excellence in written/verbal communication and presentation skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work well under pressure with changing priorities and meet deadlines with quality output.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite of products.
  • Ability to effectively influence without direct authority.
  • Understanding of HNI products and processes preferred.
  • Primary working location will be in an office environment where low volume noise is on-going.
  • Occasional trips to manufacturing facilities.
  • May need to build products for market review.
  • Sitting/standing at work station for up to the entire scheduled work day.
  • Majority of office time spent on a computer system.
  • We look forward to hearing from you!
  • Why HNI Corporation?
  • HNI Corporation (NYSE: HNI) is a manufacturer of workplace furnishings and building products, operating under two segments.
  • The workplace furnishings segment is a leading global designer and provider of commercial furnishings, going to market under multiple unique brands.
  • The residential building products segment is the nation’s leading manufacturer and marketer of hearth products, which include a full array of gas, electric, wood, and pellet-burning fireplaces, inserts, stoves, facings, and accessories.
  • As one of the larger employers in Iowa, HNI Corporation has been ranked by Industry Week magazine as one of the “Top 100 Best Managed Companies in the World”, by Fortune magazine as “The Most Admired Company” in the furniture industry; and named by Chief Executive Magazine as one of the world’s best companies for leadership development.
  • With 40 years of experience developing commercial-grade panel systems, Maxon Furniture Inc.
  • is recognized as an organization of the highest caliber in the office furniture industry, providing clients with outstanding quality and performance.
  • Maxon Furniture Inc. has been regarded as a company delivering exceptional value, products, quality and operational excellence.
  • Much of Maxon product is Buy America Act compliant and are backed by a Limited Lifetime Warranty – helping partners and customers rest assured since Maxon genuinely stands behind the products it produces.
  • We invite you to visit us at www.
  • for the best visual overview of our organization.

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