Category Manager

| Milan, OH, USA
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    • Responsible for oversight of NPI process and improvements required to meet objectives
    • Research and document market data, and new applications opportunities. Compile data into new product funnel for derivative and breakthrough products. Identify new product opportunities and product development projects based upon market research and competitive trend analysis.
    • Prioritize product enhancements and work closely with business partners and key stakeholders to deliver and maintain those enhancements.
    • Understand pricing activity and policy. Use financial analysis tools to make informed strategy/product decisions.
    • Work cross functionally with all departments to support all phases of new product launch
    • Work with supporting departments to develop and implement dynamic product testing, including development of test specifications, and physical testing apparatus
    • Provide support in resolution of technical product quality issues with failure mode analysis and validation


  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Marketing, or Business required
  • Minimum 3 years product, sales, or marketing management experience
  • Demonstrated technical knowledge of sealing components specifically for automotive chassis, powertrain, and driveline systems/applications
  • Understanding of automotive application repair/remanufacturing preferred
  • Knowledge of the automotive aftermarket industry preferred
  • Experience with Staged Gate product lifecycle processes, and APQP practices

Communication & Collaboration: Communicates clearly and concisely, while serving as a sparring partner to internal/external stakeholders. Fosters teamwork between employees and across the organization.

Value for Customers: Drives a customer-oriented business strategy and provides indispensable support to deliver successful outcomes.

Innovation: Envisions the impact of potential future trends and proactively drives necessary changes. Encourages creativity and initiative from employees.

Drive & Execution: Inspires and motivates self and others, while taking full accountability for actions and results.

The Freudenberg Group is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion. Employment opportunities are available to all applicants and associates without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), gender identity or expression, national origin, ancestry, age, mental or physical disability, genetic information, marital status, familial status, sexual orientation, protected military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

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