Director, Product Management at Emerson

| Cleveland, OH
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If you are a PRODUCT MANAGEMENT professional looking for an opportunity to grow, Emerson has an exciting opportunity for you! Based in our ELYRIA, OH location, you will lead a team of talented product managers responsible for RIDGID pipe working tools. This role is expected to lead critical projects with a focus on new product development and will lead very strategic and key initiatives for Emerson Pro Tools.


  • Develop long-term product line strategies and a corresponding new product pipeline that is consistent with the vision and strategic intent of Emerson Pro Tools.
  • Develop strategies for driving demand across all channel segments
  • Identify and manage strategic relationships with product and industry partners
  • Understand our market; using data and insights to create programs that take advantage of strengths and mitigate areas of risk
  • Have the deepest understanding of RIDGID competitors and be able to communicate current situations and potential next moves clearly to all levels of the organization
  • Understand emerging technologies and business practices. Develop proposals to integrate same into RIDGID products and services
  • Manage priorities with strategic agility and in-depth, hands-on product expertise
  • Build effective teams and develop direct reports and others


You make decisions and take actions without the total picture. You achieve gained trust and support of others. You effectively communicate in various settings: one-on-one, small and large groups, or among diverse styles and position levels. You persist in accomplishing objectives despite obstacles and setbacks. You encourage diverse thinking to promote and nurture innovation.


  • 5+ years of experience of professional product management, marketing, engineering, or sales experience, or equivalent experience that demonstrates the requirements of the job
  • Bachelor's degree in marketing, engineering, business or equivalent
  • Involvement in new product development projects and project management methodologies in a manufactured product environment is required
  • A proven ability to maintain a high level of organization and service, manage multiple projects and timelines
  • Experience leading market research (both internal and external resources) to find opportunities in current and potential market spaces
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills as well as outstanding attention to detail
  • Ability to travel 25 to 30% of the time, including international
  • Legal Authorization to work in the United States - Sponsorship will not be provided for this role.


  • Experience within the mechanical, electrical, or plumbing markets preferred.
  • MBA
  • People management experience


Our Commitment to Our People

Across the globe, we are united by a singular Purpose: We drive innovation that makes the world healthier, safer, smarter, and more sustainable. We invest in our employees to ensure they have the marketplace knowledge, skills, and competencies to bring this Purpose to life while competing and leading in a global economy. Our training programs focus on end-to-end development, from onboarding through senior leadership.

Our success is measured by the positive impact we make on people, our communities, and the world through our unwavering focus on environmental, social, and regulatory progress. Learn more about us!

Flexible Work Schedule - Remote Work Option and Core Hours

This role has the flexibility of a remote work option up to three days a week and a core hour schedule. You can choose to flex your start and stop times given you are working during the core hours of 9:00am - 3:00pm. Our teams work together to ensure our chosen work schedules enable our creativity and productivity as we serve the needs of our customers.


Emerson places a high value on ensuring that employees have a good work-life balance. We provide access to a competitive benefits package, including the following: medical insurance, dental and vision coverage, 401k participation with a competitive immediate match, fitness center, tuition reimbursement, parental leave, Holiday Bonus, and an online wellness rewards program. Immediate vacation and holiday leave available. Employee resource groups, including Diversity and Inclusion committee, Women In Stem, LGBTQ+ Allies, and our Veterans Group, ensure that the Emerson values are incorporated into everyday employee life.

Why Work in the Greater Cleveland Area

This role is located in our World HQ in Elyria (just a little west of Cleveland), Ohio USA.

Our facility is located in Elyria, OH which is conveniently located within driving distance to Cleveland. The area's generally low costs of living, excellent school systems, and low crime rates create a family-friendly environment. The area is home to several growing communities with restaurants, festivals, shopping, and arts scenes that make them exciting places to live and work.

About our Location

Since the invention of the modern pipe wrench in 1923, the 25-acre RIDGID world headquarters in Elyria, Ohio has been developing tools that help trades professionals tackle jobs faster, safer, and more accurately. Today, more than 600 employees work in 734K sq. ft. of office and manufacturing space. The campus is also home to a factory tool service center and a state-of-the-art "School House" training center that educates and trains hundreds of tradespersons annually. In addition to the iconic wrench, the campus manufactures RIDGID battery hydraulic tools, pipe and electrical tools, and drain cleaning components, as well as Greenlee step bits and knock out tools. Emerson's Professional Tools business provides the industry's broadest portfolio of advanced, reliable tools and technologies for the mechanical, electrical and plumbing trades.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

At Emerson, we are committed to fostering a culture where every employee is valued and respected for their experiences and perspectives - and that reflects the world around us. We believe a diverse, equitable and inclusive work environment contributes to the rich exchange of ideas that inspires innovation and brings the best solutions to our customers. This philosophy is fundamental to living our company's values and our responsibility to leave the world in a better place. Learn more about our Culture & Values and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Emerson.

Work Authorization

Emerson will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States. This is not a position for which sponsorship will be provided. Individuals with temporary visas such as E, F-1, H-1, H-2, L, B, J or TN, or who need sponsorship for work authorization now or in the future, are not eligible for hire.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Emerson is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, color, religion, national origin, age, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status. We are committed to providing a workplace free of any discrimination or harassment.

If you have a disability and are having difficulty accessing or using this website to apply for a position, contact [email protected]


Emerson is a leading global technology, software and engineering company providing innovative solutions for customers in industrial, commercial, and residential markets.

Our Automation Solutions business helps process, hybrid and discrete manufacturers maximize production, protect personnel and the environment while optimizing their energy and operating costs. Our Commercial & Residential Solutions business helps ensure human comfort and health, protect food quality and safety, advance energy efficiency and create sustainable infrastructure.

We help customers in the world's most essential industries solve the biggest challenges of modern life. Every day, our global workforce fulfills our unified Purpose and lives out the Values we hold close as an organization: Integrity, Safety & Quality, Support Our People, Customer Focus, Continuous Improvement, Collaboration, and Innovation.

Our Causes - Planet, Humanity, Champion, Inclusion and Future - shape, define and fuel Emerson's culture while inspiring our innovative spirit and driving our focus.

Whether you're an established professional looking for a career change, an undergraduate student exploring possibilities, or recently received your MBA degree, you'll find opportunities with us. Join our team and start your journey today!

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More Information on Emerson
Emerson operates in the Energy industry. The company is located in St. Louis, MO. Emerson was founded in 1890. It has 50857 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all jobs at Emerson, click here.
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