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Brand Manager - Freeburg, Illinois

Hubbell Inc Freeburg Full-Time
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Corporate Overview
Hubbell Incorporated was founded in 1888 and has grown into an international manufacturer of quality electrical, lighting and power solutions with more than 75 brands used and recognized around the world. Our founder, Harvey Hubbell, developed tooling and equipment to serve the growing demand for new assembly and manufacturing machinery during the industrial revolution. An early, and one of many patents awarded, came for the creation of the first practical method to control electricity through the pull chain socket that remains unchanged today. As a market leader in reliable, electrical solutions, we provide more than half a million products delivered through our various business groups. Hubbell is committed to continually innovating solutions that work, transforming old products with new ideas, and ensuring that we Energize, Enlighten and Empower the communities that support us.
Division Overview
Hubbell Commercial & Industrial (HCI) provides solutions for a broad range of non-residential and residential construction, commercial and industrial applications along with high-voltage test and measurement solutions. As a leading global manufacturer and supplier in multiple markets, we have quality products that serve the commercial construction, datacom, industrial light, industrial heavy, high voltage, residential and oil & gas markets. HCI has built its success through strong leadership, employee and customer loyalty and an exceptional sales force.
Posting Address

Hubbell Incorporated

501 W Apple St

Freeburg, IL 62243


Position Overview

Primary role of the Brand Manager (BM) is to develop and execute all product line strategies associated with growing the assigned Commerical Construction brand. BM must be able to think strategically and manage assigned Product Managers to identify and develop new markets and product opportunities. The BM role communicates daily with end users, rep agents, regional managers, customer partners, internal departments, and VP’s. The BM is responsible for all pricing/margin activities and will work directly with the VP of Marketing to exceed profitability and revenue objectives for the assigned product brand/business. 

This position reports directly into the VP of Marketing, Commerical Construction

Duties and Responsibilities
  • The BM ultimately owns, drives, and executes the overall brand strategy for assigned products  
  • Guide and effectively manage product management team to execute all marketing activities, packaging and support functions
  • Supervise pricing team members to drive profitability and sales goals
  • Execute and manage the entire NPD process and product life cycle of existing products  
  • The BM’s team will develop and distribute specific sales reports and tracking tools needed to effectively market and drive product line sales
  • Guide/lead the Digital Resource Team to keep OHW site up to date as well as print catalog associated with assigned brand
  • Assist customers and Hubbell team in the cross referencing of competitor BOM’s when needed
  • Interfacing with customers in problem solving and responding to product application inquires
  • Support business team in the development of Power Point presentations to successfully capture new business  
  • Assist Retail and Electrical Distribution (ED) sales teams in developing needed tools to effectively support periodic product line reviews  
  • Work closely with VP of Marketing, CC and VP of Sales (ED and Retail) to develop and manage channel and partner strategies and programs
  • Oversee all product marketing including product launch management, sales training, presentations, sales tools, competitive analysis and general sales support
  • Identify marketing opportunities, direct marketing, and new project development
  • BM will work closely with operations team to achieve assigned service, inventory, and quality objectives and will work closely with them to ensure industry leading service levels are maintained in all channels
  • BM will be measured on supporting and developing all channels to market
  • BM will is responsible for overall cost and margin enhancement of assigned product line
Skills and Experience
  • Must be able to think analytically and poses sharp problem solving skills
  • Must have a strong understanding of financial statements and be able to effectively interpret a P&L statement
  • 5 to 7 years experience in Product Manager roles within the electrical industry or similar industry preferred
  • Must be comfortable with speaking to customers and engaging large groups
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Marketing or Business Administration required. MBA preferred
  • PC skills require working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Power Point, and Excel programs
  • Self starter, able to adapt in fast paced environment, and be capable of managing multiple projects at once
  •  Working knowledge of SAP
Bachelors Degree in Marketing

Hubbell Incorporated, its subsidiaries and affiliates, is an EO Employer AA: M/F/Veteran/Disability. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other protected class.


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