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Director, Product Management and Innovation
  • Job ID #: 38117
  • Position Type: Full-Time
  • Education Required: Bachelors Degree
  • Experience Required: 7 - 10 Years
  • Location: US-IL-Bannockburn
  • Functional Area: Marketing
  • Relocation Provided:

Position Description:

The Director of Product Management and Innovation defines Stericycle’s overall product strategy and executes upon opportunities/programs to grow and differentiate Stericycle’s portfolio.  This role is responsible for driving business unit strategy including New Product Development, M&A, NPD, competitive intelligence, etc., with the assistance VP Product Management and Innovation and SVP of Marketing and Strategy.

Develops product strategy/lifecycle management to support current and new products, features, enhancements, processes, and programming targeted to achieve maximum ROI, durability, targeted profitable revenue growth, share position, customer satisfaction, and retention

Develops, aligns, and presents business cases that support new products and enhancement opportunities.  Gains a deep understanding of customer needs as compared to organizational competency, capacity, and readiness. 

Manages programs that translate ideas into action.  Assesses/monitors impact on KPI’s and alignment with overall business strategy. Ensures cross-functional readiness for launches/enhancements in close partnership with go-to-market and operational teams

Monitors, analyzes, and leverages market research, industry trends, customer insights, regulatory developments, and competitive intelligence to identify the most effective product value propositions, architect a product strategy roadmap, drive decision making, develop appropriate product metrics and goals, and create sustained competitive advantage

Regular contact with Vice Presidents and Directors in the following areas: Corporate Strategy, Sales, Customer Experience, Marketing, and Sales Operations, Operations, Finance, Customer Experience, and IT

Regular interaction with Internal Sales, Field Sales Team, Customers to support the roadmap and campaign creation

Ongoing contact with other industry thought leaders, clients and internal stakeholders to keep informed of the latest industry challenges and market trends. 

Position Requirements:

  • Education equivalent to a Master’s degree in Sales, Marketing, or related field, preferably from a top tier institution
  • Five or more years of marketing, strategy, or other relevant business experience with a focus on strategy and product management
  • Proven experience in ROI driven product management practices
    • Outstanding strategic and communication capabilities are required.
    • Ability to develop concise and effective communications tailored to specific audiences including senior leadership
    • Proven innovation and strategic mindset
    • Ability to efficiently manage multiple projects including time, activities and resources.  Works with multiple projects/plans, and focus efforts on most critical activities.
    • Strong interpersonal skills, able to manage people through data and influence without direct reports particularly cross-functionally
    • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office with strong analytical skills

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.