Product Manager at CareerBuilder

Posted in Other 11 days ago.

Location: Calhoun, Georgia

Job Description:

Requisition ID: 39559

Product Manager

Are you looking for more?

At Mohawk Industries, we're committed to more - more customer solutions, more process improvements, more sustainable manufacturing and more opportunities for our team.

As a Fortune 500, global flooring leader with some of the best-known brands in the industry, Mohawk is a great place to start or develop your career with an emphasis on more of what's important to you. Whether you want to lead more, innovate more, learn more or create more, you can find your more with Mohawk.

Primary Objective:

This position directs the strategic planning and organizing of commercial product line(s) from conceptual stage through product life cycle to optimize profit, as well as meet marketing, financial, and corporate growth objectives. The focus of this position will be on workplace, education and government segments.

Major Function and Scope:

  • Develops both short and long-term strategic plans and implements actions to achieve results.
  • Develops and implements pricing and profit margin initiatives in order to achieve annual financial objectives.
  • Monitors competitors to ensure Mohawk products are competitive in look, price and quality.
  • Develop and maintain forecasts of customer demand and changes.
  • Establishes product quality standards.
  • Develops relationships with vendors to provide best quality and the lowest cost.
  • Visits regional markets to stay abreast of product issues and opportunities.
  • Leads improvement actions through management and production teams.
  • Supports brand by attending National and Regional meetings.
  • Develops and delivers product presentations and sales tools to internal and external customers.
  • Facilitates problem resolution related to product quality and supply chain issues.
  • Directs and leads new product development.
  • Maintains relationships with field personnel and helps resolve problems.
  • Visits Mohawk manufacturing plants to ensure product quality.
  • Manages special projects and performs other related duties as required.

Type of Experience and Knowledge:

  • Bachelor's degree required, MBA preferred.
  • Knowledge of soft surface / carpet manufacturing preferred.
  • Minimum of 8 years of progressive marketing and product management responsibility.
  • Experience (or a sound understanding) in manufacturing and sales.
  • Strong understanding of inventory and cost accounting.


  • Ability to lead and influence cross-functional teams without formal authority.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent presentation skills.
  • Ability to research and analyze trends to make product decisions with profit in mind.
  • Must have strong/proven leadership and organizational skills.
  • Must possess excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Strong computer skills in Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

Normal office environment. Approx. 25% travel

Mohawk Industries is a leading global flooring manufacturer that creates products to enhance residential and commercial spaces around the world. Mohawk's vertically integrated manufacturing and distribution processes provide competitive advantages in the production of carpet, rugs, ceramic tile, laminate, wood, stone and vinyl flooring. Our industry-leading innovation has yielded products and technologies that differentiate our brands in the marketplace and satisfy all remodeling and new construction requirements. Our brands are among the most recognized in the industry and include American Olean, Daltile, Durkan, IVC, Karastan, Marazzi, Mohawk, Mohawk Home, Pergo, and Quick-Step. During the past decade, Mohawk has transformed its business from an American carpet manufacturer into the world's largest flooring company with operations in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Europe, India, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Russia and the United States.

Mohawk Industries, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer including disability/veteran committed to an inclusive workplace and a proud Drugs Don't Work participant.

Nearest Major Market: Calhoun