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Dir - Product Management

Brand:  Industrial Automation
Company:  Matthews International Corporation
Line of Business:  MAS Product Identification

Cranberry Township, PA, US, 16066

Req ID:  9677


Matthews Marking Systems is a global provider of marking and coding solutions serving industrial and consumer packaged goods manufacturers.  Matthews Marking Systems stands out from the competition through solution selling / servicing and applying innovation and customization to truly make our customers successful.  As a key growth brand of Matthews International in the Industrial Technologies business segment, MMS serves customers in the Americas, EMEA and APAC through a strong global network of direct and partner channels.

Matthews Marking Systems is seeking a strategic Director, Product Management to evolve our portfolio of products, solutions and services for industrial product identification with ink-based systems.  The ideal candidate will be passionate about delivering user value and will have demonstrated the ability to define concrete, coherent products with high business potential.  This person will have an innovation mindset for product development and empower a culture of fostering idea sharing, collaboration, creativeness and experimentation. They will encourage teams to “fail safe and fail fast” to reduce our time to market with new offerings.  The right candidate will be able to think big but work within the real constraints of business, market and technological boundaries.  They will also have experience with digital products and IIoT, software, hardware and embedded software and the value that can be delivered by evolving the solutions capabilities to the customer. The leader will also have a strong commercial background and be able to work closely with sales, customers and partners. This candidate will use data driven and sound judgement in defining and executing the portfolio as well as identifying new market opportunities.  Finally, the ideal candidate will have a proven ability to execute and drive continual improvement in the products, processes and people in the organization. 
The purview of this role includes the complete portfolio of products throughout the lifecycle of the products.  This role will lead the analysis, definition and business cases for new products and product enhancements, set pricing, develop commercial programs with sales and finally determine when to retire and replace products.  This role will also be responsible for maximizing the ROI of each product by delivering the right products to the best markets while focusing on development cost and time to market improvements.  You will have ruthless objective based prioritization skills to keep the organization focused on the most important products and programs. This role also has the responsibility of maximizing the recurring revenue associated with initial deployments through ink sales, services and other possible “as a service” models.

Our group is a tight-knit team with a sense of pride and entrepreneurial spirit. As a division of Matthews International, we have the support and resources of a large company, with a local working culture that feels like a family. Collaborative and supportive, we work hard and celebrate our successes. Together, we focus dedication, drive and determination to imagine, develop and deliver great products to our customers. 
As Director of Product Management, you will report to the Senior Vice President and General Manager as a key member of the leadership group with an independent team to ensure cross-functional alignment. You will have the authority to build your team, establish your charter, and evolve our current approaches to executing product portfolio and development. 

Matthews International is committed to keeping us and our families balanced and healthy with benefits like flexible hours, work-from-home options and unlimited PTO. Also: Health & Wellness plans, 401K with match, Employee Stock Purchase Plan, Employee & Child Tuition Assistance and much more.


The right candidate is passionate about:

  • Bringing diverse people, skills and perspectives together towards common project goals
  • Strong desire to identify and develop the best solutions for our customers and beat the competition
  • Keen insight that can identify market trends and intercept them with solutions that deliver value to the customer by making easier to select, deploy, manage, operate and maintain our solutions than any competitor
  • Disciplined process, data and communication as the mechanisms to bring successful products to market
  • Ability to gather market data and understand the buying behaviors in markets to best position Matthews for success
  • Supporting robust processes to gather market data, competitor data, win-loss and a strong stage gate process
  • An excellent communicator of products and product vision to the organization
  • Driving significant growth and market share gains in across the globe
  • A strong strategic acumen that can answer where we play and why we win
  • Building a team of motivated, engaged and insightful product managers to enhance how the business executes


You’ll enjoy:

  • Collaboration with passionate, professional teammates dedicated to forward progress
  • Leadership and ownership of a critical functional area, with executive sponsorship and support
  • Ground-breaking and challenging projects that pave our path for growth
  • Working with international teams and cultures
  • Being part of an emerging and creative team, backed by a global company with 170 years of experience.


You bring with you:

  • 10+ years progressive product management product business management experience in manufacturing commercial products with hardware, software and embedded software
  • Experience in industrial B2B customers, markets and behaviors
  • 5+ years in a leadership role
  • Bachelor’s degree in a STEM discipline, advanced degree desirable
  • Experience in market research and insights.  Highly desirable if you have experience in industries such as wood, food, packaging, cpg and other industrial automation areas where product identification and marking is critical
  • Strong knowledge of product development principles
  • Proven ability to develop individuals, a team and foster a positive work environment
  • Proof points of product development that yielded above market growth
  • Strong knowledge of strategic marketing framework or equivalent
  • Experience in product lifecycle programs from conception to retirement, including New Product Development / Stage Gate for hardware and Agile for software or hardware
  • Strong desire to play a key leadership role in communicating and owning program success
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to travel including international
  • An attitude that fosters cooperation across diverse functional and geographical teams



•    Regularly required to stand; walk; sit; and talk, hear and see.  
•    Occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. 

* Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions.

The Matthews Industrial Automation division of Matthews International designs, manufactures and distributes a wide range of technologies and solutions for industrial automation applications including marking and coding, and warehouse automation. Our integrated systems identify, track, control, and pick products at the highest levels of accuracy. 

Our focus on innovation is leading to rapid growth in each of the solution areas we provide: product identification, warehouse automation and applied automation technologies.  

At Matthews International, what makes us different is what makes us great.  We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.

Matthews International affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, genetic information, age, disability or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.  Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled.

Matthews International endeavors to make our employment website and application process accessible to all users and applicants. In doing so, Matthews International provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you have a disability and require a reasonable accommodation or assistance completing the application process, please contact a member of our Human Resource Team.


Nearest Major Market: Pittsburgh