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Product Manager - The Toro Company

Marketing

Riverside, California

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Who Are We?

Toro’s Irrigation and Lighting business is located in Riverside, CA. The Toro Company’s irrigation business is comprised of two distinct brands, Toro® and Irritrol®. Both brands offer a full line of solid, dependable, irrigation products including controllers, sensors, valves, spray heads and rotors to help customers care for golf courses, sports fields, public green spaces, commercial and residential properties. Unique Lighting Systems is a leading brand of professional grade lighting fixtures, low voltage transformers, LED lamps and the patented HUB system for installation. Serving both residential and commercial markets, Unique Lighting Systems offers a full line of outdoor lighting products.

The Toro Company Irrigation & Lighting Division has an opening for a Product Marketing Manager, Residential & Commercial Irrigation Products, based out of Riverside, CA. This individual will be responsible for all product planning and NPD functions within the sprinkler and valve product lines. This individual will be the internal "expert" of his/her product line(s) and must possess technical AND creative prowess. The Product Marketing Manager (PM) duties include (but are not limited to): new product development, quality control, competitive analysis, forecasting, cost reduction/profit enhancement & operational efficiency. PMs also consult with channel marketing, marketing communications & sales teams on promotions, literature & media. Qualified applicants must be organized and able to work effectively in a solo environment and a team.

What Will You Do?

  • Continuously analyzes current market conditions, competitive product offerings, and regulatory actions that could impact the business.

  • Collaborates with sales, finance, production, sourcing, engineering and marketing colleagues to accomplish objectives.

  • Defines new product requirements in conjunction with channel marketing & sales teams.

  • Manages product manufacturing cycle, fill rate and inventory to ensure on-time delivery

  • Represents the marketing team & irrigation business at trade shows & events. Provides high-level field support if necessary.

  • Manages the technical product catalog for the designated line.

  • Assists (as needed) with program development to achieve sales and profitability goals.

  • Interfaces with all types of customers and channel partners to help meet their needs. Customer-driven philosophy to provide the highest level of service and support.

  • Provides speeches/presentations to industry professionals, colleagues and customer groups.

Job Dimensions

  • Working Relationships: Work directly with other departments, marketing teams, and cross-functional teams to deliver an ideal result. Develop rapport with all customers and industry professionals. Represent the brand and the Toro Company with a professional appearance.

  • Decision Making: Provide critical analysis (when appropriate) in a thoughtful, intelligent manner. Analyze & interpret key data points and anticipate likely follow-up questions.

  • Problem-Solving: Ability to solve challenges in development, quality and production through conventional and creative means.

  • Attitude: Possess a positive attitude; be enthusiastic and driven to succeed. Best qualities should show in pressure-filled situations. Above-board ethics are a MUST.

What Do You Need?

  • To be successful in this position, an individual must be able to perform all essential job duties satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required to meet these standards.

  • Education: Bachelor's degree in a related field from an accredited institution of higher learning is required. An MBA or other graduate degree is a plus.

  • Experience: 5+ years in marketing, engineering, project/product management, irrigation or another related field desired. Strong communication and networking skills are required to be successful. Must be skilled in leading cross-functional teams.

  • Travel: Up to 15% travel may be required.

Preferred Skills

  • Experience managing product lines or projects is a big plus.

  • Proficient use of Microsoft Office Programs is strongly desired. Experience with Enterprise CRMs, Microsoft SharePoint, PDMLink, SAP or Concur is a plus.

  • Able to speak in front of large groups with confidence while presenting technical information.

What Can We Give You?   

At The Toro Company, we are always working to make sure our employees know just how valued they are. In addition to a competitive salary, an affordable and top tier medical/dental/vision plan, 401k, and many other great benefits - The Toro company offers employees at ourRiverside, CAlocation a variety of perks, including: 

  • Dress for your day - We know you're more productive when you're comfortable, which is why TTC employees are encouraged to take advantage of our casual, corporate environment. 
  • Wellness - TTC offers a variety of mental health and financial health resources to all employees. 
  • Volunteerism - The Toro Company is proud to provideemployees 20 hours of paid time to volunteer in the community. 

  • Flexible Work Arrangements – This team is currently implementing a hybrid work schedule (3 days a week in the office with the option to work from home 2 days a week). The opportunity to collaborate in the office and work from home part-time, has promoted team-building and flexibility.  ​#LI-Hybrid
  • Summer Hours – Enjoy a flexible schedule during the summer! By working a little more during the first few days of the week, TTC employees at our Riverside location are able to start their weekends early and leave by noon on Friday.
  • Competitive Salary – The pay range takes into account skills, experience, education, and location. It is not common to be hired at or near the top of the range; compensation decisions are dependent on the facts and circumstances of each case. A reasonable estimate of the annual pay range is between $120,000 - $150,000. Cash compensation is one piece of our competitive total rewards package.If you need to, you can access your pay early with the One@Work app, formerly the Even app.

At The Toro Company, we are committed to fostering a secure and trustworthy recruitment process for our applicants. Recruitment fraud is a potential threat to job seekers, so please be aware that throughout our recruitment process, you’ll never be required to pay any fees or disclose personal financial details when applying to TTC opportunities.

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and consider qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), parental status, national origin, age, disability, genetic information (including family medical history), political affiliation, military service, or other non-merit based factors. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. 

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  • Benefits

    We offer a full range of benefit options for your present and future needs including competitive salaries, 401(k)s, paid vacation days, and more.

  • Sustainability

    Sustainability is not a new concept for The Toro Company. It is deeply rooted in our purpose—to help our customers enrich the beauty, productivity and sustainability of the land.

  • Community

    Volunteering is an important part of our culture. We believe that a satisfying life comes from contributing at work and giving back to the community.

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