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LUBE TECH SERVICES LLC Product Specialist in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Description With a purpose to make tomorrow a little bit better than today for each other, our customers, and our communities, Lube-Tech provides an environment where you can love what you do and display your true potential. What you will enjoy by being a part of a 2024 USA Great Place to Work certified company: A position that is: Salary, Full time, Mon-Fri With top-tier benefits starting DAY ONE including: Medical Plan options, including fertility coverage and free mental health and telehealth coverage Dental, and Vision Insurance FSA/HSA options Paid parental leave Company-provided short-term disability, long-term disability and life insurance Supplemental Insurances, including accident, critical illness, hospital, and supplemental life insurance 401(k) with a generous company match Free virtual exercise therapy and health coaching Pet Insurance Benefits Tuition reimbursement 21 Paid Days Off 7 Paid Holidays Profit Sharing accelerated by YOUR performance Exclusive role benefits: Dress For Your Day (casual dress environment) Work Your Way (hybrid work) - Three days on site with anchor day on Wednesdays Paid comprehensive on-the-job training Company computer provided for use HOW YOU WILL CONTRIBUTE TO OUR TEAM(Overview & Key Responsibilities): Product Lifecycle Management Works cross-functionally to build and own the Finished Part Document (FPD) process, updates and maintenance Develops Bills of Materials (BOMs) and quotation forms as part of the New Product Development (NPD) process for new business opportunities and new product commercialization; partners with the Business Development Team, National / Regional Sales Teams and others Reviews and analyzes SKU-level cost and price data to manage customer pricing and maintain and improve overall segment profitability Submits New Item Setup (NIS) forms and Engineering Change Orders (ECOs) with extreme attention to detail and accuracy, to create and maintain product data Manages slow-moving and obsolete inventory in partnership with National / Regional Sales Teams and Business Development Team, including runout plans and product disposal submissions Works cross-functionally with internal departments (e.g., Sales, Supply Chain, Marketing) to manage the product lifecycle and achieve business objectives Segment Performance Maintains knowledge within the lubricants/fluids, equipment/hard parts and/or services area for their assigned segment(s); potential segment assignments include: Automotive, Fleet, Heavy Duty/Agriculture and Outdoor Power Equipment Industrial, Specialty, Chemicals, Environmental and Hard Parts Powersports and Marine Supports account- and segment-specific projects such as new fluid development, product marketing, training, category management, channel & competitive analysis, etc. Other Maintains applicable Business Development Team files and file structure, including account dashboards and customer folders Acts as the subject matter expert (SME) of select core processes (e.g., new product commercialization, new item setup, etc.) and owns their overall performance and continuous improvement Supports enterprise-level projects and initiatives that may or may not be directly tied to the operations of the Business Development Management team Must be able to travel to customer and industry specific events via air or ground transportation; travel up to 5% of time Other duties as requested WHAT YOU NEED TO SUCCEED (Minimum Qualifications): Education: 4-year degree with a focus in marketing, product management or related field Experience and/or Training: 0-3+ years related job experience; emphasis in project management a plus Requires the ability to use a personal computer and is proficient in Microsoft Office, including Excel (minimum intermediate), Word and PowerPoint License/ Certification: Valid driver's license (auto) Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Demonstrated self-starter who can work independently and has the ability to lead without authority High degree of self accountability, punctuality, accuracy and reliability Works well in ambiguous situations with the competency to develop and improve processes Requires excellent oral and written communication skills to effectively communicate throughout the organization, with customers and with other external business contacts Requires comprehensive analytical skills Requires strong attention to detail and organizational skills Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c) Lube-Tech is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants including women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.