Product Line Manager - Internet of Things (IoT) / Smart Management Systems (SMS)

Company: Sloan ( Learn More )

General Information
US-IL-Franklin Park
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Job Description

This position is located at our world headquarters: 10500 Seymour Ave, Franklin Park, IL 60131

Sloan is the world’s leading manufacturer of commercial plumbing systems and has been in operation since 1906. We are at the forefront of the green building movement and provide sustainable restroom solutions. We manufacture water-efficient products including flush valves, electronic faucets, soap dispensing and sink systems along with vitreous china fixtures for commercial, industrial and institutional markets worldwide.

We have an immediate need for a Product Line Manager - Internet of Things (IoT) / Smart Management Systems (SMS) based at our world headquarters in Franklin Park, Illinois. Responsible for product planning and marketing for Smart Management Systems (SMS) or IoT for the commercial restroom. Work with sales team, channel partners, architects/engineers, facility managers, building owners and third party partners to understand the unmet needs and challenges of connected buildings. Lead cross functional team to develop total solution, drive product direction and roadmap. Create the product vision, business case, profitability and drive demand for new IoT solutions.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Defines and executes product strategy and roadmap for IoT; includes new product development opportunity assessments and product enhancement recommendations and SKU rationalization.
  • Serve as voice of the customer for product category and apply to the company's ability to meet or exceed customer satisfaction goals. Work with customers and building management system partners to identify unsolved problems in the market. Propose innovative product and solutions that leverage organization's competence. Develop sales plans with sales team and channel partners and helps execute the sales plan.
  • Establishes pricing strategies to meet revenue and profitability goals. Achieve financial goals relating to product revenue and margin that are aligned with the Company overarching financial goals; while managing expense budget.
  • Establishes product forecast and relevant KPI for existing portfolio of products and new product introductions; ensuring stakeholder and leadership buy-in.
  • Develops core positioning and messaging for product(s) that align with company Brand and positioning strategy.
  • Develops and implements marketing programs, promotions, sales support and communications material to support efforts in driving product demand. Analyze and report the success/effectiveness of programs.
  • Assess and investigate different IoT technologies (both inside and outside the company) and consider how they might be applied to solve a given market problem or to add to a current product offering. Identifies third party technology and implementation experts to help execute the product roadmap and integrate technology solution with the existing and new products under development.
  • Perform objective analysis of potential market opportunity to provide a basis for investment and measure actual results. Create business plan for new product and solutions.
  • Identify competitive offerings in the market. Review their niche, approach, and success in the market. Assess their strengths and weakness. Evaluate the presence and relative importance of key product features.
  • Job Requirements

    Any equivalent combination of education and experience, which provides the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the job, will be considered.


    • Bachelor’s Degree required. Master's degree preferred.


    • At least 5 years of experience in product management or business development in building products management system or IoT development and implementation in industrial or commercial application.


    • Customer Focus - Passion for working with customers and developing solutions. Strives for quality and excellence.
    • Accountability - takes a no excuses approach to making things happen. Takes responsibility for own actions and results.
    • Teamwork - Actively assists to move the team toward the completion of goals.
    • Communication Skills - Effectively expresses ideas and thoughts verbally and in written form.
    • Collaboration - Establishes collaborative relationships to achieve objectives.
    • Drive for Results - Develop strategies, action plans, and metrics to monitor results.

    Other Required Skills and Abilities:

    • Enthusiastic, creative and innovative attitude
    • Self-Starter with proven ability to kick-start new initiatives and drvie complex issues
    • Open to travel up to 50% throughout North America primarily, but also globally

    We offer a highly competitive compensation and benefits package, including:

    • Medical, dental, vision, Rx coverage for employee plus eligible dependents
    • Life and AD & D insurance, dependent life insurance, long term disability, and HSA, FSA
    • Employer matching 401K, PTO, holidays, EAP, wellness programs, on-site medical staff and fitness center

    We Are Proud Partners With the 2016 World Series Champion Chicago Cubs!

    We are a Legacy Partner of the Chicago Cubs and we are proud to be the organization’s official water efficiency partner! Through this relationship, which includes the naming rights to Sloan Park, the Cubs’ Spring Training facility in Mesa, Arizona, we have had the opportunity to promote our brand and continue our water conservation efforts in the city of Chicago and around the world.

    This Legacy Partnership is also a benefit to you, as a prospective Sloan employee! As a Sloan employee, you will have opportunities to participate in various Legacy Partnership activities such as Cubs events, Cubs raffles, and attending Cubs games!


    For additional company information please visit our website at

    We Are An Equal Opportunity Employer.