Technical recruiter seeks a Product Marketing Director with consumer products expertise

Overview: Kappa Search, Inc. is a leading technical recruiting firm based in Chicago that specializes in the recruitment and  placement of candidates into permanent roles. We are currently looking to fill a Product Marketing Director position for our client in the consumer products arena. The Product Marketing Director will manage the company’s business and marketing by scheduling and supervising international business policies in order to optimize market growth. The incumbent will also create and direct product implementation procedures.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Meet or exceed company objectives with regards to sales, market share, branding, and image
  • Will drive strategic product and branch initiatives related to market share and profits.
  • Manage new product development process.
  • Maintain current product lines while developing new product extensions
  • Assess market research to be used for marketing and product development
  • Recruit, develop and manage a highly efficient marketing team
  • Working with vendors and suppliers regarding marketing, packaging, and public relations

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree, Marketing or Business preferred
  • 10+ years of marketing or management experience
  • Expertise with brand development and merchandising design of consumer products.
  • Proven record of leadership and management excellence.
  • Able to exhibit effective communication with direct reports and executive management.
  • Experienced with computers and analysis
  • Willingness to travel up to 30%
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