Walker Products, a growth oriented manufacturer of fuel systems and engine management products, is seeking an experienced Fuel Systems Product Manager based out of our headquarters in Pacific, MO (just west of St. Louis). The Product Manager will plan, develop, and direct the aftermarket marketing efforts for the category as well as participate in the activities of production, sales, research and development, marketing research, purchasing, and package development. Salary is competitive and related to position experience.
Develop, maintain, and expand Fuel System categories: (Diesel and Automotive fuel injectors, fuel pressure regulators, EGR valves, carburetor kits and components)
Research feasibility and applications for new and existing products
Develop vehicle applications containing OEM product specific information for global markets
Produce competitive analysis vs key competitors
Manage and provide pricing programs for assigned product lines as needed
Conduct market research and track market trends in the industry
Assure process and product adheres to the company quality program
Assist in audits and recommend corrective actions
Participate in overall product strategy, development, and manufacturing coordination for new and emerging products
Respond to customer inquiries regarding product applications and use
Develop PIES data for the assigned product lines as needed
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL REQUIREMENTS:
Basic knowledge of ACES and PIES
Ability to work on and complete projects independently and as part of a team
Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
Effective oral and written communication skills
Ability to prioritize and manage workload
Experience with parts research, classification and cataloging a plus
Effective problem solving and decision making skills
Strong functional knowledge of MS Office - Access, Excel, Word, and Outlook
Must be able to plan & meet deadlines
Associates’ degree or related experience and/or training with emphasis in diesel and gas injection
Minimum of 5+ years’ of aftermarket product management experience
Previous experience in managing/manipulating large amounts of data a plus
Strong background in vehicle parts knowledge, automotive part fitment, OEM and competitive part evaluation
Additional Salary Information: Depends on experience
About Walker Products, Inc.
Walker Products began supplying the fuel system needs of the automotive industry in 1946. Today Walker is one of the largest, privately owned manufacturers of fuel system components and engine management sensors. We have four manufacturing locations: Garden Grove, California, two in Western Colorado: Fruita and Grand Junction and one in Pacific, Missouri.
We serve major Original Equipment Manufacturers, Co-manufacturers, Rebuilders and Retail customers in the fuel, engine management and exhaust markets worldwide.
Our product offerings include:
• Carburetion Repair Kits and Accessories
• Fuel Injection Repair Kits and Accessories
• Oxygen Sensors
• Engine Management Devices – including ACT Sensors, ECT Sensors, Cam & Crankshaft Position Sensors, EGR Valve Position Sensors, EGR Valve Pressure Sensors, MAP Sensors, MAF Sensors, Throttle Position Sensors, EGR Valves, IAC Motors, TABPV, Fuel Pressure Regulators, TBI & Port Fuel Injectors and Fuel Seal Repair Kits
• Ignition Wire Sets and Ignition Coils
We are committed to supplying products manufactured to meet or exceed OEM standards and specifications. This effort is backed by our own manufacturing, product management and engi...neering staff to ensure it is maintained and accurate in the production of quality parts, vehicle applications, instruction sheets and technical support.