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KIMBALL INTERNATIONAL Product Specialist - Kimball International, Jasper, IN in Jasper, Indiana

Brand Information:Great working environments are imperative to ensuring a happy and productive workforce. Health and wellness are essential to engagement and productivity. At Kimball we have a continued commitment to not only be a company that focuses on innovation, knowledge, and adaptability, but also a workplace that is committed to the well-being of its associates with an environment that fosters a holistic formula for employee engagement, comfort and happiness. When you join the Kimball team, you will be engaged in forward-thinking concepts and will be solving problems in new and inventive ways that can lead anywhere. You will be part of a culture of caring with a maker company that applies modern craft to problem-solving designs that support the way people want to work.When curiosity and innovative thinking define your culture, solving problems in new and inventive ways can lead anywhere. That's how our heritage has led us to evolve from a piano maker to one of the leading contract furniture manufacturers to craft what's next so everyone can perform at their best.Job Description:Role Description:The Product Specialist will be responsible for assisting in the development of new product development projects in a collaborative team environment.i Responsibilities:Project manage identified multi brand product development projects leading cross functional teams with utilization of the product development processMust understand the critical path of projects and facilitate team through project plan Partner with the PMO office in project management activities for identified product development projectsSupport the Category Managers on identified product development projectsAssists in establishing pricing and sales projections forecast on identified product category development projectsParticipates in and observes consumer research that links research findings into product innovation within projectsPartner with engineering, sourcing, operations, finance, and insights and design team on product development projects.Provide inputs and suggestions to Existing Product Manager for potential deletion considerationPartner with Director of Product Operations to ensure sustainability goals are met within product development projectsResponsible for researching, analyzing and sharing competitive intelligence on identified productsOwn the content for price lists and specification guides with approval of Category ManagersResponsible for ensuring Etool specification tool content is timely for product launchesReview and appropriately respond to MCR reportsAssist Category Managers on marketing and launch inputs partnering with Brand MarketingParticipates in value engineering projects Manage within project budget forecastSkills to Perform This Role:Interpersonal SkillsResponsiveSelf-motivatedExceptional organizational skillsPro-activePeople SkillsStrong desire to learnFlexibleRelationship builderCommunication SkillsAbility to communicate with all levels within the organizationAbility to present from small to large settings Ability to present via face to face or virtuallyAbility to facilitate and lead meetingsUtilization of problem-solving techniquesLeadership Skills Take initiative Interest and desire to learn, grow and developContinuous improvement mentalityBusiness SkillsMust be able to think outside of the boxAbility to work with a cross-functional teamAbility to facilitate decision makingTechnical Skills Must be proficient in Microsoft Office applicationsAbility to work within SAP and Team CenterOverall knowledge of the PDP processJob Requirements:1-2 yearsi experience in the office furniture industryBacheloris Degree preferred or related work experienceMust have a strong desire to learn and growiVISA Sponsorship:Kimball International, Inc. will not sponsor applicants for this position for employment/work visa status (e.g.. H-1B)EEO Statement:iKimball International is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive conside

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