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Product Manager - Cold Chain Compression Solutions at Emerson

Product Manager - Cold Chain Compression Solutions

Emerson Sidney/Ohio, OH Full-Time
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The demand for fresh food is increasing the need for better shipping and storing capabilities across the entire cold supply chain. Food spoilage is a significant challenge; about 1/3 of all food produced is thrown away. Food safety is another issue, with 1 in 6 Americans contracting foodborne illness each year. We see a future where all food shipped and stored from farm to fork arrives safely and sustainably. Emerson does not produce, move, store, or sell food directly. We serve businesses that perform all those jobs. Serving businesses and optimizing our customer's performance across their Cold Chain is the role Emerson plays. Our team's mission is to efficiently keep food fresh and safe, track each step, and make it easy for our customers.

We are looking for a Product Manager to join our Cold Chain Compression Solutions product management team, based in Sidney, OH, that is responsible for the Copeland portfolio. Copeland is a $500M sales portfolio that includes five product platforms – Scroll Compressors, Semi-Hermetic Compressors, Hermetic Reciprocating Compressors, Condensing Units, and Variable Speed Drives – and is commercialized across multiple markets and applications as Cold Chain Solutions.

Reporting to the Director of Product Management, the Product Manager will be responsible for the Scroll product platform and a group of integrated market solutions, and accountable for leading large programs with cross-functional teams across the global Cold Chain organization. The Copeland Scroll is the most trusted name in the industry, widely recognized for its technology that sets the standard for performance, reliability and regulation-adhering efficiency. The Scroll is also the largest and fastest-growing platform in Compression Solutions, commercialized in all key markets and applications - Container, Trailer, Bus, Supermarket Racks, Display Cases, Reach-ins, Walk-ins, Ice-machines, Soft-Serve/Frozen Carbonated Beverage, Plants, Chillers, Labs, and Light Industrial.

  • Product Platform P&L, Strategy, and Lifecycle Management:
    • Own the Scroll P&L for the Americas – United States, Canada, and Latin America. Ensure organizational alignment on hitting the sales growth and profitability targets. Participate in executive-level sales and operations planning, resolving operational challenges related to the lifecycle of existing products and launches of new products. Understand the cost, quality, warranty, delivery, and other internal metrics to ensure the short and long-term success of the business.
    • Drive product vision and execution. Develop long term growth strategies, product roadmaps, design, requirements, and priorities for the platform. Ensures synergies and global resources are leveraged. Develop business cases to support priorities around economies of scale work.
    • Prioritize new product development programs and product lifecycle management efforts based on business opportunities or threats vs. resource requirements in collaboration with Program Management, Marketing, and Engineering to maximize the organization resource utilization. Oversee execution of plans throughout various phases of the product lifecycle – development, launch, sustain, phase-out.
    • Communicate with executive leaders to maintain alignment with priorities and objectives.
  • Integrated Market Solutions Value Proposition, Industry Expertise, and Customer Focus:
    • Collaborate with sales and marketing to build the product value proposition and pricing strategy for integrated market solutions, and the commercialization plan, including go-to-market, customer engagement, promotional materials, product presentations, customer bulletins, and marketing collateral.
    • Understand industry trends, market dynamics, and competition across different markets. Serve as an expert and primary contact for sales and customers for the jobs they are trying to accomplish, and problems they face when deploying Compression Solutions
    • Understand customer issues and help resolve them. Maintain and improve customer relationships.
    • Support customer engagements for the various applications of Condensing Units and select integrated market solutions. Gather customer feedback and requirements for new products. Use market and product knowledge to train multiple groups internally and externally to drive sales growth.
  • Cross-functional Leadership Organization-wide:
    • Lead cross-functional teams working closely with Program Management, Marketing, Finance, Quality, Engineering, Sales, Operations, and Supply Chain for critical integrated market solutions programs.
    • Collaborate with other Emerson world areas and business groups regarding the product platform, critical global programs, and common market solutions.
  • You formulate a clear strategy and map aggressive steps that will accelerate the organization toward its goals.

  • You serve as a strategic partner to build, grow, and maintain profitable and long-lasting relationships with key accounts.

  • You always keep the end in sight and put in extra effort to meet deadlines.

  • You show a tremendous amount of initiative in tough situations and are exceptional at spotting and seizing opportunities.

  • You analyze multiple and diverse sources of information to define problems accurately beofre moving to solutions


  • Bachelor's degree or foreign equivalent in Engineering, Marketing, or Business

  • Minimum seven (7) years related work experience in product management, project management, marketing, sales, or engineering occupation

  • Proven track record in managing with the founder's mentality and owner's mindset, with full accountability, high-level autonomy, and holistic perspective

  • Strong analytical abilities to use data to develop strategies and make decisions, but does not suffer from analysis paralysis; must have a proven track record of robust delivery

  • Must have entrepreneurial skills to quickly turn ideas into actions, operate in a customer-centric way, take risks, and accomplish results through others

  • Commercial development and marketing expertise in B2B environments that led to business growth

  • Must possess the ability to lead cross-functional teams and effectively communicate and present information to customers, stakeholders, and top management

  • Ability to travel 25%-30% of the time  

  • Legal authorization to work in the United States - Sponsorship will not be provided for this role


  • Master's degree in Business Administration

  • Ten (10) or more years of related work experience in product management, project management, marketing, sales, or engineering occupation

  • Experience in the Cold Chain industry, working directly with original equipment manufacturers, designers/consultants, wholesalers, contractors, and/or end-user customers

  • Expertise in product portfolio planning and product development processes, from discovery to testing and launch

  • Demonstrated strong financial modeling and forecasting skills, and professional proficiency with Microsoft Office

  • Large-scale program management

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We invest in our employees to ensure they have the marketplace knowledge, skills and competencies to compete and lead in a global economy. Our training programs focus on end-to-end development from onboarding through senior leadership.

Emerson places a high value on ensuring that employees have a good work-life balance. We provide access to a competitive benefits package, including the following: medical insurance, dental and vision coverage, 401k participation with a competitive immediate match, fitness center, tuition reimbursement, parental leave, and an online wellness rewards program. Immediate vacation and holiday leave available, including a shutdown from December 24 through New Year’s Day. Employee resource groups, including a very active Diversity and Inclusion committee, ensure that the Emerson values are incorporated into everyday employee life.

Why Work in the Greater Miami Valley Area
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About our Location
The newly renovated Sidney campus has 1M square feet of manufacturing floor with an additional 120k square feet of leading-edge lab facilities. This location is the headquarters for the air conditioning and cold chain businesses. Through our 30 years of scroll compressor expertise, our air conditioning related products help bring comfort and convenience in commercial, industrial and residential spaces. The cold chain business helps ensure that food safely and efficiently travels from farm to fork. Approximately 1600 employees work in Sidney, who all support a multitude of business functions. With the blend of businesses and functions represented under this one roof, there are many opportunities for advancement within the Sidney location.

Our success is measured by the positive impact we make on people, our communities and the world in which we live. [ Link removed ] .

Our Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion

At Emerson, we are committed to fostering a culture where every employee is valued and respected for their experiences and perspectives. We believe a diverse and inclusive work environment contributes to the rich exchange of ideas that inspires innovation and brings the best solutions to our customers. This philosophy is fundamental to living our company’s values and our responsibility to leave the world in a better place.

Diversity and Inclusion at Emerson is about welcoming, respecting, and valuing the differences each employee possesses. Inclusion is creating a real sense of engagement, belonging and connection for all employees. Learn more about our[ Link removed ]  and about [ Link removed ] .

Work Authorization

Emerson will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States. This is not a position for which sponsorship will be provided. Individuals with temporary visas such as E, F-1, H-1, H-2, L, B, J, or TN or who need sponsorship for work authorization now or in the future, are not eligible for hire.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Emerson is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, color, religion, national origin, age, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status. We are committed to providing a workplace free of any discrimination or harassment.

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Emerson, a Fortune 500 company with $18.4 billion in sales, more than 20 Innovation, Solutions & Engineering Centers, and 200 manufacturing locations worldwide, is committed to helping employees grow and thrive throughout their careers. We are innovators, question-askers and problem-solvers. We don’t settle for good enough or “This is the way it’s always been done.” Instead, we push ourselves and strive for the “never been done before.” 
Our Automation Solutions business enables the greatest use of the world's most valuable resources, ensuring the performance and safety of industries that are the backbone of daily life.
Our Commercial & Residential Solutions business helps ensure human comfort and health, protect food quality and safety, advance energy efficiency and create sustainable infrastructure.
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