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Executive Director, Product Management - Dishwasher

Louisville, KY, United States  |  Product Management (Group)  |  ID: REQ-12592


Job Location

USA, Louisville, KY

Job Posting Title

Executive Director, Product Management - Dishwasher

The Challenge


The Executive Director, Product Management - Dishwasher has the direct ownership of the plastic tub platforms of the Kitchen Clean Up business and the mentorship of all platforms in the business. In this role you will lead innovation, development, justification and execution of dishwasher products and ecosystems associated with the Kitchen Clean Up business. The role must drive strong alignment across all functions including Technology, Finance, Brand, IDO, Marketing, Sales, Service, Digital, Quality and Operations teams. You must also ensure alignment to Hoshin goals and our long-term strategies, ultimately bringing leading products to market that win and achieve our goal of becoming the #1 Dishwasher Manufacturer in the US. The Executive Director, Product Management – Dishwasher will report to the Vice President of Dishwasher Products (Kitchen Clean Up).

What you will Do



  • Own and manage overall profitability of the Plastic Tub portfolio:  Key metrics are sales, EBIT cash and inventory Areas of focus include Total Product Cost, Share, Quality, Price, Mix and elements of the investment deck – NPI, Capacity, MCTO, RTP and COQ 

  • Collaborate with and help to develop the Factory Master Plan initiatives.  This role will especially need to drive the investment decisions needed for the most efficient insourcing/onshoring of key strategic content 

  • Collaborate with and provide guidance to the AP3 operations team to set market-paced production priorities and drive operational improvements to continuously improve cost-competitiveness 

  • Develop and execute strong innovative brand strategies; and shape the brand architecture to grow GEA leadership in the segment using the LTP strategic planning process, Modular Architecture Framework, Factory Master Plan and Strategic Supplier strategy 

  • Lead consumer research on required product attributes desired by consumer/customer and direct cross-functional efforts to deliver on the requirements 

  • Develop relationships with key customers, and products to help them meet their goals, while driving GEA growth and profitability.  Collaborate with Commercial Director to form promotional strategies for key selling holidays to grow share during these windows in particular 

  • Drive high consumer satisfaction through understanding of Cost of Quality and Ratings & Review priorities 

  • Engage suppliers at a strategic level with Sourcing team to abate inflation and tariff pressures 

  • Support the commercialization process as new products go to market via NPI Programs or NMMs 

What you need to Succeed


  • BA/BS degree from an accredited university or college 

  • Minimum of 14 years of Product Management, Brand, Marketing, Operations or broad-based business experience including roles of increasing complexity and responsibility 

  • Entrepreneurial style with a strong bias for action and results orientation 

  • Demonstrated ability to hold your own through strong pressure testing of ideas in a challenging environment. 

  • Strong product sense, with ability to bring consumer insight to bear on product design, yielding successful product innovation launches into consumer brands 

  • Demonstrated experience in cross functional and leadership level communications 

  • Experience collaborating with high performance teams as well as influencing cross-functional teams to deliver strong execution 

  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills to understand and drive business metrics 

  • Adaptive leader, curious and willing to learn and evolve in a challenging environment, comfortable in a faced paced work environment 

  • Strong interpersonal, influencing, and communication skills 

  • Must be willing and able to travel to Supplier & Customer sites as needed 

  • Excellent organizational, project management and problem solving skills 


Additional Success Factors 


  • Prior experience launching new business for a consumer brand 

  • Cross-functional leadership experience, particularly in commercial roles 

  • Previous experience in Appliances or a consumer products business 

  • Results oriented: proven ability to deliver on commitments and follow through with strong influencing skills 

GE Appliances is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.



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