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President, Brunswick Pontoon Group

Company: Brunswick
Location: Fort Wayne
Posted on: July 13, 2019

Job Description:

It is our people behind life's passions who will make the big difference. If you are interested in becoming part of a company that delivers market leading products, driving your own career and working with brands committed to active lifestyles, then you've found your fit. Have what it takes? Join us. Job Summary This is an exciting chance to join the largest recreational boat group company in the world. The Brunswick Boat Group is comprised 0f many iconic boat brands including Sea Ray, Bayliner, Lund and Boston Whaler. The Pontoon Group President will have oversight of the Boat Group Pontoon product portfolio while leading industry leading Harris and Cypress Cay brands directly. The President will be expected to create and construct a winning portfolio of products and brands with responsibility for the general management of the Brunswick Fort Wayne Operations business including but not limited to its: P&L, balance sheets, product design, PD&E, sales, distribution and manufacturing of multiple brands. This position will play a critical role in the senior leadership team for Brunswick Boat Group. Primary Responsibilities

  • Lead the development of business plans, targets, and the overall strategic direction of the company
  • Develop short- and long-term strategic plans for Harris and Cypress Cay business
  • Formulate, gain acceptance, and deliver P&L and B/S budgets and forecasts that incorporate underlying commercial objectives to deliver optimum value
  • Communicate the business objectives, plans, budgets, and performance to all employees within the Business in order to maximize individual and collective contributions
  • Establish a culture of transparency and commitment to continuously improve the performance of the business
  • Analyze long-term market opportunities including portfolio planning, identifying and acting upon plans that deliver target gross margin, resourcing capital projects, and deliver business success
  • Develop product plans for the Brand(s) using HPPD processes and increasing VOC depth
  • Establish product pricing and programs
  • Coordinate demand planning with production/inventory to assure product availability within agreed inventory levels
  • Coordinate the purchase of raw material and accessories at the best cost/quality ratio with the Brunswick sourcing groups
  • Direct business operations, continually reviewing and setting production rates that meet business requirements and monitor performance against business targets, acting to ensure that objectives are met
  • Build a high performing team culture that recognizes and rewards excellence and encourages individuals to strive for performance improvement within the business
  • Champion the Brunswick ethics and EHS programs ensuring that all employees clearly understand and adhere to the ethics code and EHS procedures
  • Review business processes and procedures identifying and acting upon opportunities to deliver continuous improvements in business performance Requirements Core Competencies
    • Strong communication skills with ability to present his or her recommendations effectively and drive actionable results in the organization.
    • Proven track record of establishing a strategic business partner relationship with functional leaders
    • Offer a good balance of risk-taking and judgment, and be entrepreneurial, self-confident, and decisive.
    • The ability to quickly command respect and credibility through intellectual acumen, business knowledge, and practical understanding of both the financial and operational aspects of a business.
    • Hands-on pragmatic approach to business, asset management, cash flow, and profitability
    • Ability to analyze financial statements and make recommendations to improve financial /operational results. Experience & Skills
      • 8-10 years' experience in recreational industry with progressive responsibility leading a team, preferably leader of entire operations
      • Experienced in a fast growth environment, providing strategic direction from a financial and operational standpoint.
      • Experience establishing strong dealer relationships with proven results leveraging products to maximize share and drive profitability
      • Ability to develop, implement and manage change effectively
      • Experience in a manufacturing environment/operation strongly preferred
      • Experience with distribution channels preferred
      • Knowledge of Brunswick products, markets, organization, customer, and competitors.
      • Must have demonstrated superior leadership qualities with the ability to attract, develop and retain outstanding personnel.
      • Must have demonstrated expertise in establishing and successfully implementing business unit level strategies
      • Working knowledge of boat manufacturing processes and techniques desired
      • Outstanding analytical and technical skills are required to gather and summarize date to find solutions in product, messaging and services
      • Knowledge of communication and public relation techniques.
      • Strong written, verbal, presentation and interpersonal skills required.
      • Ability to convey information and ideas through a variety of media to individuals and groups.
      • Ability to engage others and instill trust both inside and outside of the organization.
      • Must be able to interact with a diverse group of people to create an environment that is equitable, inclusive, and cooperative.
      • Ability to make time bounded decisions characterized by logic and reasoning while keeping the organization's vision and values at the forefront.
      • Knowledge of leadership and organizational development. Education
        • Bachelor's degree in Management, Engineering, Manufacturing or other related discipline is required. An MBA is preferred.
        • Lean Six Sigma certification desired or willingness to become certified
        • Knowledge of USCG, ABYC, and NMMA standard would be beneficial
        • Working knowledge of project management and related software i.e.: Microsoft Project would be an asset Travel Requirements - 10% - 30% All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, and protected veteran status. We are the people behind life's passions. Brunswick does not accept applications, inquiries or solicitations from unapproved staffing agencies or vendors. For help, please contact our support team at: or 1-. Equal Opportunity Employer: Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled EEO is The Law - click here for more information Brunswick and Workday Privacy Policies#Brunswick Corporation

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