Product Manager - ExpertFinish

Job Req ID:  10621

Nashville, TN, US, 37203

Date:  Jun 19, 2024

Louisiana-Pacific Corporation (LP Building Solutions) is a leading provider of high-performance building solutions that meet the demands of builders, remodelers, and homeowners worldwide. We manufacture engineered wood building products that include an extensive offering of innovative and dependable building materials and accessories. LP’s values-driven culture creates an environment where talented and hardworking people thrive in an ethical, inclusive, challenging, and rewarding place to work. Since our founding in 1972, we’ve developed careers and provided advancement opportunities in the building products industry. Headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, LP operates more than 20 facilities across North and South America. For more information, visit

Job Purpose

Cross-businesses, and under the direction of the Sr. Manager, ExpertFinish, maximize product line profit contribution, market share and revenue to include strategy creation and execution, pricing management, financial analysis, market segmentation, market research, competitive intelligence, new product development and effective marketing plan execution for an assigned segment of the business (product line, customer segment, etc.). May lead efforts to identify, develop and commercialize new products and/or software.

In this position you will have the opportunity to:

  • Develop comprehensive product line strategy that aligns with business unit strategy and overall company goals

  • Champion execution of strategic plan elements including new product development

  • May provide direction and lead execution for new product development and/or software development, services and solutions from ideation up to launch, following the LP new product development process, including developing and testing concepts, ensuring product development delivers on the concept, and ensuring an appropriate testing plan is implemented

  • May identify and lead product development projects with cooperation from Quality Assurance, Manufacturing, Engineering, all customer levels, suppliers and other key business contacts; as well as Software development projects with cooperation from IT, vendors, all customer levels, and other key business contacts

  • Deliver revenue and profit targets for assigned business segment by acting as the liaison between Sales and Operations, managing costs, growing profitable product lines or SKUs, and other initiatives.

  • Forecast annual, quarterly and monthly volumes and pricing for assigned product lines by using business knowledge, statistical techniques, historical data, and sales input.

  • Analyze and optimize routes to market in coordination with overall company channel strategy for assigned product lines

  • Coordinate all elements of marketing communications for assigned product lines, engaging corporate marketing, agency, public relations, and other resources to execute a well-coordinated plan.

  • Lead cross functional teams to flawlessly execute major projects, including sales blitzes, new product launches, major promotions, product repositioning, and other key initiatives.

  • Develop and manage strong relationships with strategic customers and vendors in order to meet market needs, reduce response time, and facilitate flawless execution.

  • Perform other duties as assigned

  • Perform all duties in accordance with safety rules and regulations

What do I need to be successful?

  • Demonstrated analytical, quantitative and financial skills.

  • Ability to effectively and efficiently manage and keep projects on track.

  • Strong problem solving skills

  • Demonstrated sales and marketing skills.

  • Strong written and oral communication skills.

  • Thorough knowledge of LP products and features.

  • Demonstrated understanding of legal requirements affecting marketing.

  • Good conflict resolution skills.

  • Strong interpersonal and negotiation skills.

  • Ability to build and maintain relationships.

  • Ability to lead cross-functional teams.

  • Demonstrated ability to drive complex tasks with some direction and minimal supervision.


  • Bachelor’s degree required. MBA preferred.



  • 7+ years of previous sales, marketing or management experience

  • Or any equivalent combination of education and experience that demonstrates the ability to perform the key responsibilities of the this position

Work Environment

  • Hybrid office environment

  • Up to 40% travel on average

LP offers competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits and programs including health and welfare benefits, 401(k) program, career mobility, tuition reimbursement, volunteer opportunities, profit sharing and more.

Nearest Major Market: Nashville

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