Jarden Corporation Product Owner in Aurora, Illinois

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Be a part of the team that’s creating the next generation of home safety. At First Alert, we don’t reinvent things we pioneer. We offer the experience and knowledge of 50 years of history, while operating with the open, ideas-driven culture of a startup. With a smart leadership team that invests time and resources in developing creative solutions to today’s “plugged-in” consumer needs, we look to all levels of our staff to contribute to our legacy of innovation.

We have a history of being on the forefront of new trends and technologies starting with designing the first smoke alarms for residential and commercial use. Today, Jarden Safety & Security is comprised of the top brands in home protection and organization, including America’s most trusted safety brand, First Alert one of the largest brands of smoke detectors, carbon monoxide alarms and home safety products in the United States. Our newest advancements include the decorator-friendly Atom™ and 10-year Maximum Protection smoke and carbon monoxide alarms, which have revolutionized the industry and garnered distinction for design, engineering and marketing excellence.

Join us as we break new ground in the home safety industry. We offer a competitive salary and a great benefits package and the opportunity to work at a dynamic, continuously growing company that is leading the way in home safety trends and technologies. If you are interested in this career opportunity, please submit your resume including salary history.


First Alert ® is seeking a Product Owner in our corporate headquarters based out of Aurora, Illinois. This position is responsible for defining, launching and building profitable product solution platforms for the security categories. They work cross functionally to ensure the products/solutions are developed to the feature and price specifications that each target market segment demands. The Product Owner owns the product lifecycle from concept phase through development and launch. The Product Owner is required to have deep expertise in market segmentation, product strategy, competitive strategy, and product development.

  • Develop a vision and strategy for the product categories you lead.

  • Develop and own product plans with right innovation and product cadence aligned with brand architecture.

  • Develop & present project business cases including pro forma financials, capital and engineering requirements, and other decision metrics.

  • Accomplish results through strong cross-functional (including Sales, Brand, Engineering and Technology, Procurement, Logistics, Manufacturing, Finance, etc.) relationships and leadership including product development and launch activities.

  • Accelerate time-to-market while adhering to the development process. Drive cross-functional reviews to bring concepts from ideation stage to production.

  • Develop and execute strategies to simplify platforms and align future product plans with the strategy.

  • Own innovation pipeline and drive plans to create robust product plans aligned with brand architecture and consumer segmentation.

  • Deliver cost and quality targets for your product categories. Coordinate activities with cost and quality leads to develop robust plans to hit and/or exceed targets.

  • Leverage consumer insights to drive fact-based, consumer-centric decisions that support our brand leadership positioning.


  • Bachelor's in Business, Marketing, or related discipline.

  • MBA strongly preferred.

  • Minimum 5 years of experience in product development or marketing with a strong consumer focus required.

  • At least 2 years of relevant experience in related function outside of product development such as brand marketing, sales, project management, or merchandising highly preferred.

  • Proven track record of delivering extraordinary results in a fast-paced and challenging environment.

  • Proven project management experience; excellent meeting organization and facilitation skills.

  • Very strong working knowledge of the Stage Gate and Agile methodologies.

  • Capability to quickly grasp and execute continuous improvement methodologies to various processes.

  • Excellent interpersonal and presentation skills.

  • Proven thought leadership capabilities, creative thinking skills, ability to quickly drive change.

  • Durable goods or related consumer focused product development experience preferred.

  • Ability to influence and align cross functional team members to achieve a higher business result.

  • Global business or retail experience preferred.

  • Excellent analytical skills.

  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.

  • Competent in Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook).

Equal Employment Opportunity

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.


COMPANY: BRK Brands, Inc.

Requisition Id: 109542

Location: IL - Aurora