Workplace Diversity
Spray Foam Product Manager

Spray Foam Product Manager

locationDenver, CO, USA
PublishedPublished: 12/8/2023
Full Time

Who We Are

Johns Manville is a leading manufacturer and marketer of premium-quality insulation and commercial roofing, along with glass fibers and nonwovens for commercial, industrial and residential applications. Our products are used in a wide variety of industries including building products, aerospace, automotive and transportation, filtration, commercial interiors, waterproofing and wind energy.

A proud member of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies, we serve customers in more than 80 countries around the globe. We are committed to delivering positive and powerful experiences, because we are successful only when our employees and customers thrive. We are passionate, we care about people, we perform at a superior level, and we protect others and our environments.

Pay Range

$101,700.00-$139,800.00 Annual

This is the base salary pay range that an applicant can expect to make upon hire.   Pay within this range will vary based upon relevant experience, skills, and education among other factors. In addition, this position is eligible for an incentive bonus. 

The Product Manager is responsible for development and implementation of strategy for the Spray Foam product line. The Product Manager is responsible for overall profitability through daily product line management, including collaboration with SIOP, price, cost, inventory, product lifecycle, and support of account management and sales activities.  

Your Day to Day:

  • Use JM Portfolio Lifecycle Management tools to evaluate and systematically rebalance the Spray Foam portfolio through identification of cost, new product requirements and profitability optimization. 
  • Provide regular and ad-hoc reports and presentations to business leadership on Spray Foam product lines and projects.
  • Work with pricing and sales to set target contribution margins and price strategy based on supply/demand dynamics and competitive data.
  • Work with sales, operations, and supply chain to establish the proper SIOP balance between internal operation metrics and external customer expectations.
  • Develop and support Value Propositions for products and systems and educate customers, sales and customer service teams on options and customer value.
  • Coordinate all aspects of sales support for the product line including development of selling tools and strategies to meet objectives for product line and market segment profitability. Responsible for updating Spray Foam product technical data sheets, finished product specifications, and other product and marketing literature.
  • Work with technical and legal resources to ensure compliance with all applicable local, state and federal regulations, as well as requisite specifications and codes (UL, ASTM, etc.).
  • Work with supply chain, legal and operations on issues such as supply contracts, trademarks and patents, and ensure product labels comply with government regulations and corporate policies.
  • Work with cross-functional team members (Operations, Opex/Productivity, Engineering, Finance, etc) on annual cost take out initiatives to insure there are clear plans for implementation and execution to improve product profitability.
  • Define customer expectations on product quality.  Ensure compliance with all finished product specifications.  Identify and understand any product quality issues and opportunities.
  • Identify product gaps, new product and market opportunities, and drive JM-Gate implementation and lead commercialization efforts.
  • Develop strategic and operational plans for assigned products to include growth plans, competitive product analysis, product profitability, industry trends and regulation changes, as well as competitive intelligence.
  • Participate in customer activities and industry trade associations
  • May be required to perform other related duties as assigned.

What You Bring to the Team:

  • Bachelor’s degree, engineering or the sciences preferred, with a minimum of 5 years’ experience in a problem solving/analytical type role.
  • Prior product management experience preferred (e.g., reviewing income statement, cost analysis, SKU optimization, supporting data requirements for sales team)
  • Spray Polyurethane Foam insulation experience preferred.
  • Proven analytical skills required to collect, structure, analyze data – draw conclusions – develop action plan
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to be proactive, self-directive and independent
  • Ability to be detail oriented, proficient at time management and multi-tasking
  • Strong business acumen, economic theory, understanding of financial statements, etc.
  • Strong project management skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook
  • Minimum travel required (25%)
  • Work environment is typical of an office setting
  • Must be able to lift, carry, push or pull up to and including 25 pounds

Incumbent must be physically able to perform essential job functions.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

Please Keep in Mind

If you do not meet 100% of these requirements, we at JM still want to hear from you. So, if you are interested in the role, we encourage you to apply so we can learn how your skills and talents can contribute to our team.


Johns Manville (JM) offers a wide range of benefits to employees. Some are subsidized by the company and others are fully employee-paid. Health benefits include a choice of comprehensive medical plans, a dental plan, vision plan, wellness program and critical illness insurance. JM sponsors a 401(k) plan which includes a sizeable company match. JM offers paid vacation and also provides paid sick and parental leave for eligible employees.

Additionally, Johns Manville provides basic life Insurance, short-term and long-term disability coverage, an employee assistance program, and business travel accident coverage. Supplemental life insurance and accidental death and dismemberment insurance are available as well. The company also offers a variety of tax saving accounts; health spending account, traditional flexible spending account, and a dependent care spending account. JM also offers a tuition reimbursement program for undergraduate and certain graduate programs.

Diversity & Inclusion

Johns Manville believes diversity and inclusion in our workplace is critical for the long-term success of our company. We are committed to retaining, developing and attracting a diverse workforce that fosters an inclusive work environment in which all employees are treated with dignity and respect. This is the right thing to do for our employees, our company and our communities. Our D&I council is composed of employees from locations across North American & Europe who meet regularly and work to promote and foster an environment of inclusion. Born from our D&I council is our network of employee resource groups (ERGs) that are focused on supporting diverse communities in the workplace. Review more about our diversity & inclusion initiatives on JM’s Career page.

Incumbent must be physically able to perform essential job functions. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.