Product Manager - Building Materials and Systems

Location US-IL-Northbrook
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Product Management


UL Solutions Building 2

At UL, we know why we come to work.


Thousands of us around the world wake up every day with a common purpose: to make the world a safer, more secure and sustainable place. Science is in our DNA; we are endlessly curious and passionate about seeking and speaking the truth. We take delight in knowing that our work makes a meaningful contribution to society, and we are proud that our culture is centered on integrity, collaboration, inclusion and excellence. UL stands at the forefront of technological advancement, and we are continually challenged to find new ways to foster innovation and positive change. Satisfying? Yes. Exciting? Absolutely!

Built Environment provides the highest level of technical knowledge, expertise and testing, inspection and certification, advisory and commissioning services to support our customers globally throughout the entire life cycle of their products and buildings. UL Solutions plays a critical role and acts as a trusted partner to various stakeholders in the built environment and building products industry by knowing everything about every building, building regulation and requirement, fire equipment services and personal protective equipment by providing proactive insights on safe, secure and sustainable buildings, risk management solutions and tenant wellness and safety validations.

What you’ll learn & achieve:

The Product Manager – Building Materials and Systems is tasked with developing the market approach strategy and product lifecycle roadmap for new and existing service line(s) within the Building Materials and Systems subsegment. The incumbent will also work closely with clients and industry stakeholders to identify specific needs and develop new services that will fuel long-term business growth for the organization.  Through customer feedback and industry participation, the PM will be responsible for the overall go-to-market strategy, testing the viability of the product/service, and successfully launching the product/service within specified timelines.  They will work collaboratively across all business functions necessary to launch and deliver new and existing services throughout the lifecycle. This includes working in continuous coordination with Engineering, Operations, Quality Assurance, Sales, Marketing, Client Services and with external stakeholders.


  • Develop, champion and execute new service strategies that ensure profitable growth and meets the businesses’ desired goals.
  • Own all product management functions, including but not limited to; product mix assessment, market share evaluation, competitive analysis, commercialization of new concepts and market acceptance of new services.
  • Collaborates closely with Sales to conduct client discovery sessions and collect real-time client feedback to understand market needs, market trends, and UL’s unique value proposition in the industry.
  • Actively engages with trade associations, regulators, specifiers, and other industry stakeholders to identify synergies, address concerns, and share UL expertise.
  • Ensure new product development remains on time and on budget.
  • Evaluate, advocate for and set key product priorities in line with the business strategy and objectives.
  • Define pricing & competitive positioning based on various regional differentiators.
  • Implement market research strategies based on customer and market requirements.
  • Recommends new services for development and engages with Engineering, Operations, Sales, and Marketing to develop and launch new offerings. Implement the tools and processes needed to define the go to market strategy and vision for new services.
  • Drive continuous improvement in Product Management by examining internal processes and identifying and executing on opportunities to streamline and create synergies throughout the business unit.
  • Facilitate Sales training and support for successful product and service launches.  
  • Work with Cross-Functional Teams to identify initiative investment requirements and develop capital resource requests as required.
  • Develop and coordinate executive presentations and de-briefings
  • Work closely with Sales, Sales Operations, Marketing, Professional Services and Customer Service groups to develop world-class sales tools, templates, product collateral, white papers, customer case studies, and sales presentations.
  • Must be local to Northbrook, IL office. Hybrid work schedule requiring 3 days/week in the office.



What makes you a great fit:

  • 5-7 years of product management or new business development experience.
  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, business, related field or comparable work experience.
  • Ability to work and communicate effectively with a global team. 
  • Project Management certification is a plus
  • Ability to travel up to 25% both domestic and internationally. 

What you’ll experience working at UL:

  • Mission:For UL, corporate and social responsibility isn’t new. Making the world a safer, more secure and sustainable place has been our business model for the last 129 years and is deeply engrained in everything we do.
  • People:Ask any UL employee what they love most about working here, and you’ll almost always hear, “the people.” Going beyond what is possible is the standard at UL. We’re able to deliver the best because we employ the best.
  • Interesting work:Every day is different for us here as we eagerly anticipate the next innovation that our customers create. We’re inspired to take on the challenge that will transform how people live, work and play. And as a global company, in many roles, you will get international experience working with colleagues around the world.
  • Grow & achieve:We learn, work and grow together with targeted development, reward and recognition programs as well as our very own UL University that offers extensive training programs for employees at all stages, including a technical training track for applicable roles.
  • Total Rewards:All employees at UL are eligible for bonus compensation. UL offers a generous 401k matching structure of up to 5% of eligible pay. Additionally, we invest an additional 4% into your retirement saving fund after your first year of continuous employment. We provide Healthcare Reimbursement Accounts and Health Savings Accounts that UL contributes to twice per year! Depending on your role, you can work with your manager on flexible working arrangements. We also provide employees with paid time off including vacation, holiday, sick and volunteer time off.

Learn More:

Working at UL is an exciting journey that twists and turns daily. We thrive in the twists and revel in the turns. This is our every day. This is our normal.  


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