SUMMARY OF POSITION
The Assistant Product Manager (APM) position will support the Senior/Product Manager in the development and execution of marketing plans for the product category (or categories). The APM will take on the responsibility for tactical management of the existing business as well as assisting in category development opportunities. The APM must fully understand both the individual products and the aggregate category business propositions.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
P&L – Review and understand the financials for the category and assist with researching issues. Conduct basic proforma financial analysis and projections.
Sales Growth – Support the creation of sales materials related to launch of new products, customer line reviews and overall marketing programs.
Item Management - Assist in facilitating the new item setup process to obtain new product quotes, meeting setup deadlines and achieving ship dates.
Category Management - Participate in annual product line reviews to manage the full product portfolio and identify items in declining stage of lifecycle. Manage the appropriate system coding and disposition of related inventory.
Merchandising - coordinate on and off-shelf display programs to support customer and category goals.
Packaging - assist with and learn the process of package development, including graphics. Oversee graphics system tasks and routing/sign-off process.
Supply – coordinate with manufacturing and sourcing to learn the supply chain for all items. Support the team in developing high quality vendor partnerships.
Intelligence - Maintain comprehensive product, category, competitive and industry information and assist in communication of this information within the company.
Quality - Work with technical and QA team to gain an understanding of quality and regulatory requirements and resolve issues as they arise.
Communications –facilitate clear communications with sales and marketing support groups, including organizing and leading weekly team/project update meetings.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
* BS/BA in Business or related field, Marketing major a plus
* Strong analytical and organizational skills to drive multiple projects
* Strong communication skills, including the ability to comfortably present to large and small groups
* Strong computer skills including MS Office and ERP systems such as SAP.
* Ability to work independently under pressure and take direction from more than one person
* Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team; work effectively with different personality types
* High energy, enthusiasm, self-motivation and ambition to grow in the role
* Ability to travel overnight occasionally
* 1+ years business experience, preferably in marketing
* Creativity and merchandising experience a plus
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
This is a fast-paced work environment with consistent pressure to complete duties as outlined above which requires ability to manage multiple projects at a detailed level and provide support to many internal departments in a fast-changing environment. Many duties listed above are time-sensitive and have strict deadlines for completion.
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)
Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities