Associate Product Manager

Marketing Cerritos, California


Description

Position at Hunter Douglas Fabrication Co

Assists Product Managers in developing, executing and maintaining product programs to meet market needs and achieve or exceed company objectives.

Research

  • Gains and continues to maintain a thorough knowledge of assigned product categories as well as the competitive landscape
  • Gains and continues to maintain a thorough understanding of the distribution channels in which product compete, along with the account within these channels
  • Gathers and reviews market research and competitive analysis to help determine product needs and market potential
Strategic Planning
  • Actively participates in setting basic strategic directions for assigned product lines
  • Assists in the development of strategic short-and long-term product marketing plans to meet market needs and company objectives
  • Assists Product Managers in gathering technical and financial information needed for Program Scopes and Business Cases
Product Management and Marketing Support
  • Assists Product Managers in developing, executing and maintaining product programs to achieve stated objectives regarding revenue, profitability, and market share for all phases of the product lifecycle
  • Coordinates with cross-functional teams to plan, evaluate, and execute projects assigned
  • Assists in working with outside vendors, supply chain management, purchasing, and production to identify, qualify, and finalize all product materials and components
  • Creates updates, and maintains reference guides and installation instructions
  • Generates reports, analyzes and monitors program performance overall and by channel
  • Works closely with the quality team and product engineering identify and implement quality enhancements as needed
  • Assists in reviewing sampling and marketing materials for accuracy
System Support
  • Assists in gathering and providing IT with all required information and support to ensure programs are properly configured in SAP system and order configurators
  • Monitors feedback from internal personnel and customers identifies opportunities for system enhancement and coordinates implementing resolutions
Customer Support/Communication
  • Communicates changes, updates, and new product/program information to internal personnel as appropriate
  • Assists with the development and delivery of product and program presentation to the sales team, customer service, and current as well as potential customers as needed
Qualifications/Other Requirements
  • Bachelor's Degree in Marketing or a related field
  • Minimum of 3 years of business experience; project or product management, preferably in consumer products
  • Very proficient in Windows-based software package - Excel, Word, and Powerpoint
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively with cross-functional teams at all levels of the organization
  • Ability to lift and carry product and sample materials (up to 20 lbs)
  • Some travel required, primarily to Mexico - up to 15%