Associate Product Manager - Professional Barber Category

Job ID 2021-0396

Product Development Stamford, Connecticut


Description

Position at Conair LLC

Conair LLC, a worldwide manufacturer of haircare, health and beauty products, personal care and spa appliances, and upscale kitchen products, and located in Stamford, CT, is currently seeking an Associate Product Manager to work in our Professional Barber Category.


The Associate Product Manager will work closely with their manager and play an integral part of creating product from inception to manufacturing and maintaining product throughout its life cycle.

Responsibilities Include

  • Assist with new product concepts, design, planning, development, packaging and launch strategies.
  • Work closely with the Marketing team to determine the validity of new products and determine competitive baseline.
  • Become the expert in terms of product knowledge: material, specification, production, regional/sourcing, cost-engineering/cost component.
  • Handle time sensitive responsibilities and communications from Asia in a timely and professional manner.
  • Regularly liaise with Engineering, Field Testers, Planning, Manufacturing, Operations, Creative and Sales.
  • Set-up new product information in SAP.
  • Initiate, manage and track creative process to develop packaging and instructional materials.
  • Initiate and track product testing, and report findings to quickly pivot development.
  • Assist with existing product maintenance.
  • Monitor existing product sales, inventory, and forecasting to help determine next steps in overall product strategy.
  • Assist with general department assignments and trade-show preparation.
  • Analyze the marketplace by visiting trade shows and competitors’ websites. Provide recaps to help make informed decisions. Prepare supporting information for key meetings.

 

Travel

  • Domestic travel required (20%), to manage existing programs, attend events and evaluate opportunities required (per state, federal guidelines)

 

Skill Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree required in marketing or business.
  • Minimum of 2-4 years of relevant experience required, preferably in product development.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Strong negotiation and vendor management skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to think strategically and conceptually.
  • Ability to maintain positive attitude and adapt quickly to support process improvement.
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment with a sense of urgency.
  • MS Word, Excel, Outlook, Access, PPT, SAP experience preferred

 

Employment type

Full-time

  • Job function

Product Management and Marketing

  • Industries

Consumer Goods, Health, Wellness and Fitness, and Hospitality