Product Manager, Conair Home, Heating Pads, Oral Care

Job ID 2023-0815

Sales/Sales Services Stamford, Connecticut


Description

Position at Conair LLC

About Us:

Conair is a leading international designer, manufacturer, and marketer of branded personal care and small kitchen appliances, cookware, hairbrushes & accessories, cosmetic bags, and travel accessories.

Conair has always been driven by a passion for innovation; it’s part of the Company’s DNA. Trendsetting products have been invented by Conair since its inception in 1959, keeping the Company always a step ahead of the competition. The company's domestic and international divisions offer a diversified mix of consumer and professional products sold in over 120 countries. The Family of Conair brands includes CONAIR, Cuisinart, BabylissPRO, Scünci , TRAVELSMART by CONAIR, and Waring.

Conair’s passion for innovation gets stronger with each decade, as evidenced by the over 1,000 patents the Company has obtained worldwide. Today, Conair and its brands are names known throughout the world. Conair continues to introduce its brands to new and emerging markets, year after year. By the 1990s, most households in America owned at least one Conair product. Today many have more than one, and the Company’s goal is to ensure that every household in the world eventually owns one of our products.

At Conair, we inspire our customers with innovative quality products and brands that enhance their lives.

Position Summary:

The Product Manager for the Conair Home, Heating Pads and Oral Care categories will oversee the product lifecycle for all products.

In this exciting role, you will work on all aspects of the business process from ideation, development, market research, packaging design, sales analysis, forecasting, marketing plans and more! You will collaborate with our Asia-based product teams and identify new product concepts with our in-house packaging/design/engineer team. 

You will have responsibility for:

  • Project Management including New Product Development/Innovation, Packaging Design, P&L’s/CostingMarketing including Social Media and Digital
  • Being the product expert to support sales team in market related activities and presenting when necessary
  • Managing multiple and conflicting priorities with an extremely high attention to detail
  • Competitive research and trend analysis
  • Forecasting/Projections

New Product/Project Management Coordination:

Design/Development

  • Support Director of Marketing with all new product projects.
  • Issue documentation for new products and product updates
  • Follow-up and liaise with CCL/factory and engineering regarding new products and project updates as needed (samples, control drawings, pricing, production schedules, etc.)
  • Liaise with Design/Engineering teams with concept requests, renderings, SLA samples, and engineering performance
  • Process legal requests as necessary (i.e. samples needed for trademark specimen submissions, legal clearance, etc.)

Marketing/Sales/Logistical Support:

  • Manage preparation for sales/customer meetings to present new products, current program changes, promotional programs (presentations, competitive info and procure samples, images, packaging comps, all other requests)
  • Support sales team with product set up information (UPC, MBC, packaging case pack and dimensions, etc.) and updates for running changes to existing products
  • Manage inventory coordination.
  • Support operational requests with information gathering and processing of necessary forms; i.e., Forecast Change Authorizations (FCA), processing of Cost Change Notices (CCN), Forecast Purchase Authorizations (FPA), Item masters in SAP system
  • Coordinate sales samples requests with procurement team, CCL/factory and Customer Service
  • Manage research requests (product & data), competitive tracking, new technology and current market trends
  • Work with Director of Marketing on PR events and social media activities.

Creative/Structural Design/PR/Web Support:

  • Coordinate creative and structural design requests (packaging, collateral, displays, POP, etc.)
  • Collaborate with creative time on product and packaging images and design
  • Manage PR, media and web requests as necessary.

Essential Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree in Business, Marketing, or related degree preferred
  • 5-7+ years experience in product management and/or marketing
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills
  • Must be proficient in Word, PowerPoint, Excel

Environmental Factors:

  • Working conditions are normal for an office environment.
  • Must be able to sit for extended periods of time
  • Must be able to use a computer keyboard and view a monitor for extended periods of time
  • Must be able to travel domestically and internationally for business (% if needed)
  • Must be Covid-19 vaccinated.
  • We currently operate on a hybrid schedule; candidate must be willing to come into the Stamford office 50% of time.

What we offer:

  • Comprehensive Medical/Dental/Vision plans
  • Generous Paid Time Off Programs
  • Life & Disability Insurance
  • FSA/HRA/Dependent Care FSA
  • Paid Parental Leave Policy
  • Annual Profit-Sharing Contributions
  • 401k and company match
  • Free Lunch (in some locations)
  • EAP & Employee Wellness Programs
  • Volunteer Days Paid Time Off