Associate Product Manager

Job ID 2023-0883

Sales/Sales Services Stamford, Connecticut


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:

Our Professional Barber Category is currently seeking an Associate Product Manager who 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.


  • Assist with new product concepts, design, planning, development, packaging and launch strategies.
  • Draw, Design, and create 3D files for new products.
  • Test, analyze, and modify new product developments prior to tooling.
  • 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.
  • Initiate, manage and track creative process to develop packaging and instructional materials.
  • Assist with existing product maintenance.
  • Monitor existing product sales, inventory, and forecasting to help determine next steps in overall product strategy.
  • Work closely with the Marketing team to determine the validity of new products and determine competitive baseline.
  • Set-up new product information in SAP.
  • 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.
  • Domestic travel required (20%), to manage existing programs, attend events and evaluate opportunities required (per state, federal guidelines)

Essential Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering
  • 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.
  • Experience in product development
  • MS Word, Excel, Outlook, Access, PPT, SAP Experience
  • CAD, Solid Works, or PRO-E experience required.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to multi-task in fast-paced environment with a sense of urgency

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 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
  • 401k and company match
  • Free Lunch (in some locations)
  • EAP & Employee Wellness Programs
  • Volunteer Days Paid Time Off

Are you passionate about this opportunity but worried that you don’t have 100% of the experience we’re looking for?  We still want to hear from you!

Apply online and let us know why you would make a great addition to Conair!