Sr. Product Manager, Hairdryers

Job ID 2021-0458

Marketing/Brand Management Stamford, Connecticut


Description

Position at Conair LLC

About Us:

Conair LLC is one of the largest, most successful, and well-recognized consumer products companies in the world.  Over the past 60 plus years Conair has evolved into a global company selling personal care products, kitchen appliances, cookware, and professional beauty appliances under more than 25 brand names in over 120 countries with revenues exceeding $2.5 billion.

Position Summary:

Based out of our corporate office in Stamford, CT, the Sr. Product Manager share in the responsibility of driving growth and generating revenue while partnering with the brand and marketing teams to deliver best-in-class new products. 

Responsibilities:

  • Bring new products to market through deep dive market research, studying trend & consumer insights, and competitive analyses, while also conducting prototype testing, pricing analyses, and timeline management.
  • Build and manage schedules and timelines that service all marketing related tasks for account planogram and promotional opportunities
  • Own your business; be the marketing voice for your Sales Team. Must take a proactive approach in collaborating on product and marketing strategies for your assigned accounts.
  • Work cross-functionally with Creative, Finance, Legal, Engineering, and Planning/Supply Chain Teams
  • Responsible for consistent follow-ups to ensure projects are completed, and breakthroughs are reached, as needed.
  • Meet with design team to discuss products in development and provide input on design and concept direction with regards to pricing concerns and feature set requirements.
  • Partner with factories via email regarding quoting opportunities and settle pricing at various points in the product development cycle for both new and existing products.
  • Strong experience with product line planning, including margins, business trends, market segmentation, driven research and trends, market research, and opportunity assessment
  • Hands-on research, product evaluation, testing, and user-validation skills
  • Follow internal controls and company policies as set by company and job function.
  • Contribute to the success of company by leading or assisting with other projects and tasks as assigned

 

Essential Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing or a related field.
  • 5+ years of experience in Product Management in the consumer goods industry, preferably in small electrics
  • Highly desired if you have experience working with major brick & mortar and e-commerce retailers, overseas factories, have experience deep-diving POS data and consumer trends
  • Nice to have social media/digital marketing experience promoting and growing product launches
  • The ability to bring new and fresh thinking to help Conair drive new product growth.
  • Possess the ability to build, foster and nurture strong relationships and gain the respect of cross-functional team members
  • Must possess strong analytical skills, be highly detailed-oriented and provide unprompted follow-through.
  • Must be accountable and organized with the ability to handle a multitude of projects.
  • Demonstrates product ownership
  • Must possess strong oral and written communication and excellent computer skills.
  • Must be flexible, determined, a team player with a positive attitude
  • Expert ability level in PowerPoint, Word and Excel

Beneficial Qualifications:

  • Experience in the Personal Care, Health Care, Beauty or Consumer Goods industry is a plus.

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 10%
  • Must be able to take evening and early morning calls with overseas colleagues & vendors

 

What we offer:

  • Comprehensive Medical/Dental/Vision plans
  • Generous Paid Time Off Programs
  • Life & Disability Insurance
  • FSA/HSA/Dependent Care FSA
  • 401k and company match
  • Commuter Shuttle to/from Stamford train station