Assistant Product Manager, Small Kitchen Appliances

Job ID 2023-01087

Product Development Stamford, Connecticut


Description

Position at Cuisinart

Position Summary:  
Are you ready to step into the dynamic world of small kitchen appliances? We're on the hunt for an Assistant Product Manager to join our team and dive headfirst into the exciting realm of culinary innovation. Picture yourself at the helm of the Cuisinart brand, overseeing a lineup of kitchen essentials like toasters, ovens, waffle makers, and beyond!  
  
In this role, you'll be at the forefront of driving growth and igniting revenue streams. Collaborating closely with cross-functional teams, you'll play a pivotal role in crafting and delivering next-level products that redefine excellence in the market. Get ready to be part of a team that's reshaping the future of kitchen technology!  
  
Responsibilities:  
   
  • Contribute to building new product concepts and plans through design, validation, planning, development and launch strategies
  • Assist in bringing products to market utilizing market research, product research, product testing, pricing analysis, competitive analysis and timeline management
  • Regularly liaise with Engineering, Test Kitchen, Planning, Manufacturing, Operations, Creative and Sales
  • Handle time-sensitive responsibilities and communications in a timely and professional manner
  • Set up new product information in SAP, Salsify, and other systems
  • Initiate, manage, and track the creative process to develop packaging and instructional materials
  • Responsible for existing product line maintenance
  • Partner with Consumer Insights team to compile and document research & competitive analysis for existing products and categories
  • Monitor existing product sales, inventory and forecasting
  • Collaborate with Asia remotely focusing on product maintenance and new product development
  • Help with general department assignments and trade-show preparation
  • Act as marketing liaison for sales on customer accounts as needed
  • Contribute to the success of company by leading or assisting with other projects and tasks as assigned
  
Qualifications:   
  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing or Product Development with 1year of relevant experience
  • Product Management and New Product Development experience preferably in Small Kitchen Appliances
  • The ability to bring new and fresh thinking to help Cuisinart drive new product growth
  • Must possess strong analytical skills, be highly detailed-oriented and provide unprompted follow-through
  • Must be accountable and organized with the ability to handle and prioritize a multitude of projects
  • Strong oral and written communication and excellent computer skills
  • Must be flexible, determined, a team player and possess a positive attitude
  • Expert ability level in Word, Excel and PowerPoint; SAP a plus. 

The salary range for this position is 65k - 70k/year. 

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% if needed)
  • 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/HSA/Dependent Care FSA
  • Paid Parental Leave Policy
  • 401k and company match
  • 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!