The Assistant (Product/Business) Manager

Sales Novi, Michigan



The Assistant (Product/Business) Manager for NMB Technologies Corporation is accountable for assisting in the development and achievement of the annual operating plan for the business unit; for assisting in the direction and oversight of the business unit’s strategies, objectives, policies and expenses; for assisting in the product education and for the effective management of the business unit team to accomplish business objectives.


  1. Market Opportunity Assessment:
    • Continually assess total available market (TAM), total serviceable market (TSAM) and size of available market opportunity (= TAM - TSAM) for specified product(s) in conjunction with marketing department.
    • Conduct regular competitive analysis and benchmarking and research industry trends in conjunction with marketing department.
    • Prepare monthly and quaterly summary reports for specified products.
  2. Product Business Strategy Development:
    • Understand current business unit research, strategies, and new product development and incorporate into product and business strategies as appropriate for NMB Technologies Corporation.
    • Assist with developing and recommending product and business strategies (including pricing strategies) to encompass sales channels and market approach for specified product(s) in conjunction with marketing and sales.
    • Assist with developing product road maps and make recommendations and get buy-in from division to produce new products or upgrade current products.
    • Develop, document and deliver product strategies, product technical knowledge and selling tools to assist the sales group in meeting corporate sales objectives.
    • Support new product launches.
    • Support in developing and achieving annual operating plan and market share objectives for the business unit in conjunction with sales and marketing.
  3. Supervision:
    • Support in business unit SG&A expense associated with business unit operations.
    • Assist in effectively managing business unit team to accomplish business objectives. This would include staffing up to planned workforce levels, setting and documenting performance expectations, assessing training needs and developing training plans, providing regular performance feedback and coaching as needed, setting up compensation plans, ensuring minimal task interference and conducting performance and development reviews.
    • Prepare monthly status reports and other reports as required.
  4. Travel required as needed.


  1. Bachelor’s Degree from a four-year college or university
  2. 5 plus years’ experience OEM sales and/or sales and product management
  3. Ability to demonstrate leadership skills
  4. Strong product management skills and demonstrated track record of achievements
  5. Extensive experience with technical products and the engineering & manufacturing processes associated with these products
  6. Demonstrated sound judgment and decision-making in critical business situations
  7. High level of capability working in an international organization
  8. Has shown a high degree of flexibility, adaptability, creativity and determination in overcoming challenging situations
  9. Proven ability to influence potential customers with exceptional interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  10. Good computer skills: Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, and Power Point
  11. Business-level speaking is a requirement in the following language depending on business needs: Japanese
  12. Fluency in reading and writing is a plus in one of the following languages depending on business needs: Japanese


5+ years’ experience, in supervision, leading, account management, product support, and sales engineering with a related product or similar.


A normal amount of sitting and standing, average mobility to move around an office, and ability to conduct a normal amount of work on a computer.


At NMB, the pay band for this role is between $95,643.00 and $143,465.00 annually, and your base pay will depend on your skills, qualifications, experience, and location. The base pay is a part of our total compensation package and is determined within a range of the pay band process. This offers you the opportunity to progress as you continue to grow and develop your career at NMB.



  • 401(K)
  • Safe Harbor
  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Life Insurance & AD&D
  • Healthcare & Dependent Care Spending Accounts
  • Short-Term Disability
  • Long-Term Disability
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Sick Leave Benefits
  • Paid Vacation
  • Paid Holidays
  • Tuition Reimbursement



NMB offers flexible work schedules to create a better work/life balance.



Applicants must be legally authorized to work for any employer in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.


Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position.

The duties and responsibilities described are not a comprehensive list and additional tasks may be assigned to the employee from time to time.

The job description doesn't constitute a contract of employment and the company may exercise its employment-at-will rights at any time.

The above lists all of the essential functions, education, knowledge, skills and abilities required for this job. These are the minimum requirements; employees must also demonstrate good interpersonal skills, proper attitude and professionalism, acceptable attendance and work behaviors – at a minimum.