Branch Product Manager

Less than 5 years experience  •  Business Services

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 11/03/17
Eden Prairie, MN
Less than 5 years experience
Business Services
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 11/03/17

ACCOUNTABILITIES

Coordinates quotes by working with sales staff, suppliers and corporate Product department to develop a price for product that will be competitive and offer the largest gross profit margin.

Provides technical product knowledge to branch employees by sharing information directly with Sales and support employees, and additionally facilitating informative monthly product training that will keep the branch up-to-date on current technology and industry trends they need to know to sell the products.

Drives and promotes key supplier lines by obtaining maximum number of exclusive competitive advantages from suppliers.

Gains information about the market by utilizing all possible sources such as, sales reps, networking, and trade publications.

Develops relationships with supplier’s factory representatives to achieve most favored status and avert and solve problems.

Provides product support by responding with a sense of urgency to issues, while utilizing problem solving skills to help resolve pricing, accounting and inventory management issues.

Maintains cost database by adding, changing, deleting, cost and ship debit information with accuracy.

COMPETENCIES

Relationship Management

Developing and maintaining positive relationships with individuals outside their work group.

Customer Focus

Anticipating customers' needs and designing, promoting or supporting the delivery of products and services that exceed customers' expectations.

Team Leadership

Leading others to accomplish team goals and objectives.

Adapting to Change

Adapting to changing situations and restructuring tasks and priorities as changes occur within the business and organization.

Driving for Results

Challenging, pushing the organization and themselves to excel and achieve.

Interpersonal Communication

Communicating clearly and effectively with people inside and outside of the organization.

Negotiation

Identifying the needs and motives of both parties involved and working toward mutually beneficial agreements.

Quality Focus

Promoting and maintaining high standards of quality at work.

Decisive Judgment

Making good decisions in a timely and confident manner.

Coaching and Developing Others

Advising, assisting, mentoring and providing feedback to others to encourage and inspire the development of work-related competencies and long-term career growth.

Business Acumen

Understanding general business and financial concepts, understanding the company's business, and using both general and specific knowledge to be effective.

Integrity

Upholding a high standard of fairness and ethics in everyday words and actions.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

Degree from four-year University in related field and three years experience in related role; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Previous sales and electronics industry experience is preferred.

SKILLS & CERTIFICATIONS

  • Possesses excellent knowledge of purchasing, inventory control, gross profit analysis, market and vendor analysis and economics of distribution.
  • Knowledge of all Microsoft Office applications at the intermediate level.
  • Possesses excellent verbal and written communication skills, including excellent presentation skills.
  • Possesses strong analytical, problem solving and organization skills.
  • Ability to type 40 words per minute preferred.
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