Product Manager - Style

Confidential Company  •  Winchester, VA

11 - 15 years experience  •  Business Services

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 02/23/18
Confidential Company
Winchester, VA
11 - 15 years experience
Business Services
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 02/23/18

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Stay thoroughly abreast of competitive and industry trends, customer needs and other relevant data;
  • Develop and evolve processes to track, analyze, communicate product needs and specifications;
  • Identify new product opportunities by leveraging key inputs such as company strategy & objectives, consumer research, channel / customer requirements, while balancing with internal capabilities / production platform.
  • Drive all category-specific new products through the Product Development process;
  • Research and develop understanding of new categories as needed;
  • Analyze and distill a broad range of information to build a compelling business case for a new product or category;
  • Work with Product Engineering to ensure that all new products are designed to meet customer expectations;
  • Ensure timely and effective communication with all departments involved with new product launches;
  • Support the development of category initiatives proposal for the annual product planning summit;
  • Actively manages and drives the financial performance of the assigned category;
  • Lead and/or participate on a broad range of teams;
  • Assist in the presentation of new products at sales launch meetings and customer meetings as required; and
  • Review and approve the technical accuracy of advertising and promotional copy, including but not limited to consumer catalogs, specifications books and price books prior to printing.

 

  • SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • This job typically supervises 1-3 Associate Product Managers. Matrix environment requires significant cross-functional leadership.
  • QUALIFICATIONS:
  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and ability required.
  • Education, Experience and Skills
  • A bachelor's degree is; architecture, design, engineering or similar discipline is preferred;
  • Minimum of 10 years experience in one or more of the following; marketing, product management, product design, product engineering, quality assurance, manufacturing or equivalent experience;
  • P&L experience is a plus;
  • Enterprise-level thinking with a strong understanding of production systems;
  • Out of the box thinking and creative problem solving skills;
  • Experience with wood fabricating, wood technology or wood finishing processes a plus;
  • Kitchen design and / or kitchen installation experience a plus;
  • Thorough knowledge of kitchen cabinet industry is a plus;
  • Strong project management skills required;
  • Strong sense of style & fashion is required;
  • Organized and analytical, with relentless attention to detail;
  • Excellent personal computer skills -- Microsoft products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project and Access)
  • Ability to build effective business relationships with customers and internal clients, as well as the ability to work discreetly with proprietary and confidential information.
  • Excellent organizational, oral and written communications skills, with an emphasis on formal presentations, priority setting and self-directed work habits is essential

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