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Associate Product Manager, Styling

Company: Conair LLC
Location: Stamford
Posted on: May 13, 2022

Job Description:

The Product Manager for the Conair Styling category will oversee the product lifecycle for all styling products.In this exciting role, you will -work all aspects of the business process from ideation, development, market research, packaging design, sales analysis, forecasting, marketing plans and more! You will collaborate with our Asian product teams and identify new product concepts with our in-house packaging/design/engineer team. -You will have responsibility for:

  • P&L (volume, revenue and margin)
  • Pricing, costing, inventory management responsibility
  • Proven negotiation and budget management skills.
  • Support sales team in market related activities/product knowledge. Present when needed.
  • Ability to manage multiple and conflicting priorities with an extremely high attention to detail.
  • Research our market competitors and stay on top of trends. -
  • Project Management including New product development/innovation, Packaging Design, P&L's/cost review.
  • Marketing including Social Media and Digital
  • Forecasting/Projections New Product/Project Management Coordination:Design/Development
    • Assist Brand Manager and Director of Marketing with all new product projects.
    • Assist with issuing documentation for new products and product updates
    • Follow-up and liaise with CCL/factory and engineering regarding new products and project updates as needed (samples, control drawings, pricing, production schedules, etc.)
    • Liaise with Design/Engineering teams with concept requests, renderings, SLA samples, engineering performance and salon testing
    • Coordinate processing of legal requests as necessary (i.e. samples needed for trademark specimen submissions, legal clearance, etc.)
    • Assist with the maintenance of records for patent applications and clearance requestsMarketing/Sales/Logistical Support:
      • Assist in preparation for sales/customer meetings to present new products, current program changes, promotional programs (presentations, competitive info and procure samples, images, packaging comps, all other requests)
      • Assist sales team with product set up information (UPC, MBC, packaging case pack and dimensions, etc.) and updates for running changes to existing products
      • Coordinate with pack out team for displays, special programs
      • Assist with Logistical and inventory coordination.
      • Support operational requests with information gathering and processing of necessary forms; i.e., Forecast Change Authorizations (FCA), processing of Cost Change Notices (CCN), Forecast Purchase Authorizations (FPA), Item masters in SAP system
      • Coordinate sales samples requests with procurement team, CCL/factory and Customer Service
      • Assist and coordinate efforts for styling category with trade shows (samples needed from stock and new product samples)
      • Assist with Research requests (product & data), competitive tracking, new technology and current market trends
      • Assist Brand Manager and Director of Marketing with PR events and social media activities.Creative/Structural Design/PR/Web Support:
        • Coordinate creative and structural design requests (packaging, collateral, displays, POP, etc.)
        • Assist with opening die strike requests and Creative Project Requests (CPRs in Eworks system)
        • Support executing requests for product and packaging images as well as packaging white card, box comps.
        • Assist with PR, media and web requests as necessary.Essential Qualifications:
          • Bachelors degree in Business, Marketing, or related degree
          • 6-7+ Years experience as a Product Manager
          • Must be proficient in Word, PowerPoint, ExcelEnvironmental 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 (% if needed)
            • Must be Covid-19 vaccinated.
            • 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/HRA/Dependent Care FSA
              • Profit Sharing
              • 401k and company match
              • Commuter Shuttle to/from Stamford train station

Keywords: Conair LLC, Stamford , Associate Product Manager, Styling, Executive , Stamford, Connecticut

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