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Product Category Manager

Posted: 3 March, 2017

Title : Product Category Manager
Position Description:
The Product Category Manager is responsible for developing the product vision, roadmap, business cases, investment strategies, pricing strategies and marketing efforts that are aligned and support the company's overall strategy and goals. Gathering and prioritizing product and customer requirements, developing market requirements and value proposition, and working closely with engineering and sales staff to deliver winning products and successful market penetration.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Direct and perform all aspects of product development, product changes and product promotions, including development procedures, specifying components, packaging and header design, product positioning, pricing, catalog and sell sheet copy, training aides and point of purchase merchandisers.
Manage and communicate sales information and product changes both internally and externally.
Regularly perform pricing and competitive analysis by customer channel and recommend strategies to improve market position, improve quality or reduce costs.
Produce, maintain and update annual forecast.
Provide the highest level of internal and external customer service.
Work closely with engineering teams to deliver with quick time-to-market and optimal resources.
Foster trust relationships with vendors to achieve better pricing and quality of services.
Ability to work within a dynamic environment and industry.
Identify, qualify and grow new business opportunities.
Identify key decision makers, stakeholders, influencers, proponents and opponents within the distribution supply chain.
Develop and manage client relationship to support revenue targets and goals.

 

Competencies
Strong relationship building skills.
Strong oral, written, and phone skills.
Aggressive and extroverted demeanor.
Strong presentation skills.
Ability to think strategically and create a plan to reach strategic goals.
Proactive and hard-working work ethic.
Ability to multitask.
Arrive to work and to schedule meeting on time and prepared.

 

Supervisory Responsibility
Managed and leads the sales team.

 

Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

 

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
This is a full-time position, and hours of work and days are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

Travel
Travel is primarily local during the business day, although some out-of-the-area and overnight travel may be expected.
Required Education, Experience and Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) in business from a four-year college of university.
8 – 10 years of experience in the industry or similar industries.
Working Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Power point and QuickBooks.
Ability to travel 15 - 20 %
Ability to travel at short notice.
Prefer but not Required Education
MBA from an accredited institution.
CRM experience.

 

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
Please email resumes to axel@milemarker.com