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Watch Tools & Accessories Product Manager 1

at Stuller, inc

Posted: 8/31/2019
Job Reference #: 7249

Job Description

  • Job LocationsUS-LA-Lafayette
    Posted Date2 months ago(7/24/2019 2:02 PM)
    Req No.
    2019-7249
    Type
    Full-Time
    Category
    Merchandising
    Work Hours
    9:00am - 5:30pm
  • Overview

    Our manufacturing company is seeking an experienced Product Manager for our watch and battery product line. The successful candidate will be responsible for bringing new product lines to consumers in an engaging, functional way, while opening up fresh distribution channels and collaborating with other departments. The Product Manager will work creatively and pragmatically to conserve resources and engage the product line’s potential audience. The candidate will efficiently oversee and grow the watch and battery segment. This person will develop and execute a business plan that generates a profitable return of gross margin for Stuller and its customers within the assigned product segment. Knowledge of key demographic and an innovative perspective on new products are important in this role. If you understand the consumer market and distribution channels, we are interested in speaking with you.

    Qualifications

    • Minimum 3 years’ experience in developing and buying products in a supervisory capacity
    • Knowledge of the market and industry
    • Experience with Windows, Microsoft Word and Excel
    • Commitment to travel, as needed
    • Strong motivational skills, especially when it comes to leading a team
    • Multi-task oriented and possess the ability to make decisions to achieve results
    • Undergraduate degree or equivalent combination of education and experience is required
    • Strong communication and negotiation skills
    • Good interpersonal and customer service skills
    • Good organizational skills with the ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously
    • Ability to make oral and written presentations; ability and confidence to present opinions and thoughts in a clear, unbiased manner

    Responsibilities

    • Familiarize yourself with the product line’s components and its potential impact on the market as a whole
    • Oversee the product line’s life cycle and anticipate any problems
    • Evaluate market competition and position the product line so that it appeals to consumers
    • Prepare launch events to coincide with consumers’ buying patterns
    • Manage initial aspects of product pricing, promotion and packaging in order to maximize profitability
    • Responsible for the overall sales and profits of assigned product lines
    • Recommend approved product marketing programs for assigned product lines
    • According to the guidelines recommended by VP, execute approved merchandising plan, delivering an ideal assortment mix by major product category
    • Examine initial product samples for quality standards required for Stuller and customer expectations
    • Execute approved Merchandising plan including all phases of initial merchandise selection, pricing, marketing and promotion, packaging, inventory, forecasting and planning
    • Meet with existing and potential new vendors to review new product
    • Monitor domestic and international trade magazines and websites and participate in trade shows
    • Monitor the marketplace for competitive product information, especially pricing, recommend and institute changes accordingly
    • Forecast and monitor sales for the launch of new product, maximizing inventory turn while providing excellent in stock service levels
    • Execute seasonal brochures, catalogs, and other product campaigns in conjunction with the Marketing team
    • Partner with Sales on product launches for customer events and trade shows
    • The ability to satisfactorily adhere to company attendance policies