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Product Manager - Hardline Products

Company: Emerge
Location: Akron
Posted on: June 24, 2022

Job Description:

Product Manager - Hardline Products

Hybrid work environment - must be able to commute to office in Akron, OH at least one day per week.

About The Role

As a Product Manager for Tributary Supply, you will be responsible for the development of new products, as well as identifying improvements for existing product line. Your responsibilities will include the financial, engineering, purchasing, and manufacturing aspects involved in the planning and successful market introduction of these products. You will be tasked with achieving profit margin, revenue, and key operational targets. The Product Manager will take ownership of product expertise and marketing knowledge in our key hardline product categories.

What You Will Do

  • Oversee the development of product strategy across multiple channels and brands.
  • Supervise the development of new products, packaging, signage, and other merchandising collateral.
  • Lead in the development of product roadmaps and user stories across multiple channels and brands.
  • Confirm that product features, benefits and specifications are easily accessible to the customer via online descriptions, packaging and user manuals - ensuring that user manuals contain clear instructions for the end user.
  • Work in partnership with creative teams to design and develop product messaging to the customer and end user, as well as managing packaging choices for new product launches.
  • Maintain current knowledge of market trends, technologies, competitors, customer base, market size, channels of distribution, market share of product lines, industry trade associations, and required product certifications for developing business in a targeted market segments.
  • Manage the product development process by collaborating with creative, engineering and operations for both new and existing products across all market segments for assigned product lines.
  • Consult with channel managers, sales, finance and manufacturing for most effective and profitable pricing of products.
  • Achieve profit margin, revenue, and key operational targets.

    What You Bring To The Table

    • 3 + years of experience in product or account management, preferably in the retail and home improvement industry.
    • Experience with developing vendor relationships with Big Box retailers.
    • Bachelor's degree, or equivalent professional experience.
    • Proficient with Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Word.
    • Occasional domestic travel (:15%) with potential for international travel.
    • Desire to work in a growing, entrepreneurial environment.
    • History of driving successful results by managing with vision and purpose using a self-developed strategic product line plan and detailed market segmentation.
    • Significant contribution to driving above market performance of product lines using commercialization tactics through a complex distribution network and direct sales force.
    • Self-driven, self-managed with an entrepreneurial spirit.

      What We Offer

      • 100% Company-Paid medical, dental and life insurance.
      • 401(k) plan with a 100% match up to 3% of contribution, and profit sharing eligibility.
      • Eligible for variable annual bonus.
      • Work alongside some of the best industry professionals where your voice is heard and your contribution is vital.
      • Hybrid and remote work opportunities.
      • Choice of computer: Mac or PC.

        Who We Are

        Tributary Supply consistently develops new lines of product for Big Box retailers including: Amazon, Lowes, The Home Depot, Ace Hardware and others. We provide continuous market analysis, from new developments to competitor program changes; perform market studies with well reputed professional agencies; custom package and containerize to reduce freight and minimize cost; patent development and patent research, and provide our clients with weekly reporting on ROI, turns, sales, inventory and margin growth.

Keywords: Emerge, Akron , Product Manager - Hardline Products, Executive , Akron, Ohio

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