Product Manager

  • location: Framingham, MA
  • type: Contract
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Product Manager

job summary:
Brand Product Manager - Framingham, MA

The Own Brand Product Manager is responsible for the development and execution of category and product level strategies which:

- Support the overall company Brands Group's goals and objectives

- Drive profitable overall sales and margin growth in his/her assigned categories across the North American business units. This is a 6 to 9 month assignment and the manager is looking to hire quickly.

Job Summary

The PM will work to achieve sales and margin goals for existing and new SKUs by developing and executing assortment, promotional, and marketing tactics to support specific product categories. The primary functions include developing, communicating, and executing against a rolling product road map for key categories within his/her categories that provide a steady stream of new products. To best manage the new product pipeline and grow sales of existing items, the PM will work closely with a cross functional teams including partners from Merchandising, Product Development, Design, Marketing, and Operations to deliver products and selling strategies that differentiate Staples vs. the competition.

Primary Responsibilities of the Product Manager:

- Manage the tactical execution of the rolling product road map as defined by the Vice President or Director of Product Management for his/her specified categories that is aligned with the categories' Own Brand role designation

- Manage new product development for new products. Lead development of project briefs and oversee key projects to ensure they provide sales growth, margin expansion, and/or market differentiation. Partner with Merchants to ensure that strategies and road maps support their selling objectives. Work with internal market research teams to ensure the voice of the customer is incorporated into new products.

- Develop selling strategies and execute all merchandising, promotional, and marketing tactics intended to deliver budgeted sales and margin in the assigned categories. Oversee activity by the internal creative agencies to create key marketing materials, as well as category and product specific packaging briefs for promo and everyday products. Work with cross functional team to execute elements of the cohesive marketing plan across multiple channels and vehicles.

- Own Brand Product Strategic Planning

- As defined by the Vice President or Director of Product Management in the area, maintain Brand stewardship of all company brands and other exclusive brand products in our portfolio

Product Manager Skills Requirements:

- Bachelor's Degree required; MBA preferred

- Minimum 4 to 6 years of strong Product Management experience

- New Product Management. Manage project timelines and demonstrate practical decision making. Organized professional with strong sense of urgency

- Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal with the ability to clearly articulate Own Brand new product plans. Strong presentation skills with ability to persuade others

- Cross functional team leadership. Ability to work across the organization to lead the implementation of key projects

- Relevant categories experience a plus - (cleaning/janitorial products, break room suppliers and/or food categories)

- Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal with the ability to clearly articulate Own Brand new product plans. Strong presentation skills with ability to persuade others

- Strong interpersonal skills, resourcefulness and a sense of urgency in accomplishing goals through collaboration and communication with all levels of management

 
location: Framingham, Massachusetts
job type: Contract
work hours: 9 to 5
education: Bachelor's degree
experience: 6 Years
 
responsibilities:
Job Summary

The PM will work to achieve sales and margin goals for existing and new SKUs by developing and executing assortment, promotional, and marketing tactics to support specific product categories. The primary functions include developing, communicating, and executing against a rolling product road map for key categories within his/her categories that provide a steady stream of new products. To best manage the new product pipeline and grow sales of existing items, the PM will work closely with a cross functional teams including partners from Merchandising, Product Development, Design, Marketing, and Operations to deliver products and selling strategies that differentiate Staples vs. the competition.

Primary Responsibilities of the Product Manager:

- Manage the tactical execution of the rolling product road map as defined by the Vice President or Director of Product Management for his/her specified categories that is aligned with the categories' Own Brand role designation

- Manage new product development for new products. Lead development of project briefs and oversee key projects to ensure they provide sales growth, margin expansion, and/or market differentiation. Partner with Merchants to ensure that strategies and road maps support their selling objectives. Work with internal market research teams to ensure the voice of the customer is incorporated into new products.

- Develop selling strategies and execute all merchandising, promotional, and marketing tactics intended to deliver budgeted sales and margin in the assigned categories. Oversee activity by the internal creative agencies to create key marketing materials, as well as category and product specific packaging briefs for promo and everyday products. Work with cross functional team to execute elements of the cohesive marketing plan across multiple channels and vehicles.

- Own Brand Product Strategic Planning

- As defined by the Vice President or Director of Product Management in the area, maintain Brand stewardship of all company brands and other exclusive brand products in our portfolio

Product Manager Skills Requirements:

- Bachelor's Degree required; MBA preferred

- Minimum 4 to 6 years of strong Product Management experience

- New Product Management. Manage project timelines and demonstrate practical decision making. Organized professional with strong sense of urgency

- Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal with the ability to clearly articulate Own Brand new product plans. Strong presentation skills with ability to persuade others

- Cross functional team leadership. Ability to work across the organization to lead the implementation of key projects

- Relevant categories experience a plus - (cleaning/janitorial products, break room suppliers and/or food categories)

- Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal with the ability to clearly articulate Own Brand new product plans. Strong presentation skills with ability to persuade others

- Strong interpersonal skills, resourcefulness and a sense of urgency in accomplishing goals through collaboration and communication with all levels of management

 
qualifications:
If you are ready to explore this career opportunity call or email me today to discuss further - Allan Jones

(404-442-0454) or allan.jones@randstadusa.com.

 
skills: Budgeting, Business Analysis, Business Management, Analysis - Brand/Market
Equal Opportunity Employer: Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Age, Genetic Information, Disability, Protected Veteran Status, or any other legally protected group status.

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