Wahl Clipper Corporation
  • 05-Oct-2018 to 07-Feb-2019 (CST)
  • N.A. Consumer Marketing
  • Sterling, IL, USA
  • Full Time

The Product Manager is responsible for defining, positioning, pricing, and the promotion of pet products along with managing the market adoption and product life cycles. This position is "the voice of the customer" and "owns" the product and is ultimately responsible for its overall success.   

Key Job Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Is Responsible for the pet grooming business and strategy for North America Consumer Division to insure True North (increase sales, market share, profit and stretch with integrity).
  • Manage the product life cycle management from NPD through obsolescence.
  • Leads product development and leads a cross function team to insure timely introduction of high quality products.
  • Has deep understanding of the Consumer through various forms of research, such as ethnographic/psychographic research, online surveys, observational research, interviews, focus groups, product testing groups, etc. Must understand how to conduct the research, analyze results and create actionable outcomes.
  • Understand the market beyond the consumer both retail customers and competitors to better position products to achieve success in the environment in which they are sold.
  • Can work in a fast-paced, dynamic, customer and team-oriented work environment. Meets aggressive deadlines while managing multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Has a leadership role in directing North America marketing activities for the specified product categories. Fully assists in the development of product packaging as well as advertising and merchandising needs both digital and traditional.
  • Helps with initial and long-term forecasts.
  • Communicates cross-functionally with many departments and subsidiaries. External contacts are vendors, research organizations, advertising agencies, design firms, sales representatives and customers.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by Supervisor.

The ideal person for this position has the following minimal requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Minimum 5 years' experience in related field Product Management, Sourcing, etc.
  • 3+ years of CPG durable goods experience required
  • Strong research capabilities and able to analyze POS data (Nielson, IRI, and NPD)
  • Microsoft office skills with strong emphasis on Excel and Power Point
  • Strong communication skills both verbal and written with the ability to influence
  • Ability to collaborate effectively in a team environment
  • Ability to model the Company's values of respect for people, teamwork, and continuous improvement
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