Location: Foxboro, MA
Dorel Juvenile Group is looking for a Product Manager to join our team in Foxboro, MA.
Identify, strategize and grow the specified category segment of our business. Keep abreast of current competitive market conditions. Lead the New Product Development process with all cross functional groups on behalf of the assigned product category. Create, develop and maintain essential relationships with cross-functional team leaders (Sales, Engineering, Quality Assurance and Design). Manage the creation of all packaging concepts and user guides (new and revised) from structure through graphic presentation. Support all essential account selling efforts through development of targeted merchandising and promotional plans, including cross-category initiatives and marketing communications initiatives. Manage market research activities for the team. Prepare materials and deliver sales presentations. Perform portfolio pricing and profitability analyses. Attend high-level buyer meetings; responsible for knowing intricacies of product features and cost. Aggressively identify and execute cost-reduction initiatives to meet division margin targets.
BA/BS with a Marketing concentration. MBA preferred though not required. 4+ years experience as a product manager in toy juvenile or related consumer product industry. Experience with packaging a must. Ability to understand consumer and retailer needs and market dynamics. Ability to manage associates and drive product category. Strong financial savvy, communication and presentation skills. Must be detail oriented and able to multi task. Must have ability to take multiple projects from start to finish. Strong computer skills in Word, Excel, PowerPoint. Must be a Team Player!
Reference Number: WPM