Assistant Product Manager - Jobsite Apparel

Job Snapshot

Employee Type: Full-time
Teams: Marketing
Date Posted: 9/2/2021

Job Description

Under the direction of and reporting to a Product Manager or Director of Product Management, primary duties are to plan, grow and manage the product category(s) of jobsite apparel through the administration and coordination of a variety of marketing functions and projects while maintaining a cooperative relationship with internal and external customers.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Grow and manage assigned apparel products, product lines and projects within the jobsite apparel category.
  • Research, recommend and launch new apparel products to meet company growth goals by participating and interacting with various cross functional teams and departments.
  • Recommend strategies for the profitable management of assigned products or lines including product positioning, pricing, forecasting, cost reductions, product updates and/or obsolescence.
  • Support the activities of the Product Manager and assist in the development of 3 year product line plans
  • Conduct market & user based research to understand the strategic, tactical, and new product development needs within the category of jobsite apparel.
  • Must be comfortable and knowledgeable working on a commercial & residential jobsite: end user visits, making sales calls with Milwaukee sale & distributor sales force, and field testing.
  • Lead and interact globally with various cross functional teams and departments to collaborate and deliver objectives on schedule.
  • Assess, analyze, and interpret new business or product opportunities and be able to articulate to management your findings and recommendation.
  • Align regularly with supply and demand teams to ensure seasonal apparel inventory planning meets customer execution requirements
  • Partner with the Jobsite Apparel commercial team in developing successful distribution commercial plan success
  • Develop comprehensive commercial plans to support all new product launches with "How we win; training modules, product specific videos & collateral, web campaign, channel or trade specific strategies, as well as a full promotional planning
  • Work collaboratively with Engineering and Design to ensure all new product development is meeting the required targets and is being delivered on time.
  • Write and submit appropriate documentation to initiate new product efforts.
  • Collaborate with brand & channel marketing to develop appropriate messaging, campaigns, programs and promotions to deliver the sales targets
  • Coordinate the initial stages in the development of new innovative products including market research, engineering & manufacturing analysis, purchasing and related financial aspects involved in successfully bringing new products to market.
  • Participate in key customer presentations, line reviews, editorial visits/interviews, trade shows and other industry events as needed to promote the jobsite apparel category.
  • Champion and lead various departmental improvement initiatives.
  • Act as the internal and external focal point for the resolution of product issues within the jobsite apparel category -- own your product category.
  • Maintain an up-to-date database of competitive & market information including product catalogs, price lists, current promotions, new product introductions and regulatory issues.
  • Attend trade shows, seminars and other industry events as necessary to stay abreast of market and industry trends.

Education and Experience Requirements

  • Requires a Bachelor's degree in Marketing, Business Administration or related area
  • 3-5 years experience in Marketing/Sales roles(s)
  • Position requires accomplished analytic, written, verbal and interpersonal skills plus demonstrated track record of achievements in positions or increasing responsibilities, problem solving and decision making abilities.
  • Willingness to travel 25-30% of the time.
  • Proficiency in PC skills including MS Office and Internet usage is required.
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