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Assistant Product Manager

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Aquent's electronic client located in West Los Angeles is seeking an Assistant Product Manager to provide daily support to the Product Management team in the development of global products for a particular product line.

Specific responsibilities include:
•Drive development projects with Program Managers and vendors. Complete product development deliverables, i.e. draft product development schedules, PVP, PRD, etc. and ensure they are met.
•Work with industrial designers, engineers, quality assurance, and other cross-functional teams to ensure newly developed products are manufactured to the highest quality and deadlines are met.
•Manage all product part number and sku creation by utilizing the company’s product lifecycle management tool, Agile.
•Monitor online review scores and feedback and provide regular accurate reports showing score changes, problems being reported and other positive or negative feedback.
•Analyze and filter customer call data from our customer support team, create key feedback and identify issues that should be investigated further.
•Conduct or manage thorough, accurate, exhaustive evaluations on competitive products.
•Ensure that all appropriate products are localized in terms of packaging, product specifications, marketing collateral, etc. for the European and Latin American market.
•Provide Marketing Department with sufficient information to develop product packaging, documentation, bulletins, and training material.
•Perform ongoing market research through direct customer contact and surveys, trade shows and journals, sales evaluations, monitoring competitors and industry trends, store visits and vendor contact. Update competitor file continuously.
•Understand the channels in which client sells its products through (Retail, distribution, VARs, dealers, etc.). Know where products sell through and what our top accounts are for assigned product line as well as sell-through information.
•Understand cost structure. Coordinate costing with Purchasing Department and pricing with Sales management. Periodically, review costing to ensure client is cost competitive.
•Prepare budgets and break-even analyses for all new development type projects.
•Assist contract negotiation with management approval, with design consultants, design firms, manufacturers, and other vendors.
•Provide sales training information and classes as they relate to product, competitors, and the marketplace.
•Ensure that Technical Support is trained on any products that may require technical support and that all needed support tools are in place and effective.
•Fulfill responsibilities under OHSAS 18001, understand and fully support OHSAS 18001 system.

Education and Experience Requirements:
•Four-year college degree in Business Administration or Marketing; engineering or technical degree is preferred.
•Two years of similar or related work experience within computer, manufacturing, or consumer electronic industry.
•Able to converse in Mandarin is

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