Assistant Product Manager

City: Vancouver, British Columbia

Description

Assistant Product Manager

We are a national supplier of tool, equipment and safety product lines for the Canadian and US markets. Our range of products include: abrasives, air tools, hand tools, material handling, lifting equipment and safety apparel and products. Our USA headquartered is in Elgin, Illinois, the Canadian location is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada with six branch offices located in the major cities across Canada.
We are currently looking for an Assistant Product Manager within our Coquitlam location. The Assistant Product Manager is to support the Product Managers in improving existing product marketing campaigns or developing new products fit for the company. The Assistant Product Manager will work under the supervision of a Product Manager.
This position reports directly to the Senior Director of Product Management -for Tool, Equipment and PPE Brands, Global.

Responsibilities:

Assist in the development and implementation of strategies that grow profit and volume based on category direction, new product development, entry into new market segments, pricing, merchandising and distribution strategies

Work in conjunction with the Marketing team to determine placement, product introduction and promotion strategy.

Develop clear product “core” messaging and provide clear value distinction in the market place

Assist in developing the product specifications, packaging ideas and technical information for the Graphics department

Assist in the development of field training programs and presentations for the new products introduced and rolling out these training programs by conducting training sessions with all relevant staff and customers;

Maintenance of Product Crossover file

Fielding troubleshooting calls from users and distributors

Support trade shows and other company-sponsored events as required

Other duties and projects will be assigned as required

Qualifications:

Excellent presentation skills

Ability to build strong relationships

Ability to understand, work with and relay technical product specifications

Highly organized and detail oriented

Strong research, analytical and problem-solving ability

Strong computer skills with an emphasis on MS Office – particularly Excel, Word, and Power point

Works well in a fast-paced and changing environment

Creative and progressive

Three years in a similar or complementary position is required

How to Apply:
We offer a competitive compensation and benefit package and are committed to providing our employees with work-life balance. If you are interested in this opportunity, please forward your resume via e-mail complete with a cover letter. We thank all applicants for their interest in our company, however, only those who qualify will be contacted.
We are committed to employment equity, supports diversity in the workplace and encourages application from all qualified individuals including women, members of visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities. Personal data provided by job applicants will be used strictly in accordance with our personal data policy and for recruitment purposes only. A copy of our Personal Information Collection Statement will be provided upon request by contacting our Privacy Officer.

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