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PRODUCT MANAGER

Company: Jimmys Gourmet Bakery LLC
Location: Clifton
Posted on: May 11, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionJob SummaryThis position will be responsible for both product planning and product marketing. This includes managing the product throughout the Product Lifecycle, gathering and prioritizing product and customer requirements, defining the product vision, and working closely with the New Product Development Team to deliver winning products. It also includes working with Account Managers to ensure revenue and customer satisfaction goals are met. The Product Manager's job also includes ensuring that the product and marketing efforts support the company's overall strategy and goals. Essential Functions & Responsibilities· Has direct responsibility for managing new and existing products· Responsible for examining, developing, and recommending product strategies· Champions research and analysis required for new product development process including all applicable project deliverables· Takes ownership and manages all elements of the product development process, including product specification, packaging, pricing, item set up, and phase out / phase in plans· Attends sales meetings and visits customers and end-users as required· Develops and amends market and product intelligence database for his / her assigned products; shall be a source of intelligence concerning product and market specific issues, including the economy, competitors, and business trends via the Internet and appropriate trade publications· Responsible to examine and analyze product lines' performance· Shall be fully knowledgeable of assigned product group and act in a cooperative and interactive capacity regarding product information to R&D, Operations, Accounting and Finance, Sales and Marketing, Account Managers, and Customer Service· Development of supporting new product launch material, including but not limited to pre-production artwork, interfacing with designers, preparing press releases, and the like.· Maintains competitive cross reference of catalog numbers for assigned products· Responsible to provide a level of support to the sales organization and customers on product (technical and application questions)· Other tasks and functions as assigned by the Director.Requirements & Skills:· Experience with product line management throughout the entire life cycle· Experience writing reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals· Experience holding a client-facing position, and well versed in presenting to groups of managers, employees, sales brokers, customers, and the public· Must be self-reliant and possess excellent oral and written communication skills· Ability to cultivate and maintain relationships with customers and vendors· Ability to organize and manage projects to support the development of business opportunities and execute business decisions· Ability to work in a highly confidential work environment; and the ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form· A highly developed level of creative skills and resourcefulness is required· Excellent time management skills· Possessing creative skills developed via work experience and/or educational background a plus. Work Environment · Professional office environment: Involves 75% sitting and working at a computer/video display terminal and 25% moving around office and warehouse.

  • At times, the position interacts and comes into contact with a production, manufacturing, and warehouse environment, which presents the following:
    • Noise level in the work environment is usually moderate, but occasionally high.
    • Use of protective hair, eye, and clothing coverings necessary when entering production area.
    • Products manufactured in the facility may contain peanuts, tree nuts, and other potential allergens.Jimmy's offers a comprehensive benefit package consisting of mostly paid employee health insurance coverage amongst a variety of plan designs, and equal contribution towards dependent coverage. Also offered is dental and vision coverage which we share equally with our employees. We offer at no cost to our employee's additional short-term disability coverage, long-term disability coverage, life/AD&D coverage, two (2) weeks of PTO to start (prorated thru end of calendar year), and ten (10) paid Holidays. Regular business hours for this position are 830am to 5 pm, and it is Monday through Friday, but additional time may be required to perform all the requirements of the job. Jimmy's is also a casual attire work environment.

Keywords: Jimmys Gourmet Bakery LLC, Clifton , PRODUCT MANAGER, Executive , Clifton, New Jersey

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