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Assistant Product Manager – temporary position

Waring Products, Inc.

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Stamford, CT
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Job Description

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Job Overview:

Position Summary:

We are looking for a temporary Assistant Product Manager reporting to the Senior Director of Marketing for the Garment Care category. This is an exciting and growing category and an opportunity to get your foot in the door at Conair. If you are passionate and curious about marketing and product development, please apply!
This is a temporary position from September to December with the possibility to turn into a permanent role in 2023.

New Product/Project Management Coordination:

Design/Development

  • Assist Senior Director of Marketing with all new product projects.
  • Assist with issuing documentation for new products and product updates
  • Follow-up and liaise with Hong Kong and China offices, factory and engineering regarding new products and project updates as needed (samples, control drawings, pricing, production schedules, etc.)
  • Liaise with Design/Engineering/Merchandising teams with concept requests, renderings, SLA samples, engineering performance and consumer testing
  • Coordinate processing of legal requests as necessary (i.e. samples needed for trademark specimen submissions, legal clearance, etc.)
  • Assist with the maintenance of records for patent applications and clearance requests

Marketing/Sales/Logistical Support:

  • Assist in preparation for sales/customer meetings to present new products, current program changes, promotional programs (presentations, competitive info and procure samples, images, packaging comps, all other requests)
  • Assist sales team with product set up information (UPC, MBC, packaging case pack and dimensions, etc.) and updates for running changes to existing products
  • Coordinate with pack out team for displays, special programs, repacks
  • Assist with Logistical and inventory coordination.
  • Support operational requests with information gathering and processing of necessary forms; i.e., Forecast Change Authorizations (FCA), processing of Cost Change Notices (CCN), Forecast Purchase Authorizations (FPA), Item masters in SAP system
  • Coordinate sales samples requests with procurement team, Hong Kong and China offices/factory and Customer Service
  • Assist and coordinate efforts for garment category with trade shows (samples needed from stock and new product samples)
  • Assist with Research requests (product & data), competitive tracking, new technology and current market trends
  • Assist Senior Director of Marketing with PR events and social media activities.
  • Assist with identifying potential influencers to promote products

Creative/Structural Design/PR/Web Support:

  • Coordinate creative and structural design requests (packaging, collateral, displays, POP, etc.)
  • Assist with opening die strike requests and Creative Project Requests (CPRs in Eworks system)
  • Support executing requests for product and packaging images as well as packaging white card, box comps.
  • Assist with PR, media and web requests as necessary.
  • Follow internal controls and company policies as set by company and job function.
  • Contribute to the success of company by leading or assisting with other projects and tasks as assigned

Essential Qualifications:

  • Bachelors in Business/Marketing
  • 3-5 Years of Experience
  • Project Management including New Product Development/Innovation, Packaging

Design, P&Ls/Cost Review

  • Marketing – including Influencer, social media and digital
  • Forecasting/Projections
  • Must be proficient in Word, PowerPoint, Excel

Beneficial Qualifications:

  • DTC experience

Environmental Factors:

  • Working conditions are normal for an office environment.
  • Must be able to sit for extended periods of time
  • Must be able to use a computer keyboard and view a monitor for extended periods of time
  • Must be able to travel domestically and internationally for business (% if needed)
  • Must be Covid-19 vaccinated.
  • We currently operate on a hybrid schedule; candidate must be willing to come into the Stamford office 50% of time.

What we offer:

  • Commuter Shuttle to/from Stamford train station