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Associate Product Manager, Wheeled Goods

Evenflo Co., Inc.

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Canton, MA
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Job Overview:

 

Goodbaby International - Evenflo

Job Title – Evenflo Associate Product Manager, Wheeled Goods

Location – Canton, MA

 

General Responsibilities:  

The Evenflo Associate Product Manager for our Wheeled Goods Category plays a key role in understanding our consumer and bringing product refreshes to market.  This candidate is a consumer advocate, focusing on fashion refreshes and product improvements that improve product sales & stay relevant in the market.  

 

The Associate Product Manager assists the Product Manager & Director on the product development team working closely with Sales, Brand, Engineering, Project Management, Design, Softgoods/Fashion, Finance, Supply Chain, Demand Planning and our Digital Marketing Team.  A strong desire to learn & take initiative will ensure success.  

 

Responsible for managing our running line item performance, compiling competitive landscapes and managing digital assets and product go-to-market launches, the successful candidate should possess strong communication & organizational skills.

 

Responsibilities

The Associate Product Manager will provide leadership in these four areas:

  • Product Line:  Manage refresh products from initiation to execution on time, to spec and within cost.
  • Consumer Insights:  Product management represents THE voice of the consumer.  The Associate Product Manager knows the consumer, their needs and how the product is used better than anyone. 
  • Market Analysis:  Monitor category and channel trends, competitive product entry and product performance to aggressively drive success at point of sale and in the digital space.
  • Business Management: Support the team on new products; displaying info in easy-to-understand visuals, creating presentations for both internal and external stakeholders 

 

Required Experience 

Bachelor’s Degree required; a minimum of 2-5 years of experience; product development experience a plus.  

 

Required Technical Competencies

  • Excellent communication, listening and presentation skills
  • Must be self-motivated, detail-oriented, multitask and work well under pressure
  • Exhibit in-depth understanding of consumer, customer, channel and market trends.
  • Ability to create clear and concise instructions for consumer assembly and proper product use
  • Natural tendency to be curious, positive and creative
  • Sincere empathy for the customer and a commitment to delving deep into the challenges they present or experience to enhance user experience
  • Demonstrated competency in the principles of Marketing
  1. Market Analysis and Segmentation
  2. Consumer Insights
  3. Product Positioning
  4. Pricing Strategy
  5. Distribution and Promotional Strategy
  6. Digital marketing and commerce
  • Flexibility to travel domestically as needed 

 

Required Behavioral Competencies

  • Personal Leadership – Leads by envisioning the future, engaging others, energizing people and enabling self and others to develop and execute plans to deliver strategy.
  • Innovation – Generates innovative solutions in work situations; trying different and novel ways to deal with work problems and opportunities.
  • Initiating Action – Takes prompt action to accomplish objectives; takes action to achieve goals beyond what is required; is proactive and delivers results.
  • Strategic Decision Making – Obtains information and identifies key issues and relationships relevant to achieving a long-range goal or vision; commits to a course of action to accomplish a long-range goal or vision after developing alternatives based on logical assumptions, facts, available resources, constraints, and organizational values.
  • Collaboration – Develops and uses strategic working relationships to facilitate the accomplishment of work goals.
  • Organizational Leadership – Focuses and guides others in accomplishing work objectives.

Expected Behavioral Norms


 

RESPECT: Be professional and mindful. There’s so much to be proud of in our workplace—let’s show it. When there’s room to offer feedback, let’s be constructive about it. When a colleague deserves praise, let’s be loud and genuine about it. We can make our company even stronger by building each other up and practicing deliberate acts of kindness.

COMMUNICATION: Be clear, stay connected. Let’s leave nothing to interpretation. If we sense static, let’s commit to picking up the phone and talking things through. We can avoid communication breakdowns by being direct, transparent and respectful with colleagues; responding in a timely manner; and never leave each other guessing.

COLLABORATION: Put we above I. Let’s strive to break down silos; welcome input and ideas from anywhere and any title; listen and encourage all voices at the table; and work seamlessly across disciplines and as an integrated team to achieve goals and drive success.

ACCOUNTABILITY: Own it. Let’s embrace our individual responsibilities, own our deadlines and never point fingers. Our workplace becomes even more rewarding when we share in each other’s successes and failures; run buttoned up, timely meetings; say what we mean and do what we say.

INCLUSION: We welcome you—the whole you. Your background, your culture, your ethnicity, your unique experiences, your way of looking at the world. We truly believe that your individuality helps us create a diverse, inclusive and inspired workplace in which every ethnicity, nationality, religion, elder status, family structure and gender identity is embraced and valued. We also welcome your passion for making the lives of children, your co-workers, and our company better. Because as different as we are, that’s the common theme that will always keep us moving forward—together.

CREATIVITY: Be bold, brave and unexpected. Let’s push ideas until they scare us a little bit. Because it’s there, in uncharted creative territory, where we find breakthroughs that help our company lead vs. follow. Let’s keep exploring and being curious students of the world. Every day, let’s find ways to inspire each other, draw out cool thinking, and get behind great ideas that bring us all up.

POSITIVITY: Always see the good. When we arrive at work, let’s check negative feelings at the door. The workday feels a lot happier and healthier when we each see the good in our peers, our work, ourselves. Let’s work together to view challenges as opportunities and always know that the right attitude can change everything.

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EEO Statement

At Goodbaby International, we value and embrace you. It’s our belief that diversity and inclusion is an essential component to our success as an international business. Accordingly, we are committed to provide a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. Goodbaby’s policy applies throughout the employment relationship—including recruitment, hiring, training, advancement, separation, and day-to-day practices.

Goodbaby’s employment decisions will not be based on race, color and ancestry, religion, national origin, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, family or parental status, disability, medical history, genetic information or any basis prohibited by applicable law. Employment decisions will be based on an applicant’s merit and qualifications, the position requirements and our business needs.


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