Hardware Resources

Assistant Product Manager at Hardware Resources

Bossier City, LA · Full-time

Job Description

About the Job Hardware Resources is seeking an experienced, motivated, detail-oriented individual to join our team and become a key contributor to our continued rapid growth. The Assistant Product Manager works closely with our Product Management and Marketing team, and all our departments. This position is an excellent stepping stone for promotion. A significant part of the job is project management, working on new product development, managing marketing campaigns and promotions, communications to sales staff and customers, inventory management, generating reports and analysis, resolving quality issues, and working with our other departments such as Warehouse, Purchasing, Sales, Customer Service, and Finance. Key Duties and Responsibilities • Together with product managers, set and implement product line strategic plans, analyze competition, market conditions, customer needs and requirements, and competitive gaps • Work with sourcing staff and vendors to obtain parts, samples, etc. in a timely manner • Work with product managers to develop annual promotion/communications/advertising plans for their assigned product’s channels and customer segments • Work with Operations, on issues such as quality, on-time delivery, cost, packaging, product improvement, etc. • Generate reports and analysis in areas such as product trends, margin reports, quality reports, etc. • Actively pursue market and product intelligence through regular contact with customers, sales staff and end users • Work with Outside Sales, Agency Sales, Inside Sales, and Customer Service to provide training on product features, benefits, target customers, and act as a first point of contact for the product line Required Knowledge and Skills • Very strong project management skills, including excellent organizational and time management skills • Very strong Excel skills • Experience working with databases and report generation • General business knowledge of marketing, finance, manufacturing, sales • Excellent interpersonal skills and experience working across multiple departments • Self-motivated, results-driven professional who consistently delivers high quality work Desired Knowledge and Skills • Marketing experience a plus • Product management experience a plus • Preference given to candidates with kitchen cabinet industry experience • Preference given to candidates who are proficient in doing their own home repairs Education and Employment Experience • Bachelor's degree in business or a technical field, MBA a plus • 5+ years working for BtoB companies Additional Information • Minimal travel – likely 2-3 U.S. trips a year, possibly 1-2 overseas trips a year • No relocation is offered for this position and we will give strong preference to local candidates • All new employees are required to pass a drug screen and background check To learn more about Hardware Resources visit our website at www.HardwareResources.com FSLA Status: Salaried Exempt Location: Bossier City, LA
Job Type
Bossier City, LA
3 months ago

About Hardware Resources

Hardware Resources family of brands include: Jeffrey Alexander® for decorative hardware, vanities, mirrors and kitchen islands Elements® for decorative hardware, bath hardware, vanities and mirrors Hardware Resources® branded functional hardware, carved wood products, moldings, dovetail drawer boxes, mitered cabinet doors, cabinet organizers, closet organizers and kitchen and bathroom sinks Task Lighting LED lighting and angle power strip products for cabinets, home, and unobtrusive power