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Product Manager

Date: Aug 3, 2019

Location: GREEN BAY, WI, US, 54301-5160

Company: Imperial Supplies

Help us drive record-breaking, double-digit growth! 


Imperial Supplies is a growing distributor within the Grainger family of companies. Our growth is fueled by collaborative teams dedicated to providing an unparalleled customer experience.

 

Businesses of all sizes trust Imperial for quality fleet maintenance products and innovative inventory solutions. Servicing the transportation industry since 1958 with a “Customer is King” attitude, we partner with more National fleet customers than all of our competition combined.

 

 

The Product Manager:

 

  • Introduces new products to increase sales while achieving specific gross profit and revenue objectives. In collaboration with marketing, PIM and sales functions, develops merchandising and marketing plans through digital and traditional marketing channels on key product groups and communicates to all departments. Identifies and manages the proper resources (internal or supplier) for training on new products to ensure successful product launch.

 

  • Manages assigned category product lines by working closely with Category Team Manager.  Researches customer needs, competitor product lines and adding or deleting product while exceeding targeted objectives.  Becomes the SME – Subject Matter Expert.

 

  • Manages supplier relationships to optimize performance for assigned product groups and source selection.  Works closely with Purchasing Team on new products and ongoing supplier management to ensure the best source(s) and management utilization thru the product lifecycle.  Supports supplier change initiatives (including global sourcing where applicable) ensuring product meets all requirements of the offering.

 

  • Manage projects related to new and existing sales opportunities. Develops action plans with milestones and reports on critical items to key team members.  Select projects to include interaction with Grainger.

 

  • Coordinates the promotion of existing product lines with Marketing Services, Purchasing, and Operation functions and suppliers to support sales objectives.

 

  • Supports Global Sourcing team in identification and evaluation of product opportunities.  Possible international travel required.

 

  • Provides the Product Training, Sales Training and Marketing teams with appropriate expertise, data, and supplier support and project awareness promoting a systematic process approach.

 

  • Focus on continuous improvement related to processes and procedures.

 

 

 

Requirements

                                                                                                                     

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business or Marketing or equivalent work experience and 3-5 years of experience in Marketing or Product Management, Merchandising or relevant product knowledge. Experience in industrial distribution and knowledge of Fasteners, Chemicals, Electrical, and fleet related products a plus.

 

  • Effective interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal; strong analytical and organizational skills.

 

  • Ability to handle multiple priorities, facilitate training, and develop and articulate merchandising plans.

 

 

Imperial offers

 

  • A competitive wage, annual bonus opportunity, and industry leading benefits including immediate health, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance.

 

  • Excellent work-life balance, 18 days paid time off plus paid holidays

 

  • Generous profit sharing and 401K programs – minimum 8% annual contribution to retirement!

 

  • Education reimbursement and opportunities for internal advancement & professional growth

 

 

Imperial is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

 


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