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Assistant Product Manager

Department: Marketing

Assistant Product Manager

At Hamilton Beach Brands, Inc., a leading designer, marketer and distributor of small household and commercial appliances, our culture is one of hard work, ethical behavior and team work.  We roll up our sleeves and work hard to create products that have been pleasing customers for over 100 years.  We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits package which includes health, dental and vision insurances, along with 401(k) and profit sharing,  paid vacation, charitable time off, “summer hours” which is a great opportunity for long weekends all summer long, a quarterly subsidy to help cover the costs associated with staying fit, paid Parental Leave, the ability to purchase our products at a discounted rate, employee recognition, team building activities, a casual dress code, and flexible hours just to name a few of the advantages of working for this dynamic company.

We are seeking qualified candidates for an Assistant Product Manager opportunity with our Cooking and Home Care team at our Corporate Headquarters in Glen Allen, Virginia.  The Assistant Product Manager (APM) will help define our strategy and associated new product development plans aimed at growing our Home Environment business. 

Responsibilities of the position include: 

  • Manage the day-to-day operations for assigned categories
  • Contribute to cross-functional teams to create and develop new products (work with US and international suppliers/manufacturers)
  • Ensure sales team focuses on categories, training them on new/current product specifics, participate on retail calls, and develop account-by-account strategies (product and pricing)
  • Create and develop consumer preferred products by targeting unmet consumer needs
  • Understand the competitive landscape, including pricing, products, strategies, suppliers, dealer presence and product merchandising (packaging & POP)
  • Assist team leaders during development of category strategies 

Requirements of the position include: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing or a related field; an MBA is preferred
  • 2-3 years relevant experience in consumer product marketing and development
  • Proven abilities to be creative, results-driven and highly energetic
  • Experience with sales-team interactions, dealer visits, and customer calls
  • Strategic thinker with retail and competitive knowledge
  • Proven ability to analyze financial information and other relevant business metrics
  • Strong presentation, negotiation, and communication skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, PowerPoint & Excel; Adobe suite & ERP system experience is a plus   
  • Possibility of limited travel  

The successful candidate will be a creative, results driven self-starter with a strong work ethic, excellent organization, interpersonal and communication skills and will have demonstrated the ability to work independently and use good judgment.  Local candidates are highly preferred, as are those with exposure to the food service industry or the culinary world.

Our employees enjoy working in a tobacco-free and drug-free environment.   We do not consider candidates who use tobacco products.  Hamilton Beach Brands, Inc. is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce.  We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. Our company uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit www.E-Verify.gov.

If you are interested and qualified for this role, please apply here:  https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=d8978a7a-9b10-44e7-adcf-1ee5e34d374a&ccId=19000101_000001&jobId=375359&source=CC2&lang=en_US

 

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