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Product Manager



Phoenix, AZ, USA
Posted on Thursday, June 13, 2024

Product Manager

The Product Manager is responsible for developing products by identifying potential products; conducting market research; generating product requirements; determining specifications, production timetables, pricing, and time-integrated plans for product introduction; and developing marketing strategies.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Determines customers' needs and desires by specifying the research needed to obtain market information.
  • Recommends the nature and scope of present and future product lines by reviewing product specifications and requirements; appraising new product ideas and/or product or packaging changes.
  • Assesses market competition by comparing the company's product to competitors' products.
  • Provides source data for product line communications by defining product marketing communication objectives.
  • Obtains product market share by working with Sales Team to develop product sales strategies.
  • Assesses product market data by calling on customers with field salespeople and evaluating sales call results.
  • Provides information for management by preparing short-term and long-term product sales forecasts and special reports and analyses; answering questions and requests.
  • Facilitates inventory turnover and product availability by reviewing and adjusting inventory levels and production schedules.
  • Brings new products to market by analyzing proposed product requirements and product development programs; preparing return-on-investment analyses; establishing time schedules with engineering and manufacturing.
  • Introduces and markets new products by developing time-integrated plans with sales, advertising, and production.
  • Determines product pricing by utilizing market research data; reviewing production and sales costs; anticipating volume; costing special and customized orders.
  • Completes operational requirements by scheduling and assigning employees; follows up on results.
  • Maintains product management staff by recruiting, selecting, orienting, and training employees, in addition to maintaining product management staff results by counseling and disciplining employees; planning, monitoring, and appraising job results.
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; and participating in professional societies.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Education & Work Experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Computer Science, Engineering or equivalent
  • Three (3) Years work experience in product management or related field

Key Skills and Qualifications:

  • Must have experience managing all aspects of a successful product throughout its lifecycle.
  • Proven ability to develop product and marketing strategies and effectively communicate recommendations to senior leadership.
  • Must have solid technical background with understanding and/or hands-on experience in software development and web technologies
  • Excellent communications skills, both written and verbal.
  • Must be a self starter with the ability to work independently and effectively with cross functional teams across the organization
  • Strong project management skills with the ability to juggle multiple tasks while still delivering high quality results in a fast paced environment.
  • Computer Savvy with solid knowledge of MS Office Products (Word, Excel, Powerpoint), JIRA, Confluence, and Salesforce.

Physical Demands and Work Environment:

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Regularly required to sit at a desk in front of a computer and use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls (including a computer keyboard and operating a telephone), lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.
  • Frequently requires the use of hands and arms for reaching, as well as the ability to walk and communicate effectively through speaking and listening.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, color vision, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
  • Type on a computer keyboard and look at a computer monitor, and operate a cell phone or a computer-based phone.