Product Manager

Job Description:        
We are seeking a self-motivated and innovative Product Manager who is passionate about building products that solve real customer problems, support profitable business growth and improve our world. You will join a dynamic and fast-paced environment while working with cross-functional teams to design, build and roll-out products that deliver on the company’s mission and strategy.

Primary Responsibilities:
•    Develops products by identifying potential products; conducting market research;                     generating product requirements; determining specifications, production timetables,               pricing, and time-integrated plans for product introduction; developing marketing                       strategies. 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 director to develop product.
•    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.
•    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; following           up on work results.
•    Maintains product management staff by recruiting, selecting, orienting, and training                   employees.
•    Maintains product management staff job results by counseling and disciplining                             employees; planning, monitoring, and appraising job results.
•    Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops;               reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in                 professional societies.
•    Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
•    All other duties as assigned.

•    4 year degree in a related field preferred but not required plus 2 years of related                         experience.
•    Business-to-business experience a plus
•    Strong computer skills including MS Office Suite, Google docs and other needed                         software platforms
•    Excellent oral, written and listening skills
•    Entrepreneurial spirit, desire to be part of an early stage startup
•    Bootstrapping mindset but obsessive about quality
•    Positive attitude with superior interpersonal skills
•    Honest and dependable
•    Comfortable working across every level of an organization including company executives
•    Team player with the ability to display sensitivity, tact and responsiveness with current             and prospective employees
•    Self-starter who accomplishes major tasks and initiatives with little supervision
•    Organized proactive problem solver
•    Ability to handle confidential and sensitive information 

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