Product Management Assistant
SUMMARY: Responsible for supporting Product Managers to continue the success of Arlon's global product portfolio and grow revenue and margins of each product line. In this role, the Product Management Assistant is primarily focused on administrative support for new product development and life cycle management. Responsibilities include accuracy of product marketing collateral, review and input product information and pricing into CRM/ERP systems, product inquiries from internal teams and customers, conducting initial market analysis data and manage special projects. This position has many opportunities for growth.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Support for Product Managers - Day-today administrative tasks - Continued Product portfolio analysis of sales & margin trends for profitability and growth. - Projects related to product development, including, but not limited to: - Participate in market investigations for new product development and line extensions of products related to market segment, including assessment of market potential, product positioning, price points and product application requirements. - Manage shipping and tracking feedback of test/sample material - Support product management with product documentation. - Conduct occasional customer visits to gain a clear understanding of product applications
Additional Responsibilities: - Product maintenance in SAP ERP system including administrating SKU input and follow-up to ensure they are processed quickly. - Product management functionality of CRM software, including product information & pricing maintenance. - Accuracy and maintaining marketing collateral using Adobe InDesign Software, including Product Information Bulletins and Warranties. - Accuracy and maintenance of global pricing, including regular analysis in conjunction with Finance and Sales. - Qualify, generate and distribute quotes as well as maintain quote database - First point of contact for general internal (primarily customer service) product inquiries to provide recommendations. - Coordinate product updates and product training with internal teams.
Project Management: - Manage Program Products and Custom Color Process - Manage and/or participate in continuous process and system improvement projects
PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS - Positive can do attitude on job responsibilities and goals. - Ability to work independently and be self-motivated with a consistent sense of urgency and task follow-through. - Ability to effectively multi-task in a timely and professional manner within a fast-paced environment. - Organized with excellent attention to detail and diligent follow up - Strong analytical, research and creative problem solving skills. - Strong written and verbal communication skills. - Team-oriented with effective interpersonal skills that allow successful cross-functional interaction. - Willingness to travel occasionally
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: Bachelor's Degree in Business, Engineering, Marketing or related field, plus 1 - 3 years' work experience.
OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIES: Advanced Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint. InDesign, Salesforce, Business Intelligence, SAP experience is a plus
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