Product Manager

Elmsford, New York | Job #310363

Ready for a new job? We are looking for a talented Product Manager for a direct hire/full-time position currently located in Elmsford, NY. The Product Manager works closely with the Senior Program Manager in the development of new product lines from concept to market release. In addition, they are directly responsible for the day to day running of their categories.  They are the communication hub, and expert in the detail of their product lines. This includes detailed knowledge sales, costing, vendors, and the competitive landscape. The ideal candidate will be a team player, highly organized and detail oriented, able to multi-task, have strong communication skills, and be a pro-active, deadline driven individual. Ability to work independently and efficiently is required.  

Product Manager Responsibilities:

  • Program Development
    • Conduct research of competitive environment and present to managers
    • Research related trends online and in stores
    • Input and track all key deadlines on New Line Development List
    • Sourcing and Costing:
    • Prepare sourcing sheets based on feedback from manager
    • Negotiate costing with vendors under direction of manager
    • Review all margins, costs, sell price, and retails with manager until final
    • Finalize the Line List
    • Present line to Safety Team to ensure all items are coded properly
  • Communication and Tracking:
    • Input and maintain data in PLM database
    • Communicate discontinued product and new line offering to all relevant departments (e.g. catalog, retail, sales, inventory, DC, safety, pre-press, art, overseas offices, vendors and HTS)
    • Communicate product specifications to art department
    • Track status of artwork mechanicals in Weekly Report
    • Review mechanical to confirm specs meet quotation guidelines, have correct UPC, vendor and item number
    • Route mechanicals to manager and to safety team for approval
    • Track safety testing and alert manager of testing failures
    • Track and procure product and packaging samples from vendors and/or HK office, route to necessary departments for proofing
    • Confirm all proofing comments are logged and communicated to vendors
    • Co-ordinate distribution of approved samples to catalogue, photography and showrooms
    • Request mock up samples for planogram set up, showroom and catalog needs
    • Assist in tracking production with vendors and inventory department
    • Assist manager in handling QC issues

Product Manager Requirements:
  • Minimum 3 years experience in product management or in field with related skill sets
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Excel
  • Bachelors degree
  • Experience with a PLM system a plus

About The BOSS Group:
We offer an attractive compensation package including competitive salary, 401(k) plan, weekly paychecks, holiday pay and a health benefits program. 

A specialist in placing creative, marketing and digital talent, The BOSS Group, offers temporary and direct hire/full-time positions with corporations, associations design agencies and non-profit organizations across the U.S. With 28 years of experience staffing and recruiting top creative talent we seek the best placement for you.  The BOSS Group is an equal opportunity employer. 

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