Associate Product Manager
Company: Arlon Graphics LLC
Posted on: January 7, 2021
Arlon Graphics, LLC is a cast vinyl manufacturing company in the
business of creating innovative material for visual expression.
Founded in 1958, Arlon Graphics manufactures and markets
high-quality pressure-sensitive materials for the fleet,
architectural, digital imaging, and signage markets. Through more
than 180 distribution partners across the globe, a growing number
of strategically positioned sales offices and warehouses, and
customer-centric operations, Arlon is recognized as a global leader
in graphic films. Join the Arlon Graphics conversation and follow
us at @arlongraphics on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
For more information, visit arlon.com.
Summary and Objectives
As a member of the Product Management Team, the Associate Product
Manager is responsible for supporting the Senior Product Manager
with managing the performance of a segment of the product portfolio
and executing initiatives to continue the success of Arlon's global
leadership in Graphic Films. Key responsibilities include creating
new products, line extensions and product improvements following a
stage gate process, product life cycle management, pricing
administration and competitive product/market analysis. Additional
responsibilities include leading or supporting process improvement
projects, product collateral, pricing and profitability, and
regional product inquiries and requirements. The Associate Product
Manager will be comfortable working in a fast-paced, technical
product manufacturing environment, and with cross-functional teams
to develop, commercialize and manage products that deliver on the
Build knowledge base of product and applications for key market
Document market needs through collaboration with regional sales and
Translate usage needs into detailed product performance
Identify gaps in the product portfolio and assess opportunity,
revenue and margin potential.
Understand key competitors' products by assessing competitors'
Lead stage gate process for assigned product development projects
working closely with cross-functional teams to deliver projects
within agreed timelines.
Develop product positioning strategies and product pricing
recommendations in collaboration with Regional Sales and
Prepare profit margin and return-on-investment analysis in
collaboration with Finance.
Lead product lifecycle management assessment and recommendations
for assigned product portfolio.
Interface with Manufacturing, Quality, R&D and Technical
Service to drive product changes and/or improvements on key product
lines as appropriate.
Work closely with Product Planning and Operations to support
accurate forecasting, manage raw material complexity and deliver
overall product line productivity.
Drive assigned new processes and process improvements to achieve
Interface with Sales and Sales Management on Regional pricelists,
quotes and custom warranties.
- Bachelor's degree in a relevant technical field of study.
Minimum one year of associate product management experience.
Strong communication skills (listening, written, verbal,
presentation) at all organizational levels.
Technically orientated with an ability to understand manufacturing
process and product design.
Experience with new product development process methodology (i.e.
stage gate process) to create new products that meet required
Analytical and detail oriented, as well as a system and process
approach to work.
Extremely well organized and effectively focused, with excellent
tracking and follow-up skills.
Skilled in Microsoft Office: Word, PowerPoint and Excel (analysis,
pivot tables, vlookups).
Customer-orientated and ability to be flexible supporting the
demands of the commercial strategy.
Strong project management skills; lead projects and project teams
from concept to completion.
Enthusiastic self-starter able to work independently as well as
part of a team.
Preferred Education, Skills & Experience:
Degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Business, or other
related technical field of study.
Prior experience in a related industry such as commercial graphics,
labels, digital printing, adhesives, films, inks, coatings or prior
experience in a manufacturing 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. While performing the duties of this job, the
employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee
frequently is required to sit. The employee is frequently required
to stand; walk; and use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects,
tools, or controls.
The employee must be able to lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close
vision, distance vision peripheral vision, depth perception, the
ability to adjust focus and the ability to distinguish printed
colour. The employee must be able to travel up to 10% of their time
via plane and road, have a valid passport and have a valid driving
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or
contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or
responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job.
Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with
or without notice.
Arlon is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants
will receive consideration for employment without regard to race,
color, religion, gender, sex, national origin, disability,
protected veteran status, or any other protected status in
accordance with all applicable laws. PM18
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