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Assistant Product Manager - Commercial

Department: Commercial

Assistant Product Manager, Commercial

At Hamilton Beach Brands, Inc., a leading designer, marketer and distributor of commercial food service and small household appliances, our culture is one of hard work, ethical behavior and team work.  We roll up our sleeves and work hard to create products that have been pleasing customers for over 100 years.  We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits package which includes health, dental and vision insurances, along with 401(k),  paid vacation, a paid charitable day off to share your talents with the non-profit of your choice, “summer hours” which is a great opportunity for long weekends all summer long, a quarterly subsidy to help cover the costs associated with staying fit, standing desks, the ability to purchase our products at a discounted cost, employee recognition, team building activities, a casual dress code, and flexible hours just to name a few of the advantages of working for this dynamic company.

We are seeking qualified candidates for an Assistant Product Manager opportunity with the commercial food service team at our Corporate Headquarters in Glen Allen, Virginia.  The Assistant Product Manager will assist in overseeing multiple commercial food prep and/or beverage prep categories from the point of identification of new projects through the execution of the product development process.

Responsibilities of the position include: 

  • Manage the day-to-day operations for assigned categories
  • Understand the competitive landscape, including pricing, products, strategies, suppliers, dealer presence and product merchandising (packaging & POP)
  • Contribute to cross-functional teams to create and develop new products (work with US and international suppliers/manufacturers)
  • Create and develop customer preferred products by targeting unmet user needs
  • Assist team leaders during development of category strategies 

Requirements of the position include: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing or a related field; an MBA is preferred
  • 2-4 years relevant experience in product marketing and development
  • Proven abilities to be creative, results-driven and highly energetic
  • Experience with sales-team interactions, dealer visits, and customer calls
  • Strategic thinker
  • Proven ability to analyze financial information and other relevant business metrics
  • Strong presentation, negotiation, and communication skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, PowerPoint & Excel;  Adobe suite & ERP systems experience is a plus   
  • Ability to travel, about 10% 

The successful candidate will be a creative, results driven self-starter with a strong work ethic, excellent organization, interpersonal and communication skills, and will have demonstrated the ability to work independently and use good judgment.  Local candidates are highly preferred, as are those with exposure to the food service industry or the culinary world.

Our employees enjoy working in a tobacco-free and drug-free environment.   We do not consider candidates who use tobacco products.  Hamilton Beach Brands, Inc. is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce.  We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.

If you are interested and qualified for this role, please apply here:  https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=d8978a7a-9b10-44e7-adcf-1ee5e34d374a&ccId=19000101_000001&jobId=291223&source=CC3&lang=en_US

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