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Assistant Product Manager

Department: Marketing

Assistant Product Manager, Wolf Gourmet

At Hamilton Beach Brands, Inc., a leading designer, marketer and distributor of small household and commercial 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 Wolf Gourmet team at our Corporate Headquarters in Glen Allen, Virginia.  The Assistant Product Manager will assist with multiple projects from the point of definition of new products through the execution of the product development process. Additionally, this individual will provide ongoing management of the product life cycle including online presence and contribute towards business growth goals.

Responsibilities of the position include: 

  • Manage the day-to-day operations for assigned projects
  • Understand the competitive landscape, including brands, retailers, pricing, products, strategies, suppliers, and web presence and content
  • Monitor WG and competitive on-line content and reviews to insure best-in-class execution
  • Manage Wolf Gourmet content on the web including retail partners, Amazon and Wolfgourmet.com
  • Contribute to cross-functional teams to create and develop consumer-preferred products that target unmet user needs
  • Interact with internal and external teams to facilitate product and content approvals and development

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, including project management
  • Proven abilities to be creative, results-driven and highly energetic
  • Experience with sales-team interactions 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
  • Experience with high-end or luxury products/brands a plus

The successful candidate will have an interest in cooking and all things food, 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 durable consumer goods industries 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. Our company uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit www.E-Verify.gov.

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=299586&source=CC3&lang=en_US

 

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