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LABELMASTER Associate Product Manager in Chicago, Illinois

Associate Product Manager

  • Chicago, IL

  • Full Time

  • Entry Level

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We are looking for a few special people who:

  • Do not want to work in Corporate America

  • Want to make an immediate difference in making the world a safer place

  • Have a life outside of work Benefits • Health Insurance• Dental & Vision Insurance• Education Assistance• Matching 401(k) Program• Referral Program

Position Purpose

  • As an Associate Product Manager, you will playa key role within the Product Management team, responsible for supporting our product line revenue and standard margin goals and ensuring the most complete, accurate and up-to-date product information. You will support our product line and be considered a ‘Power User’ within our product information system. This position is a cross-functional role, working closely with customers, regulations, manufacturing, suppliers, purchasing and marketing and sales teams to ensure financial success. The hours are Monday-Friday 8:00a-5:00p. This is an entry level position.

2. Essential Functions & Principle Accountabilities

  • Responsible for ensuring product information is complete, accurate and updated including product attribute data, photos and other enhanced content. You will be responsible for ensuring lot sizes, bill of materials and other product data is correct.

  • Responsible for the support in evaluating, partnering, and managing supplier-ensuring SLA’s are being executed, assist Product Manager and Supply Chain in conducting Supplier quarterly reviews.

  • Responsible for supporting Product Manager in driving the growth of the product lines by assisting in a wide variety of areas including new product design, product launches, discontinuance, obsolescence, and maintaining competitive pricing/margin. You will partner with many departments, including Sales, Customer Service, Marketing and Procurement to ensure successful product inventory and sales generation.

  • Responsible for supporting and executing pricing for new products, track and help manage gross margin for product portfolio.

3. Additional Responsibilities

  • You will work directly with our sales team, customer success and customers to define product specifications to develop high quality products that align in a win-win situation.

  • Leads continuous improvement efforts on existing manufactured products to achieve, cost, quality, performance, and customer satisfaction targets.

  • Submits and follow-up on CARs as needed and evaluate internal or supplier material changes to ensure products meet compliance standards

  • Proactively search for gaps in quality and/or manufacturing processes for both LM and its suppliers and implement changes to stop potential problems before they occur.

  • Creates new and update existing test plans for all products working closely with the Regulations Team identifying critical dimensions and inspection/testing requirements for manufactured and purchased items.

Additional Attributes

4. Comfort in evolving an already successful, industry-leading business

  • Passion and enthusiasm for resolving challenging or complex problems

  • Excellent listening skills and an ability to demonstrate empathy in applicable situations

  • Must be able to maintain a calm and professional composure at all times

  • Excellent verbal communication skills, as evidenced by an ability to interact with customers of various interpersonal styles and differing degrees of product literacy

  • Ability to apply creative problem solving techniques to situations using sound business judgment

  • Ability to multi-task in an effective, timely and professional manner

  • Proven ability to apply attention to detail, role-related accuracy and task follow-through

5. Education/Trainings

Proficient with computer applications

Microsoft Office

Microsoft Outlook,

Internet - online chat, e-commerce sites, etc.

Navigating in sales/inventory management tools

6. Personality Attributes

  • Work Hard

  • Solve Problems

  • Respectful

  • Collaborate

  • Accountable

  • Dependable

  • Professional

  • Customer focused

  • Deadline oriented

  • Creative

  • Takes initiative

  • Enthusiastic

  • Goal oriented

  • Sense of urgency

7. Essential Physical Demands

  • Sitting

  • Lift and/or moving materials up to 10 lbs.

  • Carrying up to 10 lbs.

  • Visual acuity

  • Reaching with hands and arms

  • Talking

  • Hearing

  • Use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls

  • Repetitive motions

  • Bending

  • Standing

  • Climbing

  • Crouching

8. Primary Environment

  • Indoor work environment

  • Ambient room temperatures

  • Lighting & traditional office equipment as found in a typical office environment

EEO Employer – Veterans and IWD are strongly encouraged to apply

Labelmaster is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and we are committed to the concept and practice of equal opportunity and affirmative action in all aspects of employment. It is our intent to comply with our duty to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified employees and applicants as required by law. All requests for accommodations should be made in writing to Jay Hollins by emailing jhollins@labelmaster.com.

Pay Transparency Policy Statement - The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information.

Acknowledgements & Consent

American Labelmark Company (ALC) will not consider your application for employment unless you read and sign the following. I acknowledge that any employment offer is:

Solely for at-will employment and I understand that this means that either ALC or I may terminate my employment at any time for any or for no reason. This understanding cannot be altered by anyone unless it is in writing and signed by the President of ALC; and

Conditional on the satisfactory result of any drug and/or alcohol, medical examinations, other tests, educational requirements, educational verification, criminal and/or credit record check, satisfactory references and/or background check that ALC may require. I agree to sign and execute the following form included with this application packet: Consent to Drug and Alcohol Testing.

I affirm that the information I have provided in seeking employment with ALC (including this application form and any accompanying documents such as my resume) is correct and that any false or misleading information, including omissions may result in my not being hired or, if already hired, in my dismissal.

I have no obligation to any former employer or to any other person that would prevent me from fully performing my duties to American Labelmark Company(ALC). I am not subject to any outstanding agreement or restrictive covenant inconsistent with the terms of ALC employment. Should I fail to disclose the existence of a third party obligation, whether enforceable or not, for cause.

I authorize investigation and verification of the information I provide in this and other documents relating to my application for employment. I authorize, now and in the future, all persons, companies, schools, former employers, credit bureaus and law enforcement agencies to provide ALC with information about me and I release each of the above from any liability for doing so now and in the future. I also authorize ALC, now and in the future, to provide information about me to conduct the investigation and verification process. I understand the public websites may be reviewed to gather information for this application and I release ALC from any liability for doingso.

If I am hired, I will completely read and remain familiar with ALC's Employee Handbook and other policies as issued or amended. Please direct any questions to Human Resources at 800-358-6200 x2300

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