Samsung Electronics Canada

  • Product Manager - Consumer Electronics

    Job Location CA-ON-Mississauga
    Posted Date 4 weeks ago(4/26/2018 2:47 PM)
    ID
    2018-2146
    # of Openings
    1
  • Overview

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    Product Manager (CE)

     

    The incumbent is responsible to drive the product related business decisions in conjunction with the Category Business Manager for SECA over the life cycle of the product. This includes ownership of driving product strategy into the market with a focus on sell thru forecasting, monitoring and review. The incumbent will be a liaison between Sales and Channel for all product related matters.

    Responsibilities

    • Sales and Channel. This includes product line-up strategy, customer collaboration and promotion planning, product launches, product training, collaboration on merchandising and displays channel distribution strategy, price positioning, market share analysis, market analysis and research, channel distribution strategy
    • Drive collaboration and ideation with the sales team throughout the product lifecycle from sku line up assortment, launches, and in conjunction with Channel Manager on channel distribution, and transition / EOL management
    • Monitoring of key accounts with a primary focus on Sell Out/Weeks of Supply to gauge how the short and mid-term objectives are progressing and provide corrective action plans to capitalise on opportunities and mitigate challenges
    • Present promotional plans and product strategies to internal sales teams on an ongoing basis including Quarterly Business Reviews and key account meetings throughout the year
    • Establish short and mid-term objectives to capitalize on market trends and assure appropriate sales by key accounts to achieve divisional unit and revenue targets (with a particular focus on sell thru). In addition provide clarity as to the business rationale, and product strategies to support business growth.
    • Utilise profit simulation models (including impact from a trade spend/sales deductions and COG) to evaluate specific customer opportunities and provide rationale for proposed decisions to Category Business Manager (CBM) for review
    • Ensure products are positioned to achieve divisional strategic objectives via market sensing and competitive landscape analysis. In addition communicate any potential gaps and make recommendations to adjust product positioning and plans accordingly.
    • Weekly communication of business plans to the sales team is required to provide context and clarity of TV category product direction for execution in market
    • In support of the TV category product direction, this role will be required to work with the internal support groups to assure all executional deliverables for market promotions are completed as required.
    • Ensure financial commitments are communicated within the TV product management team to be reflected in budgets and financial projections
    • Complete ad hoc analysis, reporting and special projects as required
    • Communicate and present with customers (Internal / external incl. NSM preparations, trade shows, maintain partner relationships, etc.)
    • Present promotional plans to Division VP and Business Manager for sign off as part of the Product Management team

    Qualifications

    • Bachelors Degree or equivalent work experience preferred
    • 5 or more years working in a Product Manager role preferred
    • Consumer Electronics background is a definite asset
    • Strong analytical skills
    • Strong proficiency in Excel, Word, PowerPoint and other MS Office applications.
    • Ability to productively interact with distribution, retail and reseller business partners
    • The ability to plan, organize and implement marketing projects and programs
    • The ability to disseminate market information and provide the best strategic business plan
    • The ability to negotiate with both vendors and customers on marketing proposals and plans
    • The ability to develop tasks, work assignments, to clearly define objectives and give technical sales and marketing on a day-to-day level
    • Ability to assist in long and mid-term business planning
    • Ability to manage budgets and determine ROI
    • Must have a proven track record on results
    • Ability to work in a fast paced environment is a must
    • Show a sense of urgency

     

    Samsung is an equal employment opportunity employer.

     

    Samsung has an accommodation process in place and provides accommodations for job applicants with disabilities as appropriate. Assessment and selection materials and procedures can be made available in accessible formats and methods as appropriate.  If you require a specific accommodation because of disability or medical need, please let us know when selected to take part in our recruitment process so that reasonable arrangements can be made for the appropriate accommodations to be in place as you move through our process.

     

    We thank you for your interest in working for Samsung. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

     

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