Associate Product Manager - Ink
Interested in working for a global leader in innovative technology, award winning products and industry leading performance? Epson is seeking a highly motivated individual to support product management initiatives for its most profitable business unit, the ink & media businesses.
Joining an elite team you will bring your analytical mind and strategic thinking to assist both businesses. In this highly visible role you will support Current and Future product sales with responsibility in product roadmap, pricing/yield, and product launch preparation.
This is a unique opportunity that offers learning from a regarded global company, best of class team leaders, interaction with senior management, and chance to implement your analytical skills that will directly impact company financial results.
Provides input to the manager into the development of product road maps for assigned product(s)
Under supervision, coordinates with Seiko-Epson Corporation (SEC) to monitor product development process and makes recommendations for meeting market needs to product management team
Conducts and analyzes market information and provides interpretation
Works closely with Marketing Communications, Documentation, Service/Support, Logistics, Seiko-Epson Corporation, and other groups to guide the product throughout its lifecycle
Provides input to the manager into positioning and pricing of assigned product(s)
With guidance, follows structured processes for a complete product launch for assigned product(s)
Collaborates with product manager and logistics organizations to optimize product forecast and product procurement
Provides input to manager regarding advertising and promotions tactics for assigned product(s)
Under supervision, supports end of product lifecycle and transition to minimize inventory and ensure launch time frames are met
Supports the company at events, including sales meetings and trade shows
May support the sales team in customer visits and presentations under manager supervision
Conducts competitive analysis and benchmarking for assigned product(s)
Under supervision, initiates and maintains relationships with industry trade groups, analysts, and publications
Builds strong relationships with peers, Senior Managers, and customers to best meet company goals and objectives
Manages and leverages relationships with vendors for a specific product/service (best price, best product, etc.)
Completion of a Bachelor's degree or equivalant (B.A. or B.S.)
Excellent communications skills; ability to give presentations
Ability to travel up to 25% of time