Associate Product Manager - Merchandising
Hussmann and affiliates - Bridgeton, MO

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Since 1906, Hussmann has been helping retailers preserve and display fresh foods. Today, Hussmann is a world leader in manufacturing, selling, installing and servicing merchandising equipment and refrigeration systems to customers throughout the world.

Hussmann serves a wide variety of customers involved in the global cold chain. These include supermarkets, mass merchants, warehouse clubs, convenience stores, drug stores, and foodservice establishments.

Hussmann creates value for customers in the areas of merchandising, food safety, shelf live extension, sustainability and the life cycle value. Hussmann is focused on addressing the needs of its customers, providing solutions that provide superior value for their business.

New Product Development: Help to build, execute and maintain a 3 year product roadmap with planned life cycle management to achieve strategic plan goals.

Market and Consumer Analysis: Assists with market share analysis (brands and channel), consumer and shopper insights and competitive analysis. Responsible for the maintenance of information for customer presentations.

Consumer and Shopper Insights: Understanding of ranked CTQ’s (Critical to Quality) for users of products. A working knowledge of how merchandising components affect the way a shopper shops the products and what the ranked CTQ’s are.

Commercialization of New Products: Work with marketing team and outside agencies to create and execute launch plans and on-going marketing plans that create demand for new products. This includes; sell sheets, advertising, catalogs, website content, packaging, POP, etc.

Work with marketing team to analyze, develop, and implement continuous improvements to product, brand and channel activities.

Work with partners to implement and commercialize appropriate solutions within Hussmann offering.

Conduct sales training programs to introduce products and increase effectiveness of sales team.

Required Skills

Marketing/Engineering undergrad degree and/or MBA

Working towards or completed MBA

Experience in retail environment

Knowledge about LED lighting

Quantitative analysis expertise

Proven technical skills

Strong business & financial acumen

Expertise in MS Office – Excel, Powerpoint, & Access

High level of enthusiasm & initiative

Ability to effectively balance multiple tasks with minimum resources & assistance is imperative

Required Experience