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Associate Product Manager

Company: Springs Window Fashions
Location: Arlington
Posted on: October 14, 2021

Job Description:

Our Department

 

It’s difficult to think of any department that is more in the heart of an organization than Product Management, and SWF is no exception.  Product management at SWF is a growing, dynamic, and fast-paced department providing a vital bridge between the innovators and the marketplace.   The role of product management spans many activities from strategic to tactical and those in the department regularly interact with nearly every other functional area within the organization.  Seventeen product lines and growing ensures plenty of opportunity for cross-training and growth within the department.

 

Mission

As part of the Product Management team, contribute to the development and execution of strategy to position multiple product lines to lead the market, driving profitable growth and share gain in all channels.

 

Objectives

  • Lead or assist teams in driving product line KPI’s including revenue, contribution margin, service (on-time shipments), quality (remakes), and inventory
  • Successfully manage multiple projects including different product lines working with different Product Managers
  • Take the initiative to enhance the portfolio plan to define how we win in the market place
    • Identify gaps and opportunities through an in-depth understanding of the competitive landscape including product and price benchmarking
    • Assist in Identifying and developing plans to address unmet consumer needs validated through consumer research
    • Articulate product positioning and sources of differentiation by channel
  • Continuously improve day to day processes and product line performance in coordination with other functions
    • Readily address customer and operational issues (service, quality, inventory, etc.)
    • Proactively identify sales and margin improvement through analysis of pricing and cost trends 
    • Understand and follow business processes with a focus on continuous improvement

Company Overview

Springs Window Fashions has been part of the window treatments industry since 1939. Headquartered in Middleton WI, we have over 8,000 associates and 18 locations worldwide.  Our custom window treatments are available in nearly every major retailer, in thousands of designer showrooms and showcased in large commercial buildings. 

 

Our company is privately owned with products marketed across a broad portfolio of brands including Bali, Graber, SunSetter and Mecho.  Our tagline is “the Best Experience Company.” And it’s more than just a set of words—it represents the essence of who we are. As North America’s premier window covering company, we’re committed to creating the Best Experience for our associates and team members, our consumers and end users, and our channel and business partners.

 

We are bringing new innovations to the market and have a lot to offer consumers who want to improve their home décor.  Despite COVID, our company is experiencing high growth as consumers spend more time at home and want to redecorate. 

 


Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's Degree with emphasis in Marketing, Business Administration or similar required.
  • Two or more years marketing or sales experience with a consumer products company is preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Our ideal candidate will have experience working in a product management role with products that are custom made based on the needs of each customer.

Behavioral Competencies

  • Ensures Accountability Holding self and others accountable to meet commitments
  • Drive Engagement – Creating a climate where people are motivated to do their best to help the organization achieve its objectives
  • Instill Trust – Gaining the confidence and trust of others through honesty, integrity, and authenticity
  • Drive Results – Consistently achieving results, even under tough circumstances
  • Consumer/Customer Focus – Building strong customer relationships and delivering on customer-centric solutions
  • Critical Thinking – Making Sense of complex, high quantity, and sometimes contradictory information to effectively solve problems
  • Being Resilient – Rebounding from setbacks and adversity when facing difficult situations
  • Optimize Work Processes – Knowing the most effective and efficient processes to get things done, with a focus on continuous improvement

Keywords: Springs Window Fashions, Madison , Associate Product Manager, Other , Arlington, Wisconsin

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