IMPORTS ASSISTANT PRODUCT MANAGER
Essential Job Functions:
Assists in product development, innovation and research.
Forwards artwork for products in development to vendors; maintains contact with vendors throughout product life cycle.
Accurately and completely maintains product records in UNIX system.
Proofs product setups for department peers; assists with literature layout process.
Checks in vendor product samples from weekly containers, performs quality control on product received, organizes vendor shelves and removes discontinued items, prints labels for products and sets up item shelf locations in computer system.
Monitors and analyzes in-stock data and forecasts inventory levels.
Conducts seasonal and everyday product reviews.
Responds to questions from salespeople in a helpful and courteous manner.
Requires occasional domestic and international travel.
Ability to read, write, and speak clearly in English; proficient with desktop/laptop/tablet computers and MS Office (Word, Excel, and Outlook).
Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
· Competitive benefits package to include health, dental, vision, life, short-term and long-term disability, critical illness, hospital indemnity, and accident coverage
· $5000 a year childcare subsidy
· Generous 401(k)/profit sharing contribution
· Paid time off
· Sick leave
· 7 Paid Holidays
Proven analytical and quantitative skills; ability to think strategically and execute methodically.
Ability to adjust quickly to changing conditions and multiple priorities; detail-oriented.
Education and Experience:
Preferred Education: Bachelor's degree in a related field.
Preferred Experience: A minimum of 2 years' experience in inventory management, procurement or forecasting in a distribution capacity or equivalent combination of education and experience.