The Associate Product Manager is responsible for competitive product analysis, product gap analysis, supporting product life cycle, product maintenance and product development in conjunction with the Assistant Product Manager and Product Manager.  Works collaboratively with marketing, engineering, purchasing, quality and manufacturing to provide up-to-date product specification sheets, consumer literature, sales presentations, product value proposition analysis and creation of training materials.

Assignment: 4232
Title: Associate Product Manager
Industry: HVAC/Plumbing Products
Reports To: Product Manager
Location: CT

Our Client:

Our client is an innovative and technology driven genius.  Commemorating more than 20 years in business, they have quickly emerged as the #1 brand in their product category.  With an extensive product line and top customer base, our client continues to dominate the commercial, residential and industrial markets within the United States.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Project leads for assigned product development and maintenance projects
  • Conducts product offering analysis through competitive benchmarking
  • Provides analysis of product sales, price terms, discounts, allowances or other specific sales policies applicable to assigned product
  • Collaborates with engineering and Product Manager to drive cost reduction activities
  • Liaison with quality group to monitor product quality and warranty metrics.  Assist in setting up and implementing product quality correction solutions and programs
  • Co-leads and assists product manager with product design, development and profitability analysis via the product development process
  • Driving Collaboration: Creates an environment of teamwork that integrates the customer perspective, ultimately producing maximum results
  • Exhibiting Agility: Aligns people, processes and strategies to drive flawless execution in an ever changing environment
  • Promoting Entrepreneurship: Develops ongoing excellence and effective business growth while maintaining company culture, cultivating talent and demonstrating ethics and integrity
  • Accelerating Impact: Builds confidence by modeling behavior, effective communications and positive influence
  • Functional Area: Product Management

Position Requirements:

  • 4 to 6 years experience in product management, marketing, sales and engineering related field
  • Bachelor’s Degree, Marketing, Business Administration or related field
  • Sales, Marketing, or HVAC industry experience preferred
  • Excellent communication skills, written and verbal, with attention to detail and accuracy
  • Proficient computer skills and in-depth knowledge of relevant software such as MS Office Suite
  • Demonstrates ability to work well with others in a matrix team environment
  • Planning Tactical, Strategic: Knowledge of effective planning techniques and ability to contribute to operational (short term), tactical (1-2 years) and strategic (3-5 years) planning in support of the overall business plan
  • Business Acumen: Knowledge of business concepts, tools, and processes that are needed for making sound decisions in the context of the company’s business; ability to apply this knowledge appropriately to diverse situations
  • Marketing Strategy and Positioning: Knowledge of market research, segmentation and channels; ability to use business models to develop and implement marketing strategies, objectives and tactics as well as establishing a communications plan
  • Customer/Market Focus: Understanding of the importance of remaining aware of shifting market priorities and ability to respond to internal and external customer needs in a manner that consistently adds value


Rich Miller
Executive Recruiter


Lisa Baaklini