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Associate Product Manager

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Herff Jones, A Varsity Achievement Brand, is looking to add an Associate Product Manager, Special Projects to our team. As a member of the Herff Jones Product Management team, you'll play an integral role in shaping the future and leading growth at Herff Jones. This position is responsible for assessing customer needs, market conditions and competition to develop a clear product strategy to drive growth across the Herff Jones product portfolio. This position will be responsible for the execution of the strategy and commercialization of product solutions. This will include managing cross-functional teams, coordinating business case development, executing strong stage gate process, managing product life cycle and on-going innovation pipeline development. What we want you to accomplish: Assess current market state including market size, trends, competition and gap analysis Develop product roadmap to support five-year organizational growth plan; initiate projects through business case development and stage gate process management Act as product champion throughout the organization in leading initiatives to improve all aspects of the customer experience Collaborate with manufacturing divisions to align operational capabilities with go to market strategy Lead and collaborate on cross functional research projects to gain consumer insights What you’ll be doing on a daily basis: Analyzes market research, trends, projections and innovations to formulate new product concepts and designs Demonstrates the knowledge to define the business dynamics necessary to consider portfolio expansion including market size, barriers, differentiations value, and existing portfolio alignment Possesses the expertise to establish and/or coordinate a commercialization strategy to include product pro-forma, branding and sales strategies, communication, training and pilot development Strong ability to influence and work collaboratively with cross-functional teams including manufacturing, sales operations, customer service, sales, finance, legal and others Demonstrate strong financial acumen and logical decision making in the general business environment. Understand and demonstrate sound thought processes as it relates to business cases, investment requests, forecasting, pricing, and assessing strategic options Uses project management skills to manage projections from initiation through closing to successfully meet project objectives What you’ll bring to the table: 1-3 years in related fields (product management, strategy development, project management) Understanding of customer segmentation and consumer research as well as product production Customer-oriented and collaborative in nature Results oriented and can work well in an ambiguous context Strong analytical ability and problem-solving skills Track record for innovation thinking combined with a pragmatic, roll-up-the-sleeves execution and results delivery Excellent communication skills – oral and written – and strong interpersonal skills Strong people and management skills to interact with customers, staff, colleagues, cross-functional teams, sales and third parties Ability to travel 25% of the time ABOUT HERFF JONESIndianapolis-based Herff Jones is the leading provider of graduation and educational products and services designed to inspire achievement and create memorable experiences for students. A division of Varsity Brands, Herff Jones’ products include class rings and jewelry, caps and gowns, yearbooks, diplomas and announcements as well as motivation and recognition programs. Focused on building long-term relationships through a nationwide network of over 2,000 employees and sales partners, the professionals at Herff Jones have been helping elevate the student experience throughout the lifelong journey of education for more than 99 years. For more information about Herff Jones or Varsity Brands, please visit www.herffjones.com or www.varsitybrands.com. Herff Jones, Inc. and its affiliates are equal opportunity employers and maintain affirmative action plans to recruit, retain, develop, and promote qualified individuals without unlawful consideration of race, gender, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, citizenship status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. Herff Jones strives to maintain a work environment free from unlawful discrimination and harassment, where associates are treated with respect and dignity.
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