• Job Locations US-AL-Huntsville
    Staff Req. #
    HDQ 18-037
    # of Openings
    1
  • Position Summary

    Position Summary:

     

    The Assistant Product Manager is responsible for helping to develop and implement strategic and tactical marketing plans for the domestic firearms line.  This position interfaces on a daily basis with Manufacturing, Systems, Planning, Customer & Consumer Service and Marketing Communications to accomplish key objectives.  The Assistant Product Manager will also work closely with Press Relations and must be able to effectively interface with members of the outdoor press. This position requires motivation, self-discipline and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment.  Requires extensive attention to detail and follow through on key objectives. Must be able to prepare and deliver presentation materials to senior level management. Must have a solid understanding and grasp of technical concepts as they relate to product design and manufacturing.  Requires 20%-25% domestic travel.

    Primary Responsibilities

    Primary Responsibilities:

     

    • Maintain competitive pricing and program matrices
    • Maintain competitive files and information
    • Maintain and issue Product Team Minutes and Agenda
    • Issue product specifications
    • Issue product order information (SAP)
    • Establishing packaging specifications and user manuals
    • Participate in the development of strategic planning documents
    • Margin analysis
    • Product forecasts
    • Product positioning
    • Catalog production
    • Price list and sales program production
    • Maintaining trade show displays (SHOT, IWA, NRA,SCI) and coordinate sample needs
    • Sales and Customer support
    • Maintain and develop sample lists and requirements
    • Quality audits
    • Writers Seminar product presentations
    • Sales Meeting product presentations
    • Press Release review

    Skills and Education Required

    Skills and Education Required:    

     

    • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.
    • The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
    • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  
    • Bachelor’s degree or university program certificate
    • Or five to seven years related experience and/or training
    • Or equivalent combination of education and experience.  

     

    Language Skills:                        

    • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents.
    • Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community.  
    • Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format.
    • Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.

     

    Mathematical Skills:                        

    • Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry.
    • Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

     

    Reasoning Ability:                        

    • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
    • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

     

    Computer Skills:                        

    • To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint) software.

     

    Other Skills and Abilities:                        

    • Public Speaking Skills

     

    Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

     

    • Valid Passport

     

     

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