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201611 / Product Manager
Mel Foster Company

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$40,000 - $45.000
Product Manager

A leading Upper Midwest manufacturer representative of electronic components seeks a full time person for an Product Management role. This role requires excellent organizational skills, dynamic/strong communication and personality style, proficiency with software tools, and a self-starter. This individual will be a highly motivated, results driven, team player that will be able to manage working with an array of customers, distributors, and principals.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
• Responsible for managing multiple manufacturers. Ensuring we are meeting and/or exceeding goals - quotes, samples, opportunities and any other day to day issues/request that come up.
• Able to multi task and prioritize tasks
• Strong knowledge of product lines
• Pipeline management - record all opportunities and updates database regularly
• Be responsible and accountable for meeting deadlines
• Good time management skills
• Manage direct accounts from the inside - Quoting, placing orders and sample requests, managing PO's to ensure on time delivery along with all other day to day issues that come up.
• Provide monthly reports or update opps in CRM tools
• Strategize with distribution sales, inside sales and management to ensure we are driving sales activity with all lines across the board.
• Proactively respond and solve customer/distributor issues/needs in a timely and effective manner.
• Support outside sales personnel within Mel Foster on all day to day activity
• Responsible for planning and carrying out distributor and customer events and shows along with product promotions
• Conduct/attend distribution product training's both onsite and offsite
• Gather, analyze and present sales data to manufactures and their executive teams
• Play a major role in putting together data for business review for each manufacturer
• Provide excellent support to the President and Vice President

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills
• Experienced Product manager or like experience
• Strong verbal and written communication skills
• Working knowledge of software tools and how to use them
• Bachelor’s Degree in Business or Communications
Strong organizational skills
Microsoft Office Suite experience
Excellent interpersonal skills

Posting Information

Minnetonka, MN
Business, Communications, Sales Support/Customer Service
Full-Time Experienced
January 2017
December 2017
Senior, Graduate/Professional Student

Contact Information

5850 Opus Parkway, Suite 120

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