Product Manager - Hardware

US-CO-Denver
Req No.
2017-1452
Type
Regular Full-Time
Travel
Up to 25%

Overview

Four Winds Interactive seeks a Hardware Product Manager to work with the Director of Supply Chain Management to manage and improve our hardware product line. As Hardware Product Manager, you will be charged with product line selection, as part of a business unit. This extends from increasing the profitability of existing products to researching and selecting new products for the company. You will select products from existing ideas, and help to develop new ideas based on your industry experience and your contact with customers and prospects. You must possess a unique blend of business and technical savvy; a big-picture vision, and the drive to make that vision a reality. You must enjoy spending time in the market to understand their problems, and find innovative solutions for the broader market.

 

You must be able to communicate with all areas of the company. You will work with a software engineering counterpart to define product release requirements. You will work with marketing communications to define the go-to-market strategy, helping them understand the product positioning, key benefits, and target customer. You will also serve as the internal and external evangelist for your product offering, occasionally working with the sales team and key customers.

 

All applicants must be authorized to work in the United States.

Responsibilities

  • Managing the entire product line life-cycle from strategic planning to tactical activities
  • Design and conduct supplier, industry and market research
  • Specify market requirements for current and future products through research
  • In conjunction with internal teams, develop and implement a hardware go-to-market plan
  • Driving a solution set across internal teams through market requirements, product contract, and positioning
  • Responsible for vendor management of hardware solutions providers
  • Work with proprietary and commercial Supply Chain Management (SCM) software to catalog and itemize supplier inventory
    • Activating and deactivating part numbers in the proprietary software as needed
    • Adjusting pricing on parts as discount levels are increased or part costs are adjusted
    • Managing proper category and subcategories for each part to make sure reporting is accurate
  • Ensure optimal contract coverage for the hardware in partnership with legal support
  • Work directly with Sales and Legal teams to review, analyze and clarify quote packages
  • Collaborate with internal team to manage vendor forecasting based on quoting activity by supplier and inventory; generate required reports
  • Working in the ERP system create and Run POS reports for all suppliers; generate and distribute required reports
  • Identify and build strategic relationship with key suppliers and act as the lead point of contact for all vendor issues
  • Operating and management of the Hardware Help desk and Ecommerce site
  • Other duties as required

Qualifications

Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, related degree or equivalent experience
  • 2-5 years’ of experience in position related to hardware purchasing or product management
  • 2+ years’ experience within Supply Chain Management function
  • Strategic Sourcing, Opportunity Analyses, and Contract Negotiations (Purchasing/Service Agreements) skills
  • 2+ years’ experience in Audio/Visual (AV) or Digital Signage Market, preferred
  • Up to 20% travel required

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent analytical and judgment skills
  • Advanced Excel skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment to achieve business objectives
  • Open-minded self-starter with the ability to adapt, improvise and problem solve
  • Ability to work independently on multiple tasks and projects with various stakeholders
  • Organizational skills to manage and track transactional details
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

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