Category Management, Communications, Market Research
4 Year Degree
The Assistant Product Manager is responsible for managing products as assigned by the Director of Product Management. This includes managing the product throughout the product lifecycle, gathering product and customer requirements, defining the product objectives, and working closely with the factories to deliver new products. The Assistant Product Manager also will be working with sales, marketing, and the factory to ensure revenue and customer satisfaction goals are met. The Assistant Product Manager must be a subject matter expert on their products including competitors, technical requirements and market activity.
This position is based out of the company's headquarters in Tabor City, NC.
Perform product line research and project management for market demand pricing and the competitive environment
Be an expert with respect to the competition for assigned product lines and the subject matter expert for assigned products
Contributes to the development of sales tools and collateral materials to support the product
Recommend new product additions to product lines with supporting research
Assist in training sales and marketing organization on new and existing products
Work with the factory to reduce/eliminate product quality issues and identify cost reduction and value improvement opportunities
Contribute to and participate in trade show support and representation when needed
Initiate the setup of new parts with the Catalog and Data Specialist and Supply Chain Department
Help coordinate product launch; including technical support to marketing for promotional material and packaging requirements
Interact with sales force and customers as necessary to accomplish responsibilities
Utilize tools such as AllData to research OEM information and data for date range expansion opportunities
Analyze product line sales and develop relevant reports and analysis for management
Recommend marketing actions to accelerate product sales
Review slow movers recommending actions to improve sales and recommend products to phase out
Supervise first sample quality approvals
Support marketing with new product and now in stock announcements
Assist in development of sales and profit goals for assigned product lines
Assist the Product Management team in developing accurate and efficient SOP for the department.
Assists the Catalog and Data Administrator in maintaining samples in the sample room and keep Sage 100 sample location data accurate.
Develop and maintain relationships with customer, supplier, and industry trade association partners to facilitate the collection and dissemination of high-quality product data and promote assigned product lines
Assist the Director of Product Management with product quality issues, quality improvement efforts, and management of the product quarantine process.
Mechanical aptitude and general understanding of automotive parts
Successful experience working with a project team
Excellent project management, organization and analytical skills
Excellent communication and people skills
Customer service skills and orientation
Interpersonal – People skills
Inventory Control Knowledge
Project & People Management Skills
Ability to negotiate successfully
Bachelor’s degree in business, computer science or marketing, Automotive with 5+ years’ experience or equivalent experience and education
About DMA Sales, LLC
Founded in 2008 by John Treece and Steve Bertling, DMA Sales, LLC (DMA) has quickly grown to become a trusted supplier to the North American Automotive Parts Aftermarket, severing the OES, big box retail, wholesale, and e-retail sales channels. DMA’s growth can be attributed to its proven ability to deliver high quality, cost effective product lines that address identified customer market needs. DMA serves as the North American sales and operating arm for overseas manufacturing facilities and is responsible for sales, marketing, customer service, logistics, and, product development. DMA is headquartered in Tabor City, North Carolina with East and West Coast distribution facilities. As a company, DMA prides itself on employing the best talent available. Each team member brings a unique skill set to the table and collectively should have a track record of accomplishing the most challenging of goals. As a leader in the markets we serve, DMA is well positioned for further explosive growth. We offer a fast paced “can-do” culture embodied by an entrepreneurial work environment where leaders can put their skills to work.