Assistant Product Manager

Adecco is currently recruiting for a permanent, full-time Assistant Product Manager to join the Research and Development team at our client, a well-established company in consumer electronics located in Niagara Falls, ON. In this role, you will lead a team to ensure the development process of potential company products by detailing specifications, observations & outcomes while effectively communicating with potential and existing suppliers for the company’s iconic brands.

  • Pay Rate: $60,000-70,000/year
  • Location: Niagara Falls, ON
  • Job type: Full-time | Permanent
  • Duties and Responsibilities of the Assistant Product Manager:

    Product Development:

  • Assist Research & Development Manager with product development projects from strategic planning to implementation while collaborating with other departments to maintain scope, time, cost and quality initiatives
  • Develop product strategy documents such as product business plans, minimum viable specifications, function maps and competitive product analysis
  • Test and evaluate prototypes and competing products
  • Develop and recommend category/product objectives and strategies
  • Monitor external conditions, including markets, competition, and demographics to ensure products meet customer needs while maintaining market competitiveness and profitability
  • Research product ideas and technology
  • Vendor Management:

  • Assist with negotiation of product bill of materials/pricing, payment terms and manufacturing lead times
  • Assist with validation of manufacturing facilities and competencies
  • Develop effective relationships and information flow with technology (hardware and software) developers
  • Review and manage project agreements
  • Assist with vendor onboarding and maintenance
  • Possibility to travel to within Canada, United States, Hong Kong, China, Japan and Taiwan as required
  • Quality Assurance:

  • Assist with improvements and specifications with Research & Development Manager and vendor
  • Review and make recommendation on 3rd party quality assurance inspection reports
  • Test and validate prototypes
  • Requirements and Qualifications of the Assistant Product Manager:

  • University degree in Business Administration, Engineering, or a related field
  • 5 years of experience in Product Development, Manufacturing Engineering or Quality role for Electronics
  • 3 years’ experience in a Marketing, Product Development, or Research and Development role conducting competitive analysis and market research
  • Prior experience with vendor management is required
  • Intermediate Microsoft Office skills required
  • Understanding of PCBA, hardware mass production, root cause analysis processes and inspection processes
  • Knowledge of product development models (Stage Gate experience would be an asset)
  • Understanding of inventory management processes
  • Must have good project management, change and quality management skills
  • Familiarity with financial planning/budget management, risk management and assessment
  • Negotiation skills and persuasive communication
  • Knowledge of contract agreement management
  • Strong leadership skills and must be customer focused
  • Ability to think “outside of the box” and able to change direction quickly
  • Must have strong social and interpersonal skills
  • If you believe you have what it takes, apply to this Assistant Product Manager job opportunity in Niagara Falls, ON. If you meet our requirements, an Adecco Recruiter will be in touch with you soon.

    • Apply with Adecco

    Reference number CA_EN_1_021098_1724839

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