Global Product Manager

US-CA-Bay Area
# Positions
Kensington (ACCO Brands)
External Referral Bonus

Position Summary


Kensington, the technology division of ACCO Brands Corporation (NYSE:ACCO), has a career opportunity to join our Global Marketing and Product Development team as a Global Product Manager in our San Mateo, CA location.  To develop and sell products for Kensington takes the collective talents of creative designers, dedicated product managers, motivated sales reps, marketing wizards, operations gurus, and more. We challenge ourselves to identify and solve technology pain points for the modern professional, whether they’re at their desk on traveling on business. Our diverse teams are committed to meeting the changing needs of our channel partners and continuously improving our customer experience. Added all together, it’s what makes Kensington The Professionals’ Choice.


This Global Product Manager will be responsible for the following:

  • Creating global business plans, product line strategies and roadmaps for our security solutions for all global channels, B2C, D2C, B2B, and OEM.
  • Developing the go-to-market strategies and objectives to deliver and maintain annual global gross trade sales and gross margin contribution for these solutions. 
  • Define new product direction and identify new business opportunities, using in-depth knowledge of the global customer/end-user needs, global marketplace and global competition to define the Total Available Market (TAM)
  • Define and prioritize concrete product marketing requirements (sales, end-user, reseller, and customer info), including a well-articulated product portfolio that considers the knowledge and understanding of the external competition and is supported by tangible market data trends.
  • Be a visionary and innovator.  Bring new ideas to the table and be collaborative in shaping them to the core competency of the team and organization. 
  • Develop methodologies for decision making based on quantitative data research/analysis approaches. Manage post-mortem analysis and ROI of past NPI's.
  • Lead and collaborate with cross-functional teams (R&D, Regional PM, Operations, Sales, Marketing, manufacturer, & external technology partners, etc.) to deliver financial and strategic results.
  • Be the champion and owner of the products to the Regional Sales organizations with and facilitate support in all aspects around the products.
  • Deliver key customer and end user insights back to the organization and use the information to drive product and development priorities.
  • Manage category portfolio's strategic planning cycle.

Position Qualifications

  • Undergraduate degree required.  MBA preferred.
  • Minimum of six (6) years of experience in product management in the technology industry (computer products accessories preferred).
  • Experience working in the B2C, B2B, E-tail, or PC OEM markets on a global basis.
  • Demonstrated, successful track record in Mechanical Engineering and/or Product Management disciplines (Marketing, segmentation, positioning, portfolio management, channel management, product development, product conception, product life-cycle models).
  • Knowledge and passion for technology and products.
  • Customer-focused with a strong external market orientation.
  • Solid planning and organizational skills; proven ability to establish business, product and market plans with quantitative methods.
  • Strong decision-making skills; proven ability to influence for results.
  • Ability to lead in a team environment with R&D, project management, regional sales and marketing, and senior leadership.
  • Results-oriented; can multi-task and drive both daily results while establishing long term plans.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to handle stressful situations and work in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment.
  • Ability to travel to worldwide Kensington locations, customers, channel partners and vendors: 10-20%.

Company Overview

Home of great brands built by great people. ACCO Brands is looking for talented, enthusiastic, skilled people who want opportunities that span the globe...and who share our “sky’s the limit” frame of mind.

ACCO Brands is the global force behind some of the world’s most iconic office and school supplies, including AT-A-GLANCE® and Day-Timer®, Five Star®, GBC®, Hilroy®, Kensington®, Mead®, Quartet®, Derwent®, Rexel®, Swingline® and so many others. With annual revenues of nearly $1.8 billion, we design, market and sell products in more than 100 countries.. We're proud of our long history of industry leadership and innovation and are focused on delivering exceptional value to our customers by providing unique, cutting-edge, branded products.

Equal Opportunity Employer

ACCO Brands is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. The Company provides equal employment opportunity to all persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.


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