Product Associate

US-CA-San Mateo
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ACCO Brands

Position Summary

Kensington, the technology division of ACCO Brands Corporation (NYSE:ACCO), has a current career opportunity to join our Global Product Development team as a Product Associate in our San Mateo, CA headquarters' office.  At Kensington, results-oriented individuals make significant contributions to the company's overall success. Employee partners are recognized and rewarded for their talents, efforts, achievements, and value of their individual contributions. 

 

This Product Associate will be responsible for the following:

  • Support day-to-day activities in product portfolio management for our security solutions for global channels: B2C, D2C, B2B, and OEM.
  • Support go-to-market plans and objectives to deliver and maintain product portfolio to achieve annual global gross trade sales and gross margin contribution. 
  • Support product portfolio directions and new business opportunities, using knowledge of the global customer/end-user needs, global marketplace and global competition.
  • Support and prioritize concrete product marketing requirements (sales, end-user, reseller, and customer info) by understanding of the external competition.
  • Be collaborative in shaping concept and ideas to the core competency of the team and organization.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams (R&D, Regional PM, Operations, Sales, Marketing, manufacturer, & external technology partners, etc.) to achieve business goals.
  • Be the champion and owner of the products to the Regional Sales organizations with and facilitate support in all aspects around the products.
  • Provide end user insights back to the organization and use the information to drive product and development priorities.
  • Manage category portfolio's planning cycle: Concept, Development, Launch, Maintain, and End-of-Life.

Position Qualifications

  • Undergraduate degree required
  • Experience in the technology industry (computer products accessories preferred).
  • 3+ Years of Experience
  • Experience working in the B2C, B2B, E-tail, or PC OEM markets
  • Experience in Mechanical Engineering and/or Product Management disciplines (Marketing, segmentation, positioning, portfolio management, channel management, product development, product conception, product life-cycle models) is a plus
  • Knowledge and passion for technology and products
  • Customer-focused with a strong external market orientation
  • Solid planning and organizational skills
  • 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
  • 10% Travel

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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