Associate Product Manager

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ACCO Brands, Scottsdale

Position Summary

If you have touched a Five Star® notebook, a Swingline® stapler, a Quartet® dry erase board, a Kensington® computer mouse or a simple box of ACCO paper clips, you have touched part of ACCO Brands Corporation, one of the world's largest suppliers of branded office and consumer products and print finishing solutions.  We have great brands that people in a 100 countries all over the world use to stay organized, such as:


AT-A-GLANCE®   Day-Timer®   Five Star®   GBC®   Kensington® Mead®   Quartet®   Swingline®   Wilson Jones® & others


We need great talent at ACCO Brands, and value different talents, aspirations and views to create a highly motivated, action-oriented atmosphere. Our winning team shares the ACCO Brands Vision of being a company that Achieves, Creates, Collaborates, and Organizes. We have a dynamic and healthy culture that is shaped by leaders and lived by employees at all levels.


ACCO Brands is seeking an Associate Product Manager for our U.S. Marketing Team. This position is in our new sales and marketing office in Scottsdale, AZ.


This position is responsible for the development of integrated marketing programs and executes program tactics including integrated marketing communication, promotional activity, selling assets and product development.


Motivated individuals will have the opportunity to grow and advance within the marketing organization. The ideal candidate should have an interest in a career in product, brand, or sales. In this role, the Associate Product Manager will work with the Product Manager and Director who have full US P&L responsibility for their portfolio of business, as well as own critical projects in the category.  



Primary Responsibilities:

  • Drives the three year product development strategy, with accountability for specific categories
  • Execute plans within committed resources in conjunction with management direction
  • Collaborate & partner with Channel Marketing Management to frame strategy and deliver new product development in conjunction with the new product development process
  • Participate in/lead cross-functional teams on specific project assignments (i.e. new products, packaging, cost savings, inventory management, and integrated marketing programs). 
  • Participate in product/category customer presentations along with sales team as needed
  • Mines industry and user data for new insights for the business, products and market(s)
  • Assesses competition, threats and recommends plan of action
  • Assists in the development of annual objectives, programs and projects, which will improve the annual results
  • Coordinates the marketing efforts including product videos, photography, copy and other marketing materials
  • Financial analysis of product portfolio product mix management and new product development
  • Assist in annual product life cycle planning

Position Qualifications

  • Undergraduate degree required, MBA preferred
  • 1+ years of experience in consumer marketing
  • Can-Do Mindset; the ability to thrive in a fast paced environment
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work with individuals across all organizational levels
  • Ability to effectively communicate, present, and persuade across a team and executive management
  • Ideal candidate must have the ability to work cross functionally within a matrix organization; influencing decisions and driving the business
  • Solid general business management perspective
  • Strong financial analysis skills
  • Must possess good business instincts, problem solving and decision making capability
  • Strong project management skills
  • MS Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint) skills required
  • Ability to travel 25% is required

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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