Associate Product Manager

Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, United States Full-time

Patton Picture Company, a wholesale supplier of home décor and division of NBGHome, has an opportunity for an Associate Product Manager based in our Mechanicsburg, PA facility. Patton is looking for a highly creative person to fit into our fast-paced environment. This position will work closely with an off-site Salesperson/Creative Director as well as an in-house team. This person will be responsible for multiple aspects of the product design process from concept to completion. This includes product designs to be manufactured and sold to retailers, creation of presentation materials, and coordinating production and pricing for purchased goods. Willing and able to do light domestic travel, as well as possible overseas travel.

 

Qualifications:

  • Self-motivated and results-oriented with the ability to develop product and art designs
  • Associates Degree in relevant field or equivalent work experience
  • Proficient with Photoshop and MS Office, including Word, PowerPoint, and Excel
  • Familiar with Adobe Suite including InDesign and Bridge
  • Ability to use a digital camera, scanner, and CD Burner
  • Extremely computer literate
  • Experience with graphic design and able to provide online or physical portfolio during interview process
  • An understanding of print production processes: 4-color printing, screen printing, flat bed printing, and other technology
  • Detail-focused and highly organized
  • Strong communication skills and ability to discuss design briefs with colleagues and clients
  • Able to coordinate and prioritize multiple projects at the same time
  • Comfortable seeking and requesting necessary information
  • Able to succeed and adapt in a fast-paced environment with ever-changing priorities

 

Essential Functions:

  • Must be detail-oriented, able to track revisions, and schedule/prioritize complicated projects
  • Supports the product lines long term growth with merchandising strategies, packaging updates, web content, store signage, price lists, catalogs and collateral and other marketing materials.
  • Interest and understanding of different materials and production methods
  • Assist in prototyping, packaging samples, and presentation materials as needed
  • Able to problem solve, research materials needed, and trouble shoot engineering of designs for prototyping and manufacturing capabilities
  • Aware of design trends in design fields indirectly and directly related to home décor
  • Product pricing for engineering value into wall décor product designs
  • Utilizing online project management tools to organize both domestic and import team projects
  • Coordinate projects with the Sales, Sample Production, Creative, and Import teams.
  • Complete data entry of product specifications requirements and item set-up; following up on results and timelines set. Product specifications include: product specs, packaging specs, merchandising specs, customer specific required specs, carton markings and labeling.
  • Work with our China team on sourcing, pricing, sample approval, and all other aspects of production
  • Uses a digital camera to record visuals of prototypes, samples, and finished product. Digitally cleans all sample photographs. Maintains visual inventory (printed, jpeg, etc.) of all images including domestic and import items
  • Will have excellent Photoshop skills and will be able to work on art designs as needed
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related assignments as needed

Apply for this opening at http://NBGroup.recruiterbox.com/jobs/fk0jmn7?apply=true