Product Specialist

Position Summary

The Product Specialist is responsible for developing and implementing strategies to profitably grow Oatey Canada product categories and supporting overall business strategy. This includes managing all areas of the marketing mix, building brand equity, being the product expert on Canada specific items, and being the Canadian voice, communicating effectively across all functions and levels of the company.

Position Responsibilities

  • Supports new product development through all cross-functional disciplines using the stage gate process.
  • Assists with Voice of the Customer interviews and integrates end-user requirements within the development process.
  • Supports and executes strategies to manage the overall health of existing product lines and product categories.
  • Understands brand positions and identify opportunities to build brand equity.
  • Develops and maintains product expertise and leadership to both internal and external customers.
  • Manages overall product life cycle from inception to obsolescence, including data from external sources/market trends, adapting to plans accordingly.
  • Provides ongoing sales support for product lines through sales training, customer meetings, customer service support, and the development of effective training materials.
  • Travel up to 10%
  • Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge and Experience

  • 1-3 years combined in a product/category management, channel, brand management, and/or sales role.
  • Proven ability to create innovative and strategic programs and execute.
  • Ability to demonstrate consistent ability to meet objectives on time and within budget.
  • Well-developed interpersonal and organizational skills; detail-oriented, highly motivated and self-starter.
  • Proven capacity to excel in a fast-paced, multifaceted, team environment.
  • Excellent oral, presentation and written communication skills and problem-solving abilities.
  • Ability to work well independently and in a team environment and interact with individuals at all levels in the organization.
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and manage multiple tasks and deadlines.

Education and Certification

  • Post-Secondary education in business or related field required or equivalent relevant experience.
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Valid passport (for travel to corporate head office in US)
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