ABOUT US: Since 1977, 'Auto Accessories of America' is a premier manufacturer and distributor of interiors, parts and accessories for the automotive aftermarket. Our brands include 'Auto Accessories of America' (Since 1977), 'Corvette America' (Since 1977), 'Mr. Mustang' (Since 1975), Onyx Covers (Since 1983), 'Classic Fit Covers', 'Classic Car Dashes' and 'Mustang America'.
LOCATION: 30 minutes from Penn State University (State College, PA)
Physical Address: 100 Classic Car Drive, Reedsville, PA 17084
GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF WORK PERFORMED:
This position will perform a range of functions involved with product management and can be summarized as business management on the product level. This position is responsible for working closely with members of marketing, sales, service and operations to ensure accurate product data and to reinforce the company’s strategic goals. This role aids in the achievement of company growth and goals through assessment of market needs and subsequent product development plans.
Manage the complete product life cycle, from initial product development, product launch, product changes, and product supersession or discontinuation. • Provides information for management by preparing short-term and long-term product sales forecasts and special reports and analyses; answering questions and requests. • Manage inventory levels, coordinating inventory counts at Satellite Warehouses. • Recommends the nature and scope of present and future product lines by reviewing product specifications and requirements; appraising new product ideas and/or product or packaging changes. • Identify product opportunities by means of OE research, competitive pricing / coverage analysis and implementing new product launches or relaunching / revising existing programs • Research and propose new part numbers and products to expand offerings, contributing to growth targets by offering the right parts to the market. • Maintain and update all product attributes and information, including application data in our cataloging system (ACES), product attributes (PIES), images, market research and competitor information • Help with Introduction of new products by developing time-integrated plans with Sales & Marketing • Ownership of all technical details surrounding product line, including installation instructions, technical bulletins, benchmarking vs competition and answering technical emails & calls received from customers on a daily basis • Develop descriptions, features and benefits, training and other sales aides to help reps present products to customers, as well as our customers sell to end users • Updating and ensuring quality of information in ERP for new product data and pricing. • Travel as needed for trade shows, race events, conventions, sales support and other.
Familiarity with MS Office suite primarily focusing on Excel - the ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate proficiency with analyzing large sets of data using formulas such as VLOOKUP, logical tests and pivot tables • Due Diligence (accuracy, predictability, traceability) • Impeccable organization with project timelines, product information and content for product line • Excellent verbal and written communication • Ability to meet deadlines frequently • Strong written and verbal communication, interpersonal and relationship building skills. • Proficiency in data analysis and calculations and reporting • Proficiency in reading product drawings and specifications • Ability to implement short- and long-term program objectives and monitor effectiveness, striving for continuous program improvement. • Manages multiple priorities and projects • Team oriented & self-motivated
Experience: Automotive Industry: 5+ years (Preferred) Product Management: 3+ years (Preferred)
Internal Number: PM1
About Auto Accessories of America - Since 1977
Since 1977, 'Auto Accessories of America' is a premier manufacturer and distributor of interiors, parts and accessories for the automotive aftermarket. Our brands include 'Auto Accessories of America' (Since 1977), 'Corvette America' (Since 1977), 'Mr. Mustang' (Since 1975), Onyx Covers (Since 1983), 'Classic Fit Covers', 'Classic Car Dashes' and 'Mustang America'.