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Product Marketing Manager

Company:  Exemplis
Department:  Corporate Marketing (CORPMKTG)

Cypress, CA, US, 90630

Work Designation:  Hybrid

Salary Range: $ 86,072.00 - $129,109.00 



Position Summary:

Start your journey in one of the most exciting and diversified roles in the company, launching and managing some of the best products in the industry!  As a Product Marketing Manager, you will  be responsible for putting laser-like focus on analyzing, positioning, promoting and tailoring solutions to all of the markets where we do business. We have the fastest order turnaround in the industry, and your bias toward action and ability to break down complex problems into simple steps will drive product development at that same Exemplis speed.

You will have the ability to influence product development, drive channel marketing plans, partner with key stakeholders – both internal and external – and create and execute highly successful go-to-market strategies.  As an experienced manager of our product portfolio, you will lead multiple product categories as well as enterprise-wide initiatives such as process improvement efforts, S&OP initiatives, and overall pricing assessments.

As the expert in your category we’ll support you with a fun, dynamic and creative marketing team that will help you achieve the highest quality work, delight our customers and ensure your success.

Responsibilities and Essential Functions:

  • Gather customer requirements with competitive analysis, develop product plans, and recommend detailed product features and specifications
  • Work closely with Customer Insights team to Implement market research and competitive intelligence efforts across the category including qualitative and quantitative testing about the external market environment, customer preferences and needs and the evolving competitive landscape. 
  • Assume full responsibility for your categories, including forecasts, revenue goals, pricing strategies and product portfolio plans & roadmaps.
  • Recommend multi-year strategic product roadmaps and manage product planning and lifecycle management across your portfolio. Define key feature sets, selling points and product differentiators. Prepare product briefs and pricing strategy. Create and update forecasts based on assessments of total addressable market, brand’s target share position, growth objectives and seasonality. Define product positioning within your categories and against competitive products.   
  • Collaborate closely with cross-functional product development team: product design, product engineering, operations, procurement, and finance to gather critical information and develop product plans.
  • Create a program strategy for your categories, including go-to-market plan, launch plan, sales readiness and competitive positioning. Define key selling and messaging points and collaborate with MarCom and Creative Marketing teams to develop collateral and website content to support new and existing products.   
  • Guide all aspects of product lifecycle management including launch strategy, on-going category analysis and end-of-life strategy. 
  • Develop channel support materials including product/marketing presentations for customer meetings, roadshows and tradeshow.
  • As a Product Manager of our product portfolio, you will also lead enterprise-wide initiatives such as process improvement efforts, S&OP initiatives, and overall pricing assessments.

Qualifications, Skills and Education

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited University is required
  • 3+ years working in product management


Preferred Qualifications:

  • MBA Preferred
  • Prior P&L or Category Management responsibility.
  • Additional experience in related marketing fields (market research, customer/retail marketing, digital marketing) a plus.
  • Experience managing product portfolios at a DTC Furniture brand
  • Must have strong written and verbal skills with the ability to conduct C-level presentations.

Perks and Benefits

We hope that you’re excited by the possibilities that come along with working at Exemplis! With us, TEAM comes first.  We bring integrity, passion, and excellence to work each day.  Being part of our team means living our core values and thriving in an environment of constant innovation and positive change. 
In addition to our unique culture, we also offer these fun perks and benefits.

  • Competitive Salary: Our salary formula is a national benchmark that adjusts to your cost of living, job duties, years of experience, skill set, and education.  The salary range for this position is $86,072 - $129,109
  • Bonus: This position qualifies for a 5% bonus.
  • Hybrid Work Schedule: We support employee needs and their work/life balance so we offer the flexibility to work remotely while being onsite as needed for “collaboration days.” 
  • Health Insurance: We offer a variety of health insurance options (medical, dental, vision, etc.) for all of our team members. Eligible the first month following your start date. 
  • 401(k): We match 100% up to 3% and then 50% of the next 2% deferred. 
  • Time Off: Taking time off to recharge is a must whether it is for your personal health or vacation; paid time off starts accruing day 1!
  • Observed Holidays: 10 company observed holidays: New Years, Martin Luther King, President’s Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Day.
  • Computer: All of the IT equipment you will need for your home or onsite workspace will be provided. 
  • Employee Discounts across all of our product lines.
  • Hit our Numbers Lunch: When we hit out monthly milestones, we all celebrate! 
  • Tuition Scholarships: Partnership with UMASS Global for 10%-20% off tuition for you and/or your family. 

About Us:

It all started in a small warehouse in California with just three employees, a fax machine and a bell that rang out every time a chair came down the conveyor belt. Over 25 years later, we’re the #1 manufacturer of task chairs in the U.S. and continue to lead, innovate and disrupt across an array of industries.

We are proud to be a part of Exemplis and its growing family of brands, which includes Timbuk2, X-Chair, Mavix, HealthyBack, Edloe Finch, and Albany Park.

Exemplis has headquarters, offices and retail stores across the U.S. (plus a variety of remote work opportunities). Learn more and apply today.

Exemplis is an Equal Opportunity Employer and our company adheres to the equal employment opportunity guidelines set forth by federal, state, and local laws. Read our full statement on our careers page.

Nearest Major Market: Orange County
Nearest Secondary Market: Los Angeles

Job Segment: Category Manager, Merchandising, Retail

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