Zildjian is the global leader in cymbals and specialty percussion instruments and is oldest family run business in the United States. We use proprietary processes to create cutting-edge acoustic and electronic musical instruments that provide timeless inspiration for artistic expression.
Zildjian is currently seeking a Product Manager - Electronic Percussive Products
We are currently seeking a Product Marketing Manager for our Gen16 line of Acoustic-Electric cymbals and Electronic Products. Located in our Norwell MA home office and reporting to the Vice President- Product Marketing, This position will be a major contributor to the continued success of the company acting as the primary conduit between the sales, brand, product development and manufacturing functions. This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced product marketing manager to utilize leadership and entrepreneurial skills in a fast-paced dynamic environment, rich in heritage and committed to excellence.
Develops product strategies for Zildjian Branded products which includes analyzing and defining market segments, determining the appropriate product categories and appropriate channels of distribution
Works collaboratively with R&D, Brand activation and Sales, in order to develop and launch new products, line extensions, product refreshes to enhance the Zildjian Brand
Fulfills role of Product Line Owner for assigned product categories for all channels and markets
Contributes to the development of annual category marketing plan in support of the Zildjian brand and executes the plan
Responsible for product-line profitability
Leads annual pricing exercise to ensure alignment with overall strategy
Reviews SKU performance criteria by product line and manages accordingly
Provides day-to-day support and liaison with supply-chain to ensure optimal product performance and minimize costs
Collaborates with Sales and Manufacturing on product forecasts
Defines market/sales programs in cooperation with Sales, Brand activation and artist relations groups.
Customer visits and presentations as necessary in support of key account initiatives
Aggressively manages the introduction and sunset of products ensuring optimal performance and minimizing inventory exposure
Provides product information and training to sales, customer service and/or directly to consumers as needed
5+ years of product management experience
Experience with developing and executing product line strategies - durable, manufactured or consumer electronic products preferred
Proficient active drummer / percussionist, preferably in multiple genres.
Experience working closely with engineering and operations in a manufacturing environment
Bachelor's degree in Marketing, Business, or related field required
Superior written, interpersonal and presentational communication skills
Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced, dynamic environment Willingness to travel 25%
P/L experience preferred with b project management skills
Microsoft Office experience
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Zildjian is an Equal Opportunity Employer