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ASSA ABLOY Associate Product Manager - Manufacturing in Mason City, Iowa

Career Opportunities: Associate Product Manager - Manufacturing (22600)

Requisition ID 22600 - Posted - AADG, Inc - ASSA ABLOY Door Group - Mason City, IA (12th St NW) More (1) - Sales, Marketing & Product Management - Posting Country (1) - Yes - Entry level - Travel Required: 11%-30%

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Do you have a passion for product development? Do you want the opportunity to “dig in” and take ownership of a product category? Do you enjoy researching marketing trends and leveraging that data to help achieve bringing the product vision to life?

If you answered yes to these questions, we invite you to apply for our Associate Product Manager’s position.

This is an on-site position that will be based on-site out of our Curries brand in Mason City, Iowa. However, this role will be supporting the entire Door Group.

What would you do as our Associate Product Manager (APM) ?

You will work closely with the Door Group product management team to research, help develop road maps, marketing strategy, competitive pricing, positioning, and messaging. You will also learn how to fully execute the new product development (NPD) process from beginning to end.

You would also:

  • Help to conduct product and trend analysis, Voice of Customer research, design activities and projects through the stage gate process.

  • Help to develop product road maps in line with our strategy of innovation and market leadership.

  • Analyze product category life cycle including continuous analysis of portfolio performance and profitability and recommend appropriate actions including cost reduction through outsourcing or Value Analysis/Value Engineering, price adjustment, rationalization, etc.

  • Develop an expert understanding of competitors’ product offerings, programs, and pricing. Maintain a robust competitive database including detailed competitive product comparison including features, performance data, and pricing.

  • Collaborate closely with sales and marketing in the development of technical materials including product catalogs, price books, instruction sheets and videos, product presentations, advertisements, press releases, etc.

  • Help to manage digital photography database and sample inventory.

  • Help to manage product development timelines.

  • Special projects as assigned.

  • Actively participates in providing a safe and harmonious working environment for all employees.

  • Assures compliance with federal, state, local and corporate governance policies, regulations and laws, AADG programs and policies and the ASSA ABLOY Code of Conduct

    The Skills and Experience you need :

  • BA/BS degree in Product Management, Marketing, Engineering or other related field (combined with experience)

  • 1-2 years of product management or technical commercial product experience or multiple internships

  • Proficient using Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) and Project (or another project management / Gantt chart software)

  • Previous experience in hollow metal door and frames manufacturing a plus

  • Comfortable handling multiple priorities and projects simultaneously

  • Ability to hold others accountable to ensure project deliverables

  • Ability to communicate effectively and influence your audience via correspondence and presentations

  • Occasional travel required (US, Canada and Mexico)

    What we offer

    We are passionate about providing amazing opportunities and benefits, so you can continue and progress a lifelong career with us – here is what we have to offer:

  • Learning and career development opportunities, whether it’s online learning, management training or enhancing your skills.

  • A competitive salary and incentive schemes.

  • Variety of benefits including Medical, Dental, Vision, 401(k), Flexible Spending, discount portal, recognition and well-being programs … to name just a few!

    We review applications regularly, so don’t wait!

    We are building diverse, inclusive teams, and encourage applications from everyone who can see themselves working with us.

    To make sure your personal data is safe, we don’t look at any applications sent by email or post.

    If you have any questions about the role or the process, email Stephanie Mandato, Talent Acquisition Manager at

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    ASSA ABLOY is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veteran

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    We are the ASSA ABLOY Group

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    As an employer, we value results – not titles, or backgrounds. We empower our people to build their career around their aspirations and our ambitions – supporting them with regular feedback, training, and development opportunities. Our colleagues think broadly about where they can make the most impact, and we encourage them to grow their role locally, regionally, or even internationally.

    As we welcome new people on board, it’s important to us to have diverse, inclusive teams, and we value different perspectives and experiences.