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D'Addario & Company, Inc. Product Manager – Strings/Accessory Products in Farmingdale, New York

D’Addario & Company is the largest manufacturer and distributor of musical instrument accessories in the world. As a US based manufacturing company, we pride ourselves on high automation machinery and innovative technology, as well as our commitment to environmentally sustainable practices. Through our D'Addario Foundation we are committed to helping make music education possible and ensuring thousands of children can participate in instrument instruction programs in under-served communities. Most importantly, we pride ourselves on our diverse team of individuals who commit to the embodiment of our core values of curiosity, passion, candor, family and responsibility and translate them into action every day.

Have you ever thought of working with guitars as a career? Are you driven, curious, and excited to work with people who have the same passion as you? Do you thrive seeing your hard work come to fruition? If you answered yes, this could be the opportunity you’ve been looking for.

We are currently looking for a Product Manager to join our growing, progressive, and collaborative work environment. This position would be a hybrid role and require the candidate to work on-site in the NY office approximately 2-3 days per week. The Product Manager is responsible for managing their product line(s), including product development, market launches and P&L ownership of the assigned business. This person will report directly to our Vice President of Strings and Accessories and will be part of the commercial team led by the Chief Revenue Officer (“CRO”). They will work closely with Engineering, Manufacturing, Finance, Sales and Marketing teams. The position will interact directly with the Chief Innovation Officer, CMO, General Counsel, Director of Operations or other Executives as projects dictate..

We offer competitive compensation and benefits, and the opportunity to build a career with one of the most highly regarded organizations in the industry.

  • Brand Strategy and Planning. Working with the Vice President of the Business Unit, develop global strategic plan and direction for the brand/product line, including line logic, pricing, and positioning while maintaining a deep understanding of global markets and the competition. Generate and maintain 2-3 year business/financial plan for projected sales, profit and expenses.

  • Product Development. Fill and maintain the innovation pipeline with a market driven products, utilizing data, consumer insights, and market understanding as the foundation for product ideation and validation. Create requirements and success factors and work closely with engineering, manufacturing, and supply chain to deliver products on-time and on-budget.

  • Marketing and Promotion. Working closely with the VP, the CMO, and Director of Strategy, create and manage marketing and communication plans and budgets for both new and core product initiatives.

  • Product Go-To-Market. Manage product launch plans and roadmaps and ensure successful support and product adoption on a global level.

  • Product Operations. Work within the value stream to drive critical product/business activities, including; financial decisions, forecasts, schedules, materials, production planning and quality.

  • Sales Support. Coordinate with team members (domestic, international, OEM) for successful sales planning and execution. Engage with key accounts, as needed, and develop reliable barometers of market share in primary markets globally.

  • Team Management. Hire, train, develop and manage the product team.

  • B.S. or B.A. degree in Marketing, Music Business, Engineering, Industrial Design or a related, relevant field. MBA preferred.

  • Passion or playing the guitar or other fretted instruments and their related gear is required

  • 3+ years of marketing, product management or sales management experience.

  • Experience leading cross-functional teams of at least five professionals.

  • Strategic, analytical, financial, and critical thinking ability. Adept at deciphering the most critical data points and proficient in attaining it from company’s data management resources. Ability to successfully manage a product / brand P&L is a must.

  • Strong marketing and project management experience as evidenced by a demonstrated history of leading and motivating cross-functional teams in support of successful product launches.

  • Entrepreneurial thinking ability. Must be able to motivate direct reports, sales staff, and customers to effectively support the selected strategies and tactics.

  • Sharp public speaking and presentation skills.

  • Candidate must have strong leadership, business and interpersonal skills

  • Well-versed with the normal digital office tools, such as MSWord, Excel, Powerpoint, project management tools, etc.

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Street: 595 Smith Street