Iowa Employer Assistant Product Manager in GARNER, Iowa

Job Title: Assistant Product ManagerLocation:Garner, IADepartment: Sales & MarketingReports To: Product Manager, Sales & Marketing Department Summary Assists in the planning, organization, and controlling assigned Stellar Industries' product lines from conceptual stages through product life cycles to optimize profit and meet marketing, financial, and corporate growth objectives by performing the following duties.Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.Participates in overall product strategy, research and development requirements, development, and manufacturing coordination for new and emerging products.Coordinates technical product development, estimates of potential profits, and release to production.Manages day-to-day progress of product.Provides technical expertise and training to other departments in support of product development.Conducts marketing analysis to develop product definitionsCollaborates with a wide variety of functional areas such as sales, engineering, marketing, manufacturing, and operations to develop and provide product definitions responsive to customer needs and market opportunities.Develops and maintains a prioritized list of customer and market requirements for product.Coordinates and develops marketing and sales plans for product line; coordinates engineering and financial plans with respective department heads or designees.Provides financial and technical justification for product selection and definition.Prepares product development objectives and schedules for all phases of product development and introduction to market.Conducts market research and identifies and tracks market trends in company's industry.Produces competitive analysis materials comparing product with its key competitors.Identifies partnering opportunities for complementary third-party products to broaden company's product line.Provides overall sales support for the product line including coordinating with appropriate resources the development of sales training and support materialMaintains communications and contacts to collect and analyze technical, financial, schedule, and sales information for product line.Performs other related duties as assigned by management.Supervisory Responsibilities This job has no supervisory responsibilities.Qualifications To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.Education and/or Experience High School Degree or GED requiredBA or BS degree from an accredited four-year college or university; or three to six years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.Some basic understanding of physics and machinery is preferredTravelLight to moderate overnight travel by car or air is expected which may include week-ends according to product development & support and national trade show needsMust have and maintain a valid driveris license and be able to obtain a CDLLanguage Skills Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.Mathematical Skills Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.Reasoning Ability Ability to solve practical problems and deal