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Software Engineer

Company: Makita
Location: La Mirada
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

Openings at Makita U.S.A., Inc. Associate Product Manager - Tools Location: La Mirada, California, United States Full-time Position Overview:The Associate Product Manager (APM) is responsible for assisting in product planning and execution throughout the product lifecycle. This includes prioritizing between current products and new product development, continually defining "the voice of the customer" requirements as they relate to new product development, defining the product vision and strategy for the relevant end-user markets, and working cross-functionally with multiple departments including engineering, sales, operations, creative, supply chain/demand, and customer service to ensure product objectives are being reached. The APM must be capable in handling concurrent projects that will support the marketing team's core objectives. This position is based out of Makita's corporate office in La Mirada, California. Essential Job Duties: Be a self-starter and entrepreneurial in spiritIdeate, participate, and help define the product strategy and roadmapBoth assist with and lead market research, competitive product testing and pricing analysis initiativesConduct on-going product category research and identify trends, opportunities, and positionings for both current products and future product offeringsProduce competitive product analysis materialsWrite effective product copy and specifications to be used throughout our marketing collateralDemonstrate the ability to collaborate with and influence cross-functional teams without formal authorityLead and manage the internal packaging design workflow for assigned productsAssist in launching new products to our organization through multiple mediumsWork with our creative and channel teams in developing promotional campaignsCollaborate on the creation of design briefs and help to create sales tools and marketing collateralTrack, collect, and manage online reviews of products and communication to user follow-upsPrioritize between projects of various topics and complete those projects on timeThink creatively to develop solutionsEffectively communicate with both internal and external colleagues and partnersPresent confidently and passionately in a variety of meeting and presentation settingsBe an expert with respect to Makita and the competitionAct as a leader within the companyUse power tools Education/Experience Desired: Passion for winning is a mustProduct Management experience is preferred, but not requiredSelf-starter, with the ability to work well independently and with others in a team environmentExcellent communication skills in person, on the phone, in writing, and on video callsA solid understanding of the e-comm, retail, and industrial buying environmentsBilingual a plus (Spanish preferred)Must be willing to travel up to 10% of the timeExperience within the power tool industry is preferred, but not required Bachelor's degree (B.A.) from 4year college or university; or4years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.Must be proficient in Microsoft suite of applications.Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability towrite reports, business correspondence and produce manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups ofmanagers, clients, customers and the general public.Abilityto add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs. Employment Requirements: Must be at least18 year of age at the time of employmentValid driver's licenseMay be required to travel, which includes overnight stays in some cities where events are being held. Amount of travel will depend on product development. Company Benefits: Expense Reimbursement PlansMedical/Dental/Vision/Life Benefits401(k) PlanPaid Time Off & Holiday PayEducation Reimbursement Equal Opportunity StatementThe Company is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions based on merit. Company policy prohibits discrimination based on race, color, creed, sex, religion, marital status, age, gender, national origin, ancestry, physical disability (including HIV and AIDS), mental disability, veteran status, military service, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition, genetic information, medical (including genetic characteristics or cancer diagnosis), actual or perceived sexual orientation, or any consideration protected by federal, state or local laws. All such discrimination is prohibited. Additionally, the Company will provide registered domestic partners with all rights and benefits as required by Law. The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (GINA) prohibits employers from requesting or requiring genetic information of an individual or family member of the individual. The Company is committed to complying with all applicable laws providing equal employment opportunities. Apply for this position Openings at Makita U.S.A., Inc.

Keywords: Makita, La Mirada , Software Engineer, IT / Software / Systems , La Mirada, California

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