Current Openings > Associate Product Manager - La Mirada, California  
  Job Description

Reporting directly to the Product Manager, the Associate Product Manager is responsible for assisting on product planning and execution throughout the product lifecycle, including: prioritizing between current products and new product development, continually gathering and defining “voice of customer” requirements as related to new product development, defining the product vision and strategy, and working cross-functionally with R&D, sales, operations, advertising, purchasing and customer service to ensure company goals are achieved. The Associate Product Manager's job also includes working on various projects to support marketing’s core objectives. This position is based out of Makita’s La Mirada corporate office in California.

Associate Product Manager Expectations
  • Help to Define the product strategy and roadmap
  • Assist with market research, competitive product testing and pricing analysis
  • Show the ability to influence cross-functional teams without formal authority
  • Support sales with a variety of requests such as presentations, line reviews, etc.
  • Help to launch new products and accessories to sales team
  • Work to develop promotional campaigns
  • Help to create sales tools and collateral
  • Prioritize between projects on various topics
  • Be an expert with respect to Makita and the competition
  • Act as a leader within the company
Experience and Knowledge
  • Product Management experience is preferred, but not required
  • Experience within the power tool industry
  • A solid understanding of the retail environment and consumers buying habits
  • Bachelor's degree in marketing or business related field
  • Proficient in Microsoft Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Must be willing to travel 15% of the time

Qualified applicants send mail, fax, or email resume, must include salary history, to:

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Associate Product Manager : La Mirada, California
Makita USA
MAL Human Resources Department
14930 Northam St.
La Mirada, CA 90638-5753

Attn: Human Recources

Equal Opportunity Employer

Company Profile
Makita is a worldwide manufacturer of industrial quality power tools and offers a wide range of industrial accessories. Makita utilizes leading-edge technology and innovation to engineer tools that are more compact with less weight yet deliver industrial strength power and results. Makita’s extensive line of cordless lithium-ion tools includes 18V LXT® Lithium-Ion, 18V Compact Lithium-Ion®, and 12V max Lithium-Ion Other best-in-class products include rotary and demolition hammers and saws equipped with Anti-Vibration Technology™ (AVT™), 4-Cycle outdoor power equipment, Super Joint System (SJS) grinders, miter saws engineered with Deep and Exact Cutting Technology (DXT), and more. Makita U.S.A., Inc. is located in La Mirada, California, and operates an extensive distribution network located throughout the U.S.


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