Category Product Manager

David Aplin Job Details

Category Product Manager

Burlington, ON


Posted Date: 06/05/2022

Job ID: 9M29445344

Engineering & Technical

If you are a talented and experienced Category Product Manager, Chris Roach, Director at David Aplin Group has the right opportunity for you! Our client, a leader in building materials has partnered with David Aplin Group. The Category Product Manager (Outside Purchase Products) can be posted either at the client’s corporate office in Burlington or in Montreal.    

This position will report to both the Senior Product Manager, the Senior VP of Sales & Distribution in Canada and indirectly to the U.S. Product Management/Development and Marketing teams.  
  • Develop major program activities to include, program planning, organization and establishment of strategies, program execution including cost, and progress reporting from program inception through completion.
  • Coordinate all project management activities including supplier negotiations, market research, product development, marketing, and product launches.
  • Develop sourcing strategies and ensure that they meet all the business units’ requirements (cost, schedule, volume, technical capabilities, quality, and reliability)
  • Act as the primary program interface with the supplier and customer.
  • Develop new and improve the current purchased product programs that lead to increased business with suppliers, and which drive top and bottom-line results.
  • Manage fulfillment commitments, provide analysis, what-ifs, and adjust programs to maximize sales opportunities.
  • Conduct price analysis to ensure that product offerings are priced competitively in the market.
  • Facilitate training seminars to teach customers about features and benefits of products and provide sales training to enhance the overall success of programs.

Qualifications Required:
  • Post-secondary education in Business, Purchasing, Engineering, or equivalent combination of education and minimum 5 years of program management experience.
  • Experience working in distribution environment and direct supplier contact.
  • Prior experience working with big commodities such as mold parts, aluminum, steel, doors, and other products used in the building materials industry.
  • Excellent purchasing negotiations and problem-solving skills required.
  • Strong communication and presentations skills.  (verbal & written)
  • Must be versatile, able to work in a fast-paced environment, and be detailed oriented.
  • Bilingualism preferred.

Job ID: 9M29445344
If you are interested in this position and meet the qualifications, apply today! We thank all applicants; however, only those who are authorized to work in Canada or are selected for an interview will be contacted. 
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