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Job Req ID:  3383

Job Title:  Assistant Product Manager

Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc., a global Fortune 1000 company and one of Forbes 2017 America’s Best Large Employers, is transforming the way we all do business.

From smart office technology and information management to cloud, mobility and IT services, we have a rich history of creating the products and services necessary to drive innovation and make work possible from anywhere at any time. Our award-winning products and solutions help companies around the world move information faster, improve quality and productivity, enhance security and facilitate the sharing of information. We are proud that our portfolio leads the industry while exceeding environmental standards.

At Konica Minolta, you'll work for an amazing technology company with growth opportunities, great benefits and talented, passionate co-workers.

Position Objective

Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. is currently seeking an Assistant Product Marketing Manager, Production Print for our industry leading Graphics Communications hardware products.

 

As an Assistant Product Marketing Manager, you will be part of a team that guides, launches and manages the award our winning production print equipment.

Essential Job Functions
  • Assisting in the management of the entire product line life cycle from strategic planning to tactical activities
  • Assist in developing and implementing a company-wide go-to-market plan, working with all departments to execute.
  • Assessing and developing potential partner relationships
  • Creating presentations and communications to support the product offering
  • Assist with hardware and service pricing and creation of collateral
  • Support the sales force as a product SME
  • Attend trade shows and have the ability to demonstrate the equipment
Competencies (Knowledge, Skills and Abilities)
  • The ideal candidate for this position will have an understanding of the graphic communication and printing industry. They should be detail oriented, organized and have a keen understanding of customer needs.  This candidate will have the ability to collaborate with other departments to enable a successful product lifecycle.
  • As Assistant Product Manager, you will assist the Product Manager in guiding various divisions within Konica Minolta, charged with a product line contribution. This extends from increasing the profitability of existing products to working closely with KMI (Konica Minolta Incorporated) in Japan to develop new products for the organization. 
  • You must possess a unique blend of business and technical savvy; a big-picture vision, and the drive to make that vision a reality. You must enjoy spending time in the market to understand customers’ problems, and find innovative solutions for the broader market.
  • This candidate must be able to communicate within all areas of the company including service, R&D, supply chain, sales and service training and marketing communications to define the go-to-market strategy, helping them understand the product positioning, key benefits, and target customer. You will also serve as the internal and external evangelist for your product offering, working with the sales channel and key customers.
Experience, Educational Reqts and Certifications
  • Excellent understanding of Graphics Communications and printing industry and production oriented print devices
  • Bachelor Degree in Sales, Marketing or related field
  • Excellent verbal/written communication and presentation skills
  • 3-5 years of experience with hardware and/or application solutions or equivalent combination of education and work experience
  • Working knowledge of financial metrics.  Ability to determine ROI on actions taken, to continuously refine activities
  • Understand all aspects of customer wants and needs by market segment (office or production print), and by market category (vertical market) by working with key industry analysts
  • Ability to lead cross functional teams to achieve company goals and objectives

Konica Minolta Offers:  

  • Outstanding benefits package (including medical, dental, vision, life insurance)
  • 401(k) plan with matching company contribution
  • Generous holiday and paid time off schedules
  • Tuition Assistance Program
  • Employee Referral Bonus Program
  • Ongoing professional development training
  • Visible, exciting work supporting sales of cutting edge technology and workflow solutions.

 

Join Konica Minolta and help drive innovation as we transform the Workplace of the Future.™

 

Konica Minolta is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, sex, pregnancy, age, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender identity, disability, alienage or citizenship status, marital status or partnership status, genetic information, veteran status or any other characteristic protected under applicable law.


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