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Associate Product Manager

Associate Product Manager

Job Description

GAF, founded in 1886, is a $3 billion company with 3,200 employees and is a leader in the building materials industry. As America's largest roofing manufacturer, GAF has built a strong and solid product and customer franchise driven by continuous product innovation and through finding ways to better serve and connect with its customers. GAF has sustained a strong financial and operating performance over the past several years, driven from its leading capabilities, strong culture, and a business that is only partly dependent on economic cycles in the construction industry.

Labeled the best in quality and most-recommended by our customers, GAF believes that employees remain our greatest strength and best competitive advantage. Build your future as we build the American dream one roof at a time.
We are seeking an Associate Product Manager to join our marketing team which includes experience roofing and marketing managers.  In this role the Associate Product Manager will be on the commercial marketing team working with single ply accessories and supporting other projects on the single ply team. The marketing team is responsible for product and brand management.  The group develops business to business marketing strategy and is heavily involved in hands-on general management and execution in the manufacturing industry.  GAF’s performance culture and relatively flat organization give tremendous opportunity to make a difference and deliver impact with a relatively high degree of autonomy in a lean and fast-paced environment.
The Associate Product Manager’s responsibilities will include formal product management responsibilities, as well as a variety of projects to grow share and mix including:

•         New Product Development-work cross-functionally with R&D, Manufacturing, and sales to identify and execute new product introductions.  Multiple new product introductions expected on an annual basis.

•         Marketing Management-develop a strategic marketing agenda; apply creativity and flair to realize agenda through promotions, literature and samples, advertising, and merchandising.

•         Business Review and Optimization- identify and realize business improvements on enhancement of mix and profitability
The position provides an ideal platform to build either a marketing or general management career and has been created to identify and develop candidates with long-term leadership potential.  Prior holders of this position have enjoyed meaningful long-term career paths in marketing, the opportunity to work in other functional disciplines, and success in broader general management roles within the company.
The Associate Product Manager position is based at the corporate offices in Wayne, NJ (about 50-55 minutes northwest of New York City). 

Job Requirements

MBA preferred but not mandatory. Successful candidates will have 3-5 years of experience in strategic brand or product management experience and the commitment and passion to apply this experience in a business to business marketing setting.  Candidate should be a self-starter and fast learner, natural leader, collaborative, and possess extremely strong interpersonal-skills.  Additionally, candidates must have the ability to present and interface directly with sales team and customers; strong project management and multi-tasking skills required.

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package including 401(k), medical, dental, vision, prescription drug, tuition reimbursement, and a vacation package.  At GAF, we believe our employees are our greatest resource
GAF is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to workplace diversity.  M/F/D/V.
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Job Snapshot

Employment Type Full-Time
Job Type Marketing
Education 4 Year Degree
Experience 3 to 5 years
Manages Others No
Industry Building Materials
Required Travel Negligible
Job ID 3322
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Associate Product Manager

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