Arden CompaniesArden Companies

Associate Manager, Brand & Product

LOCATION
Bingham Farms, MI

EDUCATION NEEDED
Bachelor’s Degree

DEPARTMENT
eCommerce

EXPERIENCE NEEDED
Minimum 2 Years, Related Experience

EMPLOYMENT TYPE
Full Time, Salaried

Arden Companies, a growing Bingham Farms, Michigan-based leading manufacturer and distributor of Patio, Outdoor, and Home Lifestyle products to the leading retailers in the USA and Canada, has an exciting opportunity for an Assoc. Manager – Brand and Product to be based in the corporate headquarters.

Reporting to the Director of eCommerce, the Assoc. Manager, Brand and Product will hold an important position in maintaining and supporting Arden-branded retail and eCommerce accounts and managing the integration of new opportunities and product launches at Arden Companies. The Assoc. Manager will need to possess strong communication, project management, and relationship-building skills with the ability to flawlessly execute these skills both within the company and with our accounts.

 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Assist the Director of eCommerce with the following:
    • Attaining sales goals
    • Conducting regular sales analysis throughout the season
    • Reporting regularly on Brand and eCommerce sales initiatives and metrics
    • Creating, managing, and launching branded product assortments to help drive business growth and profitability
    • Actively improving the merchandising aspect of the branded assortment
  • Manage daily customer relations and track in CRM including:
    • Pursuing new digital and in-store retailers and marketplaces
    • Managing Arden-branded retail programs
    • Managing customer data exchange alignment with launch processes and timing
    • Maintaining relationships with buyers at retailers including staying up-to-date with site-specific requirements
    • Facilitating and answering day-to-day client inquiries and issues in an efficient and effective manner
    • Keeping track of retailer and marketplace specific requirements
    • Managing and keeping track of all promotional initiatives on across all retailer platforms
  • Support existing and new product launches by:
    • Managing the sampling program
    • Creating compelling merchandising materials by working with the marketing team
    • Reviewing and approving product specific details for items within Arden branded assortments
    • Ensure that internal cross functional teams have everything they need from the retailer or marketplace to launch their programs successfully in an efficient manner
  • Become an expert in Arden’s categories in conducting necessary market research and competitive analysis
  • Developing documentation on role-specific responsibilities

Professional Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a business related field.
  • 2+ years work experience in an eCommerce position, preferably merchandising.
  • Creative and analytic thinker who can easily manage multiple tasks and prioritize work within tight, concurrent deadlines.
  • Ability to communicate professionally and effectively both internally and externally.
  • Ability to function and lead in a collaborative long distance team environment; self-directed, motivated and highly flexible.
  • Candidates must be eligible to work in the U.S. on a permanent basis.
  • Must be able to travel up to 15% tied to retailer and corporate events

Arden Companies is an equal opportunity employer.

Arden Companies participates in the Department of Homeland Security’s E-Verify Program to verify the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees.

 

Additional information is available online at www.ardencompanies.com. Please send resumes to recruiting@ardencompanies.com.

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