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Product Portfolio Manager

Location: 

Fort Worth, TX, US, 76118

Brand:  Allied Electronics
Function:  Product & Supplier Management
Work Location:  Hybrid

We are RS Group.

RS Group is a global integrated omni-channel solutions partner for industrial B2B customers who design, build, and maintain industrial equipment and operations.  We are a FTSE 100 company with £2 billion in revenue, operating in 32 countries, shipping 60,000 parcels a day to over 1.2 million customers worldwide.

Our Vision is to be first choice for all our stakeholders, and we know that starts with our people. At RS, we want everyone to show up to work as themselves and know that they will be supported and encouraged to develop and grow. We want work to be a place that excites and empowers, a place where you can be passionate and challenge people to think differently. 

We want to hire the best talent, people who share our values and understand that when we act with respect and humility, we can do great things.  That’s why we’ve put our purpose at the heart of our organization, we want to make amazing happen for a better world. We empower our people to make a difference, innovate to make more possible and deliver to make it happen.

Footnote: RS Group Brands:  RS, Allied Electronics & Automation, RS PRO, OKdo, DesignSpark, IESA, Synovos, Needlers and Liscombe.

 

Product Portfolio Manager

Job Description

  • Driving technology portfolio expansion by adding new products to our offer.
  • Determining which products added should be stocked utilizing technology knowledge and data analysis tools to drive decisions. 
  • Product category growth including sales generation and gross margin.
  • Driving new supplier acquisition for the product category in conjunction with the product category team. 
  • Ensuring that product data held in the system is relevant and accurate.
  • Understanding existing portfolio landscape and dynamics and analysing competitor product positioning to uncover opportunities for expansion.

 

Location: Fort Worth, TX

Remote/Office Location/Hybrid: Hybrid (80% remote/20% in office)

Employment Type: Full Time

 

About the role

The Product Portfolio Manager will focus on building and accelerating the development, evaluation and execution of product expansion opportunities with existing and new suppliers in the Electrical & Electronic category. The Electrical & Electronic category includes products like connectors, passive components, wire & cable, cable management and board level test & measurement with brands including 3M, Amphenol, Belden, Vishay, Keysight Technologies and Hubbell Wiring Devices. There is a high level of product expertise required and the candidate must have the ability to analyse internal and external information in order to determine the performance of products. Experience with these technologies and/or brands is a plus.  This individual will work synergistically with Product Director, Category Manager and Supplier Managers to make portfolio additions in order to meet growth and margin expectations.

 

The Product Portfolio Manager will be a driving force to build and grow this category through the addition of new suppliers and the expansion of our offer with current suppliers and new suppliers in this space.  Performance metrics will include:

  • Success of products selected to be added to the product offer, stocked and non-stocked, in terms of traffic and revenue generated
  • Revenue generated and attachment rate of products selected to be stocked
  • Product category growth including margin and sales generation.

 

What we’re looking for

Essential:

  • Strong analytic and decision-making skills utilizing multiple data points and Excel
  • Strong analytic skills utilizing Excel
  • Effective communication skills – verbal, written and listening
  • Exhibits a positive attitude and is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external stakeholders including customers and suppliers.
  • Strong teamwork and organizational skills
  • Knows how to set priorities and can quickly zero in on what is critical
  • Proficient in Microsoft word
  • Strong interpersonal skills and be able to build effective relationships
  • Three to five years of Industrial distribution experience in similar role. Preference given for a four-year degree in Businesses or related field but not necessary.  
  • Requires basic math skills in addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.

 

Desirable:

  • Knowledge of the specific product technology is HIGHLY desirable
  • Supplier and technology obsessed attitude with a constant desire to learn more.
  • Experience with Power BI
  • Experience with Access
  • Presentation ability in front of the Supplier management team. Suppliers, and other stakeholders in the business. 

 

A bit about you

  • We are seeking a strong collaborator with an entrepreneurial mindset that is outcome oriented. Someone with the ability to envision the big picture and implement tactically.

 

Are you ready to explore the possibilities?

 

Equal Employment Opportunity Allied is an equal opportunity employer and maintains policies and practices that are designed to prevent and prohibit unlawful discrimination against any qualified employee or applicant on the basis of race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, military/veteran status, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, or any other unlawful classification to the extent protected by law. This policy of non-discrimination applies to all employment practices, including hiring, compensation, benefits, promotion, training and termination. Employees who engage in unlawful discrimination will be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination.

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Nearest Major Market: Fort Worth
Nearest Secondary Market: Dallas

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