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Product Project Manager

Job Summary: 

Under the direction of the Executive Vice President (EVP), the Product Project Manager will organize and manage the product development process, including development and management of detailed project management tools, development of cost effective material sourcing strategies, and act as the liaison for communication with our international partners in China and our internal teams including marketing, sales and design teams.

Essential Job Responsibilities:

  • Develop and manage box/guide/label art and deadlines for China for new and existing products
    • Communicate deadlines and expectations on above between China and the graphics team
  • Manage the dropbox folders for artwork and new product development
  • Manage the ETL/CE/CB reports for all products
  • Extensive prototyping and “tinkering” – must be able to drill, screw and improvise
  • Material/sample procurement
  • Project management of all outstanding tasks
    • Works with manufacturers to drive product/manufacturing agenda and ensure we stay on production path
    • Act as liaison with Marketing, Sales, Support to communicate timing of deliverables
  • Generate new product ideas/improvements
  • Develop power points for outlining/sharing new product ideas
  • Work with graphics/designers to assist in conceptualizing/refining new products
  • Test product concepts/features via online services like survey monkey
  • Work with marketing to develop feature set/copy for product launch
  • Understand pricing strategy and present proposed pricing to management based on costs
  • Assist EVP in driving cost outs
  • Analyze prototypes from factory and make recommendations for improvements
  • Analyze “first offs” from factory and decide what needs improvement prior to launch
  • Procure and test competitive samples
  • Life testing of AeroGardens
  • Analyze product returns/failures and report to China
  • Analyze product returns/failures and troubleshoot solutions
  • Research new technologies (such as LCD screens) in the market and recommend how AeroGrow might incorporate
  • Develop PowerPoint or similar software presentations to allow rapid development of GUI for LCD’s, touchscreens and Wi-Fi implications
  • Be able to dig deeply to learn and understand science of lights, nutrients, etc., and be able to then make recommendations for AeroGarden integration
  • Extensive deep research into sometimes arcane topics to find relevant information for AeroGardens.Ability to synthesize and summarize these findings to
  • Assist in tracking and analyzing vendor bids, including tooling costs, to establish best paths forward
  • Lead and participate in (as needed) cross functional teams in graphics, lab, marketing and China to develop and bring to market new gardens and accessories
  • Analyze market and competitive conditions
  • Extensive testing and validation of software and Wi-Fi apps
  • Extensive proofreading and written materials improvement

Knowledge, skills and ability:

  • Effective communication skills
  • Analytical skills using both theory and research; and provide recommendations to improve products and ideas for new product development
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint
  • Ability to communicate and manage cross functionally across multiple internal departments and external vendors
  • Ability to conceptualize and create working product prototypes using off the shelf materials.

Education and Experience:

  • BS degree is required
  • 2 - 5 years of experience as project lead or manager role
  • 1 - 2 years of experience product development desirable

Work Environment:

  • Standard office setting with minimal noise

Travel:

  • Potential travel 3-4 trips per year

Physical Activities:

  • Sitting in front of computer screen
  • Standing, walking, bending, stoop, kneel and crouch
  • Repetitive use of hand movement
  • Lift up to 25 lbs.

Please Note:

Work will be performed in our Boulder, Colorado location.   No relocation assistance provided for this position. Candidates only, no recruiters please.  AeroGrow offers comprehensive benefit package and 401K plan with Employer Match. 

 

 

 

 

 

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