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Product Management Associate
Grainger | Mettawa, Illinois
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Job Description

Company Information:

Grainger is a global leading broad line supplier of facilities maintenance products serving businesses and institutions.  Our 22,000 employees are driven to serve customers and the community in exceptional ways focusing on delivering the highest level of service. The Grainger team works closely with customers to better understand their challenges and provide cost-saving solutions. Grainger's employees serve customers more than 115,000 times every day through multiple channels.


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Product Management Associate


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Position Description

We are seeking a results driven professional to execute key Product Management activities, initiatives, and projects aligned with company goals and objectives.


Our Product Management Associate will be a dedicated subject matter expert who will work closely with our Product Managers and assist in exceeding team goals through various avenues including:


  • Leading & managing foundational processes including new product authoring, assisting in catalog merchandising, and product attribute updating. 


  • Managing and executing specific projects related to line review implementation, inventory management, supplier performance improvement, pricing analysis, contract management, and marketing program support


  • Assisting in resolving supplier/product related issues and supporting customers and field based employees regarding product cost, customer/product warranties, pricing, hazardous materials, and regulatory issues


  • Performing financial, market, and business related analyses on trends impacting Product Category to assist team leadership in making effective business decisions


  • Participating in cross-functional teams and projects to ensure Product Management processes, concerns, and business issues are properly addressed for increased productivity, quality, customer satisfaction, and service



Position Requirements

Bachelor's Degree required with a minimum of three years related experience


Proven and demonstrated project management skills with the ability to solve complex problems


Excellent verbal and written communication skills to interface with internal and external customers


Strong business and analytical skills


Demonstrates the ability to build relationships both internally and externally as well as work collaboratively


Able to multi-task and set priorities to meet various deadlines while maintaining a flexible schedule in a fast pace work environment

Proficient with MS Office (Word, Excel, Power Point, Access) and SAP

Experience and knowledge of the tools industry and/or safety industry a plus


Grainger is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status

About Grainger

W.W. Grainger, Inc. (Grainger) distributes facilities maintenance products, and provides services and related information used by businesses and institutions primarily in the United States, Canada and Mexico to keep their facilities and equipment running. Grainger is the supplier of facilities maintenance and other related products in North America. Its operations are managed in three segments: Grainger Branch-based, Acklands - Grainger Branch-based (Acklands - Grainger), and Lab Safety Supply, Inc. (Lab Safety). Grainger Branch-based is an aggregation of the Grainger Industrial Supply (Industrial Supply), Grainger, S.A. de C.V. (Mexico), Grainger Caribe Inc. (Puerto Rico), Grainger China LLC (China) and Grainger Panama S.A. (Panama). Acklands - Grainger is the Company's Canadian branch-based distribution business. Lab Safety is a direct marketer of safety and other industrial products. (Source: 10-K)

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