Product Manager I - Embedded
The tension between possibility and practicality is what we resolve. At Arrow, we’ve come full circle— from being a parts supplier at the physical heart of the radio business to being a global partner in the ongoing transformation of the most complex and exciting business on the planet. We are visionaries. Innovators. Mentors. In order to thrive and survive in today’s marketplace, we anticipate what will come tomorrow for our forward-thinking partners.
Arrow serves as a supply channel partner for over 100,000 original equipment manufacturers, contract manufacturers and commercial customers through a global network of more than 460 locations in 56 countries.
We are a Fortune 150 company with over 17,000 employees globally. Headquartered in beautiful Denver, Colorado, with offices worldwide.
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Product Managers are the liaison/interface between Arrow’s suppliers and Arrow sales team. The main purpose of the position is to develop, grow and leverage the influential supplier relationships to negotiate competitive pricing and availability, to increase sales and gross profit dollars for the branch or region. As the primary point of contact between the Arrow sales team and the supplier, Product Managers also arrange product training sessions, manage the product literature distribution, and promote product lines within the branch/region.
Good Business Judgment – Learns quickly the process of: returns, quotes, delivery, pricing, and special restrictions. Utilize management to assist in prioritizing their desk to provide quick and efficient responses. Identifies manufacturing problems to resolve delivery response issues and utilizes management’s help when necessary.
Flexibility – Works with management to overcome obstacles within a supplier and makes it transparent to the sales team. Needs coaching to prioritize and adjust to changing markets, customer demands and supplier changes. Able to deliver corporate directives into job with management guidance.
Interpersonal Relationships – Able to offer some competitive solutions with management assistance. Follows up with sales daily quotes. Works with management, outside and inside sales to strategize on opportunities.
Shows Initiative – Able to offer some competitive solutions with management assistance. Follows up with sales daily quotes. Works with management, outside and inside sales to strategize on opportunities. Gain back-end margin weekly by using supplier relationship.
Delivers Results – Is able to handle multiple projects and tasks. Meets deadlines without close supervision. Able to turn quotes quickly. Generates sales growth from quarter to quarter. Works backlog to manage on time delivery. Meets all business report card requirements.
Other key responsibilities: Meets Arrow’s standards for ethics, punctuality, attendance, safety, policy compliance and professional appearance. Keeps a positive outlook and works well as a member of the sales team. Maintains understanding and product knowledge of the technologies and uses the tools and techniques for the job. Keeps learning about internal and external product information. Keeps up with some market trends and learns about the competition. Offers solutions and learns about data and product knowledge.
College degree or high school with technical training and equivalent experience
Experience and Degree Requirements
0-2 years with college degree; 5-7 years with high school diploma
Skills – Customer service and excellent communication skills. Relationship building and negotiations skills. MS Office.
What is in it for you?
- Skills development
- Performance coaching
- Medical, dental, vision, paid time off, 401k domestic partners program and more.
- Community involvement opportunities
At Arrow, we are driving innovation and choice by offering employees a variety of benefits designed to keep you and your family physically and financially healthy.
Our comprehensive, competitive benefits program is an important part of your total compensation package. We offer a variety of plans and coverage including health and welfare, retirement, paid time off, and voluntary benefits as well as resources to help you make cost-effective decisions for you and your family. Everyone counts at Arrow, and our benefits enable you to achieve and maintain better health and plan for your future as we work together toward smarter solutions in tomorrow’s technology.
Arrow offers competitive time off for you, which includes accrued vacation time, personal and floating holidays, in addition to other observed holidays. These are granted based on the date you join the company in any given year.
EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled
Arrow Electronics, Inc. is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please refer to our Hiring Process & Accommodations Request Instructions on our Career Site to let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.
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