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Written by: Leonard Parker | Houston Marketing Opportunities | 29th April
HP’s vision and promise is to engineer experiences that amaze. With the heart, creativity, and energy of a startup, and the brain, muscles, and determination of a Fortune 100 corporation, we continue to deliver ground-breaking new technologies to build on our 80-year legacy of innovation. The ideal candidate is detail oriented, analytical, collaborative, and is a creative thinker with dynamic problem solving skills.
The Category Management team within HP.com Stores exists to define & drive high-value Products, Services, and Solutions sales across the organization. We value collaboration, ingenuity, tenacity, and a sense of humor. So join our team, work hard, and watch as your efforts have a direct impact on thousands of HP Employees and millions of customers around the world.
As a Personal Systems Product Category Manager, you will manage the 4 Ps of your product category within the HP.com store. Works on complex problems where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of multiple factors. Leads and/or provides expertise to functional project teams and may participate in cross-functional initiatives. Acts as an expert providing direction and guidance to process improvements and establishing policies. Frequently represents the organization to external customers/clients. Exercises significant independent judgment within broadly defined policies and practices to determine best method for accomplishing work and achieving objectives. May provide mentoring and guidance to lower level employees.
Responsibilities:Determine and lead product/service/solution family introduction process to assure an effective launch within the region. Determine pricing strategy. Work with cross-functional teams and customers to affect demand. Drive the inventory strategy. Influence appropriate third parties to enhance solutions capabilities. Determine appropriate ongoing pricing in support of established pricing strategy. Work with sales, marketing, and supply chain operations to lead the family obsolescence process for the product family.
Education and Experience Required:
Typically 5-8 years’ work experience in product marketing fundamentals or related functional area. Advanced university degree (e.g., MBA) or demonstrable equivalent.
Knowledge and Skills:Highly knowledgeable of product/solution family and the business needs of the target customers. Diplomacy and ability to influence without authority. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Strong relationship management skills, including partnering and consulting. Strong business acumen, understanding of eCommerce and/or Digital Experience
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