Manager, Product Management

Learn and work on meaningful initiatives with some of the best and brightest in the market research industry. The NPD Group provides the world?s most successful brands with leading market research, combining consumer and retail point-of-sale data with analytic solutions to interpret today?s market trends while anticipating tomorrow?s. In addition, we offer a career filled with innovation and growth to the forward-thinking problem solvers who join our team.

Position Overview

As a member of the Product Management team, this individual will be responsible for the management/enhancement of existing products and the development of new categories in line with the assigned Sector?s product and revenue objectives. Implementing efficiencies across the Sector that correlate directly to cost/time reduction will be paramount within this role.? This individual will stay aligned with industry trends and clients? changing needs in order to actively identify/pursue new category enhancements and ?opportunities. Specifically, this individual interacts with several cross-functional groups including Sales, Client Development, Retail Business Group, Operations, IT and Research Science to achieve objectives.?

This position will be based in Port Washington, NY.

Overall Responsibilities:

  • Partner with the Director, PM to develop and execute the product strategy for the Softlines businesses and drive pipeline planning for the product portfolio throughout the products'? lifecycles.
  • Develop marketing objectives for the product portfolio, including target audience, positioning, competitive set, pricing and packaging, and assist the marketing team with strategy execution.
  • Gather information on needs assessment and client satisfaction, and use it as input to product strategy decisions and requirements for new product categories/existing product enhancements.
  • Actively monitor assigned industries and align with Industry Analysts to ensure a consistent point-of-view on industry trends.
  • Launch new data enhancements to keep products relevant in the industry.
  • Manage the maintenance of key components of existing products, such as helping to define the standards of data quality, and managing the maintenance of delivery tools/deliverables.
  • Regularly evaluate product performance relative to objectives, and recommend and implement enhancements or retirement.
  • Build new product specs through the integration of feedback from internal and external constituents.
  • In collaboration with the Director, PM, monitor revenue on a monthly basis to support the overall portfolio revenue.
  • Develop client-ready collateral and set training strategy on the features/benefits of new products or enhancements .
  • Collaborate with Operations, IT, Research Science and/or other support departments to articulate product requirements and manage the needs of the Practice.
  • Gather user and market requirements through client interviews and feedback from Client Development, Sales and Analysts to assist in identifying data enhancement and new category opportunities.


  • 5-7 years experience in market research, consumer goods or retail buying office. ?
  • Experience in the Apparel, Beauty, Footwear or Fashion Accessories industries a plus
  • Strong experience working with POS and/or Consumer data, preferably in syndicated and/or custom research.
  • Strong organizational and project management skills.
  • Ability to multi-task and manage project details while keeping an eye on the big picture.
  • Ability to understand the features and benefits of products and explain their usage to colleagues and clients with regard to their particular needs.
  • Solid understanding of data analysis and how it can address business questions.
  • Good customer presence with strong communication skills and leadership abilities.
  • Prior experience with NPD software and data a plus.
  • Expert in all MS Office products. (Advanced Excel, PowerPoint, Word).
  • BA/BS Degree

The NPD Group, Inc. is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.


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