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Associate Product Manager

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Date: Dec 26, 2021

Location: Neenah, WI, US, 54957

Company: J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc.

Requisition #: 14743
Functional Area:  Product Management; Marketing; Product Development; Research & Development
Employment Type:  Full-Time
Work Options:  Remote / Work from Home in the US
Work Hours:  Standard business hours

Position Summary

J. J. Keller, the nation's leading provider of regulatory, safety, and compliance solutions, is hiring for an Associate Product Manager! As a privately-held, family-owned company, J. J. Keller is committed to providing our clients with expert insights to help create safe work environments and simplify the complexities of regulatory compliance. The Associate Product Manager is an integral part of J. J. Keller's R&D and Portfolio Management team and is relied on to help shape the future direction of our product and service offerings!


In this 100% REMOTE position, you will be responsible for significant contributions to product strategy, planning, design and execution for assigned products/services. This includes coordinating product/service creation and maintenance throughout the product lifecycle, from concept ideation through SKU rationalization. This Associate Product Manager will focus on our Cloud based Technology offerings (web and mobile). This role has responsibility for meeting revenue and gross margin objectives for assigned product lines.


Job Responsibilities

  • Delivers results in line with the following key metrics/accountabilities:
    • New product/service revenue in the designated product line(s).
    • Product gross margin both at SKU and line levels.
    • Percentage of sales from new products/services introduced in a rolling 36-month window.
    • Timeliness of new product introductions measured against project introduction dates.
    • New product/service development costs.
  • Supports and advances product strategy across a variety of platforms (print, web, mobile, etc.) consistent with corporate and departmental goals and objectives. Aligns product offerings with vertical market and sales segments.
  • Leads projects from ideation through completion, working collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders and contributors.
  • Researches and analyzes changing market needs to identify and capitalize on new product opportunities.
  • Performs SKU rationalization, and recommends purging obsolete or unnecessary products from the product lines.
  • Prepares documentation and support materials for product additions and changes, to include meeting minutes, business case reports, Gantt charts, market research, price changes etc.
  • Monitors and evaluates performance of existing product lines. Recommends new products and changes/enhancements based on customer and market needs, competition, pricing, margins, etc.
  • Facilitates and/or conducts competitive review and analysis related to assigned portfolio; maintains deep knowledge of competitive landscape and makes recommendations for portfolio changes/additions to better serve clients and win against the competition.
  • Represents Portfolio Management on cross-functional teams and coordinates product development and maintenance activities and communication with Editorial, Marketing, Sales, Manufacturing, Corporate Sourcing, Technology Solutions, Managed Services, Consulting, and external vendors/service providers.



  • 2+ years in a product, brand, sales or marketing related role.
  • Experience managing a product development life cycle.
  • Experience with the development and maintenance of related products a plus (i.e. print, training, web).


  • Bachelor's Degree in business related field.
  • Associate’s degree and additional related experience may be considered in lieu of the Bachelor’s degree.

Other Skills/Qualifications:

  • Proven abilities in interviewing, conversational and presentation skills, analysis and written communication.
  • Self-starter with a natural sense of curiosity and resourcefulness.
  • Quick study, able to handle complex data, issues and deadlines.
  • Strong intellect with the ability to combine analytical reasoning and judgment.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with project teams.


Physical Requirements

Work is performed primarily in a standard office environment. Work involves operation of personal computer equipment for extended periods of time. Occasional travel to offsite offices, customer sites and/or industry and training events may also be required, depending on assignment. 

Other Information


At J. J. Keller, we are Difference Makers because the work we do truly matters. We protect people’s lives every day. In fact, more than 90% of Fortune® 1000 companies rely on J. J. Keller to help create safe work environments. View our CAREERS video to learn more about being a Difference Maker at J. J. Keller and click here to learn what our associates have to say about life as an associate at J.J. Keller. 

Thank you for your interest in career opportunities with J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc.!  If you experience system-related issues or need assistance with the online application, please call (920) 720-7700.

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A Safe Environment During COVID-19:  At J. J. Keller, our purpose is to protect people - our clients and our associates. We use CDC-recommended best practices to ensure the healthiest workplace possible, and our Environment Health & Safety Team continuously monitors our pandemic protocols. During COVID-19, associates have given J. J. Keller high scores for keeping them informed and safe.

J. J. Keller provides a competitive benefit package which includes the following (eligibility requirements apply):  Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance, 401(k) and Profit Sharing Plan, etc. The salary compensation range for this role in Colorado is $55,000.00 to $68,000.00.  Compensation and benefits information for this position is being included in accordance with requirements of the Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act. J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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