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Product Manager, OXO



New York, NY, USA
Posted on Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Join our team at Helen of Troy and make an immediate impact on our trusted brands: OXO, Hydro Flask, Osprey, Honeywell, PUR, Braun, Vicks, Hot Tools, Drybar, Curlsmith, and Revlon. Together, we build innovative and useful products that elevate people's lives everywhere every day.

Look around your home, and you'll find us everywhere, in your kitchen, living room, bedroom, and bathroom. We are already making your everyday lives better. We are powered by knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and forward-thinking people committed to developing a culture of inclusion. Whether you are just starting your career or in need of a challenge, we recognize, develop, and empower talent!

Position: Product Manager, OXO

Department: OXO Product Development for Kitchen Electronics

Work Location: New York, NY, Hybrid (work 3 days onsite)

Hybrid Schedule: Helen of Troy associates enjoy the advantages and flexibility of a hybrid working model, allowing for in office 3 days minimum, and remote 2 days. Any changes to this working model would be communicated accordingly.

What you will be doing:

The Product Manager is responsible for handling the new product development process from concept to launch by coordinating and leading market research, product planning, pricing, positioning, packaging, promotions, communications, and identifying and managing external design and manufacturing resources. The product manager will lead all aspects of product categories and products currently on the market, manage pricing, maintain quality, and recommend marketing and distribution changes, as needed. This person will also conduct strategic analysis of product categories and supports the Category Director in developing strategic plans of their product categories.

  • Identify new product opportunities

  • Handle and maintain product schedule

  • Conduct consumer research to unlock new product ideas, understand user’s needs, validating pricing points, features and benefits hierarchy

  • Quoting and finalizing pricing for new products based on margin requirements

  • Design firm management

  • Collaborate and partner with engineering to develop new products and find opportunities and risks

  • Post launch management

  • Advise and oversee packaging development

  • Overseeing compliance process for New Product Development

  • Analyzing category business financials and Identifying action Items to protect, maintain or grow business

  • Monitor existing product and category performance financially

  • Monitor health of product presentation at retail (In-stores and ecomm)

  • Updating product and packaging to meet evolving compliance standards, consumer trends and behaviors, competitive landscape, and brand initiatives.

  • Participate in process improvement

Skills needed to be successful in this role:

  • Ability to prioritize/balance projects and multi-task

  • Strong organizational skills

  • Detail oriented and have good follow-through skills

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Has ability to work with a diverse team and suppliers across different countries and time zones

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate degree or equivalent

  • 2+ years’ of relevant experience in product development and consumer products

  • Computer software: Excel, MS Office Suite

  • Authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Consumer Electrics industry knowledge

  • Oracle

  • Database systems

  • Experience with product performance testing and/or user research

In New York City, the standard base pay range for this role is $91,197.69 - $136,796.53 annually. This base pay range is specific to California, Colorado, and New York City and may not be applicable to other locations. Actual salaries will vary based on several factors, including but not limited to location, experience, skill level, and performance. The range listed is just one component of the total compensation package for employees.

Benefits: Salary + Bonus, Healthcare, Dental, Vision, Paid Holidays, Paid Parental Leave, 401(k) with company match, Basic Life Insurance, Short Term Disability (STD), Long Term Disability (LTD), Paid Time Off (PTO), Paid Charitable (volunteer) Leave, and Educational Assistance.

Wondering if you should apply? Helen of Troy welcomes people as diverse as our brands! Have the confidence to come as who you are because your point of view, skills, and experience will make us stronger. If you're eager to share new ideas and try new things, we want to hear from you.



For more information about Helen of Troy, visit www.helenoftroy.com. You can also find us on LinkedIn, Glassdoor, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Helen of Troy is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We are committed to developing a diverse workforce and cultivating an inclusive environment. We value diversity and believe that we are strengthened by the differences in our experiences, thinking, culture and background. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, marital status, disability, protected veteran status or any protected basis.

We will provide individuals with disabilities reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application process. If you would like to request an accommodation, please contact Human Resources at (915) 225-8000.

Founded in 1968, Helen of Troy is a prominent player in the global consumer products industry, offering diverse career opportunities across North America, South America, Europe, and Asia. We boast a collection of renowned brands such as OXO®, Hydro Flask®, Osprey®, Honeywell®, PUR®, Braun®, Vicks®, Hot Tools®, and Drybar® – many of which rank #1, #2, or #3 in their respective categories, making the Helen of Troy name synonymous with excellence and ingenuity.

At Helen of Troy, our strategy involves acquiring brands that we can integrate and enhance, amplifying their unique attributes to drive growth and profitability. Embracing a culture of collaboration internally and externally, we are committed to providing innovative solutions tailored to consumers, operational excellence, global scalability, and exceptional shared services to support our brand portfolio. This dedication to fostering development and success sets Helen of Troy apart as a pioneer in the industry, propelling our brands to unparalleled heights of success and recognition worldwide.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required of personnel so classified. Management retains the right to add or to change duties of the position at any time.