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Product Manager

Centerbrook, CT
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description

Company Description
Proponent is the world’s largest independent aerospace distribution company. We partner with Suppliers around the globe to offer broad aircraft part solutions to a diverse international customer base. Our mission is to serve as a trusted advisor delivering innovative solutions in an engaging work environment. The Proponent brand means exactly what it says. It’s a brand that champions our customers, suppliers, and employees. We want each of our partners, internal and external, to win.

Proponent takes immense pride in its status as a 100% employee-owned company, also known as an ESOP company. Ownership is ever-present throughout Proponent. A culture of ownership is one where employees feel a substantial, personal stake in the company’s performance. It creates a situation in which behavior is guided more by values than by rules. That means that each of us chooses to walk the walk and champion our values of integrity, agility, empathy, and intelligence.

Headquartered in Brea CA, Proponent has more than 10 offices around the world.

The Opportunity
The Product Manager seeks to optimize the development and performance of assigned product lines. S/he: builds relationships with key supplier stakeholders, serving as a trusted and collaborative partner. PM creates value by improving product line revenue and market share, delivering market intelligence and spotting opportunity, improving ROI and helping to ensure quality and delivery. S/he: manages and communicates the financial performance of product lines including performance-to-budget, ROI, margin, and macro inventory levels. S/he: manages the product assortment and strategic pricing strategy; analyzes industry trends, customer requirements, and market/competitor data for strategic product intelligence and opportunities for increasing sales and performance. S/he: leads the strategic and entrepreneurial development efforts of product lines including investments, appropriate risk taking, and growth. S/he: provides technical product support to internal and external customers, including guidance in response to customer inquiries, LTA proposals, and RFQ’s and serves as the technical liaison between suppliers, the market, and the organization. S/he: leads the organization to opportunity through product training, campaigns, tools and business intelligence reporting, direct consultation and support for Sales and Business Development, and other efforts aimed at initiating and building awareness within the organization for their product line potential, innovative solutions, opportunities and challenges. S/he: manages various projects as required to meet customer, supplier and organizational needs.

The Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in Business or related field
  • 7+ years of related aerospace work experience such as product or program management, supplier management, business development or similar
  • Breadth of Aviation product and industry knowledge
  • Product Management
  • Financial analysis
  • Advanced MS Office, including reporting and analytical functions of access and excel

What We Offer

  • Employee Stock Ownership Plan
  • Medical, Dental Vision
  • 9 paid holidays
  • Dedication to work/life balance
  • Engaging and active work environment



Centerbrook, CT
06409 USA



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