Whiteline Job Openings

Whiteline Job Openings

 

Whiteline, one of Australia’s largest suppliers of suspension related products to the aftermarket, has a couple of job opportunities. If you're looking to work in the fast paced and exciting world of the automotive performance aftermarket, this just may be what you're looking for.

Contact the team at Whiteline directly for more information on how to apply for the positions below.

Address = 8580 Milliken Ave. Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730

Phone = (909) 476-2860

Email = support@whitelineus.com



Product Research and Data Manager

This role is positioned in our Australian or USA Operations team based on the NSW Central Coast or Rancho Cucamonga USA and is responsible in overseeing the various brands and private label.  You will optimise all resources for best return and results as well as contributing to the business’ long term sustainability and growth.

In addition, you will collaborate with the management team to improve productivity and efficiency by using your initiative, strategy and leadership skills to drive continuous improvement and ensure the site runs at its optimum.

As Product Research and Data Manager, you will assist in researching to find new product options and ensuring that all offerings are catalogued to support hardcopy and on line business. You will assist in researching to find new product options and ensuring that all offerings are catalogued. You will drive parts cataloguing across the group through research and information management. Ensuring consistency of data, localisation of data presentation needs and ensuring that data sources and provision of data/cataloging systems meets the changing market needs. You must possess a unique blend of business and technical savvy; a big-picture vision, and the drive to make that vision a reality. You will need to be highly IT literate and commercially aware to the changing need of data.  You must be able to communicate with all areas of the company. You will work with product management and sales and marketing counterparts to define requirements. You will need a eye for detail and be in touch with market needs for data.

 

Key Accountabilities

  1. Driving a data solution set across the group.
  2. Developing and implementing a company-wide go-to-market plan for provision of data to customers (B2C and B2B) , working with all departments to execute.
  3. Analyzing potential partner relationships for the provision of data and selection of cataloguing software.
  4. Responsible for providing the sales team with the necessary data to enable them to sell the product. This involves co ordination or generation of printed and electronic promotional material.
  5. Responsible for reviewing product data to ensure that the data is consistent and kept up to date on new developments regarding the companies or competitors products.
  6. Developing a business case to support your strategies
  7. Reporting and Analysing Market pricing and margins
  8. Market research

 

You will have:

  • Demonstrated experience as a Product Research and Data Manager
  • Strong leadership and management capability
  • Clear decision making skills
  • High numeracy and literacy skills
  • High optimism, flexible attitude
  • Focus on company results
  • High levels of commercial and business acumen
  • High determination to succeed
  • Proven ability to think quickly and solve problems collaboratively
  • Sound business systems knowledge – NetSuite an advantage or at a minimum a modern ERP system knowledge
  • Very Strong IT skills
  • Continuous improvement focus
  • High level of analytical ability

 

 

Product Manager

This role is positioned in our Rancho Cucamonga Operations team based in Los Angelese and is responsible in overseeing the Whiteline Global Brand and Nolathane Brand in the USA and UK/EU. You will optimise all resources for best return and results as well as contributing to the business’ long term sustainability and growth.

In addition, you will collaborate with the management team to improve productivity and efficiency by using your initiative, strategy and leadership skills to drive continuous improvement and ensure the site runs at its optimum.

As Product Manager, you will guide a product line contribution as a business unit. This extends from increasing the profitability of existing products to developing new products for the company. You will build products from existing ideas, and help to develop new ideas based on your industry experience and your contact with customers and prospects. You must possess a unique blend of business and technical savvy; a big-picture vision, and the drive to make that vision a reality. You must enjoy spending time in the market to understand their problems, and find innovative solutions for the broader market. You must be able to communicate with all areas of the company. You will work with an engineering counterpart to define product release requirements. You will work with marketing communications to define the go-to-market strategy, helping them understand the product positioning, key benefits, and target customer. You will also serve as the internal and external evangelist for your product offering, occasionally working with the sales channel and key customers. A product manager's key role is strategic, not tactical. The other organizations will support your strategic efforts; you won't be supporting their tactical tasks.

 

Key Accountabilities

  1. Managing the entire product line life cycle from strategic planning to tactical activities Specifying market requirements for current and future products by conducting market research supported by on-going visits to customers and non-customers.
  2. Driving a solution set across development teams (primarily Development/Engineering, and Marketing Communications) through market requirements, product contract, and positioning.
  3. Developing and implementing a company-wide go-to-market plan, working with all departments to execute.
  4. Analyzing potential partner relationships for the product.
  5. Responsible for providing the sales team with the necessary technical expertise to enable them to sell the product. This involves co ordination or generation of printed and electronic promotional material, product training, and relevant clinical papers.
  6. Responsible for reviewing product data to ensure that the field force is kept up to date on new developments regarding the companies or competitors products.
  7. Close liaison with the field force to assess the response to and suitability of current promotional material and to ensure that the printed promotional material is being used optimally.
  8. Design market research projects to assess customer attitudes to the current product range and new product introductions. Either conduct this research with in-house staff or manage an outside agency ie initial identification of suitable partner, definition of responsibilities, communication plan, divisions of responsibility, milestones, contract with company, review transcripts and reports, and recommend action plans from the research.
  9. Assist with the development of the annual marketing plan and for controlling advertising, promotion and sales aids in accordance with the annual marketing plan.
  10. Responsible for preparing product forecasts, and constantly monitoring inventory levels held including liaison with production (locally and globally) to ensure supply timelines.
  11. Developing the category plan in conjunction with the business unit manager
  12. Developing a business case to support your strategies
  13. Managing pricing and margins
  14. Analysis of sales, market data, market intelligence
  15. Market research
  16. Drive new product development and negotiate and work closely with suppliers overseas
  17. Management of a variety of projects simultaneously
  18. In conjunction with the business unit manager, lead the future product strategy to optimize the product range
  19. Business Case development and financial management of development programs

 

You will have:

  • Demonstrated experience as a Product Manager
  • Strong leadership and management capability
  • Clear decision making skills
  • High numeracy and literacy skills
  • High optimism, flexible attitude
  • Focus on company results
  • High levels of commercial and business acumen
  • High determination to succeed
  • Proven ability to think quickly and solve problems collaboratively
  • Sound business systems knowledge – NetSuite an advantage or at a minimum a modern ERP system knowledge
  • Good negotiation and influencing skills
  • Continuous improvement focus
  • High level of analytical ability

 

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