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Product Manager (Markham)


Position Summary:

We are looking for an experienced candidate to manage and lead the product commercialization for several new product categories for both recreational, medical and international markets. The successful candidate will work collaboratively across the entire organization to bring products from idea generation to commercialization in an accelerated timeframe. 


You will be the Subject Matter Expert from the technical side of the category and responsible for commercializing new and innovative products in a rapid timeframe. You will be supported by Project Managers to organize the project timelines and deliverables. 


Primary Job Responsibilities:


  • Become the Subject Matter Expert in new product categories for both internal and external stakeholders.
  • Lead the entire new product development process from initial business evaluation, consumer research, quality to production, packaging and commercial readiness.
  • Develop and manage relationships with suppliers, partners and cross functional teams to ensure deliverables are met on time and within scope of product launch.
  • Maintain product and market knowledge. Analyze and keep abreast of market trends to identify new product opportunities.
  • Conducts a full business case analysis, feasibility assessments and manages COGS targets to meet corporate profitability goals are met.
  • Create products specs for development and liaises with R&D, operations, QA and Marketing to ensure product is executed against original category strategy.
  • Work closely with consumer insights and strategy to identify consumer needs and ensure opportunities are relevant and scalable for the medical, recreational and international cannabis market.


Job Requirements:

  • 5+ years’ experience in product management in a leadership position
  • Experience managing and launching new products from concept to commercialization
  • Passion for consumer insights and ability to translate this into a business opportunity
  • Highly organized with exceptional project management discipline and experience
  • Ability to multitask a varied workload of complex project with competing interests
  • Creative thinker who take initiative and are capable of building, launching and managing projects/programs that drive results
  • Problem solver with the ability to analyze and prioritize to meet business objectives
  • Collaborative team player with superior influencing skills, who build relationships easily across various stakeholder groups to move initiatives forward



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