Employment Opportunity

Title:Digiflex Product Manager
Reports to: Digiflex General Manager
Department: Sales

Employment Opportunity

Title:
Digiflex Product Manager

Reports to:
Digiflex General Manager

Department:
Sales

SFM provides an equitable, inclusive, and growth-focused environment for our staff, and we are looking to hire motivated individuals to join our team!

Why Choose SFM?

At SFM you’ll get to play a part in a stimulating industry that sits at the intersection of art, communication, and technology. You will be surrounded by a team of passionate people that instill everything they do with contagious vigor. Come, contribute, learn and be part of an industry going (and growing) through transformative change where modernization and diversification are key to our success, so if you’re keen to learn, be heard & empowered, expand your skillset, and are ready to roll up your sleeves and have fun, reach out to us! SFM provides an equitable, inclusive, and growth-focused environment for our staff, and we are looking to hire motivated individuals to join our team!

What You’ll Have at SFM:

  • Progressive, flexible work arrangements with benefits such as:
    • A company-wide 4-day work week—a first in our industry
    • Hybrid work model
    • Flex-time arrangements
    • 30-day per year allowance to work from anywhere, globally
  • Car charging stations on premises.
  • Discounted employee pricing on products from the brands we distribute.
  • Extended health benefits.
  • A place at an organization that has perennially achieved status among Canada’s Best Managed Companies.

About Digiflex, an SFM subsidiary*

Founded in 1984 and located in Dorval (Québec), Digiflex is a leading Canadian manufacturer of audio, video, control, fiber optic, and electrical cables for the entertainment, broadcast, and audiovisual installation market.

Over the years, Digiflex has earned a worldwide reputation for the quality of its products and its workmanship. This is why our products are used in the production of the most prestigious musical and theatrical events, as well as permanent installations.

In addition to an extensive catalog of standard products, we offer customizable products through our unique Digiflex “Configured to Order” « https://cto.digiflexcables.com/ ». To meet the specific needs of our customers, the Digiflex Custom service is here to help industry professionals with their custom designs and products.

*SFM is the Digiflex distributor for Canada and the United States. SFM has been named one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies in 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022 by Deloitte.

www.digiflexcables.com

Role

The primary role of the Product Manager is to ensure the growth, profitability, and overall success of the Digiflex brand by managing its portfolio of standard products and assist the standard & custom manufacturing teams.

The product manager has a pivotal role in our organization as he/she must gather and organize a large number of human & technical resources in order to complete initiatives and projects on time and on budget.

The product manager therefore has a role that combines technical expertise with business acumen.

Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the overall performance and profitability of the Digiflex product portfolio. Must continuously monitor sales performance and profit margin of each product, as well as survey customers (retailers, production compagnies, AV integrators), sales representatives and industry professionals about relevant products, technology developments, market trends and competition.
  • Responsible for creating profitable new products from inception to sale. This includes, but not limited to: product design, component selection, packaging design, production cost, evaluation of third-party resources for production purposes, compliance with laws & regulations, competitive analysis, targeted profitability, definition of specifications, high-level marketing direction, etc.
  • The Product Manager is the one recommending the discontinuation or creation of products in order to optimize our offering and profitability. Therefore, the product manager must have the ability to gather a large amount of information and suggestions and with the assistance of our team, use his/her experience, knowledge and insight to identify and prioritize real growth opportunities that are aligned with our long-term corporate vision.
  • The Product Manager is responsible for the data integrity of each standard product in our ERP & PIM software’s and on our price lists. This includes cost management & customer pricing, product descriptions, images, application notes, weights & dimensions, etc.
  • In collaboration with our marketing department and/or our IT department, the Product Manager is in charge of maintaining, modifying or upgrading our Digiflex website to support its strategic alignment, which also includes our Digiflex Configure to Order (CTO) website.
  • The Product Manager will be continuously collaborating with the SFM Brand Management and Sales teams who are in charge of sales activities in the field.

The types of standard products Digiflex offers are:

  • Professional audio, video, electrical, network or control cables including point-to-point and multipair cables. Instrument and pro-sumer cables. Accessories for AV professionals and musicians.

Our Custom manufacturing department can offer a variation/customization of about any of the aforementioned products as well as build fiber optic cables, ruggedized custom network cables, custom connection plates; wall, rackmount, mobile electrical racks, etc.

At Digiflex, we value collaboration, resourcefulness, communication, and responsibility.

Qualifications

  • The ideal candidate has completed a professional college diploma (DEP) or a bachelor’s degree in business, marketing, business administration, electronics, industrial design or a related filed. In lieu of such degree, relevant proven track records will be considered.
  • Previous work experience in Product Management (3 years+) and/or Manufacturing is essential.
  • Must demonstrate experience launching successful products.
  • Must be able to easily use Windows and the Office Suite. Solid knowledge of Excel is needed.
  • Experience working with technologies being used to develop products, validate proof of concept or work with collaborators, i.e.: SOLIDWORKS, Autodesk Revit or Autocad.
  • Experience in website management or ecommerce portal will be considered an asset.
  • Bilingual (English & French)

Competency Requirements

  • You get a thrill from the journey of creating, building, and shipping products, and you have a desire and ability to connect with external or internal customers to fully understand their needs.
  • You are organized and detail-oriented
  • You are adept at managing and maintaining relationships between multifunctional team members.
  • You have the ability to communicate verbally and in writing with colleagues, customers, and suppliers in a professional manner
  • You are equally interested in technology as you are with business success.
  • You are positive, responsible, honest, and have a professional attitude

Position Criteria

  • Regular, full-time
  • Work is carried out at SFM head office located in Dorval, Québec. Hybrid work model applicable.

What we do

SFM is an award-winning* and industry-leading distributor and go-to-market service provider for the pro audio, musical instrument, live entertainment, and media production industries. This means we help ensure that inspiring brands like Shure, QSC, Pioneer DJ, Moog, and Casio are well represented in the Canadian market. Our company began over 40 years ago with a passion for the music industry and commitment to our staff and customers, and this continues today. We owe our success to an innovative and flexible approach, as well as the strong connections we build with the people we serve. SFM provides an equitable, inclusive, and growth-focused environment for our staff, and we are looking for highly motivated individuals to join our team!

If you have these qualities and would like to join our team, we’d love to hear from you! Just send your CV by e-mail. If this position isn’t for you, and you know of someone who would be interested, we invite you to forward this position to them.

*SFM has been awarded Canada’s Best Managed Companies, an internationally recognized and leading business management award by Deloitte for four consecutive years running.

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