Employment Opportunity

Title:Product Manager Pro & Live Events
Reports to: Director of Brand Management
Department:Supplier Management Team

Employment Opportunity

Title:
Product Manager – Pro & Live Events

Reports to:
Director of Brand Management

Department:
Supplier Management Team

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.

Job Statement

We’re hiring for a Product Manager Pro & Live Events to join our Supplier Management Team.

As a Product Manager you will have the unique opportunity to develop growth strategies to support your suppliers’ brand portfolio.  Effectively ensure the brand’s short-term and long-term financial objectives are met. Your entrepreneurial spirit will help identify white spaces in the Pro & Live Events category and work alongside the marketing as well as the sales team to implement programs to capitalize on those opportunities. You’ll be accountable for the supplier relationship, being the voice of your market to all stakeholders and managing the product selection, pricing, channel, and marketing strategies through its lifecycle. This is an individual contributor role with plenty of opportunities for you continued learning and development.

Responsibilities

  • Manage a portfolio of brands.
  • Establish and maintain a relationship with the supplier.
  • Serve as an advocate for the needs and expectations of our suppliers within the organization and as an advocate of the needs of the organization to our suppliers.
  • Define the marketing strategy to create awareness and contribute to realizing the brands’ objectives.
  • Responsible for providing the Sales Department with the necessary expertise and tools to sell: printed & electronic promotional material, product training, campaigns, and events.
  • Serve as the brand ambassador and market expert in product applications, competitive landscape, and industry trends.
  • Conduct the strategic, tactical, and coordination activities necessary to the brand’s success.

Qualifications

  • University Degree required, with some core marketing experience.
  • Experience in the Pro & Live Events markets.
  • 3 – 5 years of relevant work experience.
  • Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, JD Edwards & BI an asset.
  • Strong presentation skills.
  • Strong market research and analytical skills.
  • Strong English verbal and written communication skills. French is an asset.
  • Ability to take the initiative, think critically, be innovative, and solve problems.
  • Team player.
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills.

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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