Marketing Manager


Marketing ManagerSMARTHOME is the world's leader in home automation and approaching our 15th birthday. Through our three divisions we retail over 6,000 products (, manufacture a wide range of remote control lighting products, and develop cutting edge technologies like INSTEON ( Uses for our products include remote control lighting, whole-house automation, security and surveillance, home entertainment, and pet care. Are you a marketing genius? Want to join one of the best young companies in Orange County? Do you like a work atmosphere that encourages innovation, teamwork and fun? Then you are perfect for Smarthome (a SmartLabs company).We need an aggressive, never take no for an answer person who will take our proprietary product in the lighting control space (INSTEON enabled) to the next level of growth in terms of revenue and market share through our b2c website and our SmarthomePRO dealer/installer channel. This person will have direct impact into the development of new products, improving the customer experience and ensuring that his/her products are getting to the right audience with the right message by being able to talk directly with customers and receive feedback on how we can improve.This position is critical to both the short term and long term success of the company. As such, in this position, you will be given more of the credit than you deserve when things are going good, and also more of the scrutiny when things are not going so good. Many of the things you can control directly, others you can control via your working relationships, both internally & externally. Communication will be key. Consider this position much like the leader of a band or orchestra.Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Teamwork - creating & maintaining good working relationship with the product development team, PRO sales reps, customer/tech support to ensure that the correct steps are being taken to grow the INSTEON-enabled products.
  • Product Management - knowing everything possible about your products and what needs to be done to ensure we are leading the industry. Become the de facto expert. Be able to communicate clearly what we need to add, change, improve in our products because of factual feedback from customers.
  • Inventory Management - always keeping products in stock to meet demand, never having too much stock, assist in forecasting. Inventory turns are critical to the overall health of the company.
  • Marketing Development Funds (MDF) - make sure that INSTEON enabled products have the proper exposure and in the right marketing vehicles (online, print and possibly new channels) to maximize growth.
  • Sales and Profit growth - measured year over year, ensuring we are growing the company, each category, each vendor, each sku - Manage the development of marketing efforts for the PRO channel to ensure that channels overall growth.
  • Catalog / Web / Email / other promotions - you must work with the content and marketing teams to ensure your products are represented in the most positive possible way to ensure sales growth.
  • Purchase Orders / Returns - you are responsible for your items to be in stock & return any overstock or customer returns to the vendor.
  • Deals - asking/requesting/demanding exclusives, deals, promotions, freebies, and more from the vendors - to help them promote their products more & sell more.
  • Training - ensure that the right resources are available to train our sales and tech support staff. We need their help to grow their sales.
  • New Products / Services / Categories - we must continue to grow our offerings of relevant products to our customers.Most important, we want to serve our customers. We must build a company/brand that our customers look to first when they are considering home automation & electronic home improvement.The ideal candidate will have 5-8 years of marketing experience with some managerial experience included. You must be highly organized and be able to multi-task. You must have superior communication, interpersonal, presentation, and project management skills. A strong work ethic and a high level of analytical skill is also a plus. A Bachelor's Degree is required. If you enjoy working hard in a fun, fast-paced environment and possess a can-do attitude, Smarthome is the place for you.
  • Medical & Dental Plans
  • 401K
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Life Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability
  • Wellness Program
  • Voluntary Vision Plan
  • Friendly, casual environment with emphasis on teamwork
  • Significant employee discountsCompensation is based on prior experience and includes a variable based on performance.Please forward your resume, along with your salary requirement (or history) to: [email protected]. Please make your subject: Marketing Manager.Smarthome is an equal opportunity employer.

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