Associate Product Manager

Job location:
Roswell, Georgia, USA
Created moment:
September 1, 2023
Job reference:
REQ - 07530

The Company

The world’s leading supplier of mineral-based specialty solutions for industry with 14,000 employees, operations in more than 40 countries, and €4.3 billion in revenue in 2022.
Imerys delivers high-value-added, functional solutions to a great number of sectors, from processing industries to consumer goods. The Group draws on its understanding of applications, technological knowledge and expertise in material science to deliver solutions by beneficiating its mineral resources, synthetic minerals and formulations. Imerys’ solutions contribute essential properties to customers’ products and their performance, including heat resistance, hardness, conductivity, opacity, durability, purity, lightness, filtration, absorption and water repellency. Imerys is determined to develop responsibly, in particular by fostering the emergence of environmentally-friendly products and processes.
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The Position

Associate Product Manager

Job Summary

We are looking for a junior product manager who will assist our lead product manager in creating high-quality marketing plans. In addition, the junior product manager analyzes the market to the point of forecasting and identifying future opportunities and risks, while working closely together with other departments to increase sales.

  • Product management is responsible for establishing all product directions for the company. All new products start with a specification document written by a product manager.

  • Product management develops and drives all the business cases. How many can we sell? To whom? How fast? Why? What will make them buy? Where is the science going and how can we help? These are the kinds of questions this person will be trained to answer and develop a business case for.

  • Product management oversees the understanding of the market. What are our competitors doing? Why are they doing it? What is their strategy?

  • Product management is accountable for setting prices. This sounds easy…but is not. Learning the tools and questions that help arrive at the “right” price is part art and part science.

Major Tasks, Responsibilities And Key Accountabilities:

Strategy & Planning:

  • Listens to and knows the customers of the product; gains understanding of customer needs to help determine minimum viable product (MVP) as well as future needs

  • Communicates direction and product priorities to the development team, other matrixed teams, and third-party partners

  • Assist in planning sales forecasts 

  • Identifies goals, metrics, and analytics to determine product value; continually makes recommendations and refinements to the product backlog based on learnings

  • Manages and grooms the product backlog; makes future decisions based on the value that will be delivered

  • Monitors research as well as the competitive landscape to recommend the best solutions and ensure that products remain or become best in class

Delivery & Execution:

  • Formulates, tests and refines assumptions and hypotheses through user research and testing

  • Creates, prioritizes, and accepts user stories; incorporates them into release planning

  • Makes product decisions that drive value on a daily basis

  • Identifies and considers pros, cons, issues, obstacles, dependencies, and value associated with features and enhancements

  • Participates in stand-ups, iteration planning sessions, product demos, and retrospectives

  • Condenses complex technical concepts into non-technical language for stakeholders

  • Creates, documents, and posts product artifacts to centralized repositories

  • Manages the purchase order and invoicing process with 3rd party vendors

  • Deliver plans on time and within budget

  • Assist lead product manager with relevant tasks and projects


  • Fosters collaboration with team members (Engineering, S&T, Operations, etc.) to drive value and identify and resolve impediments

  • Advocates for the end user and stakeholder by becoming associated with the product, empathizing with and understanding user needs

  • Works with the product team to continuously assess progress, disseminate lessons learned, and understand next steps

  • Deliver plans on time and within budget

  • Assist lead product manager with relevant tasks and projects


  • Bachelor's degree in Statistics/Science/Mathematics/Business/Economics/Engineering required

  • At least 2 years experience in product management or related field

  • Advanced research and analysis skills

  • Ability to self-learn different strategies and tools

Position Type

Full time



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