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Associate Product Manager - Plumbing

Job Description:

Design House seeks an Associate Product Manager – Plumbing to manage an expanding category.  This Manager will lead the New Product Development process and will be the category leader across multiple sales channels.  With existing new product introductions and the mandate to grow the business, this Associate Product Manager will be positioned for both short-term success and long-term opportunities.


  • Lead overall business strategy for plumbing products
  • Manage the complete lifecycle of product development, from ideation to discontinuation
  • Undertake market research to understand competitors and pricing
  • Work with Channel Marketing teams to develop Integrated Marketing Plans
  • Support Sales teams to drive sales across all channels, including E-Commerce
  • Collaborate with Design House’s China-based category manager and factories to launch new products and drive continuous improvement
  • Develop financials to support new product introductions
  • Manage exisiting product line to maximize margin
  • Work with customer service team to assist with consumer inquiries and problem solving.
  • With the support of the Forecasting & Purchasing teams, manage the plumbing inventory and product forecasting
  • Be the product category knowledge leader for the company with specific support to E-Commerce Content team


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, Business or Finance; MBA preferred
  • At least 3 years of new product development, marketing or engineering experience
  • Knowledge of plumbing products and systems
  • High financial acumen
  • Internal motivation and personal organization
  • Strong communication and presentation skills
  • High level of accountability
  • Ability to travel 10% of time, including at least annually to Asia

Application Instructions:

Please send cover letter and resume to: 

Kelly Wilde
5205 W. Donges Bay Rd. 
Mequon, WI 53092
Fax: 262.236.4451

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HR Manager

Job Purpose:

Direct and oversee all areas of HR as well as the day-to-day requirements of the function including employee relations, recruitment, retention, training and development, HR program administration, performance management, organization development, workforce planning, compensation and benefits administration.


  1. Act as a business partner by learning the business and understanding how HR can positively affect the bottom line
  2. Serve as counsel to managers for HR issues, performance issues, terminations, promotions, position creation, job content, job description, and offer process.
  3. Manages all aspects of employee benefits, including administrative, legal, and financial issues relating to healthcare coverage, retirement plans, and educational assistance programs. Studying and assessing benefit needs and trends; recommending benefit programs to management; directing the processing of benefit claims; obtaining and evaluating benefit contract bids
  4. Addresses and resolves employee concerns by investigating issues discretely, evaluating the situation and, providing advice, guidance and leadership
  5. Manage talent management function through creative and effective recruitment, selection, testing, on boarding and related programs
  6. Maintain positive employee relations that promote satisfaction, retention and high employee engagement
  7. Administers employee communications regarding benefits programs, such as insurance and pension plans, paid time off, bonus pay, and special employer sponsored activities
  8. Administers the organization’s employee retirement plans, worker’s compensation, disability pay, unemployment pay, and other benefits
  9. Participates in the analysis of current benefit policies in order to support decisions necessary to establish market competitive benefit programs. Assist in the evaluation of services, coverage, and options available through insurance and investment companies, to determine programs best meeting
  10. Assists in analyzing compensation and benefit packages to ensure competiveness
  11. Processes payroll and handles all administration
  12. Oversee HR Administrator and provide training.


  • Bachelor's degree in Human Resources
  • PHR designation preferred
  • 5+ years related experience in a progressive HR Generalist role
  • Experience in leading an organization through dynamic change.
  • History of involvement in process improvement, change management, or other impactful initiatives.
  • Hands on manager with unique skills, drive, enthusiasm and a high degree of integrity
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with highly diverse personalities across the entire organization and styles
  • Ability to effectively identify and resolve problems with a group or individual in a timely manner and proactively develop alternative solutions
  • Demonstrated expertise on all regulatory environment and compliance requirements, including items such as ERISA, EEOC, FMLA, ADA, Workers Compensation, etc to include future landscape (HealthCare Reform)

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

Physical demands:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk and hear.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment: 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to the office and /or warehouse conditions prevalent at the time in terms of temperature/weather.  The noise level in the work environment is usually minimal.

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