Assistant Product Manager

Are you looking for a career that will challenge you everyday?

Do you want to work with state-of-the-art products that WOW consumers?


About CWD


CWD exists to empower people. To do that, they create innovative consumer electronics that are smart, simple and stylish. From baby safety devices to home theatre systems they push themselves to deliver ground-breaking products that improve lives.

Circus World Displays Ltd (CWD) was founded in 1961 in Niagara Falls, ON. Their success is measured in customer satisfaction above profits and because of that, they have been in business for almost 60 years and their creations can be found in most major retailers. Their ambition and focus on innovation have resulted in a portfolio of well known and recognized brands in the consumer electronics space. Together in teams, as a company and as a community, they are committed to Creating What’s Different. 

CWD Vision:

We believe all people should be empowered.

CWD Mission:

We create the highest performing consumer electronics that are smart, simple and stylish.

CWD Core Values:

Development, Efficiency, Innovation, Accountability & Excellence.

CWD is headquartered in Niagara Falls, ON.

How Will I Make An Impact?


The Assistant Product Manager will report into the Research & Development Manager and will get to:

  • Assist Research & Development Manager with product development projects from strategic planning to implementation while collaborating with other departments to maintain scope, time, cost and quality initiatives

  • Develop product strategy documents such as product business plans, minimum viable specifications, function maps and competitive product analysis 

  • Test and evaluate prototypes and competing products

  • Develop and recommend category/product objectives and strategies

  • Monitor external conditions, including markets, competition and demographics to ensure products meet customer needs while maintaining market competitiveness and profitability

  • Research product ideas and technology

  • Develop relationships & work with vendors; assisting with the negotiation of product bill of materials/pricing and payment terms, managing manufacturing lead times and validating manufacturing facilities and competencies

  • Travel to within Canada, United States, Hong Kong, China, Japan, and Taiwan as required

  • Assist with quality assurance; making improvements and specifications with the Research & Development Manager and vendor, review and make recommendations on 3rd party quality assurance inspection reports and test and validate prototypes

How Do I Know If This Is For Me?


You are motivated by the opportunity to:

  • Be customer focused

  • Have an impact on the overall strategy of an organization

  • Leverage your creative problem-solving skills; strategic and “Out of the box” thinking

  • Strive to "Create What’s Different"

Do I Have What It Takes (Requirements)?


You have:

  • University degree in Business Administration, Engineering, or a related field with good academic

  • 5 years of experience in Product Development, Manufacturing Engineering or Quality role for

  • 3 years experience in a Marketing, Product Development, or Research and Development role

  • Qualified candidates should have 3+ years of experience conducting competitive analysis and market

  • Prior experience with vendor management is required

  • Worked for a medium-sized company (50+ employees) 

  • Understanding of PCBA, hardware mass production, root cause analysis processes, and inspection processes

  • Knowledge of product development models (Stage-Gate experience would be an asset)

  • Understanding of inventory management processes

Does this sound exciting to you?
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