Assistant Product Manager
Job Description

The Assistant Product Manager will support Johnston Equipment and Konstant with the overall product and supplier strategy of each company’s line of offerings. This role will focus on assisting in the overall supplier selection, management, and reporting for sub-contract and 3rd party supplier partners. In this role, you will deliver exceptional customer service regarding product selection, and assisting sales representatives in making the most informed product choice to prospective and current customers.

Johnston Equipment is a dynamic team working together for a common goal: client satisfaction. At GNJ every client and employee is valued and important. Our company stands behind 65 years of business excellence.

We offer our employees:

  • A stable company who stands behind 65 years of business excellence
  • Competitive compensation
  • Work/Life balance
  • The chance to expand your professional and personal skills
  • Learning with a national leader in a most critical industry, material handling

The successful candidate will be highly detailed, social, and interpersonal to deal with various personalities. You will be in continuous contact with management, sales representatives, and suppliers, promoting our breadth of products and services, while considering their feedback to ensure we continuously evaluate our offerings. Your success in this role will guarantee Johnston Equipment’s and Konstant’s continued growth within their industry.  


  • Build and maintain relationships with parent and sister companies
  • Develop an onboarding process for specific product launches
  • Work with stakeholders and departments in Automated Systems, Konstant and our Storage Solutions Group (SSG) to build, maintain and grow our third-party suppliers and sub-contract manufacturing initiatives
  • Own, develop and execute customer-focused product strategy, roadmap, and release plans, establishing clear key value indicators and timelines that meet revenue targets

Key Work Activities:

  • Work with engineering, project management, purchasing, and supply chain management to select the appropriate 3rd party vendors and monitor their performance for specified metrics
  • Relay quote information and work with Konstant, Automated Systems and SSG sellers to select the best vendor and manage the order placement of all jobs
  • Work with the Konstant & GNJ management team to apply the correct pricing strategy for product & services
  • Ensure product launches, promotions and campaigns for targeted product lines and services are rolled out to the selling community with sufficient collateral and training, as well as ensure the successful launches while maintaining relevant drip campaigns on product knowledge and features to aid sellers in the field
  • Act as the primary conduit between SSG, Automated Systems & Konstant sellers and the sub-contract manufacturers for quality issues. This includes maintaining a root cause and corrective action system that drives vendors through a continuous improvement process
  • Monthly analysis and reporting of key metrics, including but not limited to quote pipelines, volume (dollars & pounds of steel), win / loss ratio’s, OTD statistics, quality issues and corrective action status, quote turnaround times, budget attainment by individual vendor as well as a roll up of all vendors
  • Monitor all 3rd party orders to ensure on time delivery, expediting as required with the vendor base. Issuing notice to Konstant, Automated Systems and SSG sellers when jobs may be in jeopardy of failing to meet committed delivery dates.
  • Upon order submission approval from the “product placement committee”, act as a conduit as required with SSG / Konstant sellers and the sub-contract manufacturers for the purposes of quotations, lead-times, discounting, freight and delivery requirements.

Here at Johnston we believe that attitude is everything so bring your “make a difference” personality and strong work ethic and be ready to succeed!

You Can Make a Difference: As the Assistant Product Manager you make a difference by carefully selecting vendors that create a prosperous partnership with the business, building rapport with our internal and external partners that include customers, suppliers, upper management, and key departments, and through strategically launching and rolling out products.

Johnston Equipment is working together for continuous improvement, sustainable outcomes and outstanding customer care. Live the values. Reap the rewards.

Additional Qualifications


  • Post-Secondary Education, Post-Secondary Education with a focus on Business/Marketing/Communications is required


  • Achieves Results
    • Ability to Multi-task
    • Ability to prioritize
    • Accuracy and attention to detail
    • Meets Deadlines and Commitments
    • Organizational Skills
  • Business Knowledge and Improvement, A minimum of 3 years related work experience

Job Requirements


Company Overview

Since 1954, Johnston’s mission has been to develop valued customer partnerships by providing precision, cost-effective material handling equipment to move product in, out and throughout your warehouse; service solutions and tools to better manage your productivity; racking, storage and system solutions to optimize storage of your goods; and programs to enhance your ability to protect both your assets and your people.

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