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Empire Today, LLC Assistant Product Manager in Northlake, United States

Assistant Product Manager

Location Address 333 N. Northwest Ave.

Location Northlake, IL (Corporate Market Support)

Posting Category Merchandising

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Empire Today’s merchandising team is responsible for the introduction and the life cycle management of all product that Empire sells. The merchandising team does this by maintaining product information in the Empire systems, reviewing and resolving product warranty claims for Empire Today and designing sample vehicles. By maintaining the product information, the merchandising team can maintain high customer satisfaction, enhance efficiency and profitability and drive growth and success of Empire Today.


  • Set up/prepare style out review process

  • Implement item master entry and follow through

  • Work with the Senior Category Manager on sample selection process

  • Work with the Senior Category Manager on initial sample/product orders

  • Work through obsolete process as instructed by Product Manager

  • Communicate new product roll out to facilities

  • Communicate obsolete/consolidation process to facilities

  • Run Merchandising reports on a scheduled basis

  • Ability to interact with other departments

  • Participate in claim reviews of uninstalled product to vendors

  • Keep current with industry trends and economic influences within the industry

  • Up to 5% travel as needed

  • Other duties as requested or assigned


    The successful candidate will possess:

  • Associate’s Degree Preferred

  • 1-3 years of flooring product experience preferred

  • Computer skills include MS Word, Excel, Outlook, EIMS

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

  • Detail oriented

  • Excellent organization skills

  • Team player

  • Good listening skills

  • Ability to set priorities and meet deadlines


    Employees are eligible for numerous benefits including:

  • Quick enrollment into our benefit plans. Eligibility is first of the month following just two weeks of employment.

  • A premium 401K Investment Plan, with the company matching your amount invested dollar for dollar up to 4% with no vesting.

  • Medical Insurance with several plan options and a Health Savings Account to meet you and your family’s health needs.

  • Prescription Drug Coverage

  • Dental Insurance – Twice a year visits at no cost.

  • Vision Insurance with materials coverage

  • Flexible Spending Accounts for Medical & Dependent Care

  • Wellness Program – A best in class program offering substantial awards payable right on your paycheck

  • Basic Life Insurance and AD&D

  • Short Term Disability Coverage

  • Long Term Disability Coverage

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • Paid Holidays including Floating Holidays

  • Paid Time Off (PTO) that grows with years of service

  • Empire Perks – An employee discount purchasing program offering you great savings on the things you want.

    The company conducts a background check and drug screen for all new hires.


    Empire Today has been a leading provider of installed home improvements for 60 years. Empire offers the largest in-stock selection of flooring in the United States. Convenience, quality, and selection make Empire stand out. With Empire Today, homeowners and business customers can get quality Carpet, Hardwood, Laminate, Tile, Vinyl Flooring, and Window Treatments from top brands they know and trust. And because Empire warehouses thousands of products, customers can get the right product, professionally installed when they need it, as soon as the next day.

    Empire was founded in 1959 and provides service to more than 70 metropolitan areas in the United States. With more than three million satisfied customers, Empire Today is dedicated to its mission of Making Beautiful New Floors Easy.

    Empire Today is an equal opportunity employer. We believe passionately that employing a diverse workforce is central to our success. We make recruiting decisions based on your experience and skills.

    By Submitting your resume and application information, you authorize Empire Today to transmit and store your information in the Empire Today group companies’ world-wide recruitment database, and to circulate that information as necessary for the purpose of evaluating your qualifications for this or other job vacancies. By pressing apply and providing your telephone number and email address, you authorize Empire Today to contact you by email or telephone at the wireless or landline phone number provided using automated phone technology and/or text messaging. Message and data charges may apply. You may revoke consent at any time.