GamerMats Associate Product Manager - Full Time


GamerMats    Associate Product Manager - Full Time
Elk Grove Village, IL


Do you have a passion for pop culture and a mind for business? This position is for you!

GamerMats, a specialty products and printing company in Elk Grove Village (20 minutes outside of Chicago), has an opening for an Associate Product Manager to participate in the creation of new products for the pop culture market from the idea stage to launch.. In this role, you will work closely with management, production and creative to assist with the process of product development, production, marketing and delivery. 

Responsibilities (including, but not limited to): 

      • Help make the things!  We create cool items - you need to be able to help provide the initiative and support to help those items come to life - from creative to shipping. 
      • Assist management with research and projects while tracking and reporting on initiatives to ensure objectives are met. 
      • Communicate professionally with contractors, artists, manufacturers and other partners to negotiate and contract for assigned projects.
      • Keep track of the details! Every product needs support - you are the support team!

Bonus Points!

      • Experience in the pop culture or tabletop game market
      • 1-3 years of Product Management or Project Management experience in manufacturing environment
      • 1 year of Purchasing or Supply Chain-related experience
      • Superior communication (written and verbal) and problem solving skills 
      • The ability to effectively manage and work as part of a team while also working independently, and performing duties with little supervision
      • Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail and the ability to effectively manage numerous projects simultaneously while always staying calm under pressure and meeting deadlines
      • Comfortable with Adobe Creative Suite, Corel or similar software
      • Ability to travel (up to 20%) and at times for extended periods (up to 2 weeks)

Location and Compensation


While this position can be hybrid, working in person with the team in the Chicago area is preferred and will often be required. Relocation assistance may be available. Compensation will vary based on experience. Expectation is in the $32,000 - $45,000 range based on experience. Benefits include: Paid Time Off, discounts in our retail store, 401K with match, flexible schedule and travel.


About Pastimes & GamerMats

Established in 1992, Pastimes has been servicing the hobby community with great service, products and events for almost a quarter century. Today Pastimes is a leader in the tabletop gaming market, and one of the largest organizers of hobby game events in the USA. 

GamerMats, a subsidiary of Pastimes, has been bringing fun accessories and lifestyle items to the gaming community for over a decade with customers including Pokemon, Wizards of the Coast, Fantasy Flight Games and more.


Pastimes is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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Job Type: Full-time

Experience: Product Management: 2 years (Preferred)
Education: Bachelor's in marketing, business or project management but life experience counts for more

Location: Elk Grove Village, IL (Preferred). Some remote days may be available