Pearl Izumi USA, Inc.
Date Posted: 5/22/2017

Vice President of Product

  • Company: Pearl Izumi USA, Inc.
  • Country:United States
  • State:Colorado
  • Location: Louisville, CO (Boulder Area)
  • Required Exp: 10 year(s)
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Salary Range: Not Available
Job Description

Pearl Izumi, based in Louisville, CO (Boulder area), is seeking a Vice President of Product.

General Purpose:
The Vice President of Product will act as a trusted advisor to executive leadership and take a professional and entrepreneurial approach in all areas of the product arena. This role will have direct responsibility for the Pearl Izumi Apparel Development, Merchandising, Design, and Footwear teams, and will take an approach heavily influenced by brand-right product development and consumer insights. This position works to create and lead the development strategies and vision consistent with the objectives of making Pearl Izumi the dominant Ride and Tri apparel and footwear brand.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
• Lead all product plans across all product categories, with a laser focus on brand vision alignment and team development.
• Integrate the product and innovation dimensions into the fabric of the company; develop and cultivate essential working relationships between sales, marketing, and operations.
• Partner with the President and executive team to deliver financial results.
• Partner with the Directors of Apparel and Footwear to drive the development process and calendar, while striving for product leadership and consistent quality.
• Demonstrate an ability to grow within the organization and focus on talent as an imperative, looking for opportunities to hire and develop individuals who can elevate the organization.
• Develops, maintains and communicates cross functionally the strategic apparel and footwear plans that are linked to annual budgets.
• Build a robust product road map, including establishing a cadence for product extensions,upgrades of existing products, and new-to-market products.
• Focus on consumer insights / trends to best pinpoint resources while not inhibiting pace of innovation.
• Drive understanding of Manufacturing Excellence within the Development team, by supporting and managing vendor relationships, helping facilitate negotiations and final price confirmations and details.
• Ability to ensure development excellence in managing brand image, premium quality and attention to detail.
• Ability to deliver products to meet FOB targets with a focus on improving gross margin.
• Create an environment of innovation by identifying new technologies, from connected product to best in class product enhancements.
• Creates processes and metrics to identify and measure top styles that drive margin.
• With support from the Director of Merchandising, and Director of Footwear, drive the development process and calendar, consistently striving for product leadership and consistent quality.
• Ability to review business by category and make recommendations to drive results seasonally, annually, and long term.
• Stay current on latest trends in Ride and Tri sports, color, fashion, fabric and technological advancements in the industry and beyond.
• Plan travel, when appropriate with cross-functional teams to promote consumer/market knowledge.
• International travel required.

Job Requirements

Job Qualifications:
• A demonstrated track record of success in leading teams and creatively building momentum in the product arena.
• Has a solid grasp and focus on consumer insights / trends, but blends it with fast moving instinct on core consumer to drive sales and ensure the right products are commercialized and unmet consumer needs are met.
• 10+ years of experience building and leading apparel and/or footwear product design and development and in directing large global teams.
• Outstanding leadership and people management skills with proven ability to influence and collaborate in a matrixed environment while successfully motivating, challenging, and integrating a team of senior Directors and product staff.
• Relevant BS/BA degree required, and masters or advanced degree preferred.
• Superior organizational skills with strong attention to detail and project coordination.
• Excellent knowledge of the Ride and Tri industry desired.
• A strong background in the apparel and footwear industry and knowledge of all aspects of the business is essential.
• Outstanding analytical and financial skills. Demonstrating ability to review, approve, and manage Opex budgets.
• Experience in and passion for a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment.
• Excellent leadership and communication skills.
• Passion and energy to engage and enforce clear direction, strategy and goals.
• Works effectively under deadlines and performs other duties and projects as needed.
• Ability to foster teamwork, demonstrates political savvy and composure, and manifest trust.
• Is intellectually curious. Demonstrates sound judgment, decision making and discretion, and has impeccable integrity and ethical standards.

Key Organizational Competencies:
• A+ Service Focus – Focuses one’s efforts on discovering, meeting and exceeding customer needs and expectations. Develops and grows a relationship for future business and ultimately facilitate the customer decision-making process.
• Drive For Results – Accurately assesses critical issues and concentrates work efforts on them to produce valued results.
• Collaborative – Interacts with others in a constructive, positive and respectful manner, regardless of individual differences. Assists team members or coworkers in achieving goals and completing assignments.
• Adaptable – Effectively handles changing environments within the organization; maintaining effectiveness when dealing with multiple and conflicting priorities across different cultural settings, or during times of great adversity.
• Aptitude/Business Acumen – Assimilates, synthesizes, interprets, and communicates significant business and economic information and impacts.
• Authenticity/Innovation – Identifies key trends opportunities, and organizational capabilities that would bring competitive advantage to the organization. Sees trends before others and integrates concepts in a unique way.
• Problem Solving – Anticipates future consequences and trends accurately and has broad Displays the ability to openly receive feedback and criticism in a positive manner. Learns from mistakes and asks for others insight in times of need, rather than turning defensive. Effective in using active listening skills when engaging in conversation.
• Open/Receptive – Energizes people around specific organizational initiatives, goals and visions. Ensures others hear, understand and accept a common organizational vision by guiding, translating and influencing what the vision means for everyone involved.
• Reliable – Maintains personal productivity and effectiveness in the midst of change, ambiguity, or stress.

To apply, please click on the "External Application" link, and be sure to let us know you found this job on Malakye!

Perks

People
Date Posted: 5/22/2017

Vice President of Product

  • Company: Pearl Izumi USA, Inc.
  • Country:United States
  • State:Colorado
  • Location:Louisville, CO (Boulder Area)
  • Required Exp:10 year(s)
  • Job Type:Full-Time
  • Salary Range: Not Available
Job Description

Pearl Izumi, based in Louisville, CO (Boulder area), is seeking a Vice President of Product.

General Purpose:
The Vice President of Product will act as a trusted advisor to executive leadership and take a professional and entrepreneurial approach in all areas of the product arena. This role will have direct responsibility for the Pearl Izumi Apparel Development, Merchandising, Design, and Footwear teams, and will take an approach heavily influenced by brand-right product development and consumer insights. This position works to create and lead the development strategies and vision consistent with the objectives of making Pearl Izumi the dominant Ride and Tri apparel and footwear brand.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
• Lead all product plans across all product categories, with a laser focus on brand vision alignment and team development.
• Integrate the product and innovation dimensions into the fabric of the company; develop and cultivate essential working relationships between sales, marketing, and operations.
• Partner with the President and executive team to deliver financial results.
• Partner with the Directors of Apparel and Footwear to drive the development process and calendar, while striving for product leadership and consistent quality.
• Demonstrate an ability to grow within the organization and focus on talent as an imperative, looking for opportunities to hire and develop individuals who can elevate the organization.
• Develops, maintains and communicates cross functionally the strategic apparel and footwear plans that are linked to annual budgets.
• Build a robust product road map, including establishing a cadence for product extensions,upgrades of existing products, and new-to-market products.
• Focus on consumer insights / trends to best pinpoint resources while not inhibiting pace of innovation.
• Drive understanding of Manufacturing Excellence within the Development team, by supporting and managing vendor relationships, helping facilitate negotiations and final price confirmations and details.
• Ability to ensure development excellence in managing brand image, premium quality and attention to detail.
• Ability to deliver products to meet FOB targets with a focus on improving gross margin.
• Create an environment of innovation by identifying new technologies, from connected product to best in class product enhancements.
• Creates processes and metrics to identify and measure top styles that drive margin.
• With support from the Director of Merchandising, and Director of Footwear, drive the development process and calendar, consistently striving for product leadership and consistent quality.
• Ability to review business by category and make recommendations to drive results seasonally, annually, and long term.
• Stay current on latest trends in Ride and Tri sports, color, fashion, fabric and technological advancements in the industry and beyond.
• Plan travel, when appropriate with cross-functional teams to promote consumer/market knowledge.
• International travel required.

Job Requirements

Job Qualifications:
• A demonstrated track record of success in leading teams and creatively building momentum in the product arena.
• Has a solid grasp and focus on consumer insights / trends, but blends it with fast moving instinct on core consumer to drive sales and ensure the right products are commercialized and unmet consumer needs are met.
• 10+ years of experience building and leading apparel and/or footwear product design and development and in directing large global teams.
• Outstanding leadership and people management skills with proven ability to influence and collaborate in a matrixed environment while successfully motivating, challenging, and integrating a team of senior Directors and product staff.
• Relevant BS/BA degree required, and masters or advanced degree preferred.
• Superior organizational skills with strong attention to detail and project coordination.
• Excellent knowledge of the Ride and Tri industry desired.
• A strong background in the apparel and footwear industry and knowledge of all aspects of the business is essential.
• Outstanding analytical and financial skills. Demonstrating ability to review, approve, and manage Opex budgets.
• Experience in and passion for a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment.
• Excellent leadership and communication skills.
• Passion and energy to engage and enforce clear direction, strategy and goals.
• Works effectively under deadlines and performs other duties and projects as needed.
• Ability to foster teamwork, demonstrates political savvy and composure, and manifest trust.
• Is intellectually curious. Demonstrates sound judgment, decision making and discretion, and has impeccable integrity and ethical standards.

Key Organizational Competencies:
• A+ Service Focus – Focuses one’s efforts on discovering, meeting and exceeding customer needs and expectations. Develops and grows a relationship for future business and ultimately facilitate the customer decision-making process.
• Drive For Results – Accurately assesses critical issues and concentrates work efforts on them to produce valued results.
• Collaborative – Interacts with others in a constructive, positive and respectful manner, regardless of individual differences. Assists team members or coworkers in achieving goals and completing assignments.
• Adaptable – Effectively handles changing environments within the organization; maintaining effectiveness when dealing with multiple and conflicting priorities across different cultural settings, or during times of great adversity.
• Aptitude/Business Acumen – Assimilates, synthesizes, interprets, and communicates significant business and economic information and impacts.
• Authenticity/Innovation – Identifies key trends opportunities, and organizational capabilities that would bring competitive advantage to the organization. Sees trends before others and integrates concepts in a unique way.
• Problem Solving – Anticipates future consequences and trends accurately and has broad Displays the ability to openly receive feedback and criticism in a positive manner. Learns from mistakes and asks for others insight in times of need, rather than turning defensive. Effective in using active listening skills when engaging in conversation.
• Open/Receptive – Energizes people around specific organizational initiatives, goals and visions. Ensures others hear, understand and accept a common organizational vision by guiding, translating and influencing what the vision means for everyone involved.
• Reliable – Maintains personal productivity and effectiveness in the midst of change, ambiguity, or stress.

To apply, please click on the "External Application" link, and be sure to let us know you found this job on Malakye!

Perks

Date Posted: 5/22/2017

Vice President of Product

  • Company: Pearl Izumi USA, Inc.
  • Country:United States
  • State:Colorado
  • Location:Louisville, CO (Boulder Area)
  • Required Exp:10 year(s)
  • Job Type:Full-Time
  • Salary Range: Not Available