Ski Product Director

Seattle California
Required Experience: 0 year(s)
Employment Type: Full-Time
Salary Range: Not available
Posted 3 days ago
Job Description
The Ski Product Director is responsible for managing the people, organizations and processes to bring ski products to market for K2 Sports. The Director works with Development, Marketing, Graphics, Sales, Operations, and Product Line Management teams to ensure the skis have competitive quality, delivery, value, and innovation. The Director is also responsible for the technical supply chain and process capability for on time delivery of products and works with our suppliers to achieve this.
Job Requirements

• Ensure optimal timelines and processes are established and achieved for product design, testing, quality validation, commercialization, and quality control
• Ensure products are of high quality to meet market needs, meet safety standards, exhibit low factory off-quality rates, and low warranty return claims.
• On-Time development execution to allow successful sample and mass-production delivery. Tracking work completion against deadlines and taking corrective action to keep work on time.
• Manage product costing. Analyze costing details and find solutions to reduce waste in materials and processes to increase value to our customers
• Bring innovative product solutions to market to excite customers and grow sales
• Optimize processes for successful SMU and OEM opportunities
• Ensure there are optimal processes for hand-off and storage of engineering files
• Build and successfully control Operational and Capital expense budgets
• Recruit, hire, train, mentor, motivate and review direct reports
• Communicate the status and direction of the product team’s work during executive and team strategic reviews
• Support the marketing and selling functions as required
• Maintain a collaborative and strong working relationship with our factories

Job Requirements
The Ski Product Director is responsible for managing the people, organizations and processes to bring ski products to market for K2 Sports. The Director works with Development, Marketing, Graphics, Sales, Operations, and Product Line Management teams to ensure the skis have competitive quality, delivery, value, and innovation. The Director is also responsible for the technical supply chain and process capability for on time delivery of products and works with our suppliers to achieve this.
Job Requirements
• Ensure optimal timelines and processes are established and achieved for product design, testing, quality validation, commercialization, and quality control
• Ensure products are of high quality to meet market needs, meet safety standards, exhibit low factory off-quality rates, and low warranty return claims.
• On-Time development execution to allow successful sample and mass-production delivery. Tracking work completion against deadlines and taking corrective action to keep work on time.
• Manage product costing. Analyze costing details and find solutions to reduce waste in materials and processes to increase value to our customers
• Bring innovative product solutions to market to excite customers and grow sales
• Optimize processes for successful SMU and OEM opportunities
• Ensure there are optimal processes for hand-off and storage of engineering files
• Build and successfully control Operational and Capital expense budgets
• Recruit, hire, train, mentor, motivate and review direct reports
• Communicate the status and direction of the product team’s work during executive and team strategic reviews
• Support the marketing and selling functions as required
• Maintain a collaborative and strong working relationship with our factories
Required Skills
• 10 years of experience in engineering and product development of technical or hard goods products
• Bachelors of Science Degree in an applicable engineering field
• Strong engineering and project management skills
• Strong leadership and communication skills
• Ability to adapt to changing and challenging business environments
• Proficiency in business and scheduling software
• Proficiency in development methods, process improvement techniques, and quality improvement processes
• Track record of budgeting building and achievement