Product Manager - Acccessories

Encinitas California
Required Experience: 0 year(s)
Employment Type: Full-Time
Salary Range: Not available
Posted 7 days ago
Job Description
At Nixon, it is through life’s adventures where inspiration and collaboration combine and take shape to become products we create. We are proud of more than 18 years of history, our roots and heritage while steadily aspiring to rise up to new horizons, develop and grow our brand and team of ridiculously talented individuals further. Working for Nixon means being part of an international, dynamic and passionate group of people, multi-lingual, multi-channel and multi-category. We are as diverse as the environment we operate in, stretching all the way from our origins in the action sports industry up to the lifestyle market, electronics and premium watchmaking. We believe that passion drives performance and that perfection comes from always giving your best. We care about the little things, while thinking big.

Are you ready to be part of this?

POSITION OVERVIEW:

We are looking for a team player that brings strong product creation experience, entrepreneurial thinking, and enthusiasm for the categories to the business. Responsible for managing a global product line/category from brief stage through design, development, product introduction, and sell through. Accountable for sales and margin requirements and determining line architecture and pricing strategies - all with a relevant focus on our consumer and competition. This hybrid position is also responsible for developing the categories they are managing.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:
• Work with the Category Manager on overall strategic direction, business plan development, and the writing of briefs for the seasonal line plan.
• Work directly and communicate on a daily basis with overseas sourcing offices/vendors to insure product design requirements are understood and appropriately executed.
• Participate in vendor allocation conversations based on competencies, volume, technique, fabrication, cost, etc.
• Negotiate all costs, minimums and lead times with factories; responsible to meet target margins.
• Plan and execute project development according to the seasonal critical dates that lead to on–time delivery of sales samples and production confirmation.
• Monitor developments, understand manufacturing capabilities, anticipate problems, address and facilitate solutions in a timely manner to minimize quality problems and delays.
• Responsible for all sku system input and integrity.
• Conducts market research in terms of product trend, consumer, competitive landscape, and pricing.
• Conducts statistical sales analysis for sell-in and sell-through and works with global market leaders to collect relevant feedback by region
• Initiates and leads concept and design with seasonal product briefs outlining category direction, strategy, and business plans.
• Attends key account meetings, trade shows, market visits for presentations and relationship building.
• Works with design to monitor progress, adhere to calendar, and maintain margin requirements through development.
• Presents the product line at internal line reviews, product launches and key account pre-lines.
• Works with marketing partners to develop and maximize brand/category initiatives and provide seasonal needs for catalogs and marketing materials in terms of photo samples and product information.
• Consistently evaluates category direction for relevancy and new opportunities.
• Encourages and maintains constant communication and feedback amongst all organizational partners.
• Partners closely with sales organization to meet and exceed mutual goals, and to develop merchandising plans and strategies.
• Maintain a strong understanding of product demand, forecast and inventory levels.

Job Requirements
Education and Experience Requirements:

• Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in Marketing, Product Development, or Business Administration, or an equivalent combination of experience and training that provides required knowledge, skills, and abilities.
• 3+ years of experience in product management/development in related categories.
• Proficiency in computer applications such as Adobe CS Suite, MS Office, PowerPoint is required.

Skills:

• Strong working knowledge of building good, better, and best level product focused on fabric, feature, quality and margin.
• Ability to think strategically and act tactically.
• Strong market and product analysis skills.
• Strong verbal, written and presentation skills, with an advanced ability to communicate new ideas, concepts and functional expertise within project teams and to external stakeholders.
• Comfortable in self-starter environment; strong time management skills.
• Must be able to work with all levels of management, cross functional teams and a diverse work force.
• A self starter who brings a level of passion, enthusiasm, and focus to their day to day business and can guide/collaborate with their partners with a “can do” entrepreneurial attitude.
• Be the expert on the core consumer and of the business. Know how they shop, where they shop, how they wear it, and the overall competitive market landscape. In turn, be active and strategic as you plan current season’s assortment and identify future seasonal opportunities.
• Ability to collaborate with cross-functional teams, assuring overall vision and strategy is achieved across seasonal ranges.
• Keen attention to detail in planning, organization and execution of tasks (self and through others), while still seeing the big picture and understanding how all of the pieces fit together and affect one another.
• Experience working with overseas suppliers, agents and manufacturers.
• Aptitude for systems and systematic work

Special Requirements:

• International and domestic travel required (up to 20%) including travel by air, ground and overnight.
• Ability to work in an open environment with product team and cross-functional partners.
• Willing and able to work additional hours when needed.
• Ability to bend, lift, open and move product and related office items varying in weight from 1 to 25lbs.

Come join the Nixon Team! Please apply through Malakye.

Due to the volume of resumes, we cannot respond to everyone personally, but we do thank you for your interest and for reaching out to Nixon.