Global Product Manager, Performance Running

New Balance Athletic Shoe, Inc.

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0 year(s)
Full-Time
N/A


Job Description
For over a century, New Balance has inspired athletes and communities of all kinds in their pursuit of excellence. We innovate fearlessly, guided by our core values and we are driven by the belief that conventions were meant to be challenged. We seek leaders and pioneers because theres no time to wait around for next. At New Balance, We Got Now.

JOB MISSION:

As Product Manager, Performance Running, you are a key member of the Running Global Business Unit executing the Performance Running line plan with a strong focus on the global female runner. You are both a product and consumer expert for the New Balance brand, working on a team that is creating industry leading performance running product with the goal of making runners/athletes better every day.

MAJOR ACCOUNTABILITIES:
• Manage creation of product line strategically aligned with the needs of the global consumer, now, and in the future.
• Lead a product category, creating a long-term vision for performance running.
• Creatively brief and inspire the design and marketing teams.
• Conduct market research with a strong POV and passion for trend, color and fashion and how that enhances the experience of the female runner.
• Achieve sales revenue, unit margins, and brand share objectives for your category.
• Incorporate information from Manufacturing, Sales, Supply Chain, Design, Development, and Global Marketing to effectively market specific products and product lines.
• Serve as global business unit consumer & data lead by collaborating with Direct-to-Consumer Merchandising, Consumer Insights and Global General Merchandising Manager to uncover and analyze consumer, industry and sell-thru data and future trends to drive product creation.
• Act as a category spokesperson with internal and external audiences to maximize the successful execution of product initiatives in the marketplace.

REQUIREMENTS FOR SUCCESS:
• Bachelors degree in Marketing or related area.
• 3 years' experience in a product-related, merchandising or sales role.
• Organized, strategic thinker with deep understanding of and experience assessing global consumer needs.
• Passion for improving the experience and performance of runners.
• Understanding of the Global Independent Female (13-34 years old) & what drives them across sport, style & culture is a plus
• Strong analytical skills and action-oriented approach to utilizing data to drive decision making and results.
• Ability to adapt and work in a fast-paced environment
• Strong communication skills and eagerness to collaborate

Our Benefits:

Our products are only as good as the people we hire, so we make sure to hire the best and treat them accordingly. In addition to a comprehensive traditional benefits package (medical, dental, vision, 401k, etc.) we proudly offer a slate of more nontraditional perks opportunities like on/offsite seminars, customized team building sessions, tuition reimbursement, and various mentorship programs that encourage our associates to grow personally as they develop professionally. Youll also enjoy a flexible work schedule, gym discounts, fitness reimbursements, and volunteer opportunities, because work-life balance is more than just a buzzword its part of our culture.

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Equal Opportunity Employer:

New Balance provides equal opportunities for all current and prospective associates and takes affirmative action to ensure that employment, training, compensation, transfer, promotion and other terms, conditions and privileges of employment are provided without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, handicap, genetic information and/or status as an Armed Forces service medal veteran, recently separated veteran, qualified disabled veteran or other protected veteran.