Bell Helmets
Date Posted: 4/27/2017

Category Manager - Street / Cruiser / Custom

  • Company: Bell Helmets
  • Country:United States
  • State:California
  • Location: Scotts Valley, CA (Santa Cruz Area)
  • Required Exp: 6 year(s)
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Salary Range: Not Available
Job Description

Join our talented team. Employees at Vista Outdoor are passionate and committed to delivering quality products to our customers. Our culture centers on an engaged and accountable workforce. Our goal is to attract and retain a diverse workforce: rich in talent, background, ideas and experience.

Vista Outdoor is seeking a Category Manager – Street/Cruiser/Custom to add to our team to support Bell at the Scotts Valley, CA location. The Category Manager will be responsible for executing the vision, strategies, and seasonal concepts for Bell’s Street/Cruiser/Custom business. This position will be responsible for identifying long-term trends and opportunities based upon consumer insights, product category knowledge, and market analysis. Working with the VP of Bell Power Sports & Specialty Cycling, constructing and executing long-term plans to achieve brand and business objectives.

The Category Manager will work cross-functionally with design, development, planning, brand marketing and sales teams to bring to market product lines that achieve sales, margin, and brand objectives. This position requires advanced product and process knowledge, and a proven ability to execute product strategies according to mandated schedules.

The ideal candidate will be extremely results driven, customer focused, brand savvy and skilled at building internal relationships and external partnerships. This is a mission critical position with broad strategy ownership and responsibilities. Successful managers at Bell have vision, and have a willingness to lead by example and do what is needed for the team to be successful.

Responsibilities:
- Create and execute long-term product line strategies based upon consumer insights, product category knowledge, and market analysis.
- Research and conceive innovative product ideas, and create seasonal product briefs that inspire the product creation and go-to-market processes.
- Use sales forecasting or strategic planning to ensure the sale and profitable of products, analyzing business developments and monitoring market trends.
- Responsible for leading the Innovation Road process and ensuring the accuracy of product line information in PLM/PLP systems.
- Responsible for line planning, SKU strategies, seasonal introduction plans, and wholesale/retail pricing to meet revenue and profitability objectives.
- Establish and maintain business reporting systems to measure brand and business results.
- Works closely with Brand Marketing and Creative Department to develop packaging, retail merchandising programs, advertising strategies, and other marketing programs. Has Category responsibility for adherence to brand marketing guidelines.
- Creates and delivers compelling presentations at sales meetings, trade shows, retailer pre-lines, and PR events.
- Responsible for the Street/Cruiser/Custom Category P&L, inclusive of revenue, COGs, margin & OpEx.
- Lead efforts to improve revenue and profits or reduce costs associated with products.
- Partner with R&D management to ensure that product development budgets and cost align with financial category requirement.

Job Requirements

Education and Experience Requirements:
- Bachelor’s degree in business, marketing or a related field required. MBA or equivalent preferred.
- Minimum 5-7 years’ experience in product line management, with a consistent track record of product innovation, P&L enhancement and career advancement.
- Successful experience in bringing products to market that meet requirements, on-time and within budget.
- Product knowledge of sporting equipment in the market past & present is a plus.
- Knowledge or and passion for Power Sports industry.
- Proficiency with MS Office applications including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

Desired Qualifications:
- Passion for great product.
- Proven leadership ability with an energetic, proactive and collaborative approach to managing and growing a business.
- Well-developed strategic and tactical business acumen, with clear understating of key business drivers.
- Strong project management skills with a demonstrated ability to lead high profile / high-priority projects.
- Ability to rely on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.
- Ability to work both independently and cross-functionally while maintaining a team atmosphere.
- Demonstrated ability to, motivate, mentor and develop high performing cross-functional teams.
- Careful attention to detail and accuracy.
- Strong financial acumen with exceptional analytical skills with proven ability to manage and drive P&L at, or in excess of targets.
- Exceptional interpersonal, verbal, written and presentation skills.
- Ability to work long/non-standard hours when necessary.
- Ability to travel internationally.

We offer a highly competitive salary, comprehensive benefits including: medical and dental, vision, disability and life insurance, 401K, PTO, tuition reimbursement, and the ability to add value to an exciting mission!

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: 4/27/2017

Category Manager - Street / Cruiser / Custom

  • Company: Bell Helmets
  • Country:United States
  • State:California
  • Location:Scotts Valley, CA (Santa Cruz Area)
  • Required Exp:6 year(s)
  • Job Type:Full-Time
  • Salary Range: Not Available
Job Description

Join our talented team. Employees at Vista Outdoor are passionate and committed to delivering quality products to our customers. Our culture centers on an engaged and accountable workforce. Our goal is to attract and retain a diverse workforce: rich in talent, background, ideas and experience.

Vista Outdoor is seeking a Category Manager – Street/Cruiser/Custom to add to our team to support Bell at the Scotts Valley, CA location. The Category Manager will be responsible for executing the vision, strategies, and seasonal concepts for Bell’s Street/Cruiser/Custom business. This position will be responsible for identifying long-term trends and opportunities based upon consumer insights, product category knowledge, and market analysis. Working with the VP of Bell Power Sports & Specialty Cycling, constructing and executing long-term plans to achieve brand and business objectives.

The Category Manager will work cross-functionally with design, development, planning, brand marketing and sales teams to bring to market product lines that achieve sales, margin, and brand objectives. This position requires advanced product and process knowledge, and a proven ability to execute product strategies according to mandated schedules.

The ideal candidate will be extremely results driven, customer focused, brand savvy and skilled at building internal relationships and external partnerships. This is a mission critical position with broad strategy ownership and responsibilities. Successful managers at Bell have vision, and have a willingness to lead by example and do what is needed for the team to be successful.

Responsibilities:
- Create and execute long-term product line strategies based upon consumer insights, product category knowledge, and market analysis.
- Research and conceive innovative product ideas, and create seasonal product briefs that inspire the product creation and go-to-market processes.
- Use sales forecasting or strategic planning to ensure the sale and profitable of products, analyzing business developments and monitoring market trends.
- Responsible for leading the Innovation Road process and ensuring the accuracy of product line information in PLM/PLP systems.
- Responsible for line planning, SKU strategies, seasonal introduction plans, and wholesale/retail pricing to meet revenue and profitability objectives.
- Establish and maintain business reporting systems to measure brand and business results.
- Works closely with Brand Marketing and Creative Department to develop packaging, retail merchandising programs, advertising strategies, and other marketing programs. Has Category responsibility for adherence to brand marketing guidelines.
- Creates and delivers compelling presentations at sales meetings, trade shows, retailer pre-lines, and PR events.
- Responsible for the Street/Cruiser/Custom Category P&L, inclusive of revenue, COGs, margin & OpEx.
- Lead efforts to improve revenue and profits or reduce costs associated with products.
- Partner with R&D management to ensure that product development budgets and cost align with financial category requirement.

Job Requirements

Education and Experience Requirements:
- Bachelor’s degree in business, marketing or a related field required. MBA or equivalent preferred.
- Minimum 5-7 years’ experience in product line management, with a consistent track record of product innovation, P&L enhancement and career advancement.
- Successful experience in bringing products to market that meet requirements, on-time and within budget.
- Product knowledge of sporting equipment in the market past & present is a plus.
- Knowledge or and passion for Power Sports industry.
- Proficiency with MS Office applications including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

Desired Qualifications:
- Passion for great product.
- Proven leadership ability with an energetic, proactive and collaborative approach to managing and growing a business.
- Well-developed strategic and tactical business acumen, with clear understating of key business drivers.
- Strong project management skills with a demonstrated ability to lead high profile / high-priority projects.
- Ability to rely on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.
- Ability to work both independently and cross-functionally while maintaining a team atmosphere.
- Demonstrated ability to, motivate, mentor and develop high performing cross-functional teams.
- Careful attention to detail and accuracy.
- Strong financial acumen with exceptional analytical skills with proven ability to manage and drive P&L at, or in excess of targets.
- Exceptional interpersonal, verbal, written and presentation skills.
- Ability to work long/non-standard hours when necessary.
- Ability to travel internationally.

We offer a highly competitive salary, comprehensive benefits including: medical and dental, vision, disability and life insurance, 401K, PTO, tuition reimbursement, and the ability to add value to an exciting mission!

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: 4/27/2017

Category Manager - Street / Cruiser / Custom

  • Company: Bell Helmets
  • Country:United States
  • State:California
  • Location:Scotts Valley, CA (Santa Cruz Area)
  • Required Exp:6 year(s)
  • Job Type:Full-Time
  • Salary Range: Not Available