Apparel Product Manager

Golden Colorado
Required Experience: 3 year(s)
Employment Type: Full-Time
Salary Range: Not available
Posted 11 days ago

The Apparel Product Manager is an innovative product leader who executes a seasonal business plan and delivers a global product line that is ride driven, sales and margin focused and targets our market share with a strategic assortment of performance product. The ideal candidate brings global market expertise meeting brand strategy and customer needs and ensures timely execution at each stage in the process.

Essential Job Functions:

Strategy & Innovation
- Expert in consumer identification and competitive insights.
- Analyze product performance, market conditions and feedback from consumers and retailers continuously; update assortments and identify opportunities based on analysis as well as expert knowledge of the current and potential marketplace.
- Monitor sales data, competitor and market information to effectively manage and grow the assorted categories.
- Implement the product strategy, create line plans, product briefs and achieve a balanced assortment focused on brand strategy, opportunity and identified growth areas.
- Responsible for meeting gross margin goals and delivery against financial targets by setting target costs. Achieve these goals through cost negotiations with multiple vendor partners.
- Establish key items, setting of price points, SKU productivity and forecast against margin
goals and product specifications.
- Engage Sales and Marketing teams to drive success and understanding of product direction for strong go to market strategy.

Operations & Results
- Calendar deliverables for timely delivery of goods supporting sales growth, and attainment of margin goals.
- Maintain strong collaborative relationships with Product Development and Design to ensure exceptional execution of products by engaging in sourcing, development, fit, material selections, and performance feature decisions.
- Flow product innovations, seasonal stories and highlights to marketing teams for cross departmental knowledge and external brand communication.
- Responsible for maintaining PLM system with all relevant product details including style and cost sheet set-up.
- Present line to supervisors; actively participate in review meetings, including edits, CAD board reviews, pre-costing, line reviews, adoption and post-season reviews.

Customers & Relationships
- Communicate and follow-up with internal and external constituents globally, including customers, suppliers, and vendors.
- Lead key account meetings, build and maintain relationships with key buyers, participate in line presentation meetings and continuously nurture those relationships.
- Maintain relationships with collaborators and competitors; attend trade shows and industry events, as needed.

Job Qualifications, Competencies and Key Attributes:
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.
- Minimum of 3 years’ experience in technical performance product line management.
- Understanding of a global performance brand; seasonal assortment planning,
merchandising, manufacturing and supply chain.
- Experience in mountain bike technical apparel and lifestyle categories.
- Strong knowledge of costing process, including evaluation and negotiations.
- Strong understanding of the design and development process as well as garment construction.
- Exceptional analytical and data presentation skills with ability to deliver presentations to
large groups.
- Superior organizational and communication skills; some experience managing teams.
- Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines; highly detail oriented, meticulous and positive,
entrepreneurial drive.
- Highly proficient in Microsoft Excel, Adobe Suite.
- Proficiency in Backbone PLM, preferred.
- Ability to travel domestically and internationally, up to 20% of the year

To Apply: Please submit your resume through Malakye.com
Competitive compensation, annual performance- based bonus, comprehensive healthcare, matching 401k, life & disability insurance, paid time off, one-time bike frame credit & annual apparel credit