SOREL - Product Line Manager (PLM)

Columbia Sportswear, Inc.


0 year(s)

Job Description
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Here at SOREL, we believe you are your most powerful tool and your determination makes you an unstoppable force.
It all started with an iconic boot. But today, its so much more. Our all-season footwear pushes the boundaries of function-first fashion, breaks away from predictable fashion trends, and rises to any (and all) occasions. The kind of stuff youll want to wear all day, every day.
The SOREL culture is all about who dare to draw outside the lines, but audaciously push forward as one. Its an institution of creators, doers and leaders who bring the spirit of the boot into everything.
We believe the future belongs to the creative. The passionate. The forward-thinkers.
So, are you ready to step up and step into your element? Walk with us.

The Sorel Product Line Manager is an important member of the Global Product Line Creation Team, working closely with the Global Product Director and PLM counterparts on the vision, strategy, and seasonal concepts to contribute to the growth of the Sorel business. As a Product Line Manager, you will manage the product creation process from brief construction through the design and the development phase. You will be responsible to articulate the vision of the product and need of the consumer at all check points in prototyping, wear-testing, and internal and external key stakeholder meetings.

On a seasonal basis you will have specific product oversight and management of specific platforms, styles, and/or quick to market needs from concept to creation.
In driving the product management function with design and development, you will be responsible to drive toward and achieve target margin and volume goals.
Assist in proofing product line needs which includes collateral sales tools such as catalogs, components, hang tags, Point of Purchase (P.O.P), packaging and label/logo information.
Assist in the product preparation process for key retailers, business unit meetings (BUMs), outside sales representatives, and internal personnel.
Write seasonal category product briefs in accordance with brand, department and category strategy.
Present category strategy, prototype concepts, designs and product to key retailers, BUM meetings, sales force and internal personnel in order to develop new product line offerings.
Manage and maintain Product Development Matrix (PDM) seasonal line list for assigned lines and categories.
Support the coordination of Special Make-Ups (SMU) opportunities when needed with Sales, Design and Development teams as approved by the Footwear Merchandising manager and GM of Footwear.

Able to apply ever-evolving knowledge of the fashion market, consumer insights and trends, and your own creativity to envision global marketplace needs 18+ months out to market.
A knowledgeable resource, providing category product input to merchandising and design teams.
Detail oriented and time sensitive, ensuring product timelines are met, merchandising information is provided to appropriate departments in a timely manner, etc.

Bachelors degree
5-8 years experience in product line management
Strong presentation and creative writing/thinking skills
Ability to travel domestically and globally >20% of the year

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Here at SOREL, we believe you are your most powerful tool and the determination you find within is an unstoppable force. SOREL challenges the status quo by creating unexpected footwear that pushes the boundaries of function-first fashion. We stay in motion so you can push yourself forward.

Being part of the SOREL tribe is for the few that dare to draw outside the lines. Its a culture comprised of individuals audaciously pushing forward as one. New ideas fuel us as we explore the unknown, while never being afraid to charge the edge. SOREL is an institution of creators, doers and leaders who bring the spirit of the boot in everything we make.

This job description is not meant to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities, but constitutes a general definition of the position's scope and function in the company.

At Columbia Sportswear Company (CSC), we are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and teammates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law. CSC believes that diversity and inclusion among our teammates is critical to our success as a global company, and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.