Product Manager

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

Ogio is looking for someone to manage and direct the entire OGIO business (P&L) on a global basis. Fulfill and manage all aspects of market research, product planning, product development and product production resulting in a smooth & profitable seasonal product process. Initiate and maintain clear product and strategic communications.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES


⏵ Manage all aspects of product design, development, sourcing & production, from concept to the retail floor.

⏵ Build and manage outside R&D talent to ensure new developments are designed and work properly.

⏵ Manage outside design talent ensuring that accessories products are fresh each season.

⏵ Consistently communicate the OGIO product plan & progress globally.

⏵ Approve all regionally specific OGIO product from the subsidiaries

⏵ Develop and manage the strategic plan and process for each OGIO product category.

⏵ Further develop direct sourcing model for the design & development of OGIO product.

⏵ Assist with OGIO product development for Custom Logo businesses.

⏵ Manage budget for OGIO product cost center/department.

⏵ Establish and maintain a product development and calendar process.

⏵ Oversee product forecasting, buy plan and inventory management to maximize sales and minimize obsolescence.

⏵ Brief product and marketing efforts with clear direction for each category across all brands.

⏵ Work on-site (mostly in Asia) to develop technologies and innovations built from scratch.

⏵ Visit factories to ensure correct & timely product development and production quality.

⏵ Drive Marketing and Promotional spend for Accessories categories.

⏵ Interface with Sales to ensure clear product programs and representation at retail.

⏵ Present OGIO product to sales force & key accounts.

TECHNICAL COMPETENCIES (Knowledge, Skills & Abilities)


⏵ Solid understanding of budget management.

⏵ Proficient analytical and creative problem solving skills.

⏵ Must understand how to effectively & efficiently market products.

⏵ Strong communication skills both oral and written.

⏵ Ability to present effectively to large groups.

⏵ Strong motivational skills and highly organized.

⏵ Strong understanding of product development & management.

⏵ Efficient with a focus on time-lines & due dates.

⏵ Strong understanding of product profitability & inventory management.

⏵ Excellent consistent knowledge of the market place & consumer.

⏵ Understanding of how to work with sales team on product initiatives & programs.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE


⏵ Bachelor’s degree in Business or Marketing related field.

⏵ Minimum of 4 years of Product Management/Development or Business Management experience.

⏵ Soft goods experience a plus.

⏵ Leadership experience required