• Global Brands Group - Fashion Industry
  • $110,415.00 -84,150.00/year*
  • Boulder , CO
  • Fashion
  • Full-Time
  • 670 Logan Mill Rd

Product Manager (PLM Spyder) OuterwearABOUT THE COMPANY:For 40 years Spyder has been the worlds leading performance ski brand. Continually at the forefront of merging fashion and function for the elite US Ski team to generations of weekend warriors. As we look towards the future Spyder will become the cornerstone brand of the newly created Global Brands Group (GBG) Sports and Lifestyle Division based in Boulder, Colorado. Listed on the HK stock exchange GBG is a strategic partner to the worlds leading sourcing company, LI & Fung. Our new Sports & Lifestyle Division will be made up of both performance and lifestyle brands for active consumers around the globe.ABOUT THE CULTURE:Being based in Boulder, Colorado is a good start. With more than 10 world class ski resorts all within three hours drive, and the closest 40 mins away, it is a winter sports paradise. If you lean towards the summer sports and activities, we are also a stones throw from some of the best MTB riding in the US. We pride ourselves on being connected to the cultures we represent, and our location makes this an easy mandate to follow.Pooling our collective internal energy and engaging with our external partners to fuel disruptive product and marketing actions is our daily mindset. Innovation Through Strategic Partnerships is our mantra and this is made that much easier by our partnerships with industry leading suppliers Gore, Primaloft, Avra and D30.Sustainability is a core value for our company, and we are an active and supportive partner of Protect Our winters (POW).DESCRIPTIONThe Product Line Manager is an innovative product leader who executes the seasonal business plan and delivers a global product line that speaks to the consumer, drives sales and increases margin and market share with a strategic assortment of performance product. The Product Line Manager brings global market expertise meeting brand strategy and customer needs and ensures timely execution of each stage in the process. The Product Line Manager cultivates market data, competitive landscape and brand positioning with strong presentation skills to inspire the cross functional internal and external teams.ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIESStrategy & InnovationBe the 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 market place.Monitor sales data, competitor and market information for expert knowledge and 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 IMU margin goals and delivery against financial targets by setting target costs and evaluating detail cost sheets along with the key role of cost negotiations with 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 and focus on region, channel and delivery.Operations & ResultsPartner cross functionally to ensure execution to business fundamentals and to calendar deliverables for timely delivery of goods supporting sales growth, and attainment of margin goals.Maintain strong collaborative relationships with Product Development, Design and Tech Design to ensure exceptional execution of products by engagin in sourcing, development, fit, material selections, performance feature decisions.Flow product innovations, seasonal stories and highlights to marketing teams for cross departmental knowledge and external bran 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 reviewsCustomers & RelationshipsCommunicate and follow-up with internal and external constituents globally, including customers, suppliers, vendors and licensors, where applicable; assist with problem solving as neededLead 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 neededLeadership & TeamsContribute positively to team dynamic and manage up where necessaryCultivate strong relationshipsAttract, develop, manage and retain talentMonitor and evaluate performance of individuals: continuous coachingSKILLS & QUALIFICATIONSUnderstanding of a global performance brand; seasonal assortment planning, merchandising, manufacturing, supply chainExperience in the snow sports industry and deep knowledge of end-use ski specific productAbility to deliver presentations to large groupsStrong knowledge of costing process, including evaluation and negotiationsStrong understanding of the design and development process as well as garment constructionExceptional analytical and data presentation skillsSuperior organizational and communication skills; some experience managing and coaching teamsAbility to multi-task and meet deadlines; highly detail oriented, meticulous and positive, entrepreneurial driveBachelors Degree4-7 years experience in technical performance product line managementHighly proficient in Microsoft Excel, Adobe SuiteProficiency in FlexPLM preferredAbility to travel domestically and internationally, up to 20% of the year

* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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