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SITKA® Gear Product Manager - Whitetail Category (Bozeman, MT)-161174

Description

Gore is a technology-driven global company built on entrepreneurial innovation, integrity, and teamwork. Our diverse portfolio includes everything from high-performance fabrics and implantable medical devices to industrial manufacturing components and aerospace electronics. Through our product leadership, we've been changing lives and changing industries for more than 50 years. What can you change by joining Gore? Visit gore.com/change-life to find out.

Job Description

Best known as the manufacturer of GORE-TEX® fabrics for garments and footwear, Gore manufactures a wide range of high-performance fabrics engineered to protect wearers in the most demanding environments--from explorers on the North Pole to firefighters, soldiers, and emergency workers. We are looking for a Whitetail Product Manager to join the Sitka® Gear team in Bozeman, MT.

Sitka Gear, a subsidiary of Gore, designs and manufactures the fastest-growing brand of pinnacle performance hunting and archery gear. Visit sitkagear.com to learn more.

If you are searching for a company where you can make a difference, we're looking for you. In this role, you will drive the strategy, creation, positioning, and profitability of a multiple product line category. You will use your experience in and knowledge of strategy. You will partner with a category marketing associate to become the core of a merchant team for this category of hunting apparel. This team will provide the direction and focus of our product driven organization within the category by exercising sound analysis and judgment, influencing the thinking of others, and managing relationships with our key vendors and other associates to creation of the best hunting apparel in the world.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Be an experienced and passionate end-user in whitetail hunting
  • Have experience in and excitement for the development of new high-performance hunting apparel and gear
  • Have a passion to ensure that new products perform the first time and every time
  • Be skilled at integrating a diverse group into a cohesive team focused upon achieving a singular objective

Responsibilities include:

  • Developing the global apparel category product strategy.
  • Leading the execution of the product strategy which delivers profitable revenue growth, market leadership and being the reference brand for performance hunting apparel. This includes:
  • Accountability for developing and maintaining the product and collection strategy
  • Responsibility for the “Fitness For Use” (FFU) of all products in the category
  • Establishing pricing for products which includes meeting product costing expectations of categories
  • Driving product positioning by market/channel and partnering with the Product Communication team to ensure a successful product launch plan
  • Successfully integrating the team (technology/product development, sales/marketing, and operations) to meet product category objectives and ensure clarity of product decision making and accountability for product performance

Qualifications

Required Job Qualifications:

  • A minimum 4 years of apparel product management experience, which can include previous experience in a product development, or new business development role
  • Passion for innovative apparel and accessories
  • Demonstrated experience leveraging market research, opportunity assessment tools, project reviews, and stage-gate development processes
  • Demonstrated knowledge of product line management, product life cycle, and multiple season product development processes
  • Demonstrated ability to:
  • Adapt and change direction/approach when necessary
  • Effectively collaborate internally and externally
  • Navigate early-stage development when working with limited data
  • Work reliably with remote team members
  • Experience leading projects from ideation through launch
  • Excellent teaming, influencing, and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Creative, proven self-starter
  • Ability to travel up to 40%

Desired Job Qualifications:

  • Four year degree
  • Prior technical apparel product experience
  • An experienced whitetail hunter
  • Prior experience in the Hunting Industry

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SITKA® Gear Product Leader-161000

Description

Gore is a technology-driven global company built on entrepreneurial innovation, integrity, and teamwork. Our diverse portfolio includes everything from high-performance fabrics and implantable medical devices to industrial manufacturing components and aerospace electronics. Through our product leadership, we've been changing lives and changing industries for more than 50 years. What can you change by joining Gore? Visit gore.com/change-life to find out.

Job Description

Best known as the manufacturer of GORE-TEX® fabrics for garments and footwear, Gore manufactures a wide range of high-performance fabrics engineered to protect wearers in the most demanding environments--from explorers on the North Pole to firefighters, soldiers, and emergency workers. We are looking for a Product Leader to join the Sitka® Gear team in Bozeman, MT.

If you are searching for a company where you can make a difference, we're looking for you. In this role, it is expected that your analytic skills, global manufacturing experience, and clear understanding of both technical and lifestyle product development will elevate the Sitka brand and support the business’ overall goals. You will be responsible for developing and driving broad product initiatives, and leading the product development team for the Sitka® Gear Brand. The ideal candidate will be:

  • A passionate champion who proposes and drives new projects with an ability to work cross-functionally with other leaders to achieve positive outcomes.
  • A positive, energetic and hands on team leader and coach, with a keen sense of urgency and drive
  • An expert in their understanding of garment development principles and best practices

Responsibilities include:

Shaping the Product Vision:

  • Lead the design and product development processes and timelines for the Sitka product development team, managing the creation of product plans and strategies that achieve desired results for the Sitka business in alignment with overall business objectives.
  • Partnering with GORE’s distinctive capability platforms to represent the needs of Sitka
  • Facilitate rapid learning cycles in technology development
  • Partnering with business and functional leaders to foster team alignment on strategy development and balancing priorities
  • Partner with Product Line Managers and Product Development to establish and manage master line development calendar and key milestones
  • Collaborate with sales, marketing, and product managers to support demand planning
  • Report on key trends and brand relevance
  • Lead seasonal and strategic competitive pricing/shopping analysis
  • Evolve product point of view and vision as necessary over time
  • Work collaboratively with cross functional teams to achieve financial targets

Execution of the Sitka Product Development Plan:

  • Collaboratively managing the product development process and timeline creating clear expectations, deliverables and accountabilities across Product Line Managers, Developers and Third Party resources
  • Accountable for product development investment plans and the overall profitability of the entire product portfolio
  • Collaborating with sales, marketing, and operations
  • Monitor sales, annual forecasts, pricing and positioning strategy, line profitability, and brand position of product lines across all market segments.

Supporting the development of team members:

  • Advance the team’s capabilities, bringing a high level of strategic thinking and analytic discipline to understanding the consumer and translating insights into product innovations that help deliver business and brand results
  • Provide clear expectations and continuous feedback on how associates are meeting commitments
  • Ensuring the right people are in the right roles with the skills and tools (including systems) they need to support the business effectively
  • Promoting common product development tools and best practices
  • Encouraging new ideas and diverse thinking on the team

Qualifications

Required Job Qualifications

  • Minimum of 10 years of experience as a product manager or product developer with an emphasis on consumer branded products.
  • Minimum of 5 years of demonstrated success leading teams
  • Demonstrated success leveraging market research, opportunity assessment tools, and product reviews to support business objectives.
  • Demonstrated experience:
  • Effectively influencing people across the organization to achieve common goals
  • Leading external partners to deliver on objectives
  • As a self-starter with the ability to work with ambiguity, set direction and lead others to achieve goals
  • Ability to travel up to 40%

Desired Job Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Experience developing technical apparel
  • Knowledge of hunting or outdoor apparel industry
  • Prior experience working with global teams

Gore is committed to a drug-free workplace. All employment is contingent upon successful completion of drug and background screening.

Gore requires all applicants to be eligible to work within the US. Gore generally will not sponsor visas unless otherwise noted on the position description.

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