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Big game product line manager

The ideal candidate is an experienced, passionate big game mountain hunter with knowledge of and experience
with the development of high-performance, technical hunting apparel and gear. The Big Game Product Line
Manager must possess the creativity, resolve, and collaborative mentality to bring innovative, world-class
product to market in line with consumer needs, profitability requirements, and overall company strategy.

Accountable for

  • Leading execution of product category strategy, delivering profitable revenue growth, market
    leadership, and being the reference brand for performance hunting apparel. This includes:
    • Maintaining sales and competitor analyses, and tracking broader market-trending analysis to provide insight into future category direction
    • Managing and communicating category timelines to insure timely deliverables throughout development process
    • Creating and steering category product briefs, collaborating closely with Design and Development during seasonal design process to ensure adherence with confirmed briefs
    • Establishing pricing for products, including meeting product costing expectations
    • Driving annual and long-term category assortment based upon overall brand vision, category-specific strategies, and seasonal story-telling focus
    • Coordinating creation of all Testing- and Marketing-related samples
    • Driving category product testing program; collecting and analyzing all feedback and facilitating resolutions with Design and Development
    • Successfully integrating the team (Product Design & Development, Sales/Marketing, and Operations) to ensure successful product launch plan

Required Job Qualifications

  • Four year technical or business degree
  • Experienced big game mountain hunter with a passion for cutting edge gear
  • At least 4 years of relevant product development experience, which can include previous experience in a product management, product development, or new business development role with an emphasis on consumer branded products
  • Strong understanding of broader outdoor market and trends
  • Must be highly organized, detail oriented, and able to manage timelines across multiple seasons
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational, analytical, and time-management skills
  • 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 leveraging market research, opportunity-assessment tools, project reviews, and stage-gate development processes to critically analyze business opportunities and/or new product/applications and determine its value and complexity  
  • Proven experience leading people and/or projects from ideation through launch
  • Excellent teaming, influencing, and interpersonal skills proven to effectively collaborate internally and externally
  • Creative, proven self-starter
  • Ability to travel up to 40%

Desirable Job Qualifications

  • Experience in the development of technical outerwear
  • Prior experience working and teaming in global markets
  • Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office

Location

  • Ketchum, Idaho is a world-class destination for a wide variety of outdoor pursuits, especially hunting. Incredible opportunities for deer, elk, antelope, and bear hunting can all be accessed within 30-45 minutes from town. Prime upland and waterfowl hunting can also be found just south of town
  • Ketchum is also well-known for its fly fishing immediately around town, and is centrally located near some of the best trout streams in the nation
  • In addition to the wide variety and quick access to hunting and fishing, Ketchum is also home to one of the premier ski resorts in North America, Sun Valley. Home to some of the best skiing, snowboarding and mountain biking in the country
  • Many staff ride their bikes or walk to work. Average car commute if living in the Ketchum area is 6 minutes. If living down valley in Hailey or Bellevue, commutes range from 30-45 minutes

 

To apply, please fill out the below form and upload a copy of your resumé and cover letter.