IPO Product Manager

IPO Product Manager

Job category: Marketing

Job Type: Full Time

Sandpoint, Idaho

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Job Description:

Position Overview:

Under the direction of Vice President of Product Management, the Product Manager is someone who provides direction, develops product briefs and develops networks of dealers and/or experts in accordance with company policies and procedures. Duties include market research, product development support and marketing/sales support. This is a non-supervisory position.



Product Development:

• Manage products through development process and timelines from cradle to grave

• Meet with internal sales teams and customers to identify product opportunities

• Create Market Product Proposals setting price points and specifications to fulfill product need

• Work with designers to create industrial design that can meet price and specification requirements

• Communicate with factory about final product specifications and design

• Work with engineering team on costing and BOM issues

• Act as the communication bridge between sales and manufacturing

• Write and manage Owners Manuals and Assembly Guides

• Assist with customer quality concerns related to design and features


Market Research:

• Maintain up to date competitive analysis for the Sporting Goods Fitness category

• Have a clear understanding of major fitness trends in home fitness

• Structure consumer research with marketing for key projects



• Identify future opportunities two to three years in advance

• Bring two new concepts a year to the R&D center for further research


Marketing/Sales Support:

• Work with marketing for on product materials, colors, and other marketing driven assets

• Be able to create and give high quality presentations about the product to customers and sales teams

• Work with marketing to identify branding and customer pleasing opportunities


Marginal Job Functions:

• Other projects as needed.




• BS (business, engineering, or related field) required

• MBA a plus; Engineering undergrad is a plus preferred



• 5 years of hard goods product management/development preferred


Other Requirements:

• Proficient in Excel, Word, PowerPoint required

• Familiarity with Solidworks preferred

• Remote work and communications software experience required

• Domestic, local, and international travel will be required (20%)



Problem Solving:

• Ability to creatively solve problems and utilize internal resources to accomplish tasks

• Technical ability to understand manufacturing issues and communicate with engineers and designers


Process Knowledge:

• Has a basic understanding of mechanical design, industrial design, tooling design, and manufacturing processes



• Achieves high percent of task target dates

• Suggests, develops, and improves current work processes

• Accomplishes task by being a self-starter

• Willing to assist others when his/her tasks are complete



• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with customers and overseas factories

• Ability to work well with numerous diverse groups and individuals



• Skilled in organizing resources and establishing priorities for work assignments for optimum results

• Able to handle multiple tasks



• Able to pro-actively and effectively presents ideas and information through oral and written communication skills

• Experienced in remote meeting and working


Quality of Work:

• Able to follows tasks to completion in a timely manner without sacrificing quality


Other Preferred Skills:

• Foreign Language (Mandarin or Vietnamese a Plus)

• Assertiveness

• Resourcefulness

• Likes to be challenged



We offer an excellent compensation package and team-oriented work environment with growth opportunities.


Some of our outstanding benefits include:

• Health & Dental Insurance

• Company paid Life Insurance

• 401(k)

• Paid Time Off benefits

• Product discounts

• Wellness programs



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