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Job Title: Sitka Gear Product Manager-Waterfowl
Industry Sector: Hunting/Shooting, Outdoor
Job Categories: Management - Product
Production - Apparel

 Contact Information
Company Name: W.L. Gore
  Address: 1901 Barksdale Road
Newark, DE 19711
United States
  Web Site: http://www.gore.com/careers

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The Position: Sitka Gear Product Manager-Waterfowl

Sitka Gear Product Manager / Waterfowl Hunting - Bozeman, MT
Gore is a technology-driven global company built on entrepreneurial innovation, integrity, and teamwork. Through our product leadership, we've been changing lives and changing industries, including medical devices, fabrics, electronics, and manufacturing, for more than 50 years. What can you change by joining Gore? Visit gore.com/change-life to find out.
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.
Sitka Gear, a subsidiary of Gore, designs and manufactures the fastest-growing brand of pinnacle performance hunting and archery gear, and is looking for a Category Product Manager Associate to join the Sitka Gear team in Bozeman, MT. 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 waterfowl hunting end-user
    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.

Required Job Qualifications

    Four year technical or business degree
    An experienced waterfowl 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
    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
    Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    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

For more information and to apply, please visit www.gore.com/careers and search for job number – 132302. Gore is committed to a drug-free workplace.  All employment is contingent upon successful completion of drug and background screening. EEO/AA Employer (applies to all positions located in the U.S.)

Position Type: Full Time
Employee May Telecommute: No
Country: United States
Job seekers must live within: No preference
Required to Relocate: Yes
Willing to Travel: Yes
Required Experience Required: 3-5 years

Job Application Web Site: http://www.gore.com/careers

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