Product Category Manager - Luggage And Storage

J&P Cycles Somerset , WI 54025

Posted 2 months ago

Job Description:

POSITION SUMMARY

As the Product/Category Manager, you will lead the product life-cycle management from ideation through EOL for the key category of motorsports luggage and storage. You will research, identify, and evaluate potential new product ideas and look for ways to freshen existing products for greater revenue generation and market relevance. You will work cross functionally with Industrial Design, Engineering, Sales, Marketing, Quality, Purchasing and Production to drive efficiencies of timelines, profitability and inventories.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Ability to create product ideas through identifying industry trends, seeking out and capitalizing on VOC and working with key suppliers.

  • Conduct market analysis and competitive analysis to create market strategies for the key product categories of luggage and storage for motorcycles.

  • Understanding and utilization of Phase Gate process to identify, quantify and champion new product opportunities. Lead project with all cross functional teams.

  • Project management functions to ensure on time launch and within budget.

  • Strong Financial Acumen; Determination of TAM (total available market) to grow strategic categories, pricing strategy based on cost up and perceived value, evaluation of supplier quotes, ability to create master excel spreadsheets and track program projected volumes and launch timing.

  • Product marketing/launch strategy and management with sales and marketing.

  • Product training and sales support for internal and external distributors/dealers.

Skills/Requirements

SKILLS

  • Product management principles, concepts, and process

  • Full product development process from cradle to grave

  • Product design

  • Graphic and conceptual design; review of final design documents

  • Proficient in Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint

  • Smartsheet knowledge a plus!

EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor's Degree in a a related field

  • 5 years product development experience

  • Demonstrated leadership, negotiation, planning and collaboration skills

  • Passionate about motorsports!

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Product Category Manager - Luggage And Storage

J&P Cycles