J&P Cycles Somerset , WI 54025
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.
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.
Product management principles, concepts, and process
Full product development process from cradle to grave
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!