Product Manager Soft Products Textile And Design

Springs Window Fashions Middleton , WI 53562

Posted 3 months ago

Description

Springs Window Fashions has been part of the window treatments industry since 1939. Headquartered in Middleton WI, we have over 8,000 associates and 14 locations in North America. Our products are available in nearly every major retailer, in thousands of designer showrooms and showcased in large commercial buildings. Our company is privately owned, with products marketed across a broad portfolio of brands including Bali, Graber, Horizons, SunSetter and Mecho. We pride ourselves as "The Best Experience Company", striving to provide the best experience for our consumers, channel partners, and associates.

Product Manager Soft Products Textile and Design

Develop and execute soft window treatments strategic initiatives, focusing on the growth of Horizons and the Springs Window Fashions brand portfolio.

Objectives:

Keep abreast of trends within Interior Design & Home Decor specific to soft window treatments including soft shades, draperies, and other textile-based products.

  • Translate trends into new products or existing product line updates while keeping SWF products in line with consumer and industry trends

  • Work with suppliers and specialty manufacturers to ensure appropriate materials and manufacturing technology for new products and/or designs

  • Follow home dcor color trends and use those insights to guide color palettes for new development

Drive product line Key Performance Indicators

Own and enhance the portfolio plan to define how we 'win' in the market place

  • Identify gaps and opportunities through an in-depth understanding of the competitive landscape including product and price benchmarking

  • Identify and develop plans to address unmet consumer needs validated through consumer research

  • Articulate and execute product positioning and sources of differentiation by channel

Actively eliminate unproductive sku's

Continuously improve day to day processes and product line performance in coordination with other functions

  • Readily address customer and operational issues (service, quality, inventory, etc.)

  • Proactively identify sales and margin improvement through analysis of pricing and cost trends

  • Understand and follow business processes with a focus on continuous improvement

Ensure successful product launches

  • Follow New Product Development stage gate process

  • Project manage cross functional teams

  • Proactively identify, communicate, and resolve issues


Core Competencies:

  • Consumer Focus

  • Critical Thinking

  • Resilience

  • Optimize Work Processes

  • Sense of Urgency

  • Influence/Persuasion

  • Analytical

  • Communication

  • Teamwork

Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree with emphasis in Interior Design, Marketing, Business Administration or similar required.

  • Post Graduate degree preferred.

  • Three plus years in interior design, with an expertise in identifying consumer trends in interior design and home decor

  • Experience working with customized products in the home dcor industry is highly desired

  • Experience with the marketing and the sale of custom interior home dcor products

  • Our ideal candidate will have significant experience in interior design as well as working knowledge of product management concepts preferably with hands on product management experience.

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Product Manager Soft Products Textile And Design

Springs Window Fashions