Saucony-Product Management Director

Wolverine Worldwide Waltham , MA 02154

Posted 6 months ago

General Function

At Saucony, we exist for runners. Runners inspire us, bring us new ideas, force us to be better.

They drive our design and engineering. They keep us competitive. They keep us hungry.

They keep us honest. Whether it's in a conference room or out on a lunchtime run, we're constantly talking about and arguing about our sport, runners and the products that fuel them. We love our products and we run in everything we make.

This focus and passion fuels us as we strive to create the best running shoes and apparel on the planet. We leave work each day knowing we've done everything to make runners' lives just a little bit better.

The Product Management Director direct all aspects of line planning, merchandising editing and go-to-market strategies for the brand or assigned categories; Oversee all elements of seasonal product execution from strategic planning to execution.

Primary Duties

  • Oversee the construction of seasonal line plans and product briefs. Direct the seasonal style editing process.

  • Leads and presents line concepts, product and strategic vision to management, retailers, sales associates and peers at a wide range of formal and informal meetings.

  • Delivers architecture, positioning and price points, flow and execution of franchise management through assortment planning.

  • Develop a global network of stakeholders, including brand executives, retailers and sales people that are communicated with regularly to inform, educate, and gather insights to help identify opportunities.

  • Identifies the brand's or category's whitespace opportunities and capitalizes on category extensions to drive brand growth.

  • Performs duties consistent with the Company's AAP/EEO goals and policies.

  • Performs other duties as required/assigned by manager.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • Bachelor's degree required/MBA preferred or equivalent work experience. 8+ years' experience in footwear, apparel or accessories. Proven leadership skills with at least 3 years' experience at the manager level.

    Proven working knowledge of footwear industry, including technology and product development, materials, trends and the overall marketplace. Extensive product knowledge and understanding of global markets and competitors. Strong business acumen, merchandising and analytical skill sets.

    Exceptional follow-through skills and attention to detail. Outstanding communication skills are required, including the ability to manage strong and effective cross functional relationships within the organization. Proficient in retail math.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Normal office environment. Some travel may be required.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills which may be required.

Committed to a diverse workforce, we are an Equal Opportunity Employer (Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled).



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