In 1977, Superfeet started with a promise: to create first class products with as much medical knowledge that could be built into something that could truly, affordably, help people. Today, we remain true to the original mission of Superfeet - to create affordable orthotics for the general public - while weaving our vision, purpose and core values into every decision we make. Superfeet is not a 'normal' company. We are an unusual, exceptional company, and our plan is to continue on the same trajectory. Our corporate culture, built on the foundation of our Mission Statement and Core Values, has evolved to become an established part of our identity. As a 100% employee owned company, we expect that if you join us, you will embrace our culture and help the rest of the employee-owners of Superfeet continue to build an extraordinary company. If we're going to help as many feet as we can, we need smart, team-minded people who can get things done.
The Superfeet Product Manager is an important member of the Product Team, working closely with the Director of Product and Innovation to curate the product vision and strategy to contribute to the growth of the Superfeet's global business objectives. As a Product Manager you will manage new product creation through the stage gate process from ideation through the commercialization. You will be responsible for creating market-leading products that enable the Superfeet brand to grow and meet business goals by evolving, developing and organizing the product offerings.
Embrace and live the Superfeet purpose: to make a positive difference in all of the lives you touch
Work closely with the Director of Product and Innovation to assure harmony of the product families and evolve the line architecture to match business growth goals and objectives.
Compile consumer data, retail trends and competitive data to create innovative ideas for creating/maintaining a comprehensive product strategy for Superfeet product line(s).
Present line concepts, product and strategic vision to management, retailers, sales associates and peers at a wide range of formal and informal meetings.
Provide consumer and category product information to consumer marketing, trade marketing and design teams.
Assist in proofing product line needs which includes collateral sales tools such as catalogs, components, hang tags, Point of Purchase (P.O.P), packaging and label/logo information.
Assist in the Product Marketing team in the development of key product insights for retailers, internal support teams, marketing and sales personnel.
Ensure that product timelines are met and that all relevant product-related information is provided to appropriate departments in a timely manner.
Your knowledge, skills and abilities
Excellent presentation and interpersonal communication skills
Possess a general understanding of consumers and consumer behaviors (category insights, preferences and interests)
Demonstrate a basic knowledge of footwear technology and function across a variety of retail channels (e.g. run, outdoor, sporting goods, ski, independent shoe, etc.).
Demonstrate the ability to multitask and function in a fast-paced work environment
Possess the ability to anticipate how decisions may impact all departments in our organization, our retail partners and/or our customers.
Display an enthusiastic, self-motivated and collaborative mindset focused on providing solutions
Possess strong analytical and organizational skills
Possess a thorough understanding of and ability to utilize Microsoft Office Suite: Word, Excel, Outlook, & PowerPoint
Your experience and education
Bachelor's degree and 3-5 years' experience in a product-related role (preferably in sporting goods), or 2 years of additional experience in lieu of a degree
Experience working with PLM software preferred
Superfeet Worldwide, Inc.