Manage the development of private label products, coordinating efforts with Merchandising, Marketing, Content, Quality Control, Planning, and external consultants to ensure all brand standards are met and delivery of quality products. Responsible for managing the development timelines and costs in coordination with external consultants and internal teams. About the Job: Manage all parts of the product creation process, from concept to delivery of assigned brands.Ensure product outcomes align with brand values and revenue plans.Coordinate product design efforts with external consultant and internal Creative DirectorHelp develop and maintain product standardsReview Product design and developmentCoordinate “co-lab” developmentWork closely with merchandising team to provide relevant design feedback.Partner with planners to optimize forecasting and inventory accuracy and plans for seasonal liquidation. And past performanceAccountable for revenue and gross margin goals of assigned brands.Collaborate cross-functionally and cross-divisionally to execute seasonal launches.Manage relationships with third party vendor partners including, but not limited to:o Cost negotiationso On-time deliveryo Product trim specificationso Product fit (apparel)o Calendar managemento Color / trim approvalso Problem solvingCreate and manage purchase orders in Interchange system.Partner with QC lead to identify product quality issues and create solutions.Potential growth into other categories including camping equipment and/or home goods. About You: 8 years of experience in Design, Development, Sourcing or Manufacturing of apparelExperience in outdoor product development, retail or ecommerceExperience building and executing product selling plansStrong working knowledge of the product creating processWorking knowledge of material development, sourcing, garment costing and lead timesProven ability to identify customer base / brand ethos and select relevant products.Willingness to travel to trade shows, vendors and manufacturing partners.Excellent organizational skillsExcellent communication skillsHighly analytical with a proven understanding of financial statementsAbility to multi-task effectivelyTeam player who will thrive in a fast paced entrepreneurial environment About BackcountryOur mission is to connect people to their passions. Our five online stores—Backcountry, Competitive Cyclist, MotoSport, Bergfreunde, and SteepandCheap—aim to supply our customers with the gear, knowledge, and inspiration necessary to get out there and chase down life’s greatest moments. We do this by providing the biggest and best assortment of premium outdoor products, a superior shopping experience, personalized Gearhead expertise, lightning-fast and accurate fulfillment, and inspirational, informative, and community-centered content.We take this concept seriously, both personally and professionally, which for employees translates to careers with growth potential and the ability to take ownership and make an impact daily. Perks such as an excellent gear discount, an annual summer Adventure Contest, summer barbecues, and a pet-friendly office make for a fun work environment. Backcountry employees will have the benefit of working with colleagues who are passionate about their careers as well as the outdoors. Benefits include medical, dental, vision, and disability & life insurance, paid maternity and paternity leave, 401(k) matching, and Flexible Spending or Health Savings Accounts.
Website : http://www.backcountry.com
This is where it all started. Our roots were simple but our vision was and still is clear; Backcountry.com is dedicated to being the best online retailer of the best built outdoor and backcountry gear on the planet. From the start our founders were intent on selling quality gear over the Web and what they found was that if the content is good and the products of the finest quality that people will come. If you're as intense about your gear as you are about your adventures then you're in the right store. Our buyers have been intense about scouring the planet for the top gear you demand. In our store, you'll find the best gear from top brands like The North Face, Black Diamond, Petzl, Mountain Hardware, Arc Teryx, Salomon, and more. With over 250 brands and nearly 50,000 products, Backcountry.com offers a wide array of the absolute best made gear including backpacking, camping, skiing, snowboarding, rock climbing, kayaking, mountaineering gear and more, all at competitive prices. If you can't find a piece of gear on Backcountry.com, it's likely not a piece of gear you really need.