Asst. Product Manager - Softgoods

Company Background and Location

If you have a passion for the outdoors and would like to help develop impactful new outdoor gear, Insight 2 Design just might be a good fit. Insight 2 Design is a unique, outdoor products company with big industry influence and market share. We invent, innovate, design, manufacture, and market outdoor products for some of the world’s largest outdoor brands.

Growth has been fast and consistent since our founding in 2012. The work environment reflects this as our team has a fast-paced “get stuff done” attitude with a casual work atmosphere.

A benefit of this growth has been to recently relocate into a new state-of-the-art building located in Overland Park, Kansas. Our office location offers great access to amenities like shops, restaurants, gyms, a running/biking trail and parks to support a healthy work-life balance.

Our team is passionate about creating exciting outdoor products to bring to the market.

Your Future

I2D offers a unique opportunity to join a firm led by veteran industry founders that is on an explosive growth trajectory. If you demonstrate the desire to learn and strive for responsibility you will accelerate your understanding of the outdoor industry, product development, marketing, sales and international supply chains MUCH faster than at a larger company. Candidates that flourish in this entrepreneurial environment will also take advantage of advancement opportunities available within a fast-growing business.

Leaders and Staff

Insight 2 Design’s founders and senior leaders have been with the company for the majority of our existence. Successful candidates will be energized by hands-on learning, while being supported in your training with formal and ad-hoc mentoring from senior leadership. We’re equally excited about growing future business rockstars as we create amazing outdoor gear.

Our managers and staff are all used to hands-on learning and learned by experience.  We are a company that likes to throw new individuals into the action, allowing them to learn quickly with guidance so they don’t get lost along the way. 

Position Description

Job Title / Type: Assistant Product Manager / Full Time

Location: Overland Park, KS

Direct Supervisor: Product Manager

Position:

The Assistant Product Manager position will support the product management team in their respective product categories, which includes camp pad, air mattresses, coolers, and other softline consumer goods. As part of the product management team, you will collaborate with product development, design, engineering, sales, and finance to grow and innovate in the category. 

Responsibilities:

  • Support and assist the product manager in all product marketing activities including new product development, packaging, promotions and merchandising to optimize product/category growth. The APM will independently own certain programs with the support of the PM to ensure success.

  • Organize and manage product execution process from, packaging, photography, web, and video.
  • Setup and maintain product setup on e-commerce websites.

  • Help coordinate the development of rich visual and video marketing content to help “tell the product story”.

  • Actively support product presentations to key customers.

  • Assist in research of existing market conditions and conduct feasibility studies to determine market demand for existing and new products.

  • Monitor weekly product sales and report to stakeholders.

  • Must be extremely organized and demonstrate attention to detail.

  • Must be proactive, work quickly and possess the ability to meet tight deadlines.

  • High degree of flexibility and initiative.

Values & Skills:

Successful candidates will demonstrate the following:

  • Ability to independently own planning and develop 1-2 categories and/or key customer programs per year with mentorship from the Product Manager.

  • Intrinsic understanding of customer base and creative instinct to guide design partners in product direction & execution

  • Passion & curiosity for the product line(s) to drive innovation and creative thinking

  • Strong work ethic

  • Extremely organized and demonstrate attention to detail

  • Project management skills

  • Proactive, work quickly and possess the ability to meet tight deadlines

  • High degree of flexibility and drive to see projects through to completion

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills

  • Self-motivated with ability to stay on task without supervision

  • Efficient multi-tasker with ability to manage several projects concurrently

  • Ability to work with different personality types ranging from creatives, finance, and sales

  • Intellectually Curious – Ability to listen and learn new concepts, learn from others, learn by doing, and learn software quickly

Requirements:

In order to perform the responsibilities of this positions, candidates must fulfill the below requirements:

  • Legal authorization to work in the US

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Merchandising, Marketing, Supply Chain Management, or another applicable field

  • Experience/knowledge with textiles, sewing, and/or manufacturing preferred

  • Previous retail experience or work with consumer goods a plus

  • 0-3 years of experience in applicable role, preferred

  • Proficient computer skills using Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook

Pay and Benefits:

Our benefits are some of the best that companies offer in the area.

  • Competitive salary

  • 401k contribution (with or without employee contributions, paid annually)

  • Annual bonus

  • Highly subsidized medical, dental, and vision insurance

  • Paid time off

  • Paid holidays

  • Opportunity to try and test new gear!

 

Job Type: Full-time

THIS IS NOT A REMOTE ROLE.

 

 

Email resumes and cover letters to jobs@insight2design.com.