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Product Manager

Company Background and Location

If you have a passion for the outdoors and would like to help develop impactful new outdoor gear for some of the top outdoor brands, 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.

Due to rapid growth, we moved into a brand new, state of the art building in June 2019 located on Antioch and 137th Street.  This building is intentionally located next to a running trail, several coffee shops, gyms, the woods, a park and many restaurants. 

Our team is passionate about creating intuitive outdoor products consumers want, in a fast-paced casual dress work environment - we are an outdoor products company after all! 

 

Your Future

The overall company has been and continues to be on a large growth trajectory which leaves a significant amount of room for advancement opportunity sooner rather than later.  The company has been in existence only eight years but has some of the most experienced leaders in the industry.  If we are fortunate to become a match, you will learn more than you would at most large companies due to the fast pace and access to the entire product management process.

 

Leaders and Staff

Our managers and staff are all used to hands on learning and learning 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.  More than three quarters of our leaders have been at the company since its existence, and they very much enjoy the industry and mentoring future leaders.  Turnover at the company is low due to a great leaders and overall work environment.

 

Position Description

 

Job Title / Type: Product Manager / Full Time

Location: Located in Overland Park, KS

Position: The Product Manager will be an integral part of the Product management team and has responsibility for the overall direction and development of assigned product category/categories.  The Product Manager interacts directly with design, engineering, sales and finance to grow and innovate in the category.

Direct Supervisor: Director of Product Development

Responsibilities:

  • Own the new product development cycle and identify new product opportunities.

  • Interact directly with customers and senior level management.

  • Manage all product-marketing activities including new product development, pricing, packaging, line maintenance and promotions to optimize category profit and growth.

  • Approve assigned elements of product line launches including product specifications, packaging, promotions and merchandising collateral.

  • Actively support product presentations to key customers.

  • Research existing market conditions and conduct feasibility studies to determine market demand for existing and new products.

  • Identify new product opportunities and develop specific new product objectives to research.

  • Prepare and present business plans to justify new product opportunities and lead cross-functional teams through the new product development cycle.

  • Develop and maintain a thorough understanding of the competitive landscape both domestic and globally to include competitive pricing, features and specifications.

  • Own pricing strategy and ensure competitive product positioning within each channel.

  • Work closely with marketing, sales, operations, and legal in the development of marketing plans.

  • Assist in consumer events, trade shows, store associate training workshops and other off-site business development activities.

 

Values

Successful candidates will demonstrate the following:

  • Strong work ethic

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills

  • Self-motivated / self-starter with ability to stay on task with or without supervision

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

  • Ability to work with different personality types ranging from long boarders to business professionals

  • Intellectually curious including ability to listen and learn new concepts, learn from others as well as learn by doing, and learn software quickly

 

Requirements

In order to perform the responsibilities of this positions, candidates must be able to demonstrate:

  • Legal authorization to work in the US

  • A minimum of 3 years of experience in Marketing/Product Management

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, Business, or Engineering

  • Experience with consumer goods

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

  • The willingness and ability to travel to perform the essential duties of this position.  Some travel may be international.

 

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)

  • Competitive salary

  • Annual bonus

  • Insurance in which the company pays the majority of the monthly

  • Medical, dental, vision insurance

  • Paid time off

  • Paid holidays

  • Opportunity to try and test new gear!

Qualified candidates please send your resume and cover letter (required) to jobs@insight2design.com.