Associate Product Manager - Kids New Balance

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JOB MISSION
As an Associate Product Manager - Kids, you will support the product team in their execution of the global footwear product plan for your SBU/category. Your goal is to have a deep understanding of the market, consumer, internal systems and processes.

MAJOR ACCOUNTABILITIES 
  • Function as a key contributor to the initiation, design, development and confirmation of products. 
  • Research and assess market competition and trends, gathering qualitative and quantitative data for product positioning and identifying new category opportunities 
  • Evaluate prototypes and in-line products, making recommendations for continuous improvement 
  • Demonstrate understanding of product creation process, products and systems while adhering to product creation calendar. 
  • Prepare product briefs and perform data entry into product line management system 
  • Create forecasts and identify costing and market issues while beginning to independently manage own projects 
  • Present product direction to management, the sales force, and retail accounts at key check points within the product development calendar 
  • Provide feedback and suggestions to cross-functional global teams based on market data and consumer insights 
  • Develop and deliver formal presentations to key audiences 
  • Gather feedback from consumer groups and provide suggestions to cross-functional global teams based on insights.
 
REQUIREMENTS FOR SUCCESS 
  • 4+ years’ experience in a Product Management environment, with 3 years of Footwear experience 
  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing or related area 
  • Proven Project Management and Costing skills 
  • Ability to think critically and provide constructive insight in a collaborative environment 
  • Frequent domestic and international travel

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