Outdoor Product Manager
Company: Comfort Research, LLC.
Location: Grand Rapids
Posted on: January 7, 2021
The Outdoor Product Management Manager will be responsible for the
products sold by Comfort Research, with P&L responsibilities
for the line and ownership of the products from inception to
obsolescence. This position reports to the CMO, yet acts as the
bridge between Product Development & Marketing & Sales. The product
management team will own setting the direction for the organization
related to the products to be made, eliminated, and changed from
product idea to launch and beyond. Constantly reviewing the product
line, its details and its strategy while working with nearly every
department in the organization, domestically and internationally,
as well as external partners. Managing the product line with the
consumer always in focus while pushing the envelope of what is
possible for the best product performance and user experience.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Creates the strategic vision for each product category
Road-maps product maintenance
Manages the product life cycle (from idea to end-of-life)
Maintains pulse of market landscape including consumer needs and
Collects ideas, feedback, and consumer insights to help inform
existing and future products
Leads financial discussions for product category, including
pricing, forecasting and gross margin analysis
Is the internal expert in designated category/product line
Accountable for the success of the assigned Category (revenue and
Responsible for managing our product commercialization
Provides scope, schedule (launch seasons), and cost targets to our
PD and R&D teams
Collaborates with Sales, Design, and Marketing
Responsible for Business Case builds for new products, markets,
Works closely with marketing director on product specific features,
price points, portfolio fit, etc., to ensure go-to-market
WHO WE ARE:
Located in the Cool City of Grand Rapids, Michigan, Comfort
Research is leading the furniture industry in innovative and
affordable design and manufacturing. We've listened to the growing
demand for quality, modern, leading-edge furniture and have
responded with a bang! Today, you can find our products at all your
favorite retailers, like Walmart, Meijer, Bed, Bath & Beyond, and
Amazon (to name a few). But that's just the beginning. We're on our
way to realizing our dream of becoming the "Best Known Brand in
Furniture" and we're pretty excited about it.
As we've grown, we've continued to be recognized as a Great Place
to Work-and we've remained committed to building a positive culture
and creating dynamic, fun atmosphere. We believe in hard work and
we live by our core values of: Finding A Better Way, Doing the
Right Thing, and Expecting the Best from Each Other and Ourselves.
At Comfort Research, the pace is fast, the work is anything but
boring, and the result is always more Comfort for All.
- 3 - 5 years of experience in Product Management, Marketing,
Business, or similar field is required.
Bachelor's Degree or Equivalent required.
Ability to speak, read, and write fluent English
Able to project manage with little oversight
Keywords: Comfort Research, LLC., Grand Rapids , Outdoor Product Manager, Executive , Grand Rapids, Michigan
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