Location State/Territory Boardriders, Inc., is the worlds leading action sports and lifestyle company that designs, produces and distributes branded apparel, footwear and accessories for Boardriders around the world. The Companys apparel and footwear brands, represent a casual lifestyle for young?minded people who are inspired by a passion for outdoor action sports. The Companys Quiksilver, Billabong, Roxy, DC Shoes, RVCA, Element, VonZipper, Xcel, Kustom and Palmers brands have authentic roots and heritage in surf, snow and skate. With approximately 10,000 team members globally, the Companys products are sold in more than 110 countries in a wide range of distribution, including surf shops, skate shops, snow shops, its proprietary Boardriders stores and other Company?owned retail stores, select department stores and through various e? commerce channels. Boardriders is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer including: Minorities/Women/Individuals with Disabilities/Protected Veterans The Global Product Manager is responsible for developing a global assortment that will be carried in all regions. The assortment must reflect a global first approach that supports the Brands global positioning across all channels (wholesale, retail, e-commerce) and regions. He/she is the leader of the global cross-functional team and drives the execution of each seasonal assortment ensuring that the overall global Brand voice remains intact across all channels and markets. He/she is accountable to achieve all annual and seasonal financial metrics and global brand objectives including sales, margin, and global adoption rates. Finalizes and documents the comprehensive global category strategy each season Work with Design to brief new concepts and drive color/material direction that deliver on the product strategy and support the larger corporate objectives Partners with marketing on the development of all brand/product/category level seasonal or annual promotions at the global level Identifies key brand collaborations and partnerships to assist in meeting brand positioning objectives Ensures global category level sales and margin targets, set by Global Head of Product, are met in the development of the global line plan Develops the global line strategy to meet global category level style and material counts, globalization targets and regional MOQ for global styles based on recommended targets from global merchandise planning Recommends regional SMU targets supported by analytics provided by global merchandise planning Support the sales team at sales meetings by providing key product knowledge and product strategy overview Builds the global line plan based on the aligned strategies and specific targets established during the seasonal strategy process Incorporates wholesale, retail and e-commerce channel strategies, defined by the Commercial team and Global Head of Product into the global line plan Gathers critical market intel and regional insights from wholesale sales, retail team and marketing Owns the style adoption process during Line Adoption for all global styles and determines global channel eligibility Presents the visual line plan (VLP) to regional teams and sends updated VLP to regions Supports the regional buy review process to ensure adherence to targets Reviews and approves final style level margins Partners with channel leaders to ensure all seasonal marketing events and promotions are properly executed across channels and regions Style creation and management within all systems/databases i.e. PLM, SAP, etc Manage overall information and workflow between Design, Development and all cross functional internal and external partners. Initiate, maintain and coordinates all development documentation including technical sketches, quality, design intent and function. Monitor the development calendar and clearly communicates all critical dates to all cross functional partners. Bachelors Degree (Merchandising, Marketing, Business, Product Design preferred) Minimum 5 years of experience in apparel merchandising and product creation Experience leading a global organization across multiple geographies and channels (wholesale, retail, e-commerce; Europe, APAC, Americas). A proven leader with a track record of achieving positive financial results and building best in class teams Manages relationships and diversity, with strong creative and problem-solving skills Blends strategic vision with tactical execution Passion for the product with broad theoretical and practical knowledge Ability to spot trends and opportunities to generate profits and enhance brand awareness Creativity and ability to think out of the box Persuasive presentation skills and an ability to build consensus for ideas Excellent verbal and written communication skills Strong Proficient in Microsoft Office and Adobe Suite Requires international travel Knowledge of technical outerwear product Understands the technical materials/fabrics, fit, function and features Forward thinking and strategic skills Associated topics: chief program officer, cpo, manage, manager, management, monitor, product manager, project manager, relationship manager, task
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