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Product Manager / Developer, Sporting Goods

Administration | Wheeling, IL | Full Time

Job Description

About Us:

Champro® Sports is a privately owned sporting goods and apparel manufacturer that has been in business for 30 years. We have received numerous industry awards for our business practices and excellent customer service. Our business philosophy is focused on our customers and we take pride in providing them with the best values in team sports equipment and apparel.

Product Manager / Developer, Sporting Goods

Do you keep up with sports trends? Do you love to play or coach team sports? Have you ever made

improvements to your own sports gear?

Combine your love of sports with your career and put your creativity to work as our Product Manager /

Developer!

What you will do…

The Product Manager is responsible for managing a portion of our growing sporting goods equipment line.

Understand and develop the product, the marketing strategy and identify new product opportunities. Take

responsibility for the P & L and all aspects of each product managed. The position also includes occasional

international travel!

· Develop and implement product and marketing strategy for new and existing products

· Monitor and research current sports equipment trends to determine new product opportunities

· Take new products from conception to market within a set time frame and budget

· Understand functional and regulatory product requirements and work with suppliers to achieve them

· Negotiate costs and production schedules with overseas factories

· Forecast product sales and work with Inventory Analysts to plan inventory levels

· Establish pricing strategies and analyze profit margins

· Work with graphic designers on the development of sales materials and packaging design

· With Senior Product Manager, create and maintain product documentation, including detailed product specification sheets

What you need…

· Bachelor’s Degree - preferably in industrial design, marketing or business

· 3+ years of experience in marketing / product management

· At least one year of experience in new product development

· Detail oriented with excellent organization and follow-through

· The ability to quickly adjust priorities

· Excellent written and verbal communication

· Practical and quantitative analytical skills

· The ability to work on cross-functional teams

What would get bonus points…

· MBA

· Experience participating in and / or coaching team sports

What we provide…

  • We are proud to offer eligible employees a full-range of benefits including medical, dental, vision and life insurance, as well as short-term and long-term disability coverage, 401k, Profit Sharing, paid time off, holidays, and payment toward gym membership fees.