Product Manager, Licensed Headwear

adidas Portland, OR

About the Job

PURPOSE Bring consumer and sport insights into your concepts Execute the category direction Work with all creation functions to deliver product concepts Create ranges within the category from both an image and commercial point of view KEY RESPONSIBILITIES Proactively manage range direction Propose a clear strategy for the range and how to evolve from season to season. Show full understanding of the product creation process whilst managing all tasks within the given time frames, with special attention to speed to market Work within cross-functional team and with interlinked departments to enable an efficient product creation process with an optimum product outcome Actively analyse business, draw conclusions and propose action steps Strong knowledge of product information systems and the interlinking functions – clarity on respective timelines Good level of product expertise to create industry leading products Actively execute spot buying (e.g.buying existing fabrics or already developed/existing styles at supplier) Be considered as a range expert by markets and retailers Prepare and present your ranges and business related topics - with respective audience in mind - by using relevant structure and content Actively provide input for setting the CtC (Concept to Consumer) direction and implement it into relevant ranges in partnership with CtC counterparts Work independently on projects and follow up on project development KEY RELATIONSHIPS Maintain a strong relationship and ensure constant dialogue/feedback with business unit and across other BU´s cross-functional team ( Design, Development, USTS Merchandizing, Materials, Costing, Planning) markets and relevant key retailers KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES Transport information clear and effectively – negotiate skillfully Cooperate well and effectively to maintain and develop trustful relationships Work independently as well as part of a team Plan and prioritize daily working time effectively with the ability to work in a fast paced environment Knowledge of respective product category Strong analytical skills, be solution driven and result oriented Ability to travel Actively interested in lifestyle and/or fashion Passion for sport QUALIFICATIONS College degree, preferably in marketing/business /textile/fashion Minimum of 2-3 years Product Marketing experience with APP, FTW or ACC background Experience in trade, vertical retail business model or sales is helpful Fluent in English PC skills (MS Office programs, especially PowerPoint and Excel)