At Merrell, we believe everyone deserves to experience the simple power of being outside. From mountain trails to parks and playgrounds, we all belong in the outdoors. No matter our shape, our size or our race. So we're proud to make durable and versatile products that help get more of us outside together.
The Product Line Manager is responsible for creating market-leading products that enable the brand to grow and meet business goals by evolving, developing and organizing the product line.
- Use competitive data, trend and innovative ideas to create a comprehensive assortment planning strategy for product line(s).
- Present line concepts, product and strategic vision to management, retailers, sales associates and peers at a wide range of formal and informal meetings.
- Evolves the line architecture to match business growth goals and objectives. Works closely with other PLMs, to assure harmony of the product lines.
- Develops and maintains an understanding of the global market needs to influence product direction and open new opportunities.
- Performs duties consistent with the Company’s AAP/EEO goals and policies.
- Performs other duties as required/assigned by manager.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required.
- 5+ years’ experience in footwear, apparel or accessories.
- Proven working knowledge of footwear industry, including technology and product development, materials, trends and the overall marketplace.
- Strong product knowledge and understanding of global markets and competitors.
- Strong business acumen, merchandising and analytical skill sets.
- Must be able to follow-through and have strong attention to details
- Ability to effectively communicate, including the ability to manage strong and effective cross functional relationships within the organization.
Normal office environment. Some travel may be required.