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Swim Product Development Manager

Location: Vista, CA
Hours: Full-time
Education: Degree in Business Preferred
Experience: 5 years working experience in product management
FLSA Status: Exempt


Under minimal supervision, the Swim Product Development Manager leads the research, definition, development, implementation and termination of products by performing the defined duties for the following swim product categories:

  • Learn to Swim
  • Training equipment
  • Swim Caps
  • Focus on meeting or exceeding our customer’s requirements for quality and product performance

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Product development:
  • Performs market research for new products through communication with sales, marketing, key partners, and by evaluating competitive products
  • Based on global market opportunities, recommend swim products for development (or provide product improvement ideas) with an global estimated sales projection
  • Work directly with Swim Business Line Manager for final line approval and maintain the 5 year product development schedule
  • Generate and distribute to affiliates the quarterly product development update report
  • Work with Marketing, Sales, and Product Designer to determine appropriate product features, styling, manufacturing materials, target retail prices, and associated costs
  • Communicate and coordinate with manufacturers, vendors and Aqua Lung China to identify best solutions for the global range based on minimum order quantities, costing and lead times
  • Negotiate costing with suppliers based on global production quantities
  • Responsible for coordinating the product development process for by prioritizing and tracking product development, documenting raw goods specifications, securing samples, and managing the raw goods first article process
Product Management:
  • Responsible for component part number creation (EAN and UPC codes for the group), raw goods specifications, samples and data base
  • Manage raw material quality control and first article process
  • Develops and maintains swim price lists, including International Product Line Summary (PLS)
  • Helps documentation control maintain accurate product codes including, product group/category, class code, salable indicator, costing, etc.
  • Works with Marketing to create and manage product launches and communications projects including sell sheets, catalog, and other sales copy
  • Responsible for communicating necessary updates to Marketing for the Aqua Sphere website
  • Work with Product Manager to coordinate appropriate product testing and ensure the appropriate documentation is generated
  • Work with the Engineering and Marketing, as appropriate, to ensure appropriate product improvement recommendations are evaluated and implemented prior to product launch
  • Define global packaging requirements, determine priorities, and coordinate with Marketing
  • Identify supplier minimum order quantities and organize/ consolidate group orders as necessary to meet supplier requirements
  • Responsible for defining, documenting and tracking packaging structural and graphic design requirements from point of inception to completion
  • Degree in Business or Marketing preferred
  • 5 years working experience in product management International work experience Consumer goods development experience a plus Excellent organization skills Good verbal and written communication skills Computer literate - Microsoft Office package (Word, Excel Spreadsheet, Power Point, and Outlook). ASI experience preferred Ability to effective interact and communicate with all levels of personnel Must be able to work in a fast paced environment and manage to meet tight deadlines

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