Product Department

Senior Product Line Manager - Snow Hardgoods

 

POSITION OVERVIEW
  • Own the consumer and competitive insights for Dakine’s snow hardgoods consumer.
  • Create insightful product briefs that deliver on consumer insights, market trends, and Dakine’s Innovation agenda.
  • Responsible for creating a complete pack/bag line from design through delivery, including prototypes, salesman samples, and bulk production.
  • Work with suppliers and vendors in sourcing and developing new technologies, materials, fabrics, and treatments.
  • Provide technical expertise and present new product at design reviews, sales meetings, and trade shows.
  • Establish target costs and partner with development, design, and sourcing to ensure targets are met.
  • Monitor and adhere to strict timelines for development and sales samples.
  • Assume primary responsibility for all pricing negotiations with suppliers and vendors.
REQUIREMENTS
  • Seven or more years product management experience in action sports, outdoor, or a similar sports based industry.
  • Thorough knowledge of the snow industry and relevant hard goods.
  • Participation and/or experience in skiing, snowboarding is strongly recommended.
  • Must be experienced in international travel and be self-sufficient in working with both domestic and overseas vendors.
  • Possess a strong work ethic and be able to perform effectively in a fast-paced environment.
  • Must be detailed oriented and highly organized.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proficient in Outlook, Word, Excel, and Adobe Illustrator.
  • Domestic and international travel as required.
  • Valid US work permit
PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT
  • Develop and expand your skills as a professional design and production specialist.
  • Follow advances in backpack, bag and luggage technology and other hard good trends.
  • Maintain a healthy balance between work and personal life.
Dakine Market Knowledge

Dakine lives in a number of action sports markets – Surf, Snowboard, Ski, Skate, Windsurf, Kite, and Bike. The staff at Dakine are passionately involved in these sports in their personal time and for their jobs. We have found this to be essential in creating innovative and functional products.

Package
  • Salary is based on experience
  • Eligible for enrollment in our company-sponsored health plan (medical with dental, with options for vision)
  • Eligible for enrollment in our 401k plan
  • Dakine carries a $25,000 life insurance policy on all full-time employees
  • Eligible for Dakine employee discount
Location
  • The Hood River area is a world-class destination for many sports - e.g. snowboarding, skiing, mountain biking, windsurfing, kiteboarding, and motocross
  • Year-round snowboarding / skiing on Mount Hood - the only year-round lift-served area in North America; lifts open until 9 pm during winter
  • Great local skate park
  • City of Portland is a 1-hour drive (staff regularly visit Portland after work and weekends)
  • Oregon Coast is 2.5 hours drive for surfing, wave sailing, etc.
  • Year round population in town: 7,000. County of Hood River has 22,000 people. Plus large tourism population growth in peak winter and summer months
  • Most of the people in Hood River love to be outside are passionate about their sports, are very friendly, and care about the environment
  • Many staff ride their bikes or walk to work; the average car commute is 6 minutes (7 minutes at rush hour)
  • Official City Data:  http://www.city-data.com/city/Hood-River-Oregon.html

This is a full-time, in-house position. Minimum of seven years professional experience is required to apply.

Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

Please email your resume to: [email protected]

Hood River, Oregon