At Mickey Thompson we see a world without limits- roads where there are none, unchartered adventures & barriers to be broken. We deliver world class products and service by having our pulse on the market since we are enthusiasts ourselves.
Since 1963 we’ve been designing innovative tread patterns and compounds partnered with an ultra-premium look to make the best performance tires in the world. We create undisputed products for those in fearless pursuit of their next adventure or record breaking time.
Unleash your passion – Defy Limits
As the Category Director for Team MT you will lead the creation and execution of our undisputed product line. Reporting to the Vice President of Marketing and leading an experienced team, you will work across the company to help us develop innovative products, drive sales and build profitable growth.
Lead a team of professionals responsible for product segments, market position, project management, warranty and technical customer support
Foster a creative and collaborative team environment focused on development and innovation
Effectively communicate key product messaging to internal and external audiences
Provide market insight through the monitoring and collection of market intelligence, supplier landscape changes, cost driver trends, customer feedback and information
Develop the vision and roadmap for the Mickey Thompson and Dick Cepek product lines
Develop and communicate product/supplier positioning and go-to-market strategy
Vendor management – work closely with our manufacturing partners to ensure a smooth process from design to production
Prepare and deliver presentations to internal and external groups
Demonstrate ongoing education, development and application of performance aftermarket industry and MT product knowledge
Successful execution of go-to-market product strategy
Bachelor’s degree, MBA preferred
Minimum 8 years’ experience in marketing and product/category management
Experience developing market leading brands and/or products
Premium/luxury brand experience preferred
Automotive or performance aftermarket experience preferred
Leadership & Interpersonal Skills
Excellent written, verbal and presentation skills
Demonstrated experience influencing cross-functional teams without formal authority
Experience leading a category or product team
About Mickey Thompson Tires
Mickey Thompson Performance Tires & Wheels designs, develops and distributes specialty tires for the street, strip, track, and off-road markets. Since its founding in 1963, the company has championed many firsts in the tire industry, from wide low-profile street tires to rugged, aggressive-tread off-road tires. Designing and producing innovative tread patterns and compounds to build the best performance tires in the world was our focus then, and is still our focus today. Our commitment and dedication to racing began with Mickey Thompson and Gene McMannis. Mickey, an innovative race car driver, designer, and promoter, held 485 National and International speed and endurance records. Gene McMannis' racing accomplishments included designing and developing tires for the Pan American Road Race, Daytona, LeMans, Indy 500, and Bonneville Salt Flats. The list of innovations from Mickey Thompson Performance Tires & Wheels has grown along with the company itself, which became a wholly owned subsidiary of, Cooper Tire & Rubber Company in 2003. The company's continuing passion for innovative product design has helped to grow Mickey Thompson Performance Tires & Wheels into an industry leader with a network of thousands of dealers worldwide.