Responsible for bringing new product lines to consumers in an engaging, functional way, while opening new distribution channels. Work creatively and pragmatically to conserve resources and engage the product line’s potential audience. Knowledge of key demographics and an innovative perspective on product development are important in this role. Reviews and manages new business objectives and challenges, existing products, services, technology, operations, and methodologies; and collaborates with key stakeholders to make rational recommendations for prioritization of product management activities. Work closely with engineering, sales and marketing teams to ensure they have adequate support to make informed decisions required to meet the company goals for revenue and customer satisfaction.
Researches the market and customer input, helps create solutions and bring new product ideas to the table, and helps shape, direct, and execute the company's product vision.
Perform and report market research on company’s current position in the market as well as competitors. Utilize research to identify market needs and develop plan to develop and launch new product lines.
Be a subject matter expert with respect to our product range, competition and vehicles in the market.
Focuses on revenue and margin opportunities that align with the company's strategy and core competencies.
Manages the entire product lifecycle from strategic planning to tactical activities.
Develops, measures, and tracks return on investments of products and product lines and develops product key performance indicators.
Ensures a market-driven and well thought out product offering. Includes pricing, placement, and promotion.
Analyzes customer, channel, competitive, and market data; and stays informed on all aspects of the competition.
Collaborates with Sales, Marketing, Engineering, Information Technology, and Operations teams to develop product requirements, definitions, and process; and partners with development teams to roll out products and services and execute features and capabilities.
Works with key subject matter experts to assess and determine whether to buy, build, or partner.
Works with external third parties to develop partnerships and opportunities.
Meets with customers and stakeholders to assess market needs.
Presents product ideas, development updates, and training to internal audiences.
Participates in corporate functions that represent the brand.
Works with cataloging team to ensure high quality catalog data.
Specific Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:
Knowledge of Automotive aftermarket and industry
Proven experience overseeing all elements of product development lifecycle.
Excellent networking skills
Highly effective cross-functional team management
Exceptional writing and editing skills combined with strong presentation and public speaking skills
Customer Mindset: Exceptional customer experience is primary focus while performing job duties. Quality is a top priority.
Adaptability & Innovation: Proactively and willingly adapts to changing business needs and conditions and presents creative and fresh ideas on how to solve problems, gain efficiencies and improve quality.
Relationship Building: Builds constructive working relationships characterized by a high level of inclusion, cooperation and mutual respect.
Accountability: Takes personal responsibility for the quality and timeliness of work and strives to exceed requirements.
Decision Making and Judgment: Makes timely, informed decisions that take into account the facts, goals, constraints and risks.
Talent Development (Self and Others): Displays an ongoing commitment to learning and self-improvement; making an effort to acquire new knowledge or skills associated with job responsibilities. Willingness to work with others and coach/teach in effort to develop and support other employees’ development.
Bachelor’s degree in marketing, Business or a related area preferred, or equivalent experience.
Automotive Technology certifications a plus but not required.
3+ years of relevant Product Management, Sales, Engineering or Marketing experience
What We DoFOX Factory designs, engineers, manufactures and markets performance-defining products and systems for customers worldwide. Our premium brand, performance-defining products and systems are used primarily on bicycles, side-by-side vehicles, on-road vehicles with and without off-road capabilities, off-road vehicles and trucks, all-terrain vehicles, snowmobiles, specialty vehicles and applications, motorcycles, and commercial trucks. Some of our products are specifically designed for and marketed to a variety of leading cycling and powered vehicle original equipment manufacturers ("OEMs"), while others are distributed to consumers through a global dealer and distribution network. Fox Factory Holding Corp. is the holding company of FOX Factory, Inc. and is publicly traded (FOXF) on Nasdaq. Why you should join usNot only do we provide competitive wages, you will also have access to great benefits and employee discounts. But more importantly, it’s a fun environment where we truly enjoy working as a team and bringing great products to our customers!