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Senior Product Manager – FootJoy

Senior Product Manager – FootJoy

Role: Senior Product Manager
Reports to: Brand Director
Client: FootJoy
Location: St Ives, Cambridgeshire

Background

FootJoy, as part of Acushnet, is a leading global golf wear brand and the choice of more players across the worldwide professional tours. FootJoy is committed to enhancing the enjoyment of the game by delivering the best fitting, most comfortable, and technically advanced golf shoes, gloves, outerwear and apparel. FootJoy is proud to be the undisputed #1 shoe on both the PGA Tour and the European Tour for over 65 years, confirmation that FootJoy golf shoes continue to exceed the expectations of the world’s most discerning golfers.

FootJoy is also the #1 glove in golf and excels in the fast-growing performance sock, outerwear and apparel segments.

The Role

To lead product strategy and define the future of the FootJoy portfolio across the EMEA region. Accountable for an immediate team of two product managers with portfolios across Shoes, Gloves, Apparel & Accessories. A strategically important role within the business to manage the current successful portfolio whilst shaping and delivering what the future product architecture looks like. Maintaining and growing its market leader position with the same innovative drive in which the business has thrived, identifying gaps and untapped market opportunities with a first and best-to-market mind-set.

Key Responsibilities

Time

Responsibilities

25%

Work closely with the EMG and Regional Brand Managers, including travel within each region, to identify trends and opportunities and provide leadership and direction for the development, management and profitability of the EMEA product range.

20%

Achieve, through collaboration with the FJ EMEA Brand, Sales and DTC teams, growth in profitability and market shares as per brand objectives for the FJ product range while considering the managing pricing and currency dynamics.

20%

Work alongside US Product Management, FJ Global design and development teams to deliver on product objectives. Includes necessary travel to US headquarters and sales and strategy meetings.

10%

Provide leadership to the EMEA Product Managers Shoes/Gloves and Apparel/Accessories, conveying strategic direction and driving FJ Brand and profitability directives.

10%

Strategically lead the EMEA Product Management team as they work with EMEA Sales and Inventory Management in the planning and forecasting process of the FJ EMEA product range.

10%

Within EMEA, coordinate and participate in FJ product presentations at Sales Meetings, Key Account, Marketing and Media presentations.

5%

Manage the provision of and strategically communicate FJ EMEA Market

Statistics for Business and Planning purposes.

 

Qualifications & Skills

  • Education: Education to degree standard
    Experience:

    • Relevant experience working in the golf industry or adjacent industries, including fashion, apparel and sporting brands. Must be knowledgeable in the areas of product management and marketing. Must display good leadership skills and have a good understanding of product user expectations and an understanding of the FJ brand positioning. Written, verbal and presentation excellence are essential.
    • Great analytical skills and ability to use data and consumer insights to identify and qualify meaningful product opportunities, gaps and issues.
    • Financially savvy and capable of identifying P&L, margin, pricing opportunities and actions.
  • Personal:
    • Thirst and drive for making things happen.
    • Bring an infectious energy to the EMEA teams.
    • An accelerant to evolving our product lines to be more consumer focused.
    • Entrepreneurial spirit and ability to identify and develop the best & stickiest consumer driven opportunities.
  • Physical Requirements & Environmental Factors: Physically fit for office and travel.
  • Number Supervised – Direct:
    • FJ Product Manager – Footwear and Gloves
    • FJ Product Manager – Apparel, Socks and Accessories

How to Apply

To apply, the candidates should send the following:

  • Letter of application highlighting relevant experience
  • Up to date curriculum vitae
  • Details of current remuneration

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Tagged as: Acushnet, FootJoy, Golf, Product Management, Senior Product Manager, Sporting Goods

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