New Balance Associate Product Manager - Speed in Boston, Massachusetts

New Balance has a history of 100 years of enduring performance and is still running strong today. Part of what makes New Balance so unique is our commitment to making products that not only provide performance, but also superior fit and comfort. The same attention that is placed on our athletic shoes and apparel is also placed on our associates. New Balance thrives because of the passion and dedication of the people we hire. We rely on our associates to match our enthusiasm for the business and to help drive consumers to move further, faster and more frequently. We seek associates who are always on the move. Associates who push themselves forward and are motivated to move New Balance forward. Ask yourself: Are you ready to move the world?

As the Associate Product Manager – Speed, you will support the product team in the merchandising, initiation, design, development, and confirmation of products within the Channel/Business on expedited timelines. You will work closely with design, development, and other cross-functional teams to identify timelines, create forecasts, and identify costing and market issues. In this role, you will identify and validate market competition, trends and Channel/Account specific requests and execute product solutions based on prioritization and alignment with SBU team. You will evaluate on-going projects and SMU requests to ensure continuous improvements and identify new category opportunities. You will evaluate prototype products and make recommendations for improvement. You will make formal product presentations to management, the sales force, and key external customers.

  • Bachelor's degree with a minimum of 4 years of business experience; 2 years of experience in product marketing.

  • Superior verbal and written communication skills.

  • Strong merchandising and presentation skills.

  • Ability to work collaboratively across the organization

  • Business planning and analytical sills.

  • Solid product and industry knowledge.

  • Some travel required.

Our Benefit Offerings:

We’re happy to provide traditional benefits, but to us, the greatest benefit of working at New Balance is taking advantage of additional programs that will enhance your life at work and at home as you grow with our business. Our benefits, at a glance, include:

  • 401k plan with employer match

  • Generous vacation package and paid holidays

  • Paid time off to volunteer in the community

  • Fitness Reimbursement Program

  • Discounted Health Club Memberships

  • Corporate Gift Matching

  • 40% associate discount

Your Career Development:

While the company looks to achieve strategic goals, each associate is encouraged to take ownership and mold their development process as they conquer their personal aspirations. To guide you in the process we offer traditional and nontraditional development opportunities, including mentor programs, to help you move your body or career, in which our executives participate as mentors. We also offer customized team sessions, on and off-site seminars and tuition reimbursement.

New Balance provides equal opportunities for all current and prospective associates and takes affirmative action to ensure that employment, training, compensation, transfer, promotion and other terms, conditions and privileges of employment are provided without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, handicap, genetic information and/or status as an Armed Forces service medal veteran, recently separated veteran, qualified disabled veteran or other protected veteran.

iCIMS ID: 14313

External Company Name: New Balance Athletic Shoe, Inc.

External Company URL: http://www.newbalance.com