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Product Manager LE/Mil - Blackhawk Tactical

Company: Vista Outdoor
Location: Providence
Posted on: November 25, 2022

Job Description:

**Job Description**



**Each company at Vista Outdoor has its own unique DNA. From Blackhawk, Federal, Remington, Bushnell, Bell, Giro, CamelBak and many more, we are united by a dedication to superior quality, performance-driven products and a love of all things outdoors. Blackhawk Tactical in Overland Park is part of Vista Outdoor.**



**Remote work opportunity possible.**



**What we are looking for:** Product Manager-Tactical-LE/Mil



**Shift:** 9/80 Day Shift



**What you will do:** Our **Blackhawk Tactical team** is seeking a **Product Manager** to add to our team. The Product Manager is responsible for but not limited to: Achieve annual top and bottom-line metrics through product management and new product development in support of the Tactical team's product strategy. This position will be responsible for leading many aspects of R&D, from conceptualization, validation, commercialization and launch. Additionally, the product manager will be responsible for managing the lifecycle of the product from inception, to design and manufacturing, to service and disposal.



Product Manager, LE/MIL is responsible for executing near term product development initiatives and developing the long-term new products pipeline. The Product Manager relies on an innovative skill set, personal drive and intimate knowledge of the category to define and create differentiated products that satisfy unmet needs of our end users. This leader should be familiar with instigating and analyzing market research to show whitespace-folding in these insights to create identifiable points of difference our customers appreciate that both professional and civilian users seek out. Ideally, this candidate will be an avid practical/tactical shooter with in-depth knowledge for firearms, firearms components, and usage. A prior background in the military or law enforcement is a plus. Additionally, this position will support the Director, Product Development-Tactical Business Unit-to achieve all key metrics for the team



**Responsibilities: Including but not limited to**



+ Deliver great new products on time-using insights and Stage-Gate product development process



+ Conduct required research and business analysis



+ Analyze consumer insights data to develop category strategies and product roadmaps



+ Monitor performance/trends of key competitors and retailers



+ Develop product specifications /requirements



+ Validate with sales and international subsidiaries



+ Develop critical path schedules



+ Coordinate development/testing with engineering, sourcing and suppliers



+ Coordinate development of packaging and other collateral material and marketing Communications



+ Support development of product catalog and marketing materials



+ Conduct product workshops at annual sales conference



+ Provide ongoing training to customer service and sales staff



+ Participate in key account calls



+ Create derivatives/SMU's and "special programs" for key accounts



+ Actively participate in key trade shows



+ Track/analyze sales and profitability of new and existing products



+ Pro-actively manage inventory



+ Conduct SKU rationalization exercise at least semi-annually



+ Assist in product forecasting



**Qualifications:**



+ Prefer Bachelor's degree



+ 5+ years in product development, marketing or related field



+ Knowledge of both the hunting/shooting outdoor industry and LE/MIL markets



+ Law Enforcement background and experience a plus



+ Organized and detail orientated



+ Ability to multi-task and think strategically



+ Ability to read, analyze and interpret business periodicals, professional journals, etc.



+ Ability to analyze and interpret P.O.S data, sales reports, etc.



+ Ability to define problems/opportunities, collect data, establish facts and make valid conclusions/recommendations



+ Ability to write reports, business correspondence, instruction manuals and sales and marketing materials



+ Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from Senior Management, Sales, customers and the general public



+ Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point



**What you receive: Join us for Great Pay, Awesome Benefits & Career Growth:**



**** Competitive pay



Consistent hours



DAY ONE: Health insurance



DAY ONE: Dental insurance



**** Also DAY ONE:



**o Life insurance**



**o Disability insurance**



**o Vision insurance**



**o HSA option**



**** Competitively Accruing PTO



401k with 6% MATCH



Excellent Employee Discount!!!



Tuition reimbursement



To apply go to www.vistaoutdoor.com/careers . Search jobs-search by location (Overland Park)-Product Manager. Questions call 406-284-3818.



We offer a highly competitive salary, comprehensive benefits including: medical and dental, vision, disability and life insurance, 401K, PTO, tuition reimbursement, gear discounts and the ability to add value to an exciting mission!



Our Postings are not intended for distribution to or use in any jurisdiction, country or territory where such distribution or use would violate local law or would subject us to any regulations in another jurisdiction, country or territory. We reserve the right to limit our Postings in any jurisdiction, country or territory.



Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Females/Protected Veteran/Disabled



At this time, Vista Outdoor is closely monitoring the developments on the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) COVID-19 workplace rule regarding COVID-19 vaccination or testing. You will not be asked any questions regarding these items during application.

Keywords: Vista Outdoor, Providence , Product Manager LE/Mil - Blackhawk Tactical, Executive , Providence, Rhode Island

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