As the world’s premier company for insulated products, Hydro Flask began with a challenge: to create a reusable water bottle that truly performs in any environment. It had to keep hot liquids hot and cold liquids cold. Period.
We are hiring a Product Manager who will provide support for all facets of the product process. The Product Manager will be responsible for understanding the consumer, analyzing product and identifying market trends.
The Product Manager, with direction from the Category lead, will help to manage the line planning, pricing and product creation processes. You'll also work to meet key deliverables each season, including Category Alignment, Assortment Finalization and seasonal project management, GTM milestone presentations, pricing, etc. In addition, you'll also develop, maintain and foster key relationships cross-functionally within the category to ensure alignment and integration at the appropriate gates and dates.
What You’ll Be Doing:
Develop short (1 – 2 year) term product pipelines to meet financial goals and keep category fresh
Identify and vet opportunities and or adjacencies in your categories
Ensure product briefs are completed with competitive analysis and initial forecast
Delivery of costing and margins associated to new product targets
Bring a predetermined number of products to market on schedule and on budget
Lead regular assortment planning in support of seasons and new product introductions
Use market research, product research, Product Financial Forecast, product testing, pricing & competitive analysis to develop products that are compelling to customers and consumers and on brand
Management of project milestones (e.g. phase gates, scope changes, sample planning, color development, etc) – owning details and driving timelines
Build & manage schedules, manage time spent by design firms or internal id, engineers, factories, teammates, and graphic designers.
Meet with design firms or internal id to provide direction and feedback.
Delivery of new market assessment data tasks in support of innovation and line planning and opportunity summary creation
Reporting on project status in order to support product planning/development
Work with product category lead to review/report on a seasonal performance
Participate in building consensus around long-term and short-term strategies
Participate in communicating team #’s / status to internal stakeholders
Involvement in Sales activities (Sell in, Tradeshows, etc)
Participate in interfacing with marketing – strategy, content, prioritizing opportunities
Requirements for Consideration:
5+ years’ experience in a consumer sales organization required
Bachelor’s degree preferred, with focus in business, marketing, or equivalent work experience in the same field
Strong understanding of industry and end consumer
Strong analytical skills
Strong written and oral communication skills
Some understanding of go to market and product commercialization process preferred
Must be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis
Working for Hydro Flask:
Do you love unique problems and challenges? We are a group of hard-working people and outdoor enthusiasts who are constantly putting our products to the test and delivering “ahh” experiences to engaged consumers worldwide. As an employer, we live our brand values every day, supporting a reliable, playful, adaptive, honest, inclusive, and unconventional culture where employees can learn, thrive, and grow.
Hydro Flask is based in Bend, Oregon. There's desert to the east of town and mountains to the west. Our geography says a lot about who we are. We bike, ski, swim, run, do yoga, hike and play outside. We cook on the grill and share kombucha and growlers in our backyards. We go for it wholeheartedly. That may sound like the weekend, but that's how we live every day of the year. We don't accept lukewarm in our attitude toward life or in the temperature of whatever we happen to be drinking. We want to taste the fullness life has to offer and share it with the world. That's why we are committed to making tomorrow better - our lives, our products, our experiences. We believe nothing in life should be lukewarm.
Hydro Flask not only gets what our customers want, we also know that providing an awesome environment for our employees (who are also our customers!) is vital for our long-term success. Along with a casual, dog-friendly environment in our beautiful headquarters in Bend, Oregon, we ensure our employees are taken care of with a strong compensation and benefits package including healthcare, 401(k) with company match, employee stock-purchase plan, PTO, paid parental leave, annual incentive pay, a sabbatical program, free lunch every Friday, and of course, product!
Helen of Troy is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer
Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.
If you, as one of our employees or as an applicant for employment, have any questions about our Affirmative Action Plan, please contact Human Resources during regular business hours.
If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation as part of the employment selection process, please contact Human Resources at (915) 225-8000.
About Hydro Flask
We are fortunate to call Bend, Oregon home, where there is desert to the east of town and mountains to the west. Our geography says a lot about who we are. It’s not uncommon for us to meet before work, hike the Cone (one of our many backcountry ski spots) and enjoy hot coffee with a view. Our lunch breaks are often filled with single track and sunshine. And after work, you can find us grilling burgers and sharing growlers on the deck. We don’t hold back when at work or at play, and we don’t accept "lukewarm" - in our attitude toward life...or in the temperature of whatever we happen to be drinking.
Hydro Flask was founded in 2009, when we launched the first all-insulated bottle line-up into the market. From modest beginnings, we exploded with hydration-loving fans everywhere to hit 1 million in sales by 2011. We then turned our attention to the beer market and launched the first-ever insulated growler. And we haven’t stopped since. We continually strive to bring new, innovative solutions to our customers. From insulated caps, to the lightest weight bottles in the insulated category, our dedication to our products and culture remains our number one focus. Six sho...rt years later, we now offer over hundreds of products in four different categories: hydration, coffee, beer and food. We don’t mean to brag, but we are proud of our accomplishments. We are honored to have made Inc 500’s fastest growing company list and Outside Magazine’s Best Places to Work list 2 years in a row and have received other product and industry awards as well. Through it all, however, one thing remains clear: we are committed to bringing you unexpected refreshment, wherever your adventures take you.
Join us on our mission to save the world from lukewarm.