Product Development Program Manager - Action Sports

100% - San Diego, CA

Full-time
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Opportunity to become a major contributor and work on critical projects for our fast growing business producing a collection of premium goggles, eyewear, helmets, gloves and sportswear designed specifically for today's demanding racer in the global Motocross and Bike markets.

The Program Manager will be responsible for leading product development projects in multiple product lines at 100%. The ideal candidate is organized, passionate about process and quality and able to play the co-ordinator role in an entrepreneurial and fast paced environment. This role will report directly to the COO and partner closely with our developers to run a process that ensures products progress from concept to production on time, on budget and with expected quality.

Roles & Responsibilities:
Track projects and manage cross-functional project teams (including development, design, marketing, brand, supply chain, finance, sales and senior leadership) throughout the end-to-end development process, ensuring on time delivery of high-quality products at scale
Set priorities, develop a work schedule, and monitor progress towards project goals. Track the details and commitments, manage follow-ups and communicate across the various participants to ensure alignment
Help team members prepare for and lead progress updates (phase gate reviews) with senior management and key participants at regular checkpoints to ensure effective decision making throughout the program lifecycle
Identify, manage and resolve or escalate risks and problems that inevitably arise. Be a proactive problem solver - by generating possible solutions, facilitating tradeoff decisions and constructively involving different team members and departments
Develop expertise in 100% product lines to become a key contributor to product direction and strategy as part of the overall product development team
Requirements

Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Technology-related field or Business is required. MBA is preferred
3-4 years functional experience in Product Development, Supply Chain or Manufacturing - somewhere within the core teams working in Product Development process
At least 2 years of experience in cross-functional project management roles, ideally while holding a Project or Program Management title. Consulting experience can be relevant, but only if the role was hands on and execution focused
Industry experience in consumer products, ideally with experience in either plastic injection or performance textile product lines
Experience, or personal interest and knowledge, in action sports product lines, or even better two-wheeled sport product lines a big plus
PMI Certification is a plus
Self-motivated individual with proven ability to work independently while managing multiple initiatives at the same time
Demonstrated knowledge of project management techniques, tools, and methodologies; covering all phases of the project lifecycle
Excellent time management, analytical and problem-solving skills
Excellent verbal and written communication skills to enable effective communication and influencing of team members, peers, senior business leaders
Demonstrated ability to accomplish goals while working across departments
Proven ability to identify key issues, motivate and empower peers to address them in a way which builds morale, generates ownership and commitment
Track record of strong organizational skills along with a high degree of detail orientation
Proficient in online project management, collaborative systems and Microsoft Office (Project, Excel, Outlook, Power Point)
Benefits

100% provides an attractive work environment and benefits including:

Medical and dental insurance
Life and long term disability insurance
401k with company matching contributions
Paid vacation
Employee discounts on 100% product
Ability to work with a group of motocross, mountain bike and cycling enthusiasts building a great brand