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TacJobs – Interested in Working for Outdoor Research?

One of the leading outdoor brands, and premier manufacturer of tactical handwear, Outdoor Research is seeking a Product Manager – Government Apparel Accessories. Here is a sampling of what the job entails and what OR is looking for in a successful candidate.

The Product Manager will be responsible for:
– Executing the design and development of technical, innovative and technologically enhanced products that meet the needs of OR’s customers and end users.
– Delivering products that drive company sales and profits.
– Demonstrating dynamic, visible and inspirational leadership to positively impact business initiatives, direction, and vision for team and peers.
– Managing and assessing business results, profit & loss and executing key initiatives.


– Minimum 10 years work experience in a related position.
– 6+ years in management in the outdoor industry preferred.
– Strong understanding of apparel merchandising and sales.
– Experience in managing a diverse and creative group of individuals.
– Demonstrated ability to work with and inspire a broad range of individuals to work toward a common goal.
– Must have a track record in managing and developing procedures, implementing key sales initiatives and executing processes.

– Product management or apparel development skills.
– Commercial negotiation skills.
– Public speaking and presentation skills.
– Ability to understand and interpret a financial statement, and the key performance indicators (KPI’s) that drive business growth and profitability.
– Thorough understanding of technical outdoor equipment featuring and user requirements.
– Detailed knowledge of North American, Asian, and European suppliers for technical fabrications.
– Extensive knowledge of Asian manufacturing vendors.
– Thorough knowledge of Europe and North America technical outdoor equipment market.
– Strong verbal and written communication skills.
– Strong interpersonal skills.
– Computer literate.
– Fluent in English.

Personal Attributes
– Organized, good head for numbers.
– Energetic and enthusiastic.
– Pragmatic, tenacious, with attention to detail.
– Self-starter.
– Problem solver.
– Dedicated to getting the job done, but interested in having fun as well.
– Able to work and communicate in a culturally diverse environment
– Ability to adhere to deadlines

– Available for 20-30% travel within the US and Asia.
– Interviewing, hiring, and training employees.
– Planning, assigning and directing work.
– Appraising performance rewarding and disciplining employees.
– Addressing complaints and resolving problems.

To apply, visit outdoorresearch.iapplicants.com.


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