Vivobarefoot is an equal opportunities employer. Our vision is for a fair and equitable workplace, where diversity is celebrated and can truly thrive. We know we have a long way to go and a lot to learn.
Every opportunity for recruiting a new member of the Vivobarefoot family should be an opportunity for us to introduce new perspectives, talent and skills into our workforce and our community.
People of colour, people with disabilities, people from the LGBTQ communities, women and veterans, and people with a criminal record are all encouraged to apply for roles with Vivobarefoot.
All applicants will be considered without regarding race, colour, nationality, religion, sexual orientation, sex, marital or parental status, gender identity, age or any other characteristics protected by law.
Every single role at Vivobarefoot is responsible for contributing to the 3 strategic pillars; Healthy Brand, Healthy Community and Healthy Planet. Our environmental and social goals in this strategy are fully embedded into detailed job descriptions, objective setting and blend* review processes.
The Product Manager is a critical role in supporting the planning & delivery of product ranges that are compelling to our customers and deliver against the brand’s commercial targets, strategic prioritises and brand positioning. Responsible for internal and external communications / documentation and ensuring all stakeholders are in possession of the right information with regards to the Vivobarefoot product range, from planning & design through to specification and delivery.
HEALTHY BRAND PRODUCT CREATION
• Support the Head of Product in;
o Managing the product range to deliver seasonal objectives and KPI’s in line with critical path and against the Vivobarefoot Product Strategy.
o Researching seasonal competitor benchmarks, market & customer trends to feed into future briefs & range architecture.
o Pulling together seasonal input from all business units, reviewing opportunities against growth potential (brand building / commercial volume) to determine seasonal product briefs.
o Working closely with the design & innovation team to deliver commercially feasible solutions that are within brand guidelines and meeting the brief requirements.
o Managing the maintenance of seasonal planning documents (line lists & range plans).
o Managing the delivery of seasonal plans including; range architecture, SCO count & productivity, product mix, segmentation, lifecycle and margin & FOB analysis.
o Analysing seasonal product sell in and sell through data to review product performance & future learnings.
o Manage PO’s for SMS (Salesmen Samples) and communication of product information to distributors, inclusive of changes made to products between conference & delivery.
o Consolidation of product detail (features & benefits) to support creation of conference catalogues, marketing materials, product training (store) and PDP copy (product decription web-pages).
HEALTHY COMMUNITY TEAM
• Coordinate monthly cross functional meetings across Product & Merchandising.
• Own the team project management tool to ensure team accountability & deadline management.
• Challenge peers when and where necessary in order to deliver product in a timely manner as a team.
• Identifying and supporting the implementation of process improvement opportunities within the department.
HEALTHY PLANET SUSTAINABILITY
• Partner with the footwear developers to ensure all environmental & product claims are verified with material vendors, prior to marketing / ecommerce product briefings.
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