Product Manager – Outdoor/Midlayer/Baselayer category

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Company: Helly Hansen Deutschland GmbH
Location: Oslo (Oslo), N/A
Job Type: Full-Time

Helly Hansen is looking for a Product Manager – Outdoor/Midlayer/Baselayer category

Founded in Norway in 1877, Helly Hansen continues to develop professional grade apparel that helps people stay and feel alive. Through insights drawn from living and working in the world’s harshest environments, the company has developed a long list of first-to-market innovations, including the first supple waterproof fabrics more than 140 years ago. Other breakthroughs include the first fleece fabrics in the 1960s, the first technical base layers in the 1970s, made with LIFA® Stay Dry technology, the patented H2Flow™ temperature regulating system, and the revolutionary lighter, warmer LIFALOFT™ insulation. Building on Helly Hansen’s proprietary HELLY TECH® waterproof/breathable system, the technical outdoor brand has most recently introduced the award-winning LIFA INFINITY PRO™ – the company’s most innovative and responsible waterproof/breathable technology to date.

Helly Hansen is a leader in technical sailing and performance ski apparel, as well as premium workwear. Its uniforms are worn and trusted by more than 55,000 professionals and can be found on Olympians, National Teams, and at more than 200 ski resorts and mountain guiding operations globally.

Helly Hansen’s outerwear, base layers, sportswear and footwear are sold in more than 40 countries around the world and the company is owned by Canadian Tire Corporation (CTC). To learn more about Helly Hansen’s latest collections, visit www.hellyhansen.com

We are now looking for a Product Manager to join our Outdoor team

This key role will be part of the product creation team within a new strategic growth opportunity. The main task is to create innovative and authentic product stories through insights of our professional partners, consumers and our purpose and values. Other primary tasks are creation of product assortments that supports our global brand longevity and commercial relevance.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Create world-class product and brand stories through innovation, consumer, and professional insights.
  • Spearhead internal collaborative work from a product idea to launch globally.
  • Develop extensive knowledge and be a source of information on product, consumers, competitors, customers, and trends.
  • Develop seasonal product briefs according to category strategy, financial targets, key market-, consumer-, and customer needs. This includes developing a product range that support a brand building and commercial perspective.
  • Manage all product information management tools.
  • Support in category and product presentations to internal and external stakeholders. This includes customer meetings, training of internal sales force and customer operations, and seasonal marketing meetings.
  • Develop seasonal product price strategies according to market needs and financial targets and support in seasonal pricing meetings with HH salesforce.
  • Analyze internal orderbooks and financial data to drive insight for the rest of the category team.
  • Build competitor analysis with insights relevant for the development and launch of new seasonal products and collections.
  • Support and manage the development of seasonal sell-in tools, including seasonal buyers’ guides.
  • Work closely with the rest of the organization, including designers and developers, and be a positive contribution to the work culture.

Skills needed:

  • Story teller and product marketeer
  • Curiousity to improve and solve pain points
  • Project management experience between multiple seasons and touchpoints
  • Being able to balance brand and commercial relevance
  • Strong relationship and collaborative mentality
  • Effective presentation and communication ability
  • Must be fluent in written and spoken English
  • Cross-functional communication experience
  • Attention to details

Personal Attributes:

  • Passionate for the outdoors and participates in multiple outdoor activities
  • Optimistic problem solver
  • Strong passion for telling stories through products and people
  • Energetic and enthusiastic
  • Thrives to innovate and challenge status quoe
  • Pragmatic, tenacious with attention to detail
  • Systematic and organized
  • Solution-driven approach, with focus on getting the job done
  • Self motivated and ability to work autonomously and in teams
  • High degree of travel

Qualifications:

  • Graduate (preferably with a business and/or marketing degree)
  • Worked 5+ years with product creation and marketing
  • Proven record of working with cross functional teams globally
  • Must be fluent in written and spoken English
  • MS-Office, especially Excel & Power Point

We offer:

  • The opportunity to join a high-performance team within a global brand in exciting phase of growth
  • A young and multi-cultural work environment
  • A culture of inclusion, empowerment, and ownership
  • Discounts on great gear
  • An active environment with passion for sports
  • This position is a full-time employment at our global HQ in Oslo with the flexibility to work remote from time to time.

Application is ONLY accepted in portal (due to personal data protection rules)