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Product Line Manager

Job title: Product Line Manager
Contract type: Freelance
Location: Tampa
Discipline: Fashion
Remote: No
Salary: $33.65 - $40.87
Reference: 465854
Contact name: Christine Lyle

Job description

Product Line Manager (PLM)
Duration: 8 Months
Location: Tampa, FL
Hybrid: Onsite Tue-Thu, Remote M/F
35 hours/week
Pay Rate: $35-39/hr

As a Product Line Manager (PLM) at this sports apparel brand, you will lead the creation of consumer products for the MLB jerseys. Partnering with product development, design, and other cross functional teams to translate consumer insights into merchant line plans and build out a plan to support seasonal revenue, margin, and inventory goals.

GENERAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
•    Be an expert in product concepts, including the creation of key stories and product that generates an emotional connection to the brand and consumer
•    Lead the creation of consumer rights assortment plans that support a global integrated marketplace
•    Translate consumer insights into commercially viable, trend-relevant stories
•    Plan product lines with the understanding of a finished, chase and blank inventory opportunity
•    Brief the design team on direction based on seasonal needs, art, and competitive landscape
•    Utilize and optimize the merchant planning team to track and define key business opportunities
•    Strong cross-functional relationships with development, design, and sourcing, to deliver margin and adoption rate goals
•    Present the product line to internal and external partners at key development timelines to ensure alignment between sales, product, marketing, and supply chain
•    Partner with Merchants to establish pricing strategy to achieve category margin goals and profitability targets
•    Constantly analyze the competitor landscape to drive our ability to build new growth opportunities
•    Possible travel, including overseas, account and league reviews

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS:
•    Bachelor’s degree in Business, Merchandising, Manufacturing, Apparel, or related field; or the equivalent combination of education, training, or work experience, experience in retail or wholesale (4+ years) is acceptable without a degree.

GENERAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
•    Product merchandising/creation experience of at least 4 years
•    Strong understanding of merchandising retail math/financial skills
•    Moderate experience with fashion, color, and trend analysis
•    Solid understanding of the product creation process is required
•    Experience in using and utilizing sales data to analyze and steer a business
•    Intermediate skill level in MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook, as well as familiarity with data warehouses and database management
•    Experience in identifying the right products to meet brief requirements
•    Sports fan a plus
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