Equipment Product Manager

Equipment Product Manager APPLY NOW

Alpkit Campus
Full time

At Alpkit, we inspire our customers to Go to Nice Places & Do Good Things. Our Camping and Equipment ranges play a fundamental role in these adventures. We are seeking a dynamic and dedicated Equipment Product Manager to join our team and help shape the future of our product range, from tents to backpacks, sleeping bags to stoves and lighting.

Purpose of the Role

As an Equipment Product Manager, you will actively design, source, and manage our diverse camping and equipment range. You will play a key role in maintaining our reputation for sustainability and delivering high-quality products. Your mission will include researching, preparing, and executing plans that meet both commercial and sustainability targets.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Maintain & Deliver the Product Line Map. Arrange and present quarterly strategic updates to management team – how products groups will remain relevant to Alpkit consumers, how we will address new (relevant) trends, products needed & planned.
  • Determine clear & accurate timelines – aligned to product delivery expectations and considering factory / material & shipping lead times.
  • Propose prioritised workload and deliver to agreed plan. Write Product Briefs for new products & share with marketing / Supply chain et al.
  • Track the development and supply chain process via management of the biweekly tracker meetings/ maintaining tracker documents.
  • Set realistic retail prices for new products and work with factories to deliver products that are functional, attractive to consumers (aesthetics, performance, and features vs cost) whilst delivering agreed margin targets.
  • Design & Development of new Products in conjunction with Factory partners, using own design skill set.
  • Incorporate feedback from user groups and our own sales teams.
  • Create and maintain development tech packages and core product data to share with factories and internal teams that share information accurately and ensure products are developed efficiently.
  • Work to improve efficient / reduce complexity within products and reduce number of suppliers / materials where possible to improve efficiencies, sustainability and improve margin.
  • Manage development of Instructions & Product Packaging and their application to products. - Intuitive design and illustrations reduce complexity and make products international.

Personal Attributes:

  • Proficient in Adobe Illustrator, MS Excel, and the MS Office suite.
  • Motivated by creating superior products.
  • Experienced in product design and development within relevant categories.
  • Skilled in product management and teamwork within small teams.
  • Commercially savvy with a strong customer focus.
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills.
  • Passionate about outdoor pursuits.
  • Committed to sustainability and its commercial applications.
  • Experienced in cross-team collaboration.
  • Willing to travel to Europe and Asia for supplier visits.
  • Confident decision-maker and self-starter.
  • Capable of creating and maintaining process documentation.
  • Creative, practical, and able to work under pressure to meet deadlines.
  • Possess a full UK driving license.

Perks of the job

We truly believe that our success depends on the people that work here and the culture we create; we are passionate about encouraging personal career development and want you to grow with us.

We offer a range of benefits to enhance your career and wellbeing;

  • Wellbeing Days
  • Option to buy/sell holiday
  • Generous discount for you, your family and friends
  • Life assurance
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Green travel commuting subsidy
  • 5 paid volunteer days.
  • Casual Dress Code
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Hybrid Working

Why Join Alpkit?

At Alpkit, we offer a unique work environment where sustainability and quality are at the forefront of our mission. You will have the opportunity to work with a passionate team and make a real impact on our product offerings. If you are motivated by innovation and have a passion for the outdoors, we want to hear from you!

We value all cultures, backgrounds, and experiences, Alpkit is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes everyone to our team, so be yourself, join our community and help us “go nice places and do good things.”

If you need reasonable adjustments at any point in the application or interview process, please let us know. In your application, please feel free to note which pronouns you use (For example - she/her, he/him, they/them, etc).

We’re a bunch of do-ers that make things happen. We enjoy the industry and energy of work and find reward in what we achieve so if you feel this role is a good fit, we’d love to hear from you at jobs@alpkit.com

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