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SITKA - Apparel Product Line Manager

Company: W.L. Gore & Associates
Location: Bozeman
Posted on: June 6, 2024

Job Description:

About the Role: We are looking for a Product Line Manager - Hunt Apparel to join our SITKA - Gear team. This person is a product visionary and will translate consumer needs and trends into world class product, authoring product and life cycle strategies that drive growth and deliver on our business objectives. The ideal candidate has outstanding technical apparel acuity, with a resounding passion for hunting and the outdoors and a strong knowledge of the consumer's sphere of influence.

This position offers multiple work arrangements: on-site at our facility in Bozeman, Montana, hybrid or fully remote work allowedin most locations within the United States, depending upon the responsibilities of the role and business needs.


  • Obsess the SITKA - consumer, with a focus on analyzing market trends to uncover product opportunities that inform SITKA -'s product roadmap
  • Author detailed product briefs that translate consumer insights into actionable product concepts
  • Drive product life cycle and SKU rationalization strategies, with a constant aim to drive growth and improve productivity
  • Partner with Design, Development, Finance, Merchandising and Sales partners to establish target performance qualities, costs, and margins
  • Partner with merchandising, planning, marketing & sales teams to set seasonal assortment and go-to-market strategies that deliver financial results
  • Provide product management, consumer, and market intelligence in cross-functional topics related to sourcing, materials, sustainability, quality, costing, capacity planning, product marketing, innovation, and future growth strategies
  • Lead the entry of accurate and complete information in the PLM system , to ensure effective data governance
  • Serve as the holder of relevant historical product performance data, make data driven decisions about the future

    Required Qualifications:
    • Bachelor's Degree with a minimum of 6 years' experience as a product manager with an emphasis on technical apparel brands OR a similar education and a minimum of 8 years' experience as a product manager with an emphasis on technical apparel brands or relevant experience
    • Demonstrated success leveraging market research and consumer insights to uncover product growth opportunities
    • Minimum 2 years as a product manager with a +$200M B2C and B2B premium consumer brand
    • Experience managing product lines across multiple seasons simultaneously while maintaining holistic data integrity
    • Experience facilitating productive team meetings and presenting in front of large groups
    • Experience utilizing a PLM software in daily operations
    • Outstanding technical apparel acuity, with strong knowledge of the hunting consumer's sphere of influence
    • Demonstrated strategic-mindset and task-oriented nature
    • Highly effective communication and collaboration skills with a demonstrate ability to influence or engage others
    • Ability to travel up to 20%

      Desired Qualifications:
      • Experience with Centric PLM Software
      • Strong knowledge of the end-to-end technical apparel product creation process, including sourcing, operations, and demand planning

        Remote Working Arrangements are permitted for Associates in the continental United States (US) and Canada, with appropriate approval and compliance with Gore's remote working policies, from the country in which they are employed. For fully remote roles, the following locations are not eligible for new fully remote work arrangements: Alaska and Hawaii (for all roles), and Rhode Island (for wage/hourly roles only).

        What We Offer: Our success is based on the capability and creativity of our Associates, and we are proud to offer a comprehensive and competitive total rewards program that supports your everyday and helps you build your tomorrow.

        We provide benefits that offer choice and flexibility and promote overall well-being. And in keeping with our belief that every Associate should share in the collective success of the enterprise; we provide a distinctive Associate Stock Ownership Plan in each country as well as potential opportunities for "profit-sharing". Learn more at

        We believe in the strength of a diverse and inclusive workplace. With diverse perspectives, ideas and experiences, we uncover new possibilities and make a greater impact in the world. We are proud of Associates for building on our rich history of innovation, upholding our values and supporting an inclusive work environment where we treat each other and our external partners with fairness, dignity and respect.

        Gore is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome all applications irrespective of race, color, religion, sex, gender, national origin, ancestry, age, status as a qualified individual with a disability, genetic information, pregnancy status, medical condition, marital status, sexual orientation, status as a covered veteran, gender identity and expression, and any other characteristic protected by applicable laws and regulations.

        Gore is committed to a drug-free workplace. All employment is contingent upon successful completion of drug and background screening. Gore will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, e.g., arrest and conviction records, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable laws.

        Gore requires all applicants to be eligible to work within the U.S. Gore generally will not sponsor visas unless otherwise noted on the position description.

        Our Talent Acquisition Team welcomes your questions at

Keywords: W.L. Gore & Associates, Bozeman , SITKA - Apparel Product Line Manager, Executive , Bozeman, Montana

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