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Vista Outdoor Director, Remington Accessories in Anoka, Minnesota

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Remington Ammunition is seeking a Director of Remington Accessories that will lead Marketing, R&D, and Product Development & Management for the accessories products for Remington within the Ammunition Segment of Vista Outdoor. This position will be based in Anoka, Minnesota or Lonoke, Arkansas. This leader will achieve product line growth and profitability as well as own the financial success of the business through development and execution of the global shooting accessories strategy.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Maintain constant pulse of market developments, including consumer needs, competitive offerings and brand position

  • Help define and execute product strategy and roadmap

  • Bring new products to market in accordance with timelines and budgets – without any compromise on quality whatsoever.

  • Lead financial discussions for product category, including pricing, forecasting and gross margin analysis

  • Engage and organize the entire organization to execute new product launches to trade and consumers.

  • Train internal organization and major customers on new products

  • Manage products through their full lifecycle

  • Develop and drive the strategic direction and execution of Remington Accessories products through use of Lean processes and effective business leadership.

  • Conduct VOC and market research; build and execute annual and long term roadmaps for the product line. Drive innovation through development and optimization of a product development funnel leading to new product commercialization (initial concept to product launch). Ensure that new product design maximizes margins.

  • Develop and implement brand strategies. Work with marketing, communications and sales to define go-to-market strategies providing guidance on product positioning, key benefits and target customers.

  • Conduct market research

  • Consumer insights and product point of difference

  • Advertising development--strategy, copy and creative

  • Management of advertising agencies

  • Identify make/buy opportunities across the portfolio and leverage internal design and manufacturing capability. Execute business plan through resource optimization to deliver products on time and within cost targets.

  • Responsible for overall performance of the business unit and the achievement of planned objectives.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Minimum BS; MBA preferred

  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in brand leadership, at a consumer product brand or equivalent experience.

  • Extensive experience working in a product management capacity within the hunting and shooting industry.

  • Proven track record leading world class multi-channel marketing campaigns with measurable results.

  • Strong user of hunting and shooting products (must be passionate and knowledgeable of the category).

  • Ability to travel domestically and international - typically 25% - 40%

  • Proven experience pertaining to gaining market share in highly competitive environment.

  • Ability to develop innovative products based on consumer insights.

  • Build, lead and motivate teams utilizing lean culture methodologies as a business practice

We offer a highly competitive salary, comprehensive benefits including: medical and dental, vision, disability and life insurance, 401K, PTO, tuition reimbursement, and the ability to add value to an exciting mission!

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Join our talented team! Employees at Vista Outdoor are passionate and committed to delivering quality products to our customers. Our culture centers on an engaged and accountable workforce. Our goal is to attract and retain a diverse workforce: rich in talent, background, ideas and experience.

Vista Outdoor is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants are considered for employment without regard race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and any other characteristics protected by law. The EEO Law poster is available here: http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf

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