Product Development Manager

Traditions Performance Firearms®, a leader in the outdoor industry, is a firearms importer and manufacturer that specializes in muzzleloaders, black powder revolvers, centerfire rifles, single action revolvers, cannons, build it yourself kits, bullets, accessories, optics, and more. Traditions® is known for quality, value, and performance and we build that into each one of our products. We are looking for qualified, dedicated individuals to join our amazing team!

We are looking for a Product Development Manager to join our team!

 

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, minimum 3-years industry work experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Firearms Knowledge with technical product knowledge.
  • Experience in competitive analysis, pricing, planning, inventory control
  • Connections to firearms industry and up to date on news and trends.
  • Excellent project management and execution with attention to detail
  • People Management skills ability to communicate professionally both internally and externally.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite (Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.)

Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with the sales and marketing teams to determine development priorities within proposed projects.
  • Implement a fast-paced product development and product innovation system to bring forth products in a timely manner.
  • Lead cross-functional teams in the technical development of new products.
  • Ensure product development utilizes incorporating all pertinent design objectives such as cost, manufacturability, safety, etc.
  • Manage and maintain Technical Product Roadmap and scheduling.
  • Define, develop, and maintain product testing protocols for each product and conduct testing in accordance with each product’s testing protocol with regular reports.
  • Map out the company’s product pipeline and identify gaps and/or unnecessary redundancies.
  • Define existing product changes and new product requirements with a focus on the technical requirements for each product.
  • Work closely with Marketing to establish needs in technical information for both sales staff and consumer market, comprising both print and video media/social media venues.
  • Ensure the design and execution of new products support the overall strategic product direction of the company.
  • Provide Sales, Customer Service, Marketing and specific customers with product knowledge through comprehensive product training and/or print media information.
  • Assist legal and Senior Management Officers.
  • Work closely with international vendors and engineers on proposed projects.
  • Define, adapt, or improve Key processes including but are not limited to Product Lifecycle Management, Quality Control Reports, and Competitive Analysis in price and technical ability between multiple vendors on new projects.
  • Position does require regularly scheduled international travel as well as domestic travel including but not limited to tradeshows, shoots, etc.

Benefits:

  • Competitive Salary/Compensation, Commensurate with Experience
  • Medical & Dental Benefits
  • Paid Vacations & Holidays
  • 401K Plus Company Match

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

This position is based in Old Saybrook, Connecticut and is a full time position. Telecommuting not available.

We look forward to receiving your application!


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