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Product Manager

Beacon Athletics/AER-FLO Sports (locations in Madison, Wisconsin and Lincoln, Alabama) is an industry-leading, nationwide manufacturer and marketer of innovative sports field and practice products. Since 1948, we have built an outstanding reputation for providing our customers access to carefully selected, high-performance products and authoritative educational tools. The company continues to be a high-growth business driven by an expanded catalog, digital marketing, and investments in proactive sales initiatives.

Our rapid growth has created a few job openings for people who love sports. And while we are now celebrating over 75 years in business, we have a start up mentality and a disposition for action.

Our Benefits
Beacon Athletics/AER-FLO Sports offers a market competitive base salary, a generous bonus plan, employer sponsored insurance plan, 401k, PTO and company holidays. Added benefits include a casual dress code, summer flex hours, a pet friendly office and an environment to grow personally and professionally.

About You

  • You want to design and build your own career to make an impact on the world of Sport in America
  • Minimum of three years’ product management experience. The person must understand best practices for building and managing a successful merchandising department. Understanding of athletic sports and field maintenance. (preferred)
  • Deep understanding of product development processes and key metrics to evaluate product performance.
  • Ability to create a product development competency within the business. Beacon/AFS must lead the industry in terms of product innovation.
  • Must be able to both develop and execute product strategies.
  • A strong leader that can operate as both a player and coach.
  • A sense of urgency, intellectual curiosity and proficiency in making decisions based on data/the facts.
  • Capable of working in a fast-paced environment and work well independently.
  • Understand components of margin and manage to maximize profitability.
  • Exceptional communication skills – Ability to clearly communicate ideas and information through excellent written and verbal communication both internally and externally.
  • Multi-tasking Skills – Ability to multi-task and prioritize day to day responsibilities. Competent project manager.
  • Technical Competency – Demonstrate the ability to learn and navigate systems.
  • Problem Solving Skills – Demonstrate the ability to analyze a problem for root causes and develop effective solutions to serve both customer and internal team member needs.
  • Strong leadership and team building skills. Understanding of and support of the Beacon culture.
  • Microsoft Office Applications – Demonstrate proficiency in Word, Excel, and Outlook.

Position Overview
The Product Manager is responsible for driving the success of Beacon Athletics and Aer-Flo Sports product assortments by strategically building assortments, determine pricing and margin targets and partnering with supply chain to manage vendor selection process. The product manager works closely with marketing to design strategies to merchandise products in print and online.

Our Core Values
Demonstrate our core values in every decision/action and represent Beacon/AER-FLO Sports in a positive manner both on and off the job:

Above all, take care of your customer.

  • Be yourself, we don’t wear different faces here.
  • Be brave – just do the right thing.
  • Push beyond what is normally done – surprise and delight.
  • Form a single team creating the places for sports champions of all ages.

Our Commitment
Beacon Athletics/AER-FLO Sports strives to create a welcoming and inclusive work environment for all. We support a diverse customer base and believe in always doing good in our community. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristics as outlined by federal, state, or local laws.

Benefits:

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan

Compensation package:

  • Bonus opportunities

Schedule: Monday to Friday

Ability to commute/relocate: Madison, WI 53717: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)

Work Location: Hybrid remote in Madison, WI 53717

To apply for this job email your details to chadm@beaconathletics.com