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Director of Product Management

Company: Buff City Soap
Location: Dallas
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

Overview of PositionThe Director of Product Management is the quarterback for the cross-functional team that brings all Buff City Soap products to life! They will be the cog of the wheel working closely with all business owners to execute our products into the system. This highly collaborative role is responsible for working across all business functions to hold accountability on deliverables to execute products and strategies that will increase sales and gross margin.Principal Duties and Responsibilities Creates the process to drive the execution of products and projects within the Product Development lifecycle; interfaces with all business owners to ensure overall objectives and timelines are met.Responsible for the management and execution of the annual launch calendar; including assessing, communicating, and managing the risk of deliverables.Leverage strong project management skills to drive accountability and communication; ensuring deliverables are being met across all business functions.Has a strong awareness of the functional interdependenciesLeads project meetings, facilitating collaboration among all stakeholders, keeping them informed and motivated to accomplish shared goals in a strategic, agile, and collaborative wayReport and present product information to key stakeholders and the leadership teamEstablishes the approach to full life cycle projects including project planning, initiation, resourcing, and execution to monitoring, control, and completionBuild constructive and effective relationships with stakeholders including R&D, Operations, Marketing, Supply Chain, Finance, and franchise partnersInteract with the stores and stakeholders regularly to proactively solicit feedback for continuous improvement; lead project postmortems to evaluate success and identify opportunityMaintains SKU and product recipe formulas in merchandising and POS systems.Performs other requested tasks and dutiesExperience and Skills RequiredBachelor's degree requiredDeep experience (8+ years) in bringing new products to life; understanding the dynamics of retail and merchandising is highly desirableHas proven experience in bringing products to life from ideation to execution through strong project management skills; can manage multiple and competing priorities with a strong sense of urgency and attention to detail in a high growth environmentInherent ability to drive accountability at all levels in the organization, with graceful authoritySkilled communicator to audiences of all levels within and outside the organizationA compulsion for closure to drive projects to completion Can translate long-term objectives into mid-and short-term strategiesPossesses strong analytical and strategic thinking skills along with an entrepreneurial risk mentalityExudes passion for products; shows an extreme curiosity and has a forward-thinking mindset to anticipate the ever-changing industry trendsSystems and computer proficiency (MS Office, Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel)Ability to travel up to 20%Committed to working scheduled hours and has the flexibility to work additional hours based on changing business needsAbout Buff City SoapFounded in 2013 and franchising since 2018, Buff City Soap continues its rapid growth trajectory across200+locationsin 25+states. Buff City Soap's delightfully smelling and uniquely handmadeplant-basedsoaps, laundry, bath, and body products are disrupting the retail beauty and consumer goods categories, and Buff City Soap was recognized in Entrepreneur's Top 100 "Best of the New" franchise rankings. For more information visit the Buff City Soap website:

Keywords: Buff City Soap, Dallas , Director of Product Management, Executive , Dallas, Texas

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