Founded in 1958, Gemline is a growing and award-winning, design-centric supplier providing high quality branded products to the promotional products industry. Gemline is ranked as the 12th largest industry supplier by the Advertising Specialty Institute. The Company’s product line comprises of a wide range of electronics, bags, coolers, drinkware, stationery, writing instruments, gourmet food, and lifestyle gifts. In addition to its strong portfolio of house brands and Gemline-branded products, the Company offers other high-quality retail brands such as American Tourister®, Anker, CORKCICLE®, Courant, Cuisinart® Outdoor Grilling, govino®, Igloo®, Moleskine®, MiiR®, Modern Sprout®, Osprey®, Out of the Woods®, Paper Mate®, Samsonite®, Sharpie®, Slowtide, W&P and Zebra®. Gemline is a registered trademark of The Gem Group, Inc. For more information about Gemline, visit the Company’s website at www.gemline.com or 1-800-800-3200. Find Gemline on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
On multiple occasions, and as recent as 2022, Gemline has received the honor of being recognized as a Great Place to Work by PPB, a leading industry publication. Providing an exceptional customer experience to all customers is the Company’s number one priority! Every associate has a role in delivering that experience through Gemline’s foundational values of trust, integrity, humility, inclusion, community, and truth. The Company’s success is driven by its associates’ success – “Pride in People, Pride in Product.”
We are looking for a senior product manager to manage a portfolio of house and retain brand products. Their focus will be on managing the entire product life cycle from concept to customer, through strategic planning, building category roadmaps and lifecycle management. People and project leadership focus to include mentoring and managing a direct report, along with a project management across cross-functional team of sales, marketing, design, supply chain and finance professionals. The utilization of data to drive the decision-making process is imperative. This position will report directly to the Director of Product Management.
Conduct strategic business planning for assigned categories including meeting financial goals (revenue and margin).
Drive the product creation process for multiple categories by identifying new compelling product and/or brand opportunities; build out a product pipeline that aligns with Gemline, retail brand partner and category strategy and meets financial goals.
Ensure that final products are target consumer and trend relevant, market competitive and offer a unique gifting proposition.
Work closely with retail brand partners to identify product opportunities, conduct business analyses, and evaluate overall brand and product performance.
Frequently analyzing US & Canadian markets trends and competitor landscapes.
Lead the cooperation with Marketing, Sales, Design and Development to ensure that final collections reflect market needs.
Collaborate with marketing for sales and customer facing marketing strategy & materials.
Present product strategy and product lines to internal leadership, sales teams and key distributors.
Own all product management analytics to include defining measures, setting goals, reporting on progress, and recommending tactics to improve sales and margin.
Turn forecast & sales analyses into product & business decisions.
Become an expert in Gemline’s product lifecycles, processes, methodologies, and systems
Manage, coach, mentor, and train junior Product Manager(s).
Ensure that product data systems are maintained correctly and on time.
Participate in continuous improvement activities.
Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Business, or related field required; MBA preferred
8 years’ experience in a product management role, preferably in a Consumer Goods company and with category P&L responsibility.
Readiness to travel.
Very strong ability to work in a fast-paced environment dealing with complex processes at the same time
Proficient project manager, willing to take on multiple tasks simultaneously and perform at high levels, organized and detail oriented and able to prioritize & meet deadlines.
Team player mentality, high flexibility, and open mindedness.
Excellent presentation and communication skills.
Very strong analytical skills, overall business orientation.
Very good verbal and written skills.
Deep knowledge of MS Office (Excel, Power Point, etc.) and a working knowledge of PLM systems.
Initiative, energy, passion, eye for details, confident and looking for daily challenges in an international environment
Demonstrated ability to manage, coach and mentor direct report(s)
Founded in 1958, Gemline is the promotional product industry’s premier supplier of bags, business accessories, stationery, drinkware, gifts and writing instruments, and is ranked as one of the largest industry suppliers by the Advertising Specialty Institute (ASI).
Gemline’s in-house team designs and builds most products in our line. In fact, our design team travels the world uncovering the latest cultural and design trends to create high-quality, trend-right, functional products that meet the demands of how today’s discerning customers work and live.