Global Putter Product Marketing Manager

Job: Marketing
Primary Location: Southern Pines, North Carolina
Schedule: Full-time

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Job Description

Golf Pride Grips, Played by 80% of Tour Players, aims to further strengthen our brand with the assistance of an experienced and passionate Product Marketing Manager for the putter category.

This key position will lead product marketing activities for the Golf Pride® brand globally across industry’s Sporting Goods retail, golf specialty, green grass, and OEM channels. Key activities for the position include creating the product roadmap for putter grips, developing and executing putter grip business plan, identifying latent needs for consumer and professional golfers, and further developing the putter product portfolio. He/she will be responsible for managing the putter product portfolio, creating pricing and promotional plans, and managing the P&L to ensure growth for the category and the brand.

Product Marketing is an essential part of our growth and this opportunity provides a unique opportunity to be in an entrepreneurial role to drive robust growth for the business. This role creates exceptional brand experiences by developing products that meet or exceed expectations for both the world’s best players and consumers alike. This leader is a category and brand subject matter expert, providing direct leadership for the Golf Pride putter grip product portfolio to ensure both short and long-term success. The role reports directly into the global head of Marketing for Golf Pride.

The ideal candidate is passionate about creating and managing remarkable products, a self-starter with a strategic mind-set and proven executional expertise gained with a sports brand, CPG, or comparable industry, while having a passion for the game of golf.

Essential Functions:

  • Create and manage the putter grip product roadmap for Golf Pride Putter Grips in the retail and OEM channel through consumer insights, product portfolio gap analysis, and market trend analysis to drive the business.
  • Manage a product launch from idea through launch by creating a product brief, product concept development, forecasting, naming & positioning, and reporting and managing performance.
  • Manage the product portfolio and the putter grip P&L including business case development and execution. You will build a forecast, track and communicate performance vs. expectations, and develop actions plans to address any variances to expectations.
  • Collaborate and drive a cross-functional team including R&D, sales, operations, other marketing functions, and agency partners to bring products to life. You will drive the timeline and deliverables, while bringing innovative ideas as to how to better deliver a best-in-class consumer experience.
  • Achieve revenue and profit margins while achieving brand share objectives for the category.
  • Conduct consumer and professional golfer research to identify latent pain points, create and refine product concepts, and validate concepts among the targeted user.
  • Manage the product launch to ensure it is on-target, on-cost, and on-time.
  • Use consumer research and business analysis to understand the competition, channel dynamics, consumer segmentation & positioning, product segmentation and sales performance.
  • Works closely with brand, channel, and Tour/sports marketing team. Work closely with Brand Marketing & Channel Marketing to support on-going priorities, including internal communication process, product presentations, consumer research and competitive intelligence.
  • Ensures sales growth through robust integrated marketing plans, while utilizing performance metrics and analytics to gauge program effectiveness and make adjustments to future proposals.


Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
  • A minimum of 3 years of product management or marketing experience
  • A minimum of 3 years of marketing experience in consumer products
  • A minimum of 2 years of experience collaborating with R&D to develop new products
  • Legally authorized to work in the U.S. without company sponsorship

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Business and Marketing, from an accredited institution.
  • 7 years Product Management experience at consumer product goods company, retailer or agency experience in sports industry, preferably in the golf industry
  • Track record of success building a consumer brand, preferably within the sports industry
  • Knowledge of golf industry
  • 5 years of experience managing a P&L
  • 5 years of experience collaborating with R&D and sales to develop new products
  • 5 years of business case development and execution
  • 3 years of experience managing creative agencies

Position Criteria:

  • Ability to collaboratively develop and execute product plans with R&D, sales, project management, brand marketing, channel marketing, Tour, agencies of record, and global sales and marketing team.
  • Ability to credibly influence people without direct authority. Strong communication skills with the ability to present and discuss both strategy and analysis.
  • Track record of achieving results and solutions oriented.
  • Excellent leadership and management skills – can manage up and down effectively.
  • Ability to collaborate effectively cross-functionally with R&D, sales, operations, and other marketing functions.
  • Diplomatic, tactful leader, who can provide leadership, set high standards, foster creativity and flexibility, motivate and be capable of getting teams to work together with a single vision.
  • Natural leader and driver with the confidence and conviction to successfully and diplomatically challenge the status quo.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment.
  • Strong analytical skills to accurately and effectively plan and track growth opportunities.
  • Excellent in project and financial management skills.

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