Position Summary: Technical Product Manager to guide and implement the Traditions Firearms technical development processes in order to grow the company’s leadership position in the firearms industry. This role will provide the technical leadership and primary vendor point-of-contact for the Traditions product technical development and quality control reports/technical feedback.
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 Attorneys and Senior Management Officers to identify all Intellectual Property and ensure it is captured and protected for all new products.
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.
Qualifications: Bachelor's degree/graduate of a gunsmithing school, and 7-10 years’ experience with product management. Knowledgeable of various firearms platforms, familiar with SolidWorks, and engineering knowledge as required.
About Traditions Firearms
Traditions is a firearms company that produces muzzleloaders, inline rifles, do-it-youself kits, classic muzzleloaders, classic pistols, revolvers, cannons, accessories, and much more. We are considered the muzzleloading experts and offer products with new technology based off our experience in the field and at the range. Just like you, we are hunters and shooters and we demand the best from our products. Traditions takes this understanding and builds it into each of our products. Traditions provides our customers with the most innovative and technologically advanced products. We produce the safest, most accurate, and easy-to-use muzzleloaders offered on the market today.At Traditions, we do our best to provide the most value for each of your hard-earned dollars without sacrificing quality and performance. Traditions gives you quality, value, and performance backed by a lifetime warranty. For more information, visit our website www.traditionsfirearms.com, our Twitter @Traditions_PF, or find us on YouTube and Vimeo.