The Product Development Senior Manager is responsible for leading the product and curriculum as a product development and management activities that drive the growth of the Training Division business initiatives with external partners, independent instructors, students and members. They are responsible for managing internal and external resources and developing and implementing product development and management plans that improve our standing as a leader in the firearms and self-defense training industry while also improving profitability for the business and our external partners. Additionally, they regularly evaluate organizational efficiency and make necessary changes to maximize productivity. They will assess the business needs and find ways to contribute to the big picture by ensuring that quality product is delivered on time and on plan.
Develop and maintain strategies for continually improving engagement of external partners and instructors through product development
Manages Product Development for the business by creating new product innovation and concepts that will be a strategic fit for the brand and successfully meet high growth objectives.
Lead the development/improvement of products/curriculum to support external partners and instructors in improving their training business
Develop a strong understanding of the end consumer (B2B / B2C)
Partner with marketing, sales, IT and operations to establish go-to-market strategies that will drive consumer behavior
Direct and support market research collection, analysis, and interpretation of market data for determination of best in class product
Identify competitors and evaluate their product strategies and market positioning and devise counter-strategies
Design programs for in house development of world class products and curriculum
Partner with external industry experts as needed to develop best in class products and curriculum
Partner with IT, Marketing, Sales and Operations for fully integrated product development
Lead the development of tools necessary to support the Training Division product development/management business initiatives
Develop and maintain strategies for support of internal training product content development needs
Manage integration and efficiencies of team members
Lead product/curriculum determination processes
Develop and manage financial budgets, expenditures and revenue expectations
Develop and track performance against KPIs
Ensure team members have the knowledge and tools to successfully execute their jobs at a high level.
Evaluate team members’ performance and provide new growth opportunities or correction/adjustment as needed.
Dive analysis on strategic decisions, including understanding key levers to improve results and clarifying tradeoff decisions
Collaborate with internal and external partners to achieve goals
Skills/Abilities and Education Requirements:
5+ years supervisory experience leading local and remote product teams
Strong critical thinking and organizational skills
Ability to identify and solve inefficiencies in processes
Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work with a wide variety of team members
Experience leading cross functional teams and projects
Ability to foster teamwork in others
Strong skills in developing and maintaining effective relationships
Should be willing to put in the work needed for advancing and growing as an integral member of the team.
Must be an effective manager of team members that do and do not report to him/her
Must be willing to grow as a leader within the company.
Must be comfortable with change and leading change - must show a willingness to grow along with the company and within his/her role.
Contribute to strategic planning, direction, and goal setting
Strong communication and presentation skills
Be a self starter, have high standards and be able to work independently and on a team to meet deadlines
Bachelor's degree or equivalent
Some knowledge of firearms training preferred
Demonstrates the Core Values of Delta Defense, LLC
About Delta Defense, LLC
Delta Defense, LLC is the private company that provides Marketing, Operations and Customer Care for the USCCA. The USCCA helps responsible Americans avoid danger, save lives and keep their families safe.
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