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Product Line Manager
Nike Headwear
Posted on 8/12/2022
Tampa, FL, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Merchandising, Manufacturing, Apparel, or related field; or the equivalent combination of education, training, or work experience, experience in retail or wholesale (4+ years) is acceptable without a degree
  • Product merchandising/creation experience of at least 4 years
  • Strong understanding of merchandising retail math/financial skills
  • Moderate experience with fashion, color, and trend analysis
  • Solid understanding of the product creation process is required
  • Experience in using and utilizing sales data to analyze and steer a business
  • Intermediate skill level in MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook, as well as familiarity with data warehouses and database management
  • Excellent organizational, communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize workload, adapt to change, and maintain composure under pressure
  • Maintains a positive and professional attitude towards team, vendors, and clients
  • Ability to work in a fast pace and dynamic environment
  • Experience in identifying the right products to meet brief requirements
  • Sports fan a plus
  • Ability to travel up to 30% of the job
  • Be an expert in product concepts, including the creation of key stories and product that generates an emotional connection to the brand and consumer
  • Lead the creation of consumer rights assortment plans that support a global integrated marketplace
  • Translate consumer insights into commercially viable, trend-relevant stories
  • Plan product lines with the understanding of a finished, chase and blank inventory opportunity
  • Brief the design team on direction based on seasonal needs, art, and competitive landscape
  • Utilize and optimize the merchant planning team to track and define key business opportunities
  • Strong cross-functional relationships with development, design, and sourcing, to deliver margin and adoption rate goals
  • Present the product line to internal and external partners at key development timelines to ensure alignment between sales, product, marketing, and supply chain
  • Partner with Merchants to establish pricing strategy to achieve category margin goals and profitability targets
  • Constantly analyze the competitor landscape to drive our ability to build new growth opportunities
  • Possible travel, including overseas, account and league reviews

1,001-5,000 employees

Retailer of officially licensed sports merchandise
Company mission
Fanatics mission is to facilitate sports community through apparel. The company is one of the largest retailers of officially licensed sports merchandise.
  • Work Life Balance - At Fanatics we place our focus on results and empowerment and encourage you to enjoy your time on and OFF the field with our competitive time off policies.
  • Recognition and Rewards Program - Fanatics values our internal fans too! Our programs are designed to thank and reward Fanatics athletes for their hard work and commitment to winning as a team.
  • Company Sponsored Events - From breakfast to happy hour and every hour in between – Fanatics employees can enjoy time together at one of our many company events.
  • Fanatics.com Employee Discount - As an employee you will receive a special discount on all of your favorite sports merchandise and memorabilia.
  • Give Back - Fanatics cares about the fans around us. We encourage you to partner up with your teammates in giving back and serving the communities where we work and play.
  • Meet & Greets - You never know who will show up to the office. You might just meet one of your all-time favorite athletes.
  • Invest in You - Here at Fanatics we want you to accomplish your goals. We offer tuition reimbursement.
  • Healthy Lifestyle - Fanatics cares about helping and supporting our teams in their busy lifestyles. Through wellness relationships with fitness and weight management partners we are here to support you in whatever your lifestyle goals.
  • Wellness Coverage - Your health is important to you – and it’s important to us too! We offer a number of benefit plan options for convenience and flexibility.
  • Financial Security - Through our plans, Fanatics offers you a way to budget for health care expenses that you’d typically pay for out of pocket.
  • Retirement - The sooner you begin planning for your retirement, the better. Fanatics offers generous plans to help you prepare for the future.
  • Network of Support - Fanatics understands that sometimes you may need someone in your corner. Through the Life Assistance Program, you and your family have access to support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Fanatics Family First - Afterall we are #OneFanatics. Put your family first with our paid maternity and paternity leave program, or take advantage of our infertility treatment reimbursement program to get the support you need while you try to grow your family.
  • IDEA - We invite you to join one of our Employee Resource groups, or celebrate and honor what’s most important to you through our IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity, Equality & Advocacy) floating holiday. We recognize diversity helps foster innovation, and people perform better when they can be themselves. Gender Affirmation Treatment reimbursement is available to employees.
Company Values
  • By Fans, For Fans - By Fans = Bringing passion and pride to the work we do; For Fans = Exceeding fan expectations
  • One Fanatics... Win As A Team - Our combined efforts; growing and succeeding together; WE before ME
  • Missionary, Not Mercenary - At Fanatics, working here is more than a paycheck, it’s doing what you love everyday
  • Innovative Products and Fan Experiences - Offering fans unique products and ultimate experiences – there is no one else doing what we do, better than we do it
  • Execution and Agility... Over Talk - Quickly adapting and delivering our best in a fast-paced, high growth environment while maintaining humility