Product Manager - OXO

New York, New York

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Join our OXO Team at Helen of Troy as a Product Manager and make an immediate impact on our trusted brands. Together, we build innovative and useful products that elevate people's lives everywhere every day!

At OXO, we're on a quest to make every day better. For 30 years, we've made household tools that delight our customers and exceed their expectations. When we have an idea, we're going to make it happen, especially if it hasn't been done before. If you've ever thought, "there's got to be a better way to do this," then you belong here.

We balance hard work with a thriving office culture; community isn't just a buzzword at OXO, it's a way of life. With a guest speaker series covering topics like service robots and crafting hard-to-write letters, book and bike clubs, volunteering opportunities, summer outings to theme parks, we like coming to work every day, and think you should, too.

The Product Manager will be a leader within OXO product development and on the team that manages the Bath, Cleaning, and Tot categories. You will independently plan and lead the OXO Tot business and develop a long and short-term product strategy to ensure financial goals are met.

You are an expert in the juvenile industry and have an in depth understanding of consumer behavior in the space. You will also have complete knowledge of competitor products, their pricing, and features. By using market research, product research, product testing, pricing, and competitive analysis you will develop a strategic vision for the category. Identify new product opportunities that are compelling to customers and consumers and on brand. Develop, maintain, and implement a product development pipeline that will contribute to the company's overall financial goals, drive team revenue, and positively impact direct contribution.

The candidate will work closely with Product Engineers to identify and avoid product development risk and ensure that products in the pipeline are brought to market on schedule, meeting all milestone goals and are completed within budget.

Collaborate across multiple functions and work closely with upper management, marketing, brand design and sales about product features and benefits to help facilitate effective messaging and with the sourcing, operations, and logistics teams to effectively bring products to market. You will be able to sell your products to internal stakeholders as well as external partners when you meet with buyers or vendors.

Lead the existing category product portfolio and implement business strategies to grow and develop the category.

What you will be doing:

Lead and mentor others on the team and provide insight and guidance into category strategy. Ultimately your work will result in tools that daily living better for millions of people.

Strategic business planning for a major category of business including meeting financial goals (revenue and margin) and day to day category management

  • Planning a product pipeline, identifying opportunities, and implementing a long- and short-term strategic vision

  • Product development: work with design partners, and collaborate with product engineers to assess and avoid risk to bring products to market that meet brand, category, and financial objectives

  • Internal communication with upper management, marketing, brand design and sales to prioritize and build consensus around product development strategies

  • Building strong relationships with key vendors, strategic customers; build industry relationships

  • Product Line Maintenance, responding to quality concerns, participating in cost negotiations, and identifying and implementing product refreshes

  • Lead and Mentor product development assistants, product managers, or other team members

  • Participate in companywide initiatives to improve processes, functions, communications, and company culture

  • Collaborate and lead day to day responsibilities

Skills needed to be successful in this role:

  • Strong analysis ability relating to product lines and product line planning, profit margins, business trends, market segmentation, competitive research and trends, market research, and opportunity assessment

  • Self-motivated, able to prioritize and meet tight deadlines

  • Very organized with an eye for detail

  • Industry knowledge

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree

  • 3 years as a Product Manager or 5+ years of relevant experience in a related field is required.

  • Hands-on research, product evaluation, testing, and user-validation skills

  • Strong project management and people leadership skills

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office

  • Knowledge of Agile, Basecamp or other project management software

  • Authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis

Wondering if you should apply? Helen of Troy welcomes people as diverse as our brands. Have the confidence to come as who you are because your point of view, skills, and experience will make us stronger. If you're eager to share new ideas and try new things, we want to hear from you.

For more information about Helen of Troy, visit You can also find us on LinkedIn, Glassdoor, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Helen of Troy is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We are committed to developing a diverse workforce and cultivating an inclusive environment. We value diversity and believe that we are strengthened by the differences in our experiences, thinking, culture and background. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, marital status, disability, protected veteran status or any protected basis.

We will provide individuals with disabilities reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application process. If you would like to request an accommodation, please contact Human Resources at (915) 225-8000 #LI-DNP.

Incorporated in 1968, Helen of Troy has grown into a leading global consumer products company with career opportunities in North America, South America, Europe and Asia. We offer creative solutions for our customers through a diversified portfolio of well-recognized and widely trusted brands, including OXO®, Hydro Flask®, Vicks®, Braun®, Honeywell®, PUR®, Hot Tools®, Drybar®. Most of these brands rank #1 or #2 in their respective categories.

We boldly bring brands into our family, where we nurture what makes them great. We collaborate internally and externally, always striving to provide the consumer-centric innovation, operational excellence, scale, global reach, and stellar shared services to make them soar.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required of personnel so classified. Management retains the right to add or to change duties of the position at any time.

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