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Product Line Manager, Outdoor - BBQ


Posted by Academy Sports + Outdoors on 02/12/2020

Job Basics

Industry Sector: Outdoor

Job Categories: Sourcing

Company Type: Retail

State: TX

City: Katy

Country: United States

Required Experience:

Job Type: Full Time


Required to Relocate:

Required to Travel:

Employee May Telecommute: No

Job Seeker Must Live Within:

Job Description & Requirements


  • Associate’s degree in relevant field of study or equivalent years of related work experience required

Work Experiences:

  • 5+ years of related work experience required



  • Lead with integrity and able to propel a team toward the completion of goals
  • Ability to analyze, articulate, and solve complex problems and concepts to make effective business decisions
  • Maintain the customer’s perspective as a driving force behind business decisions and activities
  • Responds positively to change, embracing and using new practices or values to accomplish goals and solve problems
  • Strong interpersonal, written, verbal communication and presentation skills, with the ability to interface effectively with individuals at various levels, both internally and externally
  • Ability to effectively prioritize workload in a fast paced, frequently changing environment while remaining detailed and organized
  • Able to utilize organizational and project management skills to direct work activities within critical path timelines
  • Ability to establish strong relationships to influence perceptions and manage change
  • Proficiency with the Microsoft Office Suite, Gerber, Web PDM, and Adobe Illustrator


  • Develop private label products to drive sales, increase margins, and expand market share
  • Partner with Buying team to understand the Buyer’s product needs, set action plans with necessary deadlines, and execute delivery
  • Assist to manage vendor programs; includes costing, defectives, payment terms, and liability insurance
  • Assist Buying team in writing orders, tracking sales, and log defectives on a monthly basis
  • Prepare and maintain detailed product packages within WebPDM while referencing Vendor Quote Management to ensure accurate quotes
  • Work with Quality Assurance, Vendor Compliance, Import Logistics, and Global Sourcing teams to deliver quality products on time while ensuring all vendors are compliant
  • Shop competitors to ensure there is price competitiveness
  • Manage and maintain existing and new programs by following through on all product development phases
  • Assure vendors conform to established product and with Global Production and Import Logistics for vendor delivery standards
  • Develop and maintains product packages
  • Collaborate with Quality Assurance to maintain category/product performance and product safety standards
  • Maintain category and product standards
  • Coordinate labels and packages with Brand Management, suppliers, and vendors; maintain trim cards and bill of materials for processing
  • Coordinate appropriate quality testing with Quality Assurance team
  • Secure samples and maintain a sample library with categories, including but not limited to; fit with Tech Design, pre-production, counter, and advertising
  • Coordinate shipments and delivery updates with Global Sourcing and Import Logistics teams
  • Prepare HTS pre-classification sheets and samples to submit to Customs Compliance for U.S. Customs purposes
  • Develop technical knowledge of related product categories, including but not limited to; construction, fabrications, industry standards, and fit where applicable
  • Attend domestic shows to stay abreast of product trends and packaging designs
  • Attend vendor meetings as needed
  • Required to learn company policies, procedures and safety rules
  • Duties may change and associates may be required to perform other duties as assigned

Physical Requirements & Attendance

  • Acceptable level of hearing and vision to perform job duties
  • Adhere to company work hours, policies, procedures and rules governing professional staff behavior
  • Regular attendance required
  • Up to 15% of domestic and international travel, overnight stays as needed
  • Ability to work flexible hours such as evening, weekends, and holidays as necessary

About Academy Sports + Outdoors

Academy Sports + Outdoors is a premier sports, outdoor and lifestyle retailer with a broad assortment of quality hunting, fishing, and camping equipment and gear along with sports and leisure products, footwear, apparel and much more. The Texas-based company operates over 200 stores throughout Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas. The Academy Sports + Outdoors philosophy is to deliver an unparalleled shopping experience by providing convenience, offering a broad selection of quality products, delivering exceptional customer service and selling the right stuff at every day low prices. For more information about Academy Sports + Outdoors visit,,, and