PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT MANAGER
GOLD COAST OFFICE

Australian Fitness Supplies is looking for an experienced and dynamic product manager with an innovative and continuous improvement mindset. The Product Development Manager will oversee and manage all aspects of the product life cycle. They will be across all aspects of the fitness market including trends, customers, competitors and innovation.
 
 

wHO ARE WE?

Australian Fitness Supplies (www.australianfitnesssupplies.com.au) is Australia’s premium gym equipment wholesaler and exporter with popular globally recognised brands such as Force USA, Assault Fitness, Liberty Fitness, Freeform, Vortex and Versafit. We have a team of 50 superstars and an awesome, driven and fun culture. Being suitable for the role is only half the challenge… we also need someone who will be a great cultural fit and share the same values! Here at AFS, we live and breathe our core values and purpose and believe in investing in our team and culture.

 

wHAT YOU'LL DO

      • Managing R&D programs including overseeing and managing the EMDG grant process and documentation.

      • Lead research and development projects for new products and product improvements with direction from the product management team.

      • Work in conjunction with multiple departments including, the marketing and sales teams to bring a new product to market.

      • Conduct market research following the NPM guide to develop new products that meet our companies PIC and needs of the customer. Stay abreast of all trends and opportunities within the selected product portfolio.

      • Develop product specifications and provide detailed support material for the marketing team to create website listings.

      • Manage the product's new line form process in collaboration with the data management team

      • Negotiate product costs and development timelines

      • Establish and manage the PD macro schedule

      • Maintain the product visual assortment with assistance from Product -co-ordinator

      • Ensuring ASANA projects are updated and full of relevant information

      • Assist in risk assessment, management and mitigation activities

      • Propose new product ideas to improve sales and profitability

      • Implement process improvements to achieve product quality and productivity

      • Assist in organizing trade shows, special events and other promotional events

      • Manage monthly product defect meetings with the CSM

      • Manage product testing SOP with relevant local and global testers

      • Communicate with our manufacturers and factories any changes or improvements to products both new and current

      • Manage 3rd party suppliers

      • Work with merchandise planner,continuous monitoring of product performance and stock availability

      • Co-ordinating the registration of any approved intellectual property relating to products

      • Create the spare parts SKU upon new product creation

      • You may be required to provide product training to new hires from time to time

      • Develop new product training material

      • Conduct product training sessions to GAF, export and wholesale customers

      • Management of the Product Coordinator

 

what you'll have

      • 3 + years experience in a similar role

      • The ability to manage a large portfolio of products

      • Excellent supplier relationship management skills

      • A "hands on" approach

      • A sound technical knowledge of the industry and related products

      • Excellent time management, presentation and communication skills

      • Ability to influence and negotiate with suppliers and service providers

      • Strong financial acumen with ability to negotiate

      • Sound computing skills, including Word, Excel, Gmail, Google Docs, Skype, WhatsApp, Hangouts, Netsuite

 

A quick note

Slackers and sliders do not fit the mould at Australian Fitness Supplies. Please bring your bag full of energy, enthusiasm and undeniably tough work ethic with you if you want to apply! A good sense of humor is a must and you will need to bring your smile daily! We are too busy having fun and hustling hard to get caught up in office politics and internal mind games. If this sounds like a planet you want to be a part of, spread your wings and hit that apply button right now!

 

TO START THIS PROCESS, YOU WILL NEED:

      • Resume

      • Previous personality profiles (optional)

      • 25 minutes to complete our awesome assessments (of which you will get a copy)

 

Applications closing this week