In short

The world’s fastest-growing sports brand is seeking a Lead Product Manager based in Zurich, yet frequently visiting our globally spread team and key retail partners, the role will manage the creation of our franchise Performance All Day footwear product line to ensure products are relevant to customers, to retailers, and to the company. 

Your Mission

  • Leading the wider PAD product managers to ensure a cohesive and collaborative team of teams while operating as a player coach.
  • At the intersection of Sales, Marketing, Distribution, Supply Chain, Design and Development, you will contribute to the creation of an industry-leading performance all day footwear range, you connect the dots between multiple internal teams being a great communicator and motivator.
  • Ensure full alignment with the Go To Market (GTM) plan by partnering with our developers, Design, Sales & Marketing teams and participating to major presentations, milestones and launches.
  • Communicate closely with sneaker communities (customers and retailers in key markets) to ensure a customer-centric range. You are constantly connected to innovation and sustainability teams to ensure the range is forward-looking and industry leading.
  • Increase our industry knowledge/trends by attending trade shows, retails stores, market visits and partner with our internal teams on consumer insights (non-Covid times).
  • Gathering and analyzing all data and future trends to initiate the seasonal kick-off supported by design (aligned with On’s message), working with your team to validate and input critical cross functional product data.
  • Utilize your organization skills to stay on top of sample tracking and coordination.
  • Align with Development to track costing and learn footwear creation to make more informed decisions. Manage our franchise segment of Performance All Day product to ensure maximum efficiency while attaining our financial goals.
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Your story

  • 10+ years of related experience in global product management within the footwear industry (or a mix in a transversal field). 
  • 5+ years in managing franchise product.
  • A higher education degree (bachelor or above)  in Marketing, Product Management or any other related field.
  • Strong leadership skills 
  • Perfect understanding of the global footwear market and its opportunities. 
  • Passion for challenging the status quo and reshaping the footwear industry.
  • Strength in managing projects, ability in delivering through out the full process end-to-end.
  • Demonstrated passion for the footwear and/or fashion industry. Strong organizational skills, ability to manage complex projects whilst sticking to critical timelines and deadlines. 
  • Entrepreneurial attitude, ambition and willingness to take on challenges.
  • Demonstrated experience in working independently through strategic plans. Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.
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About the Team

As the product strategy team, we’re responsible for managing product creation from start to finish.  Our cross functional interaction is driven by a consumer-focused mindset to ensure we create a product line that sells in and through.

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We harness the power of the whole – combining the different skill sets, knowledge and points of view within our teams in search of sustainable, stylish and successful products.

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Product Manager, Zürich

Every single person on the team is actually involved from the start and everyone brings their ideas. We spend time playing around in our lab so that we can get quick ideas down and then test these with athletes or with the consumers.
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What we offer

On is a place that is centered around growth and progress. We offer an environment designed to give people the tools to develop holistically – to stay active, to learn, explore and innovate. Our distinctive approach combines a supportive, team-oriented atmosphere, with access to personal self-care for both physical and mental well-being, so each person is led by purpose. On is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to creating a work environment that is fair and inclusive, where all decisions related to recruitment, advancement, and retention are free of discrimination.

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What to expect

We want to set everyone up for success, so here’s the lowdown on how we hire. Our process is a two-way street – bringing you into our culture, while helping us learn how you think.

Our full process can last about eight weeks from application to offer, because we care about getting it right. These steps explain how we usually do things.

Before you get started, feel free to consider if you want to work with us. Strange question? Well, we give people a lot of space to navigate their day-to-day and that style isn't for everyone. We want you to be passionate about what you do and be sure this is the right fit. Because when skills and passion combine – it creates that 'Wow' moment.