In short

The world’s fastest-growing sports brand is seeking a Product Manager, Performance All Day who will strengthen the connection that On has with the global movement & sneaker communities. Driven by a creative and analytical approach, the new Product Manager Performance All Day will contribute to the evolution of On’s PAD footwear line. Based in Zurich, yet frequently visiting our globally spread team and key retail partners, the role will ensure that products are relevant to consumers, to retailers, and to the company.

Your Mission

  • Be the voice of the consumer and market place in the product creation process
  • At the intersection of product design and development to co-create an industry-leading footwear collection, you are responsible working with your team to validate and input critical cross functional product data & consumer insights
  • Support the Product creation team in gathering all data and future trends insights to initiate the seasonal kick-off supported by design and Innovation (aligned with On’s message)
  • Work on the co-creation of clear and relevant briefs (meaningful product stories & concepts, range architecture, materials, colours)
  • Align with Development to track costing and utilise your organisation skills to stay on top of sample tracking and coordination
  • 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
  • Increase our industry knowledge/trends by attending trade shows, retails stores, market visits and partner with our internal teams on consumer insights.
  • Connect closely with sneaker & movement-based communities (customers and retailers in key markets) to ensure a customer-centric range.
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Your story

  • 5+ years experience in product management or product marketing in a global sports brand environment (footwear) or in connection with movement communities.
  • Passion for footwear, engagement in the movement community and the willingness to pursue a career in product management.
  • Ambition to work in an environment that requires to be excellent in both analytics as well as creative and innovative thinking
  • Understanding of the global sneaker market and its opportunities
  • Passion for challenging the status quo and reshaping the sneaker industry
  • Strength in managing projects, strong organisational skills & ability to manage complex projects whilst sticking to critical timelines and deadlines
  • Strong communication and team-working skills, dedicated to over-delivering (y)our promise and a sense of WOW. consumer-centric mindset.
  • Great network-building skills and ability to connect effectively with a diverse team of peers and stakeholders
  • A higher education degree
  • Fluency in English (written and spoken)
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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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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.