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Product Manager - Accessories


We Are An Equal Opportunity Employer
Job Title: Product Manager - Accessories
Job Number: C-13-20
Job Location: Pendleton Corporate Office, 220 NW Broadway, Portland, OR
POSITION HAS BEEN FILLED

Job Summary:
The Product Manager is responsible for merchandising exciting collections that reflect the Pendleton Brand and is the curator of the Brand. The Product Manager is responsible for the business management of the accessory category including ownership of gross margin, sales, profitability and product assortment. Accountabilities include the monitoring and enhancement of growth and profitability on selected product lines across all channels of the business seasonally. The Product Manager will effectively and efficiently manage information across all functional areas.

Responsibilities:
  • Manage all aspects of seasonal assortment planning from initial selection through post-seasonal analysis and feedback under the supervision of the HMM. Partner with all channels for factual feedback
  • Responsible for the overall gross margin by season, ensuring line by line costing is reviewed and approved. Establish current target retails and partner to maximize margin expectations.
  • Responsible for the growth and development of categories that reflect strategic initiatives.
  • Develop and present merchandise plans to the HMM based on sales history, relevant trend, price point and product positioning to ensure a balanced, marketable assortment.
  • Manage competitive retail analysis by season.
  • Partner and manage all phases of the product merchandising process including calendar timelines.
  • Create and present assortment concepts relative to key item merchandising within categories of responsibility.
  • Coordinate sample reviews as required, and execute subsequent follow-up with internal departments.
  • Work with HMM to update and evolve successful products to ensure a compelling product line meeting Pendleton standards.
  • Work with MW and WW Product Managers to develop accessories that meet the needs and coordinate with both lines on a seasonal basis.
  • Coordinate seasonal merchandise assortment with Home Production office to facilitate the process and ensure timely delivery of samples and deliveries
  • Prepare seasonal business recaps and participate in the sales analysis, ranking and forecasting process
  • Work with Communication to develop seasonal wholesale materials including pricelists and POS signage.
  • Maintain complete familiarity with seasonal layouts and all products designed for all channels.
  • Keep abreast of market and design trends.
  • Travel to domestic trade shows as required.
  • Other responsibilities as directed and necessary for the business


  • Skills and Qualifications:
  • Strong creative and conceptualization skills with an appreciation for the importance of visual communication
  • Ability to adapt product and business trends to the expectations of the Pendleton customers and future customers
  • Ability to produce profitable results
  • Strong process management and analytical skills
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Extremely high attention to detail and excellent follow through
  • Ability to react to a fast-paced, ever-changing business environment
  • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks under tight deadlines
  • Ability to work and communicate effectively in a team environment and to delegate as needed to develop the team
  • Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and Excel skills required


  • Excellent benefits package. Downtown corporate office working location with convenient access to bus and MAX.

    We are an equal opportunity employer. We will contact only those applicants who best meet our requirements.

    How to Apply:
    Download an application form and complete it in accordance with the instructions on the job posting. Click here to download an application form. This document requires Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click here to download the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader.

    To have an application mailed to you:
    - Call 503.226.4801 and ask for Human Resources
    - Fax your request to 503.535.5827
    - Email your request to Application Request

    Where to send Employment Application:
    FAX to 1-503-535-5827
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    mail to:
    Human Resources
    Pendleton Woolen Mills, Inc.
    P O Box 3030
    Portland, OR 97208-3030
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    Hand deliver to:
    Pendleton Woolen Mills
    220 NW Broadway
    Portland, OR 97209
    - or -
    Scan completed application / resume and email pdf to:
    julie.strand@penwool.com.

    We do not accept resumes or applications for positions not listed on our site. No agency or recruiter referrals, please.