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Product Manager - Tactical Accessories-Tactical

Vista Outdoor Virginia Beach, VA

  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

Join our talented team. Employees at Vista Outdoor are passionate and committed to delivering quality products to our customers. Our culture centers on an engaged and accountable workforce. Our goal is to attract and retain a diverse workforce: rich in talent, background, ideas and experience.

Vista Outdoor is a leading global designer, manufacturer and marketer in the growing outdoor sports and recreation markets. The company operates in two segments, Outdoor Products and Shooting Sports, and has more than 30 well-recognized brands that provide consumers with a range of performance-driven, high-quality and innovative products in the ammunition, firearms and outdoor accessories categories. Vista Outdoor enjoys expanded distribution for some of the most widely known and respected brands in the industry: Federal Premium®, Bushnell®, BLACKHAWK!®, Primos®, Final Approach, Uncle Mike’s®, Hoppe’s®, RCBS®, Alliant Powder®, CCI®, Speer®, Champion® Targets, Gold Tip® Arrows, Weaver® Optics, Outers®.

Vista Outdoor is headquartered in Minnesota and employs approximately 4,500 skilled workers. The company has manufacturing operations and facilities in 10 U.S. states, Puerto Rico, Mexico and Canada along with international sales and sourcing operations in Mexico, Canada, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Asia.

The Position: Product Manager – Tactical Accessories

Our Virginia Beach facility is seeking a Product Manager – Tactical Accessories to add to our team. The Product Manager – Tactical Accessories is expected achieve annual top and bottom line metrics through new product development in support of the tactical products team’s strategy. This position will be responsible for leading many aspects of R&D, from conceptualization, validation, commercialization and launch. Additionally, the product manager will be responsible for managing the lifecycle of the product from inception, to design and manufacturing, to service and disposal.  The product manager will support multiple brands within the Tactical Business Unit to include Blackhawk and Eagle Industries. 

Product Manager is responsible for executing near term product development initiatives and developing the long term new products pipeline. The Product Manager relies on an innovative skill set, personal drive and intimate knowledge of the category to define and create differentiated products that satisfy unmet needs of our end users. This leader should be familiar with instigating and analyzing market research to show whitespace—folding in these insights to create identifiable points of difference our customers appreciate that both professional and civilian users seek out. Ideally, this candidate will possess a background in tactical gear either as a user or product developer. The candidate preferably has a prior background in the military or law enforcement and is able to easily lever their prior experience managing product development from concept to launch. Additionally, this position will support the Director of Products to achieve all key metrics for the team.

Responsibilities: Including but not limited to

  • Deliver great new products on time—using insights and Stage-Gate product development process
  • Conduct required research and business analysis
  • Analyze consumer insights data to develop category strategies and roadmaps
  • Monitor performance/trends of key competitors and retailers
  • Develop product specifications /requirements
  • Validate with sales and international subsidiaries
  • Develop critical path schedules
  • Coordinate development/testing with engineering, sourcing and suppliers
  • Coordinate development of packaging and other collateral material and marketing communications
  • Support development of product catalog and marketing materials
  • Conduct product workshops at annual sales conference
  • Provide ongoing training to customer service and sales staff
  • Participate in key account calls
  • Create derivatives/SMU’s and “special programs” for key accounts
  • Actively participate in key trade shows
  • Track/analyze sales and profitability of new and existing products
  • Pro-actively manage inventory
  • Conduct SKU rationalization exercise annually
  • Assist in product forecasting
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Prefer Bachelor’s degree
  • 5+ years in product development, product management, marketing or related field
  • Knowledge of the tactical/shooting/outdoor industry
  • Organized and detail oriented
  • Ability to multi-task and think strategically
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret business periodicals, professional journals, etc...
  • Ability to analyze and interpret P.O.S data, sales reports, etc…
  • Ability to define problems/opportunities, collect data, establish facts and make valid conclusions/recommendations
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, instruction manuals and sales and marketing materials
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from Senior Management, Sales, customers and the general public
  • Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point

We offer a highly competitive salary, comprehensive benefits including: medical and dental, vision, disability and life insurance, 401K, PTO, tuition reimbursement, and the ability to add value to an exciting mission!

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/V/D

We offer a highly competitive salary, comprehensive benefits including: medical and dental, vision, disability and life insurance, 401K, PTO, tuition reimbursement, and the ability to add value to an exciting mission!

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Females/Protected Veteran/Disabled

Vista Outdoor


Virginia Beach, VA
23450 USA



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