QBP Brands Product Mgr III

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Position Details

QBP Brands Product Mgr III
Twin Cities Metro
Bloomington or Remote, MN


The QBP Brands Product Manager III is responsible for the strategic vision, planning, development, and on-time delivery of the assigned product line(s). As a product leader at QBP, the QBP Brands Product Manager III also provides leadership to the product team and mentors and coaches across the product organization towards unique, relevant, and compelling products that fulfill brand promises.

Organizational/Reporting Structure: This is a full-time position and reports to a Category Manager Proprietary Product.

This position is fully remote and can be based anywhere in the U.S. except California, New Jersey, or New York.

QBP Brands Product Manager III’s main things are excellence in the following areas:

Vision and Strategy* [30%]:

With a clear understanding of industry and consumer trends, set and clearly articulate brand product strategy across multiple brands and/or brand product lines depending on the brand scale

  • Lead alignment to brand product vision and product imprint across all PMs who are developing products for the assigned brand(s) or product line(s). 
  • Deliver market-forward product initiatives that are unique, compelling, desirable for consumers and competitive for retailers 
  • Proactively manages product lifecycles by aligning knowledge of industry trends with brand sales data and product line priorities

Leadership* [30%]:

Directly manage and develop a team of 3-5 QBP Brands Product Managers and Product Assistants 

Mentor, coach, and align product managers on decision-making and initiatives related to their assigned brand(s), product line(s), and projects

  • Engage in the development of tools, processes, and practice 
  • Inform project prioritization and resource allocation across product development teams

Product Development* [30%]:

  • Execute upon the product development plan that aligns to business objectives and strategies 
  • Plan, manage, and coordinate all development projects for the brand(s) or brand product line(s). 
  • Prioritize brand development projects, own project budget, and manage development resources intra-project 
  • Collaborate with BKFM Portfolio Director, Category Manager Proprietary Product, sales, marketing, purchasing, and supply chain to establish product margin goals and in-stock dates 
  • Be responsible for working with Supply Chain, Product Safety and Compliance, and Development Teams to develop and meet expectations for qualification and quality assurance 
  • Conduct pre-costing and ROI exercises to ensure developments will meet brand margin standards 
  • Collaborate with Project Management to establish development calendar for planned product projects 
  • Present key product initiatives to internal and external customers 
  • Identifies new needs related to product development process, tools, or practice 
  • Works collaboratively with supply chain on vendor qualifications and vendor selection 
  • Consistently improve overall product range and individual product details each model year 
  • Negotiate with potential and existing proprietary and OEM suppliers on behalf of QBP and assigned brand product 
  • Build and maintain relationships with suppliers 
  • Represent QBP with integrity

Other tasks and responsibilities as assigned* [10%]

*Represents essential duties.



  • Product management and product development leadership experience 
  • A passion for cycling 
  • Understanding of the diverse cycling marketplaces, distribution channels, and consumers 
  • Strong business acumen to include financial analysis and retail math skills 
  • Technical knowledge of bicycles and components and mechanical ability to work on them 
  • Ability and desire to test bicycle components, or identify individuals who will 
  • A strong desire to learn from others 
  • Exceptional communication skills with a collaborative spirit 
  • Ability to balance strategic planning with detailed task level execution 
  • Ability to thrive in ambiguity 
  • Proven organizational skills and ability to manage multiple projects in different phases of development 
  • Practice and exhibit high self-awareness


  • Bachelor’s degree or other formal education in product management, engineering, industrial design, or other related fields

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