Simms Employment

Simms Fishing Products is a leader in the fishing industry – driven to create growth and vitality in the community. We build trustworthy and angler-driven products. Our employees communicate openly, keep their commitments and inspire trust.   We build for the long haul with products that last and a brand that endures. Our employees are our most important catch.

To be a great fit at Simms, you must embrace the fishing culture and follow our practice to work like we fish – with purpose, passion & curiosity. Be prepared to share your latest fishing adventures.

Product Line Manager, Sportswear

The Simms organization is growing and we’re looking to fill the Product Line Manager, Sportswear position. This is a full-time, in-house position based in Bozeman, Montana.

The Product Line Manager (PLM) is a key management role on the Sportswear Team and champions the efficient and timely day-day operation of the category to meet corporate cadence, milestone dates and goals. The PLM is focused on assisting the Director of Sportswear with market research, business analytics, data & materials management, go-to-market process, product marketing, special make-up (SMU) management, and providing data-driven and consumer-driven business tools to inform decision-making. To be effective in this role, the PLM will effectively partner with and take direction from the Senior Director of Product and the Director of Sportswear on all long-range and seasonal line planning initiatives and reflect those in the internal line planning tools and data management systems. Further, the PLM will work closely with the Development Team to support the successful execution of the product development calendar, materials management goals, and milestone review meetings.

The PLM for Sportswear will bring a passion for the product creation process, a positive team-player attitude, and enthusiasm for the consumer to add undeniable value to this fast-growing category for Simms. The PLM for Sportswear is a problem-solver and assists, day-to-day, the Director of Sportswear and the internal Team to find workable, positive solutions to the challenges faced in driving this key category forward.

Outcomes of this role include:

  • Execution of all line management activities to ensure internal systems are up-to-date with key decisions and hit established calendar dates.  This role is the main conduit for all updates to corporate Line Planning Tools and data management systems.
  • Assist Director of Sportswear with the operational and day-to-day activities of managing the category and presenting tools for decision-making.  Execute other duties and projects as assigned by Director of Sportswear or Senior Management.
  • Partner with Marketing and Sales to manage the successful execution of the Sportswear category as it applies to the seasonal Dealer Workbook and global selling tools & assets.
  • Provide the Director of Sportswear with business tools to support alignment of seasonal key stories in Sportswear with the organization’s long-range Brand Plan and Market Intro Plan.
  • Build and maintain visual tools required to effectively communicate long-range and seasonal line planning decisions for the category and meet calendar dates.
  • Create and maintain the category visual line plan: product initiatives, product forecasts, sku analysis, volume analysis and sample management; produce market share analysis, catalog management and price list documentation.
  • Research and extract actionable business statistics such as sales history, seasonal product mix, channel mix, market segment mix, seasonal price points, SKU performance, competitive landscape and provide and present in a compelling way to the Sportswear Team to inform the planning, briefing, and decision-making.
  • Partner with Sourcing Team to maintain a strong understanding of Sportswear demand, forecast and inventory levels and provide concise, timely, and actionable information and reports to the Director of Sportswear to support efficient SKU management.
  • Partner with Sales, Development, and Sourcing Teams to successfully manage the global SMU process for Sportswear to meet goals and dates established by the Director of Sportswear and Senior Management Team.
  • Key point of contact for all product-related inquiries from Sales, Distributors, Dealers, and Repair/Warranty, Customer Service and collects, collates, and presents feedback to the Director of Sportswear and the Sportswear Team to inform decision-making and build positive engagement across the organization and with the market.
  • Drive the greige-booking process for Sportswear and work with Sourcing, Finance, and Operations to meet organizational goals for timing and cost.
  • Champion the successful go-to-market (GTM) process for Sportswear and serve as key point of contact to successfully execute established launch goals across all departments: selling tools, packaging accuracy, pricers, SMS, product documentation, DTC support, sales conferences, trade shows, prelines, etc.


Successful candidates should possess: 

 

  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant field, preferably in merchandising, business administration or marketing.
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience in the fishing and/or outdoor industry with proven success.
  • Strong communication skills
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Ability to increase employee engagement
  • Team building skills
  • Process-driven attitude

 

Simms offers a competitive compensation and benefits package, including: Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance, Health Savings Account, Flexible Spending Accounts, Life, Short-term & Long-term Disability Insurance, 401K Retirement Plan, Paid Holidays & Paid Time Off.

To apply for this position, please email your resume to [email protected].

Quality Manager

The Simms organization is growing and we’re looking to fill the Quality Manager position. This is a full-time, in-house role based in Bozeman, Montana.

In this role, you must be ready to manage the entire worldwide quality process to drive product quality and reliability to new levels.

The Quality Manager works closely with the Product, Operations and Production teams to help create, build and deliver world class quality products.

Outcomes of this role include:

  • Builds systems and processes to reduce or eliminate defects
  • Develops all quality inspection criteria from BOMs, Specs and Tech packs
  • Reviews all inspection results and recommends appropriate actions
  • Improves quality systems and processes to insure a high level of quality
  • Manages any major quality issues and communicates resolutions across departments
  • Provides insightful summarized feedback on quality from numerous sources
  • Manages field testing and is accountable to drive the testing function to meet goals, objectives & timing in the corporate calendar 
  • Owns Simms Quality Manual  


Successful candidates should possess: 

  • Robust leadership expertise
  • Strong communication skills, ability to speak up and down organization
  • Process-driven attitude
  • Team building skills
  • Experience at leading change
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Flexible personality
  • A record of significant, progressively responsible experience working in manufacturing, materials or quality management systems is required
  • Industry certifications for quality, quality management, or improvement (i.e., ASQ, Six Sigma or Lean) preferred
  • A bachelor’s or master’s degree in an area related to manufacturing preferred

Simms offers a competitive compensation and benefits package, including: Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance, Health Savings Account, Flexible Spending Accounts, Life, Short-term & Long-term Disability Insurance, 401K Retirement Plan, Paid Holidays & Paid Time Off.

To apply for this position, please email your resume to [email protected].

If you would like to submit a resume for future consideration for Simms Fishing Products' positions should they become available, please submit a cover letter and resume by email to [email protected].