Careers

As a family-owned business with over 40 years of experience, GAMMA Sports has a history of developing innovative products and advancing the skills for racquet sports players of all levels. We found our start in the tennis world with our legendary GAMMA Gut string and have since exploded at the leading edge of America’s fastest growing sport – Pickleball! Located along the beautiful Allegheny River in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, our offices include on-site courts for product testing (and a bit of friendly competition amongst employees!) and an overall fun environment!

Product Development Manager

About the Job

In this role, you will work cross-functionally to develop products from conception to distribution with a strong emphasis on the idea creation phase of the product development lifecycle. Working within the Brand Team, the Product Development Manager brings an entrepreneurial approach to generating ideas, developing concepts & specifications, and sourcing engineers to develop prototypes.

The Product Development Manager is passionate about bringing innovative ideas and products to life with the GAMMA Sports team!

Key Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Create a multi-year product plan with consideration of key target market segments and strategic focus delivering product line growth and profitability
  • Identify and research brand sectors that are ripe for new opportunities
  • Advocate, implement, and take ownership of the Product Development Process and Procedure initiative and iteration funnel
  • Evaluate, iterate, and manage the Lifecycle Management process for current and future product lines while also analyzing Lifecycle Trends
  • Maintain, conduct, and drive the analysis of Competitors, Customer Insights and Trends
  • Maintain relationships with existing Vendors and create beneficial partnerships with prospective Vendors throughout all phases of the Product Lifecycle
  • Execute and fulfill all tasks related to generating Product Requirements. This includes optimizing processes for identifying and determining product specifications as well as communicating those specifications to the appropriate team
  • Create and implement a Product Roadmap for ensuring timely execution around Production Timetables
  • Supports financial models & forecasts as well as ProForma P&L to determine necessary alterations within the Product Lifecycle
  • Coordinates with Product Marketing, Supply Chain, & Finance Team where appropriate

Key Competencies:

  • Creative self-starter with ability to work and strengthen collaboration skillset within internal and external teams
  • Strong ability to cross-functionally communicate technical implications to the team members
  • Firm knowledge and comprehension of engineering principles and product development
  • Exhibits problem solving and decision-making abilities to drive results
  • Proven track record of analytical, organizational and planning skills
  • Technical product guru who understands and enjoys exploring the internal functions of a particular product
  • Analytical mindset when approaching and solving complex problems
  • Assumes and maintains ownership of all job-related responsibilities
  • Familiarity with tennis and pickleball/racquet sports preferred

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management or Equivalent Experience
  • 1 – 3 Years of Related Sporting Goods or Consumer Product Experience
  • Agency Selection Experience Preferred
  • Management Experience Required
  • Industrial Design Required

Working Environment:

  • Open Office Working Environment
  • Occasional International or Domestic Travel Required
  • Occasional exposure to outdoor weather – heat, rain etc. as attendance at company related sporting events may be required.

Compensation: Negotiable based on education, experience, and skills.

Application and Selection Process: Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and salary history to jobs@gammasports.com by March 31, 2020. Only candidates selected for interviews will be notified. GAMMA Sports Inc., is an equal opportunity employer.

Supply Chain Intern

In this role, you will join our Supply Chain Team responsible for assisting with suppliers and logistics providers.  The Supply Chain intern solves supply problems, provides data and materials to the Supply Chain, Sales and Leadership teams.

Key Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Join our Supply Chain Team placing, monitoring and processing purchase orders with suppliers
  • Coordinating and processing logistics with freight forwarder and other logistics carriers.
  • Co-ownership of large shared email inbox (ex. supplychain@gammasports.com)
  • Provide data and trends to leadership teams
  • Assist in demand planning including the Sales & Operation elements of the S&OP

Key Competencies:

  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Hands on experience with ERP systems
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to work at a fast-efficient pace
  • Familiarity with racquet sports preferred

Qualifications:

  • Jr/Sr is preferred but not required
  • Pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain, Purchasing, Business or similar field
  • Proficient in MS Office Suite, particularly strong in Excel
  • ERP experience (Netsuite preferred) but not required.