Job Description

Job Details

Full Time
4 Year Degree
$63,500.00 Salary/year

Associate Product Development Manager

Associate Product Development Manager (Eyewear) – Hybrid, Castle Rock, CO

Are you business and creative minded with a background in eyewear design, product development, product line management, industrial design, interior design, or fashion design and merchandising?

Do you have experience launching new products and promotional programs within consumer product organizations?

Join SRP as an Associate Product Development Manager!

Driven by our mission to exceed expectations through passion, performance and profitability.

Since our founding as a regional distributor of sunglasses in 1969, SRP has grown into an international leader providing in-store merchandising solutions to a wide variety of retail partners and their consumers. We have built relationships with thousands of international, national, and regional retailers who rely on our customized solutions in more than 60,000+ locations across the U.S. and Canada. With warehouse facilities in several states and service reps covering all regions of the country, there isn't a retail location we can't service.

For this role, we’ll look to you to:

  • Manage product lifecycle from product creation through commercialization for assigned products/categories.
  • Lead assigned product development process including product creation & design, product coloring, costing, factory communication, packaging , TOP samples and timeline management for assigned categories.
  • Develop and execute merchandising, promotional and marketing tactics to support business objectives.
  • Set specifications and guide sourcing resources to ensure products meet feature, quality and timeline expectations.
  • Create and oversee the development, communication and execution of a rolling product roadmap for key strategic categories within the eyewear category to provide a steady stream of new products.
  • Incorporate customer insights into strategy and product development.
  • Determine the product/quality positioning in supported categories.
  • Oversee assigned key projects to ensure they provide sales growth, margin expansion and/or market differentiation.
  • Define and develop new packaging systems for innovative products and new and existing categories.
  • Manage the end-of-life process to smoothly transition to future best sellers with comprehensive exit planning.
  • Develop selling strategies and execute merchandising, promotional, and marketing tactics intended to deliver budgeted sales and margin in the assigned categories.
  • Partner with marketing team to create key marketing materials, as well as category and product specific briefs for promo and everyday products.
  • Use data analysis to drive business decisions, inspire new development and create a roadmap for future products & programs.

Benefits and Perks:

  • Hybrid role
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Company paid short term disability and life insurance
  • Paid holidays and floating holidays
  • Flexible PTO
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Employees are paid weekly

Join us, and let’s deliver data-driven retail solutions.

SRP’s mission is to exceed expectations through passion, performance and profitability. It’s an exciting time for our company and if you’re ready to unleash your potential to help fulfil our mission and vision, apply today.

We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, political affiliation, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, marital status, or veteran (U.S.) status. The company will provide accommodation to applicants, including those with disabilities, during the recruitment process, in accordance with applicable laws.

The gross annual salary is $63,500. Actual salaries will vary and are based on factors such as a candidate’s qualifications, skills, and competencies.



  • Business and creative minded with a background in eyewear design, product development, product line management, industrial design, or fashion design & merchandising.
  • Strong financial analytical skills.
  • Training in design, strong color sense, and experience coloring eyewear is preferred.
  • Ability to conceptualize, create and launch new products and promotional programs within consumer product organizations.
  • History of successful product management and relevant category experience.
  • Experience with retail sunglasses, readers and accessories for men, women and kids with understanding technical requirements, fit, color and shape balancing is preferred.
  • Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Suite experience.
  • Bachelor's degree in relevant field.
  • Three to five years of related work experience.
  • Ability to travel 10%.
  • Ability to lift 25 lbs.

Application Instructions

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