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Vista Outdoor Product Operations Specialist in Helena, Montana

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Position Summary:

The CamelBak Product Ops Team is responsible for all operational aspects of new product introductions (NPI), special make up (SMU) and sustaining projects, ensuring proper definition, planning, and execution. The Product Operations Specialist role will be responsible for coordinating resources among cross-functional teams, both internally and externally to effectively support projects along the development timeline and finalize product deliverables and data needed to successfully commercialize and launch product.


  • Working as a member of CamelBak‚Äôs Product Core Teams and in conjunction with CamelBak Sourcing, assist the Manager, Product Operations in the operational aspects of product builds throughout the development cycle, up to the beginning of steady state production. Key deliverables include commercialization, managing salesman samples, ensuring tooling is built and available for production, raw materials are available, factory capacity is in alignment with the CamelBak forecast, factory product testing equipment and protocols are in place and product transportation is set-up and ready for execution. Create supplier quotes within the CamelBak PLM system.

  • Assist the Manager, Production Operations in the presentation of Capex budget and supply chain discussion at all milestone meetings. Create supplier quotes within the CamelBak PLM system for review.

  • In collaboration with the Manager, Production Operations and supply planner, manage all day to day operations with tier 2 material suppliers inclusive of OTIF, capacity planning, tool life maintenance and Capex reporting.

  • Responsible for weekly monitoring of 2nd Tier Supplier open order reports. Communicate any changes or delays to all cross functional partners.

  • Assist resolution of sustaining production issues for tier 2 suppliers to ensure on time delivery. Collaborate with Supply Planning, Sourcing, Quality, and Manufacturing Engineering as needed.

  • Participate in weekly supplier and consigned component material calls.

  • Commercialize Product ensuring all SKUs are costed and released according to the predetermined timeline, deliverables include, but are not limited to:

  • Style, SKU & Part Number set up and assignment in Centric/Arena

  • Style, SKU & Part Number assignments for any required warranty replacement parts

  • Soft Goods SMU Sewing Specifications in coordination with the Developer

  • Hard Good SMU Specifications in coordination with Engineering

  • Required artwork in coordination with Design/Creative Services

  • Material and Product Regulatory Compliance documents in coordination with Regulatory

  • Commercialization & Quality Inspection per product style in coordination with Quality

  • Finished Goods Packaging, Retail boxes, Hangtags, & Call-Out Tags in coordination with Marketing/Creative Services

  • Import/Export Compliance requirements in coordination with Customs Compliance

  • All required Dimensions and Weights in coordination with Developer/Engineering/factory

  • UPC Sticker data & Over-Stickers

  • Finalization of Arena/Centric PLM Item Set-up & Bills of Materials in coordination with Engineering/Developer/Sourcing

  • Final product costing in coordination with the Product Operations Manager

  • Product Retail/Wholesale pricing in coordination with Product Manager

  • Hand-off of required Oracle SKU set-up data

  • Participate in the deployment and implementation of CamelBak and Product Ops initiatives.

Education and Experience Requirement

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience

  • 3+ years of relevant work experience in a consumer products environment

  • Preferable experience in the following areas:

  • New Product Introduction (NPI)

  • Supply chain management

  • Supplier collaboration

  • Injection molding & RF Welding manufacturing

  • High proficiency in Microsoft Excel

  • Strategic thinker with strong analytical ability and problem-solving skills

  • Ability to work cross-functionally with all levels of the organization

  • Team player with a service mentality who can maintain a high level of energy and enthusiasm

  • Experience or exposure to working with international suppliers/subcontractors.

Working Conditions:

  • Computer terminal use 6+ hours per day.

  • Ability to lift 25 lbs.

  • Potential for Domestic and International travel to include weekends and for periods up to a week at a time.

  • Reoccurring evening virtual meetings with international suppliers as needed.

Pay Range:

$55,400.00 - $83,000.00

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

Our Postings are not intended for distribution to or use in any jurisdiction, country or territory where such distribution or use would violate local law or would subject us to any regulations in another jurisdiction, country or territory. We reserve the right to limit our Postings in any jurisdiction, country or territory.

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Females/Protected Veteran/Disabled

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 an equal opportunity employer. All applicants are considered for employment without regard race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and any other characteristics protected by law. The EEO Law poster is available here:

If you need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to . Please note that this email address is for accommodation purposes only. Vista Outdoor will not respond to inquiries for other purposes.