Activa, a direct retailer of women’s fitness wear is looking for a creative, energetic Product Manager with apparel buying experience, a great sense of style, and a love for fitness to oversee our merchandising efforts.

As Activa’s Product Manager, you will plan and merchandise a product line for our profitable catalog and Internet business. You will have direct responsibility for the success of the merchandising efforts and will participate in developing a merchandising strategy in line with the business objectives.

Responsibilities include:

  • Product selection, assortment, sales, performance analysis and evaluation of products and collections in line with strategy and profitability goals.
  • Collaboration with brand management team and creative department on development of regularly produced catalogs and other marketing programs.
  • Establishing and managing external vendor relationships. Works with vendors in selecting new styles, negotiating pricing and co-op, and identifying new opportunities to promote product.
  • Presentation of products for catalog production team and page layout preparation.
  • Analysis and reporting of various merchandising and catalog performance metrics.
  • Working with inventory control and buyers to ensure proper purchasing quantities, inventory management and turn.
  • Participation in strategy development and marketing planning with Brand Team.


The Product Manager will be creative and have a good sense of style/fashion. You will be hands-on and have a demonstrated ability to work cross-departmentally in getting things done. You will also be an expert multi-tasker, enjoy working in a fast paced environment, and have a desire to work with a team passionate about helping women maintain an active lifestyle through staying fit.


  • Minimum of 5 years experience in buying women’s sports or activewear.
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Experience in a direct selling retail business
  • Understanding of and proficiency with merchandising metrics, and preferably catalog profitability metrics
    Experience managing product margin, returns, inventory turn, backorder rates
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Works well both independently and with a team
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
  • Strong proficiency in MS Excel and MS Word
  • Experience developing and managing private label apparel is a plus.

We offer an extensive benefits package and competitive salary. To learn more about Activa, visit our web site at: Activa is a part of Road Runner Sports, the leading retailer of running shoes and gear for more than 20 years. To learn more about Road Runner Sports, visit our website at: