Project Manager - Global Product

Location: Burlington, Vermont, United States


Requisition Number: 782

Position Title: Project Manager I

External Description:

The Breakdown:

Project Managers at Burton play a critical role in bringing our company strategies to life. Product PMs are responsible for organizing and leading the completion of projects in a timely fashion within Burton’s product roadmap utilizing collaboration, clear communication, and effective stakeholder management. PMs must understand the requirements for project success and help drive cross functional teams to completion.

The Product Project Manager will work as a partner to the cross functional Product departments for all types of Burton product including outerwear, accessories, boots, boards, bindings, goggles, and helmets. This position will require a positive, unbiased, and confident collaborative attitude and an ability to adapt processes in an organized and detail oriented mindset.

Leading project meetings by creating agendas, supporting accountability with notes and action items, facilitating decision making, monitoring risks, and addressing project issues are all key components to the role. The role will report to the Sr. Manager of Project Management – Global Product and will work with partners in the following functional areas: Merchandising, Design, Industrial Design, Engineering, Commercialization Development, Tech Design, Raw Materials, Innovation, Sourcing, and Supply Operations. This is an opportunity to manage product development projects with an end-to-end mindset and become an expert at delivering impactful products to our customers.

What You Get to Do:

  •  Guide project teams from project planning through execution and closing.
  •  Lead regular project team meetings on a variety of projects to facilitate work completion, decision making, and risk assessment.
  •  Oversee project milestone planning and KPIs. Ensure project team accountability to project milestones.
  •  Coordinate with the Product Project Management Team to ensure project timing fits well in the greater project portfolio.
  •  Anticipate and communicate risks to deliverables and create recommendations for risk mitigation and resolution.
  •  Support project team with project reporting and tracking.
  •  Communicate closely with the rest of the Product PM group on project statuses.
  •  Identify and implement improvements in project processes.
  •  Support maintenance of visibility and accountability tools for all partners involved in projects you are managing.
  •  Support operational, project, and strategic initiatives as required.
  •  Champion change management by regularly reviewing adoption rate of processes and tools and investigating roadblocks to adoption.

What You’ll Bring to the Team:

  •  Bachelor's degree or equivalent practical experience.
  •  1-3 years project management experience preferred, particularly in schedule creation and management. PMP certification is a plus.
  •  Experience in Product Development or Product Engineering preferred.
  •  Experience with Smartsheet, PLM systems, Excel, Microsoft Teams, Basecamp, Powerpoint, and Illustrator preferred.
  •  Demonstrated ability to work both independently and as a member of a team.
  •  Ability to self-motivate, adapt, prioritize, and multi-task in a fast-paced environment.
  •  Ability to positively influence others and take responsibility for outcomes.
  •  Strong communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills.
  •  Capability to develop and present succinct status summaries and reports for stakeholders.
  •  Desire to obtain and implement feedback on a regular basis.
  •  Ability to manage and manipulate large amounts of data.
  •  Creative thinking and ability to approach problems from many angles.

If you have a passion for the industry and a vision for your contribution through this role, we encourage you to apply even if every qualification listed above is not yet met. We welcome anyone to come work here, whether you snowboard, ski, or just love the outdoors and have a passion for making products for the outdoor sports industry better. 

Our HQ is based in Burlington, Vermont. We will offer relocation assistance to any candidate who is hired if they are able to move to Burlington.



Community / Marketing Title: Project Manager - Global Product

Company Profile:

EEO Employer Verbiage:

At Burton, we are a purpose-led brand rooted in snowboarding and the outdoors. We fight for the future of our people, planet, and sport. We aim to maximize our positive social impact and minimize our negative environmental impact while delivering high-quality performance products. 


As a global leader in snowboarding, we’re committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion for the long-term health of our company, sport, and community. Through these efforts, we aim to make snowboarding and the outdoors accessible to all.

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CountryEEOText_Description: The Burton community believes in respect for all people and the planet. We embrace and strive for a community that values differences and stands for equality and the fight to get there. Regardless of how you identify, how the world sees you, or how you play outside, please feel welcome to apply and join our community.

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