Associate Product Manager, Commercial Fitness Consoles at Life Fitness

| Northwest Suburbs
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An empty treadmill isn’t compelling, but once someone steps on it, the stories are limitless. Our goal is to connect people emotionally to their fitness journey. We are a global team coming from different cultures and backgrounds with a shared passion to achieve and live our mission of inspiring healthier lives.

 

Inspire. Innovate. Make an impact and join our team!

 

In this high-impact and visibility role, you will manage the console hardware initiatives, roadmap and priorities.  This role is market-facing and success will require a deep understanding of the market landscape, a strong focus on leveraging market research to validate product direction, and collaboration to execute on product definition.  Working as an integral part of a cross-functional team working closely with other product management colleagues, engineers, and our UX/UI team.

 

As an Associate Product Manager for Commercial Fitness Consoles at Life Fitness, you will:

  • Define the 3-year market facing console software vision and roadmap
  • Drive planning and roadmap refinement sessions with business and engineering teams
  • For individual projects, work collaboratively with product managers to link positioning to hardware and software feature set
  • Facilitate customer-based market research to validate requirements
  • Collaborate with user experience team on software requirements and general experience expectations per market research
  • Collaborate with engineering team to manage and prioritize requests and enhancements
  • Regularly communicate with global marketing teams on roadmap
  • For specific projects, provide global marketing teams product strategy information to properly launch to the market including competitive analysis, research/insights, positioning, target markets, and feature/benefit details
  • Work with sales enablement and marketing to effectively train the sales force on console technologies
  • Work with service support teams on training, documentation and troubleshooting procedures
  • Work with software team to manage major software bugs or failures, act as lead for organizing and driving corrective action, and communication to the service, sales, customer and internal stakeholders
  • Work with key customer accounts on console hardware related requests
  • Monitor and report major trends and updates in digital fitness
  • Monitor and report out on console analytics to drive insights for new feature development
  • Present report outs and gate review materials to executive leadership
  • Additional roles and responsibilities as assigned


What we’re looking for in our next Associate Product Manager:

  • 2+ years’ traditional full-life-cycle product management experience
  • Strong preference for prior experience working with technology-related or connected products
  • Bachelor’s degree required, engineering undergrad degree or equivalent experience working with embedded hardware strongly preferred
  • Familiarity with agile methodologies and design sprints
  • Proven experience developing and defining product roadmaps, writing user stories, and leading cross-functional teams
  • Proven ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines simultaneously
  • Exceptional communication skills (written, verbal, and presentation) with an ability to build relationships and generate buy-in
  • Willingness to travel up to 5% of the time, including international travel.
  • Proficient in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project).

 

 

Want to take the next step in your career?

 

Life Fitness takes pride in our talented employees and believe in providing opportunities for further growth and advancement. We encourage you to test your strengths, push your limits and unleash your potential.

 

If you feel the open position you see is right for you, we invite you to apply.

 

Learn more about us here.

 

Life Fitness does not accept applications, inquiries or solicitations from unapproved staffing agencies or vendors.

Equal Opportunity Employer: Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
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Location

10601 Belmont Avenue, Franklin Park, IL 60131

An Insider's view of Life Fitness

What projects are you most excited about?

Life Fitness On Demand is a digital library of instructor-led classes streamed on our app and cardio equipment. Collaborating with the brightest minds at Life Fitness, I've led and seen it grow from conceptualization to product launch. I am excited as we continue to enhance the in-workout user experience and integrate new technologies.

Arturo

Director, Product Development

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I’m proud to say that my career has shown consistent progression over the last two decades. In college, I began my journey as a part-time office admin and am now one of our IT leaders. I held various analyst roles within the business and IT. My growth has been truly influenced by some amazing leaders who saw my potential and supported me.

Deanna

Director, Business Solutions

What are Life Fitness Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Unconscious bias training
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Life Fitness employees have access to an FSA
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Fitness' health insurance policy covers some out of pocket expenses.
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Life Fitness offers team fitness initiatives including in-office yoga, in-office fitness classes, and sponsored race teams.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Life Fitness provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes summer hours, flexible start and end times.
Remote Work Program
Our remote work program includes work from home and the ability to work remotely on occasion as needed.
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Company sponsored family events
Life Fitness sponsors family oriented events annually.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Game Room
Our game room includes ping pong, a pool table, foosball, shuffle board, and darts.
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted on occasion.
Parking
We offer employees free on-site garage parking.
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Free onsite gym at all office locations.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Life Fitness hosts lunch and learn meetings on occasion.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Paid industry certifications
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