Project Manager - Product Development (Remote)

Posted by GRAYL Profile on 02/27/2024


Project Manager - Product Development (Remote) Job Basics

Industry Sector
Fishing, Hunting/Shooting, Lifestyle, Outdoor
Job Type
Job Categories
Management - Product -Brand, Manufacturing, Operations, Sourcing
Required to Relocate
Required to Travel
Employee May Telecommute
Job Seeker Must Live Within
Required Experience
5 - 7 years

Project Manager - Product Development (Remote) Job Description & Requirements

To apply:

Submit your application here https://forms.gle/Nhd4LGVhxHfkP9DE9


Job Summary:

The Project Manager works within GRAYL’s Product Development (PD) team to bring innovative products to market from our product pipeline. You’ll work with engineers and designers and logisticians and factories to keep products on track, demolish roadblocks, and keep colleagues informed and supported. You’ll communicate complex ideas, manage budgets, and stay focused on what’s most important. 


Our ideal candidate has passion for our product, knowledge of our target customers, who are  some of the most interesting and adventurous people in the world. You are selfless, collaborative and highly organized. You don’t mind ambiguity and are more motivated by team success than individual glory. 


Remote position. Overnight travel 5-8 times per year. International travel required. Flexible schedule: work hard, play hard.


What We Offer:

An opportunity to be a part of a growing company in the outdoor industry which provides: flexible work schedule in a casual environment, competitive base salary, medical/dental insurance, cell phone and public transit stipends, discounts on outdoor and travel gear, stock options and an opportunity for an annual performance bonus. 


Key Responsibilities:

  • Project Management: 

    • Utilizing PM software, manage GRAYL’s pipeline of projects including all project tasks, key milestones, timelines, resources, deliverables, dependencies, budgets and costing.

    • Continually monitor project progress and resolve roadblocks to stay on track.

    • Create and manage processes for changes in projects while managing expectations across the organization.

    • Regularly communicate progress and collaborate with key stakeholders and management. Overcome setbacks and handle ambiguity: eyes on the prize.

    • Be or become excellent at Basecamp, our PM software.

  • Product Development Support:

    • Source raw materials and factories for production and prototyping. Build relationships with potential suppliers, negotiate pricing and timelines.

    • Work with GRAYL production partners to scope and budget: prototypes, tooling, samples, costing, production schedules, and more.

    • Manage PD Logistics: POs, shipping, prototype/sample chain of custody, etc.

    • Display superb two-way communication, including with non-native speakers, that ensures everyone is understood, understands and is held accountable.

    • Communicate complexity: take and share meeting notes, craft emails, compile tech specs, annotate images, etc, all so that complex concepts are understood across cultures, continents and languages.

    • Research and share. Write product briefs, competitor briefs and design specs. Become an expert in GRAYL’s products, competitors, target market and retailers.

    • Help improve GRAYL environmental footprint via improved manufacturing, packaging and shipping. 

  • Be Awesome

    • Do what you say. Do hard things cheerfully. Help others succeed.

    • Exude joy and pride for products you help bring to the market. 

    • Contribute knowledge and ideas as part of a creative team building dope new shit.


The ideal candidate has these characteristics:

  • 5+  successful years of project management experience. 

  • Agile or Project Management certification and/or similar experience.

  • Aptitude to learn core aspects of hard goods product development: review CAD drawings, tooling, costing, raw materials, production techniques. 

  • Be highly organized, sharp focus on details, sweat the small stuff.

  • Love for product, appreciation for great design. 

  • Excellent communication skills: the ability to proactively provide timely, relevant and concise information about your areas of responsibility.

  • Capacity to be selfless, hard working and full of positive energy. Be a great partner to some of the most talented, hard-working coworkers you’ll ever have.

  • Ability to collaborate with a diverse group of people & opinions


GRAYL’s Core Competencies:

  • Teamwork. Be trustworthy. Treat others with respect. Help others learn and grow.

  • Communication. Be timely and concise in relaying information. Be aware of different communication styles and adapt for greater understanding.

  • Change. Be nimble, never cynical. Embrace technology, challenges, and change.

  • Judgment. Say and do the right thing. Include the right people in the right conversations.

  • Time management. Use time wisely and efficiently.

  • Self-review. Always look for ways to grow and improve.

  • Innovation. Continually review your work for better ways to reach goals.



Seattle-based GRAYL® makes innovative water purifiers for international travelers and outdoor explorers so their adventures can be safe, self-reliant and awe inspiring. Since 2016 GRAYL purifiers have hydrated more than a million adventures. GRAYL believes the greatest moments of life occur when one moves beyond their comfort zone, takes risks, builds connections with different cultures. GRAYL is distributed world-wide and is a member of 1% for the Planet® contributing a portion of every sale to non-profit organizations that protect and preserve the natural environment.


$80-90k DOE

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