Manager, Product Development (Hockey) at Sport Chek

Embracing and driving change is critical to our success. The complexity and rate at which the retail industry is transforming has increased exponentially in recent years and we are committed to being a leader in the industry. As such we are relentlessly focused on innovating at every level of our business, investing in new technologies and products, and doubling down on the best talent to drive the company forward. It is an especially exciting time to join the Canadian Tire Family of Companies.

The Hockey Product Development team’s mandate is to help build the equity of CTC’s Sherwood Owned Brand by improving the design and experience associated with our Owned Brand offerings. The Product Development Manager’s role is to lead the research, design and development of products in their portfolio and create a consistent, authentic, and customer-driven product experience through our retail brands.

What You’ll Do

  • Develop a 5 year strategy & pipeline of Sherwood Hockey products. Drive new product innovation based on trends, gaps in the portfolio, the target consumer, and the brand business model

  • Drive financial results for consumer brands by providing design solutions that differentiates the specific brands in the portfolio providing the right mix of value and innovation that the business requires.

  • Leads and executes the product development efforts from concept to production for all given categories and brands in their portfolio.

  • Lead the long-term development create a roadmap for innovation and future product offerings. Creates a pipeline for design research to understand customer and foresee needs and wants to stay at the forefront of market trends.

Matthew Achtymichuk