Product Manager


Terra Nova Equipment is an award-winning outdoor equipment designer and manufacturer based in Derbyshire. The company launched the first sub-1kg tent and has lightened the load of many backpackers since with its pioneering development of lightweight gear. Terra Nova is just one of the brands owned by the company.

  • The Extremities range of head, hand and foot protection was originally developed for mountaineers and now includes performance designs for hikers, runners, field sports, country wear and everyday use.
  • Acquired in 2017 the FieldCandy brand of exciting, design led outdoor living products creates stylish flair in the outdoor space. Its quirky prints and colourful style stand out from the crowd.
  • Wild Country tents take their design inspiration from Terra Nova and provide outdoor enthusiasts with the perfect combination of reliability, simplicity of use and great value.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, experienced product manager to be the driving force behind two of our brands – FieldCandy (cool and funky outdoor leisure products and Extremities (clothing accessories We’re looking for someone who has real passion for these brands to become part of our senior management team. Experience of developing clothing accessories and / or outdoor leisure products and furnishings is desirable.

Job Specification

Product Development / Management

  • Leading product strategy and developing strategy for these two brands with the Terra Nova Equipment top team.
  • Managing the entire new product development process from idea generation to bringing products to launch.
  • Gathering inspiration and researching new ideas and market opportunities.
  • Range planning, pricing architecture and cost / margin management
  • Creating design briefs for external and internal designers to create new products.
  • Liaising with new and existing factories and fabric suppliers to bring products to market.
  • Working with the operations team to determine buying forecasts for ordering.
  • Occasional travel to trade shows and factories both across the UK and internationally.

Sales and Marketing Support

  • Presenting new seasons’ ranges to the sales team.
  • Working with the sales team to present new products / new development ideas to key buyers.
  • Working on briefs for exclusive customer projects and managing the total NPD process for these projects.
  • Working with marketing on the production of brochures and sales literature.

The role will be based at our brand-new premises in Clay Cross, near Chesterfield, Derbyshire. We are a friendly team who work together to achieve common goals of creating and selling great products to grow our brands. We are within walking distance of leisure facilities, off road trails for cycling and running and have the Peak District minutes away. We also provide free on-site parking with charging points for hybrid vehicles.

We offer a competitive salary, discretionary company bonus scheme and pension. 


Please send your CV and covering letter explaining why you believe you are the right person for the role and your salary expectations to Carolyn Budding

Closing date 14th December 2018.

No agencies please.

20 Nov 2018
Closing date:
03 Jan 2019
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