WEDNESDAY, MAY 15, 2024   ■   JOBS

SDS Imports Seeking Director of Product Management

SDS Imports, the internationally recognized firearms manufacturer that provides high quality firearms at unrivaled value is looking to hire a Director of Product Management to join their growing team of individuals who are excited about bringing high quality firearms to the United States gun user.

The Director of Product Management will organize, manage, and plan complex projects, products for the organization’s research, development, and product implementation efforts. An individual that has excellent written and verbal communication skills is needed, along with extensive experience developing and launching new products.

If you are an individual who likes to take ownership of projects, and initiate new product development, while working together with a qualified and robust team of marketing and product development professions, then this job is for you.

To apply for this position, send your resume to .

This leader will be responsible for:

  • Managing and enhancing the Product Road Map
  • Improving upon the product development process
  • Managing multiple product development projects across multiple vendors
  • Acting as a liaison with our partners in Turkey
  • Facilitating the creation and development of new products and product extensions
  • Managing the development of new product technical specifications
  • Developing and managing product launch plans
  • Understand and manage import regulations and requirements
  • Leading a team of product managers
  • Manage product development budget
  • Building a culture of innovation, teamwork and results

The ideal candidate will have the following skills and experiences:

  • At least 15 years of total experience
  • At least 5 years leading product development teams
  • At least 5 years of experience launching firearm products (requirement)
  • Strong product development and product launch experience
  • Strong leadership and communication skills
  • Ability to manage multiple projects; strong project management skills
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Knowledge and experience with modern design & development tools like Solidworks, AutoCAD, DFM, etc.
  • Bachelor's degree ideally in an engineering or product related field
  • Ability to travel internationally

This position is based in Knoxville, TN.

To apply for this position, send your resume to

Physical Requirements:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to sit and use hands to touch, handle, or feel. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance and stoop, kneel, or crouch.

SDS Imports, LLC is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. We welcome the employment of women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities in our workforce. If you need special assistance, please contact our Human Resources Department.

About SDS Imports:

SDS Imports is a premier firearms importer based in Knoxville, TN that began operations in 2017. The founding partners of SDS Imports have decades of combined experience in importation, manufacturing, and engineering from various industries from firearms to large scale distribution. This allows SDS Imports to work closely with their partners around the globe, ensuring a successful entry into the US market. SDS offers technical staff to various manufacturers to assist with engineering initiatives, compliance expertise and marketing efforts that bolster the success of industry partners as they navigate the diverse US firearms market. Strong relationships within the industry afford new brands the opportunity to enter established sales and distribution channels, as well as reaching new customers with targeted marketing, and unparalleled customer support.