Product Development Manager

Job title: Product Development Manager
Contract type: Full-time
Location: Bell
Discipline: Fashion
Remote: No
Reference: 413658
Contact name: Erica Wilson
Job Published: January 01, 1970

Job description

•    You should have an incredible eye. What do we mean? We mean that you should be able to look at a design or finished product, know exactly how to make it, where to make it, where to get the fabric from, and how to get it done at the best cost
•    Be an internal SME for categories such as Knits and Wovens (Fabrics, Garments, Sourcing, and Product Knowledge)
•    Familiar with both private label and licensed brands
•    Strong contact list of factories and service providers
•    Collaborate cross functionally with merchandising, planning, design, and technical design to achieve best product results from all angles of the business
•    Recommend new ideas and methods for construction and execution
•    Anticipate and proactively tackle potential raw material, margin, sourcing, and execution issues
•    Supervise negotiations, product development, adoption, sourcing, vendor allocation and production processes across multiple market and product development vendors
•    Understand FOB and DDP as well as import Duty
•    Familiar with Fabrication, strong in fabric sourcing and development
•    Understand garment construction
•    5+ years minimum of Product Development and Sourcing experience in the apparel industry
•    Solid knowledge of production processes, costing and logistics
•    Solid knowledge of technical requirements related to testing of fabric, trims, and garments
•    Solid knowledge of International Trade Law and US Apparel and Customs regulation
•    Superior management skills, including the ability to provide leadership and motivation to junior and senior team members
•    Ability to prioritize and effectively manage workflow and projects
•    Self-Motivated, creative problem solver with a strong sense of urgency
•    Exceptional negotiation skills and communication skills

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