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Vice President of Product Development + Merchandising

Job title: Vice President of Product Development + Merchandising
Contract type: Full-time
Location: Secaucus
Discipline: Retail
Remote: No
Salary: $250,000/year - $275,000/year
Reference: 463782
Contact name: Jodi LaBow

Job description

The Vice President of Product Development +Merchandising for Intimates is responsible for overseeing the design, development, and management of the company's intimate apparel division. This role requires an individual with strong leadership skills, industry knowledge, and a strategic mindset to drive growth and profitability. This position requires the ability to work onsite 5 days a week in the New York Metropolitan area.

  • Product Strategy: Develop and implement a comprehensive product strategy for the intimates category, ensuring alignment with the company's overall vision and objectives.
  • Product Development: Oversee the entire product development process, from concept to production, for intimate apparel items.
  • This includes researching trends, ideating new designs, and working closely with design and technical teams to ensure high-quality and innovative products.
  • Cross-functional Collaboration: Work closely with various teams, including design, sourcing, production, and sales, to ensure seamless execution of the product development process and the timely delivery of products to market.
  • Vendor Management: Establish and maintain strong relationships with suppliers and manufacturers, ensuring quality, compliance, and cost-effectiveness in the production of intimate apparel products.
  • Market Research: Monitor market trends and competitor activities to identify opportunities for growth and innovation.
  • Customer Insights: Leverage customer feedback, data, and insights to inform product development and drive continuous improvement.
  • Brand Development: Collaborate with design and sales teams to develop and promote a strong brand identity for the intimate product line, ensuring consistency in messaging and positioning across all channels.
  • Maintain all customer product calendars, including but not limited to design samples, fits, and pre-production samples.

  • Must Have: Experience working with Walmart or Private Label.
  • Bachelor's degree in fashion, textiles, or a related field; advanced degree preferred.
  • A minimum of 10 years of experience in intimate apparel product development, with a strong focus on design, merchandising, and sourcing.
  • Proven track record of successfully leading product development teams and managing large-scale projects.
  • Strong understanding of the intimate apparel market including customer preferences, trends, and competitor landscape specifically with Mass Market accounts.
  • Excellent communication, negotiation, and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with cross-functional teams and build strong relationships with ease.
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