The Product Developer is responsible for delivering a collection consistent with Design's intent, while meeting the business requirements for margins, quality and timeliness.
Collaborates cross functionally with Design, Marketing, Merchants and Production
Drives the sampling and production process to ensure on time
Owns factory allocation for sampling and production
Manages creation of sample specs, tech packs and corrections
Partners with Technical Designer to communicate prototype corrections and approvals.
Works with Merchant on costing and price negotiation to drive margin targets
Communicates daily with overseas offices, factories and suppliers
Attends and organizes sample reviews
Manages overlapping seasonal deliverables
Manages seasonal preproduction calendar and schedules milestone meetings
Coordinates with Factories to manage spec and correction turnover within calendar to ensure timeliness in prototypes, SMS, and confirmation samples
Monitors calendar daily and involves management when delays jeopardize milestones.
Tracks approvals and procurement for raw materials and hardware
Monitors, tracks and reports on all requested prototypes and SMS
Maintains line tracking documents
Organizes and maintains material standards and component archive
Ensures PDM is up to date at all times, according to development calendar.
Required Skills & Experience
Strong understanding of costing and production lead times
Ability to evaluate and change priorities on an as needed basis
Excellent communication and project management skills
High level of organizational skills, including detail orientation and followup
Proven ability to bring product to market in a timely cost effective manner
Capacity to analyze, compile and manage highly detailed data
Creative, innovative problem solver with the ability to anticipate potential issues
PDM/PLM software knowledge is a huge plus
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your résumé in order to begin your application.