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Associate Product Development Manager

Quincy, MA

Overview :

Under the direction of a Senior Product Development Manager develop and execute a line based on design intent and merchant assortment plans, that meet department targets for margin, quality, and lead time while ultimately resulting in viable production ready product.


Responsibilities :
  • Communicates with overseas offices & vendors on a daily basis throughout the development process
  • Works with cross functional teams to help facilitate the development process with design, merchandising, sourcing, tech design, product integrity, and color teams
  • Communicates all styling changes internally to cross-functional teams as well as overseas vendors
  • Manages and tracks all samples to meet deadlines; review product with cross functional teams to ensure all details are correct
  • Creates and maintains accurate and up to date information for seasonal assortment line sheets
  • Completes style set-up and maintenance in product lifecycle management software throughout the development process
  • Prepares for milestone meetings and presentations by coordinating all costing, materials, and samples. Provides input in attaining margin goals while maintaining product aesthetic
  • Participates in fittings and product meetings
  • Coordinates and leads the style Handoff meeting to product integrity and sourcing
  • Partners with Merchandising to establish retail price points and have financial accountability for meeting target markup goals
  • Manages the fabric/yarn hand feel approval process
  • Performs administrative responsibilities (e.g. sending and receiving packages, filing swatches, steaming samples, etc.) 

Qualifications :
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Applications – Excel, Word, Outlook
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced team-oriented environment and to handle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Must be organized and detail oriented
  • Understanding of garment construction, product costing, and retail math (e.g. IMU, MMU, etc…) required
  • Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in Apparel/Fashion Merchandising
  • 3+ years industry related experience

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  • Product Development, Quincy, Massachusetts, United StatesRemove