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Associate Product Manager

Quincy, MA

Our Brand :

J.Jill is a premier omnichannel retailer and nationally recognized women’s apparel brand committed to delighting customers with great wear-now product. The brand represents an easy, thoughtful and inspired style that reflects the confidence of remarkable women who live life with joy, passion and purpose. J.Jill offers a guiding customer experience through more than 280 stores nationwide and a robust e-commerce platform. J.Jill is headquartered outside Boston.


Overview :

Under the direction of a Senior Product Development Manager develops and executes 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 :

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • 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; reviews 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 managing 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 weekly Line-In Process meeting with cross functional teams
  • 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 :

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES

  • 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 highly organized and detail oriented
  • Self-starter
  • Experience with knit fabrics and prints
  • Understanding of garment construction, product costing, and retail math (e.g. IMU, MMU, etc.) required

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in Apparel/Fashion Merchandising
  • 3+ years industry related experience

About Us :

At J.Jill, our success is guided by a culture that values the intrinsic art of creativity and the data science required to drive our future growth. We are collaborative and data-centric, with every associate focused on creating our customer’s unique experience and delivering results through our omnichannel business model. We embrace each other’s differences and unique perspectives and consider all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, gender identity and expression, marital or military status. We also provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and applicable state and local law.


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  • Product Development, Quincy, Massachusetts, United StatesRemove