Manager, Product Development, Tory Sport

Recruiter
Tory Burch
Location
New York, New York, United States
Posted
28 Oct 2021
Closes
22 Dec 2021
Ref
R0009829-1
Level
Manager
JOB SUMMARY

JOB DESCRIPTION

JOB SUMMARY

As a Tory Burch product developer, you are a critical cross functional partner, pivotal in building aesthetically pleasing and quality authentic product while achieving financial goals.

Coordination of the product development process is performed by:

Working to calendar deadlines to insure the line delivers on time for both market and production handoff. Fostering team cross functional relationships to insure the product meets aesthetic, quality, and functional requirements. Promoting the sourcing partner relationship to achieve divisional margin goals and key performance indicators.

RESPONSIBILITIES

DEVELOPMENT:
  • Manages the Product Development team to insure each counterpart is performing to their expectations
  • Accountable for full realization of the collection from design handover to bulk production
  • Compiles and reviews all BOMs for accuracy, completeness, quality, affordability, and compliance prior to issuance across RTW and Soft Accessory categories
  • Recommends design enhancements, construction and material options geared at elevating our brands and hitting financial requirements
  • Resolves with counterparts any design that does not meet design, merchandising, production or financial needs
  • Understands the technical function behind performance wear to communicate with suppliers on design aesthetic as well as work through costing alternatives
  • Coordinates with cross functional teams to manage BOM turnover within calendar, development status, and final handoff to production and merchandising
  • Schedules, tracks, and reports on all requested prototypes, SMS, and pre-production samples to insure exact execution of final design
  • Works closely with design and tech design on seasonal offering needs to provide options in fabrics, trim materials, techniques, that are on brand
  • With production, tech design, and design input, awards business by allocating specs to factories that are advantageous to the brand for aesthetic, price, delivery, and execution while avoiding overdependence on any resource


PRODUCT INTEGRITY AND OPERATIONS:
  • Aims to instill quality in the product from material selection thru final production
  • Reviews all components with an eye for quality and durability
  • Insures that all components and constructions used are compliant for performance and restricted substances prior to production
  • Responsible for sending out Range Overviews to factories at Proto, SMS, and Post-Buy stage.
  • Post SMS Works closely with Merchandising and Production teams to ensure PLM is accurate based on what is on the final Buy and what is confirmed to factories
  • Manages all Product Copy for the site. Works very closely with the Product Copy team to provide correct product knowledge information to them and proofreads all product copy for the website
  • Works with the Product Copy and Merchandising team on a seasonal calendar as to when copy needs to be approved by to insure no delays
  • Manages Tory Track and general sample tracking along with the sample coordinator including the printing of QR tracking stickers at SMS launch and Post SMS and sending to the factories accordingly
  • Works closely with the Digital Operations team in NJ to insure that all product that is shot for Ecomm is correct and does not require any further editing. Communicates any product changes to Digital team in a timely manner
  • Communicates daily with Merchandising and Production on any product changes that could affect Buys or POs
  • Managing special capsule projects including projects for Outlet, Mainline, and Masters
  • Manages all Core/Evergreen product Post-Buy in PLM ensuring accuracy from PDM to PLM. Works closely with Merchandising team to review what Core/Evergreen product is being re-bought.
  • Works closely with Merchandising team to ensure PLM is accurate based on what is on the final Buy and confirmed to factories


CALENDAR:
  • Manages multiple calendars to insure timely turnover of development, return of prototypes, and SMS and placement of final production with Merchandising and Production
  • Monitors calendar daily to promote flow of development to ultimately ensure handoff for bulk production is maintained
  • Apprises and resolves calendar variances with team and management accordingly


ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES NOT COVERED IN FOCUS AREAS
  • As needed works closely with tech design, design and production to resolve delivery and material issues affecting production
  • Fully accountable for assigned product categories and responsible for organizing fittings/meetings with tech design when needed
  • Takes detailed fit notes in each fitting with the tech design team to insure proper fit and use of fabrics and trims
  • Works on other relevant projects as required by supervisor


EDUCATION & PRIOR EXPERIENCE NEEDED
  • BA/BS degree or equivalent life experience
  • Minimum 5-7 years in apparel product development, sourcing, and/or production
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal and negotiation skills
  • Strong math and collaborative skills
  • Able to work in a fluid, fast-paced, multi-channel environment
  • Experience with PLM
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Adobe Illustrator, MS Teams


DESIRED ATTRIBUTES

  • Adaptable - Change before you have to
    • Changes course easily - Knows when to be patient and when to push - Works well in the gray - Shows grace under pressure - Owns mistakes and learns from them - Balances multiple priorities
  • Entrepreneurial Spirit - Own it
    • Takes initiative, doesn't wait for direction - Builds for the future - Takes personal ownership and accountability - Is resourceful in getting things done
  • Collaborative - No "I" in Tory
    • Is self-aware and open-minded - Integrates the perspectives of others - Is direct but respectful - Communicates cross functionally - Knows when to get people involved and when to make a decision - Takes an inclusive approach
  • Client & Brand Focus - Put yourself in Tory's shoes
    • Passionate about the brand and the work - Creates a transformational client experience - Makes decisions in the best interest of the company and our customers - Focuses on internal and external customers
  • Live the Values - Being "Buddy"
    • Keeps the "Buddy Values" alive (Kindness, humility, warmth, honesty, loyalty, compassion, integrity, and passion) - It's not just what you do, but how you do it - Contributes to a positive and productive environment
  • Functional Expertise - Know Your Stuff
    • Has the skills necessary to perform the job - Keeps current on trends, skills, and practices - Puts learning into practice


Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Tory Burch LLC is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and provides equal opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to an individual's age, race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy) or sexual orientation, gender expression, military status, marital status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, disability or membership in any other protected class under applicable law. Likewise, we will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring, Ordinance No. 184652. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records for employment.

Disability Accommodation

Tory Burch is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job or to perform your job. Examples of reasonable accommodation include making a change to the application process or work procedures, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment. If you require assistance or an accommodation with the hiring process, please contact talent@toryburch.com .

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