Senior Manager of Product Development

Recruiter
Tibi
Location
New York City, New York (US)
Posted
25 Apr 2022
Closes
17 May 2022
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Our Senior Manager of Product Development plays an integral role as a team leader who connects the design, product development, and production stages with internal and external vendors and partners and their respective processes

  • Create and manage the master calendar for product development of RTW wovens and cut & sew categories to ensure on-time delivery of market, campaign and pre-production fit samples Create and manage the master calendar for product development of RTW wovens and cut & sew categories to ensure on-time delivery of market, campaign and pre-production fit samples
  • Ensure an efficient and streamlined process for all stages of product development life-cycle

  • Act as a key communicator for all product development correspondence between factories and internal teams

  • Develop and foster factory relationships to produce garments with quality and competitive prices that align with design’s aesthetic and company margin goals

  • Act as a lead communicator with suppliers for all product development raw materials sourcing from development to sample completion

  • Manage the development of factory developed proto samples, including ensuring all materials are acquired for proto development, proto status follow up, and requesting proto pricing

  • Issue sample, runway, and fit sample requests to factories and ensures all materials are received in time to ensure target sample delivery is achieved

  • Issue and manage orders and deliveries for all developed fabrics for factories and NY atelier

  • Partner with raw material suppliers to negotiate pricing, terms, and lead-times as needed

  • Manage and lead all communication of product development life-cycle for all groups to the Production team

  • Partner closely with international sales department to  manage logistics of procuring sales samples for Asia sales channel in alignment with their target market timeline

  • Manage comprehensively invoicing and expense reports for product development each season

  • Support and oversee the adjunct role of Product Development Coordinator

Qualifications

  • 5+ years working in design, product development, and/or production

  • Excellent understanding of product development life-cycle

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

  • Strong sense of urgency and analytical skills

  • Ability to build and maintain strong collaboration & cross-functional partnership skills

  • Highly organized and detail-oriented

  • Experience working with PLM platforms such as RLM is a plus

  • Experience working in the contemporary or advanced designer market is a plus

  • Raw material sourcing experience

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