Product Development Manager

Santa Monica, California
25 Jun 2022
06 Aug 2022
FIGS is seeking a Product Development Manager to lead the responsive execution of the strategy & direction for knit and woven product categories . This role reports into our Senior Director of Product Development and will sit on our Product Development team. Our ideal candidate is clear with processes, a serial problem solver and all-star communicator. Lastly, they are creative, passionate with product, highly organized and detail oriented.

What you'll do:
  • Oversee product development and production timeline management
  • Nurture and manage vendor relationships and mentor development team to do the same
  • Schedule and lead development and production meetings to ensure milestones are met
  • Effectively communicate with cross-functional teams.
  • Build processes and tools to provide clarity to cross-functional team members on key dates
  • Partner with cross-functional teams to execute development calendar for optimum efficiency
  • Communicate timeline conflicts, risks, changes, and action items daily
  • Identify priorities and cross functional touch points
  • Communicate and facilitate sample and bulk ordering strategies and tracking processes
  • Partner with the fabric manager to ensure that all information and communication from our vendors is communicated with the design/production team and vice versa
  • Own costing and IMU targets for each category and supplier, track cost impacts and communicate changes to all appropriate parties.
  • Build processes to promote cost reduction
  • Maintain BOMS to ensure each style is executed to expectation and within the established timeframe
  • Identify and communicate any quality control concerns and implement processes with the fabric manager to ensure that our products are of the highest quality and standards
  • Partner with Technical Innovation Team on Wear Testing for innovation programs

  • 8+ years of experience in a similar role (2+ years at manager level)
  • Deep knowledge in technical knits and wovens
  • Excellent leadership and management skills
  • Robust communication skills is a must
  • Ability to drive solutions for exceptional product execution
  • Deadline focused and goal driven
  • Excellent excel and mathematical skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Strong negotiating skills and business acumen
  • Strong sense of urgency and ability to prioritize
  • Centric knowledge a plus
  • Ability to travel to factories as needed

Other must haves:
  • Proven work ethic and integrity
  • Positive attitude
  • Desire to excel and grow with FIGS
  • Entrepreneurial spirit and egoless nature

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