Product Development Manager

Recruiter
AREA
Location
New York City, New York (US)
Posted
15 Jul 2022
Closes
15 Aug 2022
Level
Manager
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

JOB SUMMARY 
You will take ownership of the RTW development process, working across teams to ensure creative designs are translated into practical and innovative market ready products. You are a critical cross-functional leader, pivotal in building aesthetically and quality authentic product while achieving financial goals.

RESPONSIBILITIES
• Oversee all RTW and couture development from first sketch to production pass-off across soft wovens, denim, tailoring, knits, and outerwear
• Monitor T&A to implement milestone deadlines and ensure samples are developed in a timely manner
• Manage atelier workflow across patternmakers and sewers
• Reviews and oversees issuance of all specs and tech packs for accuracy, completeness, quality, and affordability prior to release
• Recommend enhancements, construction and material options to resolve engineering that does not meet design, merchandising, production or financial needs
• Conduct weekly fittings and communicate updated tech packs / specs to factories
• Test high risk materials and treatments to ensure commercialization needs are met for production
• Source quality factory and manufacturing options; participate in on-going factory base performance reviews
• Manage custom developments for celebrity clients and special projects
• Responsible for invoicing and tracking costs to ensure seasonal budget is maintained

EXPERIENCE
• 2-3+ years in product development, sourcing, and/or production
• Proficient in Excel, PLM data management systems a plus
• Strong technical knowledge of garment construction, fabrics, and trim

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
AREA Studio 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