Product Development Manager Intimates and Shapewear
SKIMS is a solutions-oriented brand creating the future of underwear, shapewear and loungewear.
We’re disrupting the industry with our game-changing product and culturally driven creative, and are looking for a Product Development Manager for our Intimates and Shapewear category to join us in building the next generation of intimates.
The Production Development Manager works closely between the Vendors, Planning, Product Development, Design and Merchandising teams to ensure garments produced are within company timelines, quality standards and margin goals.
The Production Manager ensures all vendors are compliant.
Reports into the SVP of production
Maintains purchasing, scheduling and inventory control for Raw Materials with all vendors
Review seasonal RM and trim selections with Design and Merchandising
Ensures quality of raw materials are to standard by implementing raw material testing guidelines
Collect, review and approve or reject seasonal testing from testing laboratory prior to factory shipments
Ensures current compliance certifications are on file for all suppliers
Maintains purchasing and scheduling for Finished Goods
Receive all signed standards and pass to factory in a timely manner
Coordinate with PO admin to manage purchase order setup, including size breakdowns to distribute to vendors
Alongside the VP of Product, assist with final cost negotiation once orders have been passed
Track top of production samples ensure that they are received in a timely manner and meet quality expectations
Maintains Production Steps throughout the Company Calendar, collect and manage weekly WIP reports from factory
Ensures Production Coordinator receives packing slips, update WIP report, and track open balances
Advise cross functional teams on delivery/margin challenges as they arise
Monitor factory ship dates
Manage cost sheet with cross functional team from proto, SMS to Production stage
Build department’s work-in-process report from pre-production through production
Drive weekly cross functional meetings covering pre-production and production deliverables
Troubleshoot with key personnel on problematic styles before they become larger issues
Actively review Sales bookings against cancel dates and production in distribution center dates
Alert Merchandising and Customer Service of problems and resolutions as they arise
Ad-hoc projects as assigned
Skills & Qualifications:
Minimum of 8 years with Raw Material and Production development experience.
Bachelor’s degree required
Must be able to travel Domestically and Internationally
Knowledge of Photoshop, Illustrator, Excel, Word and Full Circle, Netsuite is a plus
Excellent verbal and written skills
Positive and dependable attitude
Flexible and adaptable to a very fast-paced environment
Effective time management and ability to stay organized
Must be able and willing to lift and carry up to 10 lbs