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Product Development Manager

Employer
Acne Studios
Location
Stockholm, Sweden
Closing date
15 Mar 2024

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Job Details

Acne Studios is a progressive luxury house and through collaboration and curiosity, we set high aspirations and strive for excellence. We value everyone's contribution and embrace feedback to develop ourselves and others. We aim to minimize our environmental impact across all our operations and to address societal challenges in the way we conduct our business.

CULTURE OF COLLABORATION

We firmly believe that when you feel supported, included, and trusted, it enables you to enjoy your work and thrive in it. You will be a part of a team of colleagues with diverse roles and backgrounds, each with their unique skills and experiences.

WHAT YOU WILL DO

As Product Development Manager at the Stockholm head office, your main contribution will be to optimize product development and production processes to ensure timely delivery, high quality, and cost-effectiveness while meeting sustainability targets and fostering strong collaboration with suppliers and cross-functional partners. This is a parentel leave cover and you will report to the Senior Product Manager.

You will play a vital role by:
  • Manage development critical path from initial design through to pre-production
  • Deliver within allocated delivery window
  • Source and research materials according to design brief, aiming for sustainability targets if applicable
  • Attend development and production fittings, providing proactive input on quality and fit
  • Manage costing process and margin analysis, aligning negotiation strategies with senior product manager
  • Allocate styles among factories, ensuring high make standards and target prices
  • Maintain bill of materials (BOM) and product information in internal PLM system
  • Monitor and adhere to seasonal development budget
  • Collaborate with suppliers, including on-site visits, for day-to-day operations
  • Foster communication and collaboration with cross-functional partners to meet product requirements

WHO YOU ARE

You have high aspirations and focus on details that create a substantial impact. You enjoy working as a team and you embrace feedback to develop yourself and others. You are curious and thrive in a dynamic environment. Cooperation, respect, and clear communication are important, along with your ambition to learn and grow. If these qualities speak to you, we would love to have you on our team.

Specific personal qualities for this role:
  • Cooperative and creative problem solver
  • Organized, proactive approach with strong follow-through
  • Ability to develop and maintain strong relationships both internally and with suppliers

Specific experience and knowledge for this role:
  • Academic degree, in fashion and or textile education
  • Minimum 5 years experience in a product development role preferably from high-end fashion brands
  • Excellent communication skills in written and spoken English
  • Highly proficient in MS Office applications, particularly Excel
  • Knowledge of PLM is a merit
  • Good costing and negotiating skills

What matters most to us is not whether you master all the listed knowledge and skills. We are dedicated to recognizing the potential in each individual. We embrace diversity of people as well as ideas and viewpoints and encourage everyone's expression of their own identity.

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