Apparel Product Development Manager

7 days ago
Job ID
39331
# Positions
1
US-MN-Bloomington
Category
919 - Inventory - Other

Summary

The Product Development Manager is the owner of the owned brand strategy and product development process from conception through commercialization for Apparel.

Responsibilities

Essential Functions:

  • Develop and maintain a sourcing/product development roadmap.
  • Responsible for the overall ownership of new product development, including;
  • Communicate product specs/objectives to vendor.
  • Analyze vendor capabilities and maintain matrix.
  • Negotiate price and MOQ.
  • Work with the manufacturing and supply chain team to identify and execute programs to optimize the cost-structure for the product line.
  • Conduct pricing analysis to establish new product pricing and to determine opportunities for improving margin on established.
  • Compile, write and edit packaging copy.
  • Ensure product information and feature/benefit message flows to packaging, websites and in-store.
  • Prepare and present reports focused on the financial performance of the product line along with market insights, trends, and key competitive threats.
  • Keep abreast of the latest technology developments within the industry.

Non-Essential Functions:

  • Complete other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Education/Years of Experience:

  • College degree in business required; related coursework is preferred.
  • Minimum of five years responsible experience including product development, marketing, buying, sourcing, or manufacturing.

Other Qualifications:

  • Excellent leadership, management, and influencing skills.
  • Demonstrated organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Effective trend merchandising aptitude.
  • International and domestic travel required.

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