Product Development Manager


Offre publiée le 2023-01-13

Patty Shapiro

Job description

Position : Product Development Manager

Industry : Industry : Fashion & Apparel

Salary : 90-125K depending on experience

Area : Ville Saint-Laurent

Our client offers you

  • Benefits both medical and dental
  • Fridays work from home
  • Flexible environment, strong team


Are you looking for your new year’s challenge? This just might be the opportunity for you. If you are analytical and organized, yet infused with resourceful ingenuity, join our growing client’s team as a Product Development Manager.

Duties may include but not limited to

  • Supervise and mentor a team (of 2) to ensure that proper protocols are maintained and that quality-assurance procedures are followed
  • Own the entire product-life cycle
  • Be responsible for managing commodities from concept, design, sample production, cost, mass production, promotion, and support, through to final product and ensure that supply-chain is followed
  • Anticipate problems related to product development and establish short and long-term action-plans to resolve problems and respect delivery timelines
  • Responsible for new product growth initiatives and efforts to improve positioning
  • Direct design development team for packaging and product spec sheets; follow up on sample submissions, lead approvals of colors, fabrics and accessories as defined by design and maintain records of all approvals
  • Promote company initiatives to ensure maximum productivity and compliance with policies and procedures
  • Conduct weekly meetings and send status reports to entire team
  • Execute development calendar
  • Communicate with production team on daily basis to ensure that questions are answered, production is on time and to update activities related to vendors
  • Develop / maintain pipeline of product by driving continued innovation and trends
  • Perform trend market analysis to determine white space and identify new business opportunities; research trade shows to identify market trends;

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  • Analyze Time-and-Action Planning Reports from vendors and resolve any issues
  • Communicate daily with overseas suppliers; negotiate vendor pricing
  • Direct Design / Product Development / Sourcing with input in order to create and execute line extensions and product introductions
  • Work cross-functionally with sales teams and build product roadmap / develop private licensed brands as well as customers from high end, specialty retailers to discount and off-price channels
  • Be available to travel overseas

Requirements :

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent
  • Management experience
  • The ability to prioritize, manage various projects, and meet multiple deadlines
  • Strategist and conceptualistic thinking
  • Impeccable follow-up skills and significant organizational skills
  • Have detailed knowledge of protocols and excellent understanding of the product-development process
  • Solid negotiator and vendor management skills
  • The ability to build strong business relationships within team and in a cross functional environment
  • Solutions-oriented and complete in-depth analysis to recommend best decisions
  • Trend forecasting and design oriented
  • Strong communication skills spoken and written
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