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Freelance Product Manager, R&D (Cut & Sew Knit)

New York, NY 10022

Posted: 01/30/2019 Job Category: Product Development Job Number: 106020

Job Title: Freelance Product Manager, R&D (Cut & Sew Knit)

Location: New York, NY

Start: ASAP

End: 6 weeks

Job Description:

  • INVOLVED IN ALL ASPECTS OF C&S KNIT FABRIC RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT.  AS A MEMBER OF OUR DYNAMIC AND DRIVEN C&S KNIT TEAM, R&D PRODUCT MANAGER WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR OWNING THE DEVELOPMENT AND DELIVERY OF NEW KNIT RAW MATERIAL THROUGH MARKET RESEARCH, MANAGING AND ADHERING TO CALENDAR TIMELINES, MEET ON-TIME DELIVERABLES AND CRAFTING RAW MATERIAL STRATEGIES WITH COUNTERPARTS IN DESIGN, TECH, MERCHANDISING AND PRODUCTION.

 

Responsibilites:

  • SELF MOTIVATED AND INNOVATIVE PRODUCT MANAGER TO CONTINUE SUPPORT OF THE CREATIVE DESIGN PROCESS
  • DRIVE NEW KNIT FABRIC INNOVATION ALIGNED WITH DESIGN VISION TO KEEP BUSINESS RELEVANT AND COMPETITIVE
  • CONDUCT MARKET RESEARCH TO IDENTIFY AND BE INSPIRED BY NEW KNIT FABRICS AND UNDERSTAND THE COMPETITVE LANDSCAPE
  • DEVELOPING & SOURCING BRAND APPROPRIATE KNIT FABRICS IN THE RIGHT QUALITY, AT THE RIGHT PRICE (FROM INITIAL CONCEPT THROUGH PROTO SAMPLE DEVELOPMENT), COLLABORATING WITH DESIGN ON CREATIVE DEVELOPMENT AND PRODUCTION ON SOURCING 
  • COLLABORATE INTERNALLY WITH DESIGN, MERCHANDISING & PRODUCTION, EXTERNALLY WITH OVERSEAS OFFICES/AGENTS AND MILLS/VENDORS THROUGH STRONG COMMUNICATION ON DIRECTION OF PRODUCT NEEDS
  • DAILY MAINTENANCE OF FABRIC/TRIM DEVELOPMENT CHARTS & RAW MATERIAL INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
  • PLM EXPERIENCE REQUIRED – RAW MATERIAL DATA MAINTENANCE
  • FABRIC DEVELOPMENT LIBRARY MAINTENANCE
  • SUPPORT VP OF DESIGN DEVELOPMENT ON ALL DAILY FUNCTIONS

 

Experience, Skills and Knowledge:

 

  • STRONG AESTHETIC AND PRODUCT KNOWLEDGE OF KNITWEAR FABRICS AND PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT.  DESIGN RELATED EXPERIENCE ESSENTIAL.
  • 5-8 YEARS EXPERIENCE IN FASHION INDUSTRY – DESIGN/ PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT/ SOURCING/ MANUFACTURING
  • TECHNICAL WORKING KNOWLEDGE OF SOURCING KNIT FABRICS, KNITTING AND GARMENT MANUFACTURING
  • EXPERIENCE WITH PLM (OR SIMILAR PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM) AND PRACTICAL COMPUTER SKILLS
  • SELF MOTIVATOR, STRONG ORGANIZATIONAL & COMMUNICATION SKILLS
  • ABILITY TO BE FLEXIBLE; ADAPT & BE RESPONSIVE TO CHANGES

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