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Temp Product Manager

Anaheim, CA 92806

Posted: 11/06/2020 Job Category: Product Development, Product Management Job Number: 157693

Job Description

Title: Temp Product Manager, Knits & Denim
Start: ASAP
End: Ongoing (TBD)
Location: Remote / Anaheim, CA
Hours: Full time
  • This person will support Product Development team under License Brands - Men's & Women's wovens, knits and denim.
  • Freelancer will work remotely but would need to go into the office to pick up and drop off samples as needed.
 

Responsibilities:

  • Guide the sourcing process to contribute to the commercialization and engineering of the product to meet design vision, merchant requirements and company financial goals.
  • Manage the product development process from handover of tech pack, to sampling, to production in alignment of the corporate calendar.
  • Consistent evaluation of the vendor base and region to support evolving business needs.
  • Establish and communicate seasonal direction to the team.
  • Establish relationship with vendors to drive business objectives throughout the product development and production cycle.
  • Select vendors that can execute the aesthetic requirements and deliver on time while meeting company financial goals.  Counter Source costing and sampling with multiple vendor options as needed.
  • Manage costing, commitment, timing and execution in alignment with the corporate calendar.
  • Report style costing for key meeting milestones: Assortment Review and Buy Meetings and additionally as requested by management.  
  • Own production cycle to drive timely resolution of production issues in order to deliver on-time.
  • Own sourcing and production planning to balance vendor base allocation.
  • Evaluate vendor performance and implement necessary course correction to ensure deliverables are met.
  • Negotiate final style cost and deliveries to meet company financial goals and sales timing requirements.
  • Report seasonal wrap-up information to leaders. Final IMU by business and outstanding issues with timeline for resolution.Champion effective internal and external partnerships and actively promote cross-functional collaboration to insure business goals are achieved.
  • Develop best of class sourcing team to produce quality product with on time delivery while promoting the authenticity, authority and personality of the brand.

 

Education/Experience Required:

  • 4 year college degree.
  • 8 years of experience in product development, production or sourcing in men's knits, wovens and denim.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Exceptionally strong problem solving and negotiating skills.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

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