Product Manager - Junior

Infotech Sourcing - San Francisco, CA, United States

Job Title: Product Manager - Junior
Duration: 1 months W2 contract (with the possibility to extension or conversion)
Location: San Francisco, CA
Leading retailer industry company


RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Ensure fabric/silhouette pairings are appropriate and identify opportunity for innovation of construction standards to ensure consistency in experience and delivery of value to the customer, in partnership with Design and Tech Design;

• Resolve potential manufacturing/costing issues prior to development of style to ensure quality execution in bulk;

• Resolves any cost challenges and execution issues prior to product adoption;

• Ensure line developed by Design aligns to customer feedback & preference, utilizing in-season analytics, in-store testing results, and consumer insights reporting;

• Manage Bill of Materials in PLM throughout development process for product & costing accuracy;

• Maintains filing system and record of approved components by season;

• Acts as project manager across product teams in Design, R&D, Tech Design, and Merchandising;

• Work with R&D team to drive raw materials development that aligns with rapid supply chain capabilities and cost-mitigation strategies;

• Achieve seasonal financial goals by partnering with Manager and sourcing channels on cost engineering and vendor negotiations;

• Roll-up and communicate seasonal costing analysis against financial targets and historical product lines;

• Effectively resolve issues with cross-functional team in the development process with diplomatic, appropriate communication;

• Manage pre-season development timeline for cross-functional team;

• Drives in-season color, quality, and sample approvals against bulk production delivery timelines;

• In partnership with Design, hand off inspiration, samples and techniques to sourcing partners to drive product innovation with vendors.

 

REQUIREMENTS:

• 2-4 years Product Development or requisite experience;

• Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent;

• Knowledge of manufacturing process (trade regulations, testing protocol, product integrity);

• Knowledge of fabric construction (mill timelines, fabric properties);

• Knowledge of garment production (production cycle timeline, garment construction and garment costing);

• Excellent aesthetic, design and color sensibility to think three-dimensionally and to visualize from swatch to body;

• Knowledge of basic retail math (AUC, AUR, IMU) needed to determine costs, margins and turn;

• Computer skills: Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook, PLM, web-based applications.

 



Posted On: Monday, January 13, 2020



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