Manager, Apparel DevelopmentDepartment: Product DevelopmentLocation: Louisville, CO (HQ)Introduction to careers at PEARL iZUMi: At PEARL iZUMi, we all play an integral role in our mission to “Unlock the Power of Inspiration and Impact” in a supportive, fast-paced and productive work environment. This is why we exist, and all team members contribute in tangible and sometimes profound ways. If you see value in “unlocking” this potential, then PEARL iZUMi could be the place for you. We are looking for passionate like-minded people who are fueled by an innate desire to work in an environment focused on team success. Whether your role is to create, to sell, or to support, careers at PEARL iZUMi give you an opportunity to make a difference.We are also laser-focused on finding the right people who share our core values – Trust, Craft, Empathy, Impact, and Plus 1. Check out our website to see how PEARL iZUMi defines and captures these critical internal values. To be clear, we evaluate all candidates on their demonstrated commitment to these values.Overview of role: The Development Manager will manage the development team translating designs into commercialized products for all categories, including Apparel, Essentials and Footwear. This cross functional role will work with multiple stakeholders to proactively to market. Accountable for reporting status of styles in development for each season, maintaining timelines, meeting and exceeding both social purpose and landed cost targets, maintaining fit and working on other initiatives as assigned and for the Company’s product.Job Qualifications:
⏵ Bachelor’s Degree required.
⏵ Proven team leadership experience in challenging roles and environments. Overall 8 years minimum related work experience in the sporting goods industry, specializing in product development, design and / or marketing.
⏵ Minimum 6 years development experience developing apparel ranges for the US, Europe. Extensive experience in bill of materials, cost analysis, sourcing, managing staff of developers, and budgeting.
⏵ Experience with Asian & European vendors.
⏵ Demonstrated experience in managing product, meeting landed cost targets and operating expenses.
⏵ Strong written, verbal and quantitative skills.
⏵ Working knowledge of personal computers with experience in the use of such programs as Word, Excel, Outlook, Centric PLM experience preferred.
⏵ Ability & willingness to independently Travel both domestically and internationally.
⏵ Excellent oral, written and computer (Microsoft Windows – Word and Excel) communication skills for interaction with both internal and external customers.
⏵ Ability to present in clear and concise manner to leadership team.Essential Duties/Responsibilities:Team Management
⏵ Leads and directs the development process including product commercialization.
⏵ Manages the development team.
⏵ Foster a culture to support and embrace our core values.
⏵ Provides leadership, education and direction in the department which motivates staff and inspires people to create products, which live up to our values.
⏵ Reviews team based on performance management system.
⏵ Manages development activities.
⏵ Develops systems and procedures for efficient workflow through the department.
⏵ Manages annual budget.
⏵ Leads the development team with all social purpose initiatives. NOTE: This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, or qualification associated with the job. The successful candidate will be expected to perform all functions from administrative processing to leading change initiatives.