Manager, Development Team (ski/snow category)

Multiple Locations
Required Experience: 0 year(s)
Employment Type: Full-Time
Salary Range: Not available
Posted 2 days ago
CEO Pledge

Job purpose: As the Manager, Development Team, you lead a specialized team of Product Developers and Patternmakers in their efforts to manage product from design concept through production readiness while ensuring a consistent level of quality, fit, and performance. Key responsibilities and accountabilities:
⏵ You build, coach, and guide a high performing team of Product Developers and Patternmakers
⏵ You train the team to work closely with Design, Fit & Pattern Engineering, and Quality to deliver production worthy samples and specifications
⏵ You manage workload between team members and calendar requirements to ensure timelines are met throughout design, development and production process
⏵ You report team performance metrics regularly to management team (e.g. product category execution against the corporate calendar, workflow, team capacity vs. line list requirements)
⏵ You maintain regular communication between Design, Advanced R&D, Fit & Pattern Engineering and Quality to ensure standard practices, consistent fit, and pattern and construction methods are established and upheld
⏵ You ensure the use of standard spec documentation to provide sufficient detail to accurately produce finish goods, maintain an accurate database of BOM information, aid raw material purchasing and support Quality processes
⏵ You enforce use of standard costing practices and up to date references to provide accurate prototype estimates and product category cost and margin analysis
⏵ You guide Product Developers in negotiations of new product cost sheets with factories, working to ensure consistent RM values, and appropriate direct labour values are utilized
⏵ You support factory execution of new product to ensure Arc’teryx continues to achieve state of the art opportunities for product innovation
⏵ You manage a limited repertoire of models to maintain adequate knowledge to be able provide coverage as required
⏵ You ensure that Arcteryx brand standards are consistently met
⏵ You support Marketing in their creation of labeling, packaging and sales materials Additional experience, education and/or skills:
⏵ Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Apparel or Textile Design, Technology, Merchandising, or Engineering
⏵ You have 8-10 years’ experience in design, development, production or merchandising
⏵ You have a strong knowledge of apparel construction, material construction and properties, pattern making, costing, bill of materials, embroidery and surface applications
⏵ You have proven skills in problem solving, interpreting design intent and product innovation
⏵ Proven performance history with domestic and offshore vendors and manufacturers
⏵ You have strong verbal and written communication skills
⏵ You have an extreme attention to detail
⏵ You have strong prioritization skills and the ability to manage multiple priorities
⏵ You have strong computer skills in Adobe Illustrator and Microsoft Office
⏵ You set a clear vision, align your team around common objectives, and foster commitment to these objectives
⏵ You are proactive in identifying the root cause of issues and developing solutions
⏵ You remain highly flexible and adaptable when faced with ambiguity
⏵ You effectively balance autonomy and collaboration
⏵ You inspire breakthrough thinking and continuous improvement
⏵ You seek the best (sometimes not the easiest) solutions, with an unwavering commitment to do what is right
⏵ Your passion for your work is paralleled by your passion for getting outside and living it ⏵ Open to International applicants Apply for this job