Manager Product Development, Cut and Sew Knits - Tommy Hilfiger
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Posted 5 days ago
The Manager of Product Development is a dynamic individual responsible for driving the product development process from initial design concept through commercialization. Responsible for the accurate and timely production of samples that support both the aesthetic and customer requirements. PD will leverage specialized product expertise to create styles supporting the design vision and business KPIs (including garment and development costs). Critical cross functional partner to the Design, Production Operations, Merchandising, Fabric and Technical teams.
Supports the partnership between Design, Raw Materials, Technical Design, Merchandising and Production Operations to ensure that the product being developed meets aesthetic requirements within the targeted cost parameters
Collaborate with Production Operations to:Review historical costing to determine targets
Analyze, negotiate and confirm costing from factories
Create and maintain cost logs from sketch to proto phase.
Issue Proto orders via system
Responsible for the handover to Production Operations from SRS fitting prior to bulk production
Liaison between design, vendors, and hub office which may include travel as needed
In collaboration with PO, responsible for seasonal vendor allocation including cost negotiations based on bottom-up breakdown of Bill of Materials (BOM) at SKU level.
Accountable for on-time and in full arrival of proto samples
Represents Product Development in cross-functional calendar milestones drive and simplify decision making. Milestones include, but are not limited to: color & concept, sketch reviews, proto reviews, fittings
Track overdevelopment (against the range plan) at each of the specified milestones.
Manage and maintain all samples and submits for cross functional meetings with design
Minimum of 5+ years in product development/pre-production
Wholesale and vertical retail product development experience preferred
Bachelors Degree required
Strong technical product construction knowledge
Knowledge of PLC and operations
High attention to detail
Strong organizational and communication skills
Ability to manage different priorities
MS Office Suite strong emphasis on Excel
(Centric) PLM, DTS and CAD preferred
Analytical aptitude to plan strategically to the needs of the business