Product Development Manager - Apparel & Accessories

Tustin California
Required Experience: 0 year(s)
Employment Type: Full-Time
Salary Range: $70000.00 - $85000.00 per Year
Posted 3 days ago

LULA 101 is an international apparel distributor and licensee that provides U.S. streetwear, lifestyle and action-sports brands to its Asia Pacific markets. We are looking for a creative and technically skilled, full-time, in-house Product Development Manager to join our team. If you are a team player and a leader looking to grow your career with an established and thriving company, this is an ideal opportunity for you.
Experience in design, product development, sourcing, negotiation and production management, the Product Development Manager will be leading a small design and development team to research the market, design new products, sourcing with overseas suppliers and manage the production of the licensed products.
Responsibilities including but not limited to:

⏵ Lead the design and product development team daily on all aspects of development, including but not limited to concepts, mockups, design, tech packs, line sheets, costs, sourcing and production

⏵ Assist the team with creating designs, building tech packs, tracking deliveries, managing trims, etc. when needed

⏵ Provide ongoing product training and tactical support to the team to ensure products are consistent with brand vision, on schedule and profitable

⏵ Create and maintain a WIP (Work in Progress) Production Management Reports for the team to track progress and to enhance efficiency

⏵ Communicate with licensors regularly on all aspects of concept and sample approvals; PO submissions; shipment documents and royalty reports

⏵ Work closely with domestic and overseas suppliers on all aspects of current and upcoming productions to ensure quality, accuracy and timelines of all products

⏵ Coordinate with QC Manager/company to conduct During-Production Inspection and Pre-Shipment Inspection to ensure quality and accuracy of product meets internal and external satisfaction requirements

⏵ Monitor sales trends, customer feedback and competitive environment to identify potential growth areas and areas that need improvements

⏵ Conduct cost analyses and pricing negotiations to ensure product pricing is competitive and maximizes profits at all stages of development

⏵ Collaborate with cross-functional teams to review design inspirations, product details and delivery schedules to maximize sales results; achieve revenue and profitability goals

⏵ Provide Reports to management

⏵ Other duties as assigned.

⏵ Minimum of 5 years of experience in apparel design and product development

⏵ Minimum of 2 years managing a team in apparel design and development environment

⏵ Minimum of 2 years of ERP and PLM experience

⏵ Bachelor’s degree in an apparel-related field required

⏵ Stay current with the latest trends in design and apparel

⏵ Keep up-to-date with changes in the market and technology that may affect new product development

⏵ Detail-oriented with strong follow-through abilities to handle and prioritize multiple tasks within deadlines

⏵ Solid knowledge of design process, product construction and manufacturing techniques

⏵ Leadership and communication skills to work effectively with cross-functional teams

⏵ Strong problem-solving skills

⏵ Proficiency with software, including Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office

⏵ Know-how to create tech pack with illustrator

⏵ WIP (Work in Progress) Production Management Reports

⏵ Occasional travel to manufacturing locations

⏵ A sense of humor and team spirit

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⏵ Six Paid Time Off (PTO) days accumulated per year; 12 PTO days after three years

⏵ Seven paid holidays annually for all employee

⏵ Employee discounts on merchandise.

⏵ Year-end bonus option