Director of Product Development

Uncommon Goods   •  

Brooklyn, NY

Industry: Retail & Consumer Goods


11 - 15 years

Posted 145 days ago

This job is no longer available.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Create overarching Seasonal Concepts for the UG Brand 2x per year in partnership with the CMO.
  • Create, own and execute the Product Development Annual Calendar.
  • Lead the Design Outreach process for UG to successfully create new partnerships resulting in new, exclusive and commercially successful products for our assortment.
  • Develop, manage and achieve the annual PD financial plan to drive an overall increase in penetration of Exclusive products for the UG business.
  • Establish and prioritize the PD pipeline to support the company’s quarterly and annual goals with new products that are aligned with the CMO’s strategy and CEO’s vision.
  • Lead the Product Development team of Production Managers and Designers in critical thinking disciplines for ongoing generation of new product ideas.
  • Successfully negotiate exclusives and licensing agreements within our established financial framework and timelines.
  • Manage the Product Development team during the design refinement, sampling and sourcing process.
  • Develop and maintain relevant and actionable knowledge of the UG assortment and industry including business trends, the competitive landscape, and current market conditions.
  • Build and maintain collaborative internal and external client relationships.
  • Work with the production managers to expand our capabilities, along with the head of purchasing to manage risks and inventory.

About You

  • You have 10+ years’ experience with a successful track record in buying, product development, business negotiations
  • You have a Bachelors Degree
  • You have a design eye and understanding of UG brand and market positioning
  • You are an idea generator, creative and an innovative thinker, motivated and a self-starter
  • You are a strong relationship manager and negotiation skills: market and business savvy
  • You possess excellent people and project management skills
  • You have the ability to create a seasonal development calendar and process
  • You have a strong sense of urgency and ability to meet deadlines
  • You have an understanding of various manufacturing processes and costing
  • You have excellent analytic and communication (verbal and written) skills.