VP, Product Development & Production - Apparel

Less than 5 years experience  • 

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 03/20/18
El Segundo, CA
Less than 5 years experience
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 03/20/18

Responsibilities

  • Create and publish Global Development and Production calendars to internal teams and vendors
  • Align with design and merchandising teams to ensure showroom collections are designed and developed according the SKU plans
  • Build strong cross functional relationships with internal and external partners
  • Oversee all vendor communication regarding development and production
  • Manage vendor allocation to ensure planning’s green sheets are followed
  • Partner with design to source and develop product based on quality standards and costing requirements
  • Create WIP reports to track and manage all product details such as style information and costing
  • Ensure all development and production deadlines are met
  • Land and negotiate product costing
  • Attend P1 fittings and call out potential issues or challenges 
  • Implement and manage speed to market projects including timelines and fabric stock program
  • Oversee photo and ad sample procedures and requirements
  • Manage SMS process
  • Maintain fabric and color library
  • Review and approve invoices
  • Source and vet new vendors, set up new vendors/paperwork/factories
  • Own budget
  • Approve all PO’s in Merlin
  • Attend investment meetings
  • Manage production chargebacks and extension requests

Required Skills:

  • 5 years’ minimum Product Development experience with Apparel at a manufacturer/wholesaler or retailer
  • 3 years’ minimum experience in Production of apparel categories
  • Must possess strong organizational, planning, cost analysis, margins and turns knowledge
  • Ability to manage multiple vendors and experience working with oversea vendors
  • Solid understanding of the marketplace
  • Knowledge of garment construction, fit, and finishing
  • Excellent communication skills – verbal, written, and presentation
  • Ability to multitask and work in a face-paced environment under pressure
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