Freelance Product Developer

New York, New York Product Development Posted September 13, 2023
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Title: Freelance Product Developer
Location: NYC, 2-3 days a week onsite
Start: ASAP
Duration: 6 months
Hours: Fulltime
Pay: $35 – $47/hour 


  • Oversees development of new products, from design ideation phase through final sample approvals
  • Manages tech pack passoff at the category level, working with design and regional office to answer development questions
  • Initiates proto and color sample requests with vendors and regional offices
  • Creates and maintains seasonal development trackers and seasonal cost charts
  • Negotiates costs and works on cost options for margin improvement
  • Shares costs and costing updates with design, merchandising and planning teams
  • Manages all BOM’s in Flex PLM
  • Communicates with vendor base on any changes to BOM’s or color components throughout development cycle
  • Troubleshoots issues in development of the product related to cost, construction, production execution, etc.
  • Leads cross-functional risk assessment and product readiness meetings for product category
  • Tracks seasonal development ratios
  • Joins fittings with an eye toward impact to costing


  • Bachelor’s degree in business or related area or equivalent experience
  • 3-6 years of related product development experience in accessories and/or apparel
  • Basic knowledge of FlexPLM preferred
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook
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