Product Development Manager

New York, New York Product Development Posted August 17, 2023
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Title: Product Development Manager 
Location: NY (on-site) 
Company: fashion company 
Salary: $70-90k 

*denim experience is a must 


  • Exceptional eye for product details and innate drive for upholding quality
  • Drive the product development calendar. Make sure that all deadlines of product development cycle are kept by all parties (cross-functional team, suppliers etc). Ensure samples arrive on time and prepare for milestone meetings.
  • Coordinate and review protos/samples with Design. Communicate design and construction changes to factories to achieve final fit and construction that meet expectations.
  • Ensure quality standards and the most efficient price considering all cost drivers (including raw materials, trims, washing/ printing/dying processes, CMT costs and market forces such as exchange rate; inflation; transport; supplier capacity)
  • Work with Design and Fabric R&D on initial development and innovations
  • Review cost sheets and validate cost components/ factory charges.
  • Responsible for PLM data entry and maintenance Prepare all necessary information for order placement and provide to Merchandise Operation Team.
  • Be the key contact point for agencies and suppliers and build up and maintain strong partnerships with strategic partners by measuring and improving their performance.
  • Establish strong collaborative relationships with cross-function divisional teams.


  •  Bachelor’s degree, preferably in textile, clothing/product management or manufacturing
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in apparel DENIM product development, design, or production.
  • Knowledge of supply chain processes and its challenges
  • Excellent knowledge of fabrics, technical development, wash and production processes.
  • Excellent organizational skills and sense for setting right priorities and deadlines.
  • Be able to manage simultaneously multiple fast-paced calendars, and multiple seasons.
  • Outstanding attention to detail and accuracy
  • Negotiation skills and strong assertiveness
  • Well-developed analytical ability
  • Strong communicator (written & verbal) that can act as the liaison between multiple design & production.
  • Proficient command of English
  • Microsoft Office user knowledge
  • Experience in PDM/PLM
  • Adobe Illustrator, Excel and Photoshop knowledge
  • Flexible and adaptable to changing priorities
  • Strong sense of teamwork
  • Ability to effectively interact, work, and develop meaningful relationships with people of various cultural backgrounds (USA and ASIA)
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