Product Development Manager

Denver, Colorado Product Development Posted January 10, 2024
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Title: Product Development Manager
Company Description: Western Wear
Location: Denver, Colorado
Assisting the Director of Production with overseeing the entire product development process for Western Wear company based in Denver.

This role involves collaborating with cross-functional teams to transform ideas into market-ready products. The ideal candidate is a creative, detail-oriented individual with a deep appreciation for Western culture and fashion.

· Develop and execute product development strategies that align with company objectives and reflect the essence of Western wear.
· Lead and mentor a team of Technical Designers, Product Coordinators, and other professionals.
· Maintain development calendar, track progress of line development and ensure the team is meeting deadlines.
· Collaborate with Designers, Brand Management and manufacturers to develop products that meet our quality, cost and delivery standards.
· Establish and maintain strong relationships with manufacturers and vendors, negotiate terms, and ensure timely delivery of materials, samples and production.
· Monitor product development costs, budgets, and margins to ensure profitability.
· Oversee new development, costing and inventory requirements of raw materials with nominated suppliers.
· Conduct in-depth market research to identify customer preferences and competitive products in the Western wear industry.
· Oversee product testing and quality control to guarantee the durability and authenticity of our Western wear products.

· Bachelor degree in an Apparel related program with a concentration in Product Development.
· 5-7 years of experience as a Product Development Manager within the fashion industry.
· Strong leadership and team management abilities.
· In-depth knowledge of Western wear lifestyle, designs, and trends.
· Expert knowledge of fabrics, trims and finishing processes.
· Expert knowledge in patternmaking, grading, construction and fit.
· Ability to make independent decisions based on a higher level of knowledge and expertise.
· Ability to mentor less tenured teammates and share knowledge and expertise with others.
· Ability to think big picture; thorough understanding of how Product –Development decisions and processes impact other areas of the Company.

Supervisory Responsibilities:
Directly supervises employees in their performance of all aspects of product development.

Salary: $90-100K
Open to relocation and will provide relocation assistance funds.
Salary is commensurate with experience and is an estimated range provided by JBC.

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