Product Development & Sourcing Manager - Outerwear
Establish consistent communication with hub teams/vendors regarding concerns on proper sample execution and costing, throughout the development process. Mitigate challenges up-front.
Must be a strategic thinker who can drive corporate initiatives while also managing day-to-day responsibilities including ad-hoc projects, requiring quick turn.
Proactive management of potential issues; driving to resolution with cross functional teams.
Identify potential business risk as well as opportunities for improvement; escalating where necessary and offering suggestions to address.
Seek personal/professional development.
Drives the product development and commercialization process, working in collaboration with the internal / external cross functional partners (Design, Merchandising, Technical Design, Sourcing, Hubs, Vendors & factories) to deliver product that meets business requirements for quality, aesthetic, and price.
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES/ACCOUNTABILITIES OF THE JOB:
In season responsibilities for assigned product category
Drive pre-season product development, able to handle flash costing, proactively identify margin risk development.
Strategic style allocation which supports vendor strategy, product elevation and cost saving opportunities
Lead product engineering efforts to build product into target costs while maintaining design integrity.
Foster continuous communication with design partners to ensure collaboration / alignment throughout the development process.
Maintaining and hit all calendar milestones.
Building and maintaining accurate cost records, challenging where appropriate using product knowledge and/or history.
Handling submits and approval.
Support the Director to achieve department goal.
Product category management
Concrete knowledge of Outerwear product costing & the ability to identify price distortions, engaging cross functional partners for solutions.
Facilitate & participate in seasonal product reviews to evaluate sample execution and alignment to tech pack requirements.
Drive cross-functional calendar adherence and alert cross-functional partners to calendar implications/business impact, should deliverables be missed.
Collaborate with PVH offshore offices and factories directly on daily tasks.
Partner with QA, Technical and Hub Partners to ensure a seasonal risk assessment is complete.
Entefy cost record review and approval in seasonal base.
Facilitate vendor meetings to review in-season development, production & delivery challenges.
QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE:
5-10 years’ experience in Outerwear Product Development / Production
Firm understanding of Outerwear manufacturing (custom classification/ garment structure/raw material property)
Bachelor’s Degree is required.
Product development, garment pattern or manufacturing-related background is preferred.
Experience in working with both development and production teams.
Ability to work independently with minimal supervision in a fast-paced setting.
Proven ability to work cross-functionally to meet team deadlines.
Flexible and Adaptable to change.
Strong Communication skills, both verbal and written
Excellent follow-up skills
Proficient in Excel. Ability to create, update, and format data for tracking and reporting by using pivot tables and formulas.
Knowledge of PLM and Entefy a plus
Pay Range: $100,000 - $120,000PVH currently provides base salary ranges for all positions-on job advertisements-in the United States based on local requirements. These ranges are based on what PVH reasonably believes that it will pay an associate for their base salary for said position at the time of the posting. Individual compensation will ultimately be determined based on a variety of relevant factors including but-not limited to qualifications, geographic location and other relevant skills. PVH is committed to providing a market-competitive total rewards package to eligible associates, which includes diverse and robust health and insurance benefits to meet the varied needs of our associates and an above-market 401(k) contribution to help our associates save for retirement. We also offer career growth opportunities, empowering our associates to design their future at PVH.
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