Product Manager

Skechers
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266, USA
Posted 2 months ago
Full time

Company Description

Headquartered in Southern California, Skechers has spent nearly 30 years helping men, women and kids everywhere look and feel good. Developing comfort technologies is at the foundation of all that we do—delivering stylish, innovative, and quality products at a reasonable price. From our diverse footwear offering to a growing range of apparel and accessories, Skechers is a complete lifestyle brand.

With international business representing over half of our total sales, we have product available in more than 170 countries and significant opportunities for continued expansion worldwide. We sell our collections direct to consumers through more than 4,000 Skechers stores around the globe and Skechers e-commerce sites, as well as through a network of third-party partners.

A MULTI-BILLION-DOLLAR GLOBAL LEADER IN THE FOOTWEAR INDUSTRY.

Job Description

JOB PURPOSE-

Manage a product line through all stages of the development process, from conception up to mass- production.

ESSENTIAL JOB RESULTS-

  • In cooperation with merchandisers, designers and technicians, develop requisitions for new products and colorways, which comply with approved design-specifications and target cost.
  • Monitor the development status reports, tracking the status of development projects.
  • Add new styles/colorways including, but not limited to the following tasks:
    • Assign style numbers /color codes
    • Set up style information in Garpac
    • Inform all relevant parties of product information (e.g. Line Sheet Coordinator, Costing Dept, Allocations, lnt'l Dept, Technicians, etc)
    • Provide Asia R&D with go by information for further samples
    • Photograph samples and send photos to Int'l Dept and Sales Team
  • Maintain divisional style master
  • Work with design team, technicians, Costing Dept and Asia R&D to meet target cost for in line styles/colors.
  • In coordination with division merchandiser and design team, advise Asia R&D of minor aesthetic changes to product.
  • Order samples: e.g. national account samples, sale samples, show samples, rush samples.
  • Generate and monitor sample tracking reports to ensure timely delivery of sale samples.
  • Coordinate sample requirements with Asia office for tradeshows, pre-line and customer meetings.
  • In coordination with division merchandiser or Senior Product Manager, review and approve confirmation samples; manage the confirmation process by coordinating design and technical input and approving confirmation samples on a timely basis.
  • Assist technicians and Fit Dept as needed to ensure proper fit for product.
  • Communicate with Asia developers on day to day R&D issues.
  • Keep division merchandiser informed of any relevant issues arising during all stages of the product's development.
  • Manage running changes and communicate these changes to Asia, Int'l Dept and Sales Team.
  • Review first production cases to ensure production matches confirmation samples.

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES-

  • Help resolve daily issues that come up within the department.
  • Assist sales team with product related questions and keep them informed of relevant changes to the product.
  • Liaison between development team and Marketing Dept for marketing sample needs.
  • Other duties as assigned.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES-

  • None at this time.

Qualifications

JOB REQUIREMENTS-

  • Team player attitude
  • Detail oriented
  • Follows procedures
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Ability to work at a fast pace
  • Excellent follow up
  • Ability to work independently with limited supervision
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Flexible work schedule; Able to work extra hours as needed

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE-

  • Education: Bachelor or relevant work experience.
  • One to three years of footwear experience preferred.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Detail oriented
  • Excellent follow up
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Ability to work at a fast pace

Additional Information

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The skills, abilities and physical demands described are representative of those duties that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities, who are otherwise qualified for the job position, to perform the essential functions.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel, and talk or hear.  The employee frequently is required to walk; sit, reach with hands and arms, and stoop, kneel. The employee is occasionally required to sit for long period of times.

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