My client is a NYC wholesale company, who due to growth is seeking a PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT MANAGER to work directly with one of the partners.
They have a number of accessory divisions which they develop and manufacture a variety of hard and soft goods for. This position is for their cell phone/tablet electronic accessory division which develops accessory products for Smart phones, tablets etc.(Cases, headphones, earbuds, speakers etc.). They are a very successful company and continue to grow and innovate.
The accessories are branded and licensed including a major electronic company and a wellknown fashion designer who they develop cases for. They sell to a wide variety of retailers such as: major mass market stores, big box stores, midtier & specialty stores etc.
The environment is creative and energetic with lots of opportunity to learn and grow.
-Create product line list for electronic accessories & source products from overseas manufacturer.
-Communicate daily with overseas factories to ensure development samples are executed correctly and deadlines are met.
-Track development and production status.
-Work with seasonal deadlines and design time and action development calendar.
-Research markets regularly to identify new products, market trends and pricing while maintaining the brand identity.
-Compile initial costing for all styles in development by partnering with vendors. Work with manager on identification and communication of cost challenges.
-Communicate updates between all teams regarding product updates.
-3 - 4 years related experience, experience with electronic accessories is a plus.
-Demonstrate strong, consistent problem solving abilities and result-driven communication with business partners
-Strong written, verbal and electronic communication skills, computer proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook
-Ability to be a team player
-Ability to communicate design aesthetic direction to vendors/regional offices
-Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience
-Ability to review BOM (bill of materials) and understanding cost drivers
-Ability to remain flexible while working on multiple projects simultaneously
-Ability to work with cross functional teams, including Design, Product Engineering, Quality Assurance, Merchandising, and Planning Teams
-Strong analytical and organizational skills required
-Detail-oriented is a must
-Ability to prioritize and execute tasks in an efficient and timely manner
SALARY: D.O.E. Plus Benefits
Please forward an MS WORD version of your resume and your salary requirements.
Position Based in NYC