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Job Title
PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT MANAGER - Accessory Products
Location
New York, New York
Country
United States
Region
NY Metro
Position type
Permanent
Category
Accessories
Apparel
Job Function
Manufacturing
Product Management
Experience level
Mid to Senior Level (Management)
Education level
Bachelor's Degree

PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT MANAGER - Accessory Products

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.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

-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.

QUALIFICATIONS:

-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 

SKILLS:

-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

-System savvy

 

SALARY:  D.O.E.  Plus  Benefits

 

Please forward an MS WORD version of your resume and your salary requirements.

 

Position Based in NYC

 

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