Job Listing Detail

Product Developer, Men’s

Location: Los Angeles, CA
Date: 10/8/2018

A leading apparel company that cares about its products’ quality, the environment and its people. They have an on-site gym and offer free yoga classes twice a day. It’s a very energetic and inspiring place to work with team-oriented values. A place where people build relationships and like to spend time together outside of the office.

They are looking for a creative, and inspired leader to join the team as a Product Developer. The candidate’s responsibility will be to lead a team of talented individuals and ensure the product is built with integrity, intention and aligned with our brand vision and values.

The ideal candidate will have a proven track record in leading both people and product development in the athletic apparel industry. As the functional leader, you will participate in developing the sourcing strategy and its implementation. Additionally, your team will be responsible for product innovation that solves the problems of our consumers.

The ideal candidate will work closely and collaboratively with Design, RM R&D, PD, Tech, and Production team to create beautiful and innovative product.

•Lead the product creation process from design hand off to production
•Establish and execute the brand strategy for the apparel product to achieve financial and product integrity goals
•Collaborate with cross functional teams from Design, Tech Design, R+D, and Production to ensure on time sample delivery per set calendar
•Create and manage multi-season development calendars and lead the execution for all tasks related to the Product Development cycle
•Present recommendations to improve, course correct and capitalize on opportunities to strategy
•Responsible for Key Performance indicators that include but not limited to IMU
•Work with Sourcing on allocation of product to appropriate suppliers managing with consideration to capacity, capability and costing
•Lead processes and IT improvements/solutions to enable seasonal execution
•Lead go to market calendar that is aligned with Brand & Product Strategy
•Maintain Seasonal Line Guide Information (setup and changes) with Marketing
•Work collaboratively with in the sourcing, development, production, RM and Quality to elevate our collective performance and meet our goals

Desired Skills and Experience:
•Must have a Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience
•Must have 7+ years of experience in the apparel industry, ideally in athletic apparel
•Ability to multi-task and manage multiple projects on an ongoing basis
•Excellent written and verbal communication skills
•Excellent organizational and time management skills with appropriate sense of urgency
•Commitment and superior attention to detail
•Ability to work in a team environment, build trust and relationships with vendor & company staff
•Strong analytical skills
•Thorough understanding of testing protocol, product integrity requirements, product cycle timeline and garment construction
•Ability to be flexible and adapt to changing work environment
•Strong interpersonal and listening skills

All Candidates must be able to provide work related references.

All Candidates must be able to provide work related references.

If you're a candidate and would like to submit your confidential resume, please use resumes@rushandcompany.com. We will contact you if your qualifications match any of our current job searches.

 

Rush & Company is a full service Executive Search Firm that specializes in the Soft Goods industry. Included in this industry are the apparel, home furnishings and industrial markets. We work in the fiber, fabric and fashion industry with clients and candidates located all over the world

If you're a candidate and would like to submit your confidential resume, please use resumes@rushandcompany.com. We will contact you if your qualifications match any of our current job searches.

Senior Leaders

Rick Rush

President

  • Rick@rushandcompany.com
  • Melissa Rush

    Senior Executive Recruiter

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  • Ashley Higginbotham

    Senior Executive Recruiter

  • Ashley@rushandcompany.com
  • Kimber McFadden
    General Manager,
    Nonwovens & Industrial Textiles
  • Kimber@rushandcompany.com
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    Shelly Barton
    Kristen Bowser

    Senior Executive Recruiter

  • Kristen@rushandcompany.com
  • Shelly Barton

    Senior Executive Recruiter

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