Product Development Manager

Help Us Bring Happiness to Every Home. We’re a leading innovator in Home Fashion and Hospitality textile design, manufacturing, and distribution. We have 200+ years of heritage creating bed and bath products that bring comfort and style to life; delivering relaxation and wellness with some of the most respected brands in the world.

Ideate, Innovate, Create. Our experience gives us an edge in our industry and we’re looking for bright, creative, collaborative minds, ready to help us fulfill our vision of bringing relaxation and wellness to every home – reaching new milestones and taking bold creative risks along the way.

We’re a company of passionate people who collaborate in an open, honest workspace. We are a close-knit company with leading-edge ideas. We’re creatively dialed-in and ready to take on any task that’s set before us with energy, drive, and commitment. Does this sound like you?

With locations in New York City, Florida, South Carolina, The UK, India, Pakistan, China, and Bahrain, we’re a global team with owned manufacturing and sourcing capabilities.

Role Summary/ Purpose:
The Product Development Manager is the principal contact, owner, and coordinator for all required account and/or brand team support activities from project initiation, development, initial shipment delivery and ongoing maintenance of existing programs. You will collaborate with the assigned account and/or brand team to drive and maximize profitable sales growth through new product placement and servicing existing programs.

Essential Responsibilities:
• Manage assigned brands in collaboration with sales & design; owns periodic brand stakeholder meetings, brand direction, assortment plan, and action plans
• Initiate new projects including collaboration across teams to scope and qualify opportunities, develop requirements, monitor progress, and keep key stakeholders informed
• Drive production including collaboration with account and brand teams; determine specs, negotiate costs, manage time and action, and track and confirm samples, specs, and timelines are met
• Manage ongoing programs ensure sales and margin budge targets are achieved, monitor performance trends, proactively engage with account and sales to adjust strategy as needed
• Drive innovation through market understanding; develop and maintain competitive analysis through comp. shopping, factory inquiries, and account partnerships

• 3+ years of textiles product development experience preferably in bed and bath categories
• University degree in textile merchandising, production, or related field
• 5+ years of experience directly working with factories responsible for costing & negotiations
• Project and process management expertise
• Strong Excel user with mathematical/ P&L mindset
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Desired Characteristics:
• Drives for Results: pushes self & team for results that exceed expectations
• Problem Solving: utilizes rigorous logic & methods to solve issues with effective & creative solutions; looks beyond the obvious
• Priority Setting: driven focus on critically important goals; eliminates road blocks
• Deals with Ambiguity: copes with change; easily adjusts/ adapts course
• Conflict Management: Steps up in conflict, focused listener, achieves cooperation
• Decision Quality: decisions based upon analysis, fact, experience, and judgment

• Start with 26 paid days off – includes 9 company holidays and 17 days you choose
• Company paid life insurance, short-term disability, and employee assistance program
• Choice of vision, dental, medical, pharmacy, optional life, and optional long-term disability plans
• Save for the future with a 401(k) with company match and HSA with company contributions
• Salary range from $70,000 to $100,000 annually

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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.

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