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PRODUCT MANAGER

Job Summary:

This person will collaborate closely with cross-functional teams, including designers, suppliers, manufacturers, and sales, to ensure the successful conception, development, and launch of high-quality products that resonate with customers’ needs and preferences.

Responsibilities for this role:

  • Develop and maintain daily email summaries per project, recording and communicating all program details to the agents/factories such as: timing and action, consumer testing, sample requests, product information including color specifications, size, fabric details etc. This is also the repository of all change requests to the factory.
  • Maintain approximately 20 summaries/projects daily depending on season.
  • Evaluate all incoming samples for design, color, sizing, and quality etc.
  • Organize and clearly label all samples in development.
  • Arrange and expedite product samples for upcoming sales meetings.
  • Work closely with the art department to facilitate uploading artwork to the factory for development.
  • Provide links to location of artwork and spec sheets to the art department and overseas team.
  • Review artwork for color limitations etc. prior to sending. Send prototypes and/or color standards to the factory as necessary.
  • Work closely with the packaging department to ensure all packaging is correct.
  • Work closely with Quality Control Manager ensuring product is tested at the correct retailer designated lab, following correct protocols.
  • Work closely with the production department ensuring ship dates reflected in daily communications with the factory are correct.
  • Review purchase orders and production forms for accuracy.
  • Assist with sample reviews, organizing and tasks as requested.
  • Manage and take responsibility for all deadlines, licensor approvals, retailer requirements per project.
  • Troubleshoot and call out potential problems and offer solutions.
  • Communicate with overseas teams.

 

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Textile Design, Product Development, Merchandising, or a related field.
  • Proven experience in product development, preferably within the home textiles industry.
  • Strong understanding of textile materials, production processes, and quality control standards.
  • Excellent project management skills with the ability to multitask and manage competing priorities.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Attention to detail and a keen eye for design aesthetics.
  • Proficiency in using relevant software tools such as Microsoft Office, project management software.
  • Knowledge of sustainability practices and trends in the textiles industry is a plus.
Must be willing to work in the office 4 days/week minimum. 
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