Company Name: Sears
Job Details
Duration: Permanent
Min Education: Four Year Degree
Salary: Commensurate
Job Type: Full Time
Min Experience: 5-10 Years
Required Travel: Not Specified
  • USA - New York New York, 10013
Job Description
Manage the transition of product from concept through to placement, ensuring timely delivery of samples within target cost ranges.
PRIMARY DELIVERIABLES: - Develop product to a state of completeness for execution into production by sourcing - Ensure garment samples meet design, quality, & cost expectations for presentation meetings - Improve sample adoption ratio to within clearly defined expectations ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: - In partnership with Design & Sourcing, place development samples into work with overseas teams, factories & vendors, revising as necessary to meet target costs. - Manage sampling development calendar to meet all departmental deadlines. - Partner with Design and Sourcing to engineer samples which are developed within target cost ranges. - Provide recommendations for raw material and product development sourcing. - Collaborate with Technical Design to ensure execution of product to meet technical specifications - Collaborate with Fabric Research & Development and Color teams to assure correctness of product sample. - Monitor on-time delivery of development samples and leverage off shore resources to meet critical timeframes - Provide in-process sample development status update to Design, highlighting potential issues and offering solutions. - Manage daily communication with cross-functional teams & vendors KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED TO PERFORM ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: - College degree in Fashion Design/textiles or related field preferred - In-depth knowledge of design, product development and or sourcing - Excellent leadership/management skills - Excellent sense of style and color - Proven excellent presentation and negotiation skills - Ability to deal with managerial issues - 5-8 years product development or pre-production experience. - Proven Experience of leading and managing a team