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Product Development Manager

Company: Lula 101
Location: Tustin
Posted on: December 2, 2019

Job Description:

OverviewLULA 101 is an international apparel distributor and licensee that provides U.S. streetwear, lifestyle and action-sports brands to its Asia Pacific markets. We are looking for a creative and technically skilled, full-time, in-house Product Development Manager to join our team. If you are a team player and a leader looking to grow your career with an established and thriving company, this is an ideal opportunity for you.
[Please note before applying: You must live within 15 miles of Tustin (or plan on moving nearby) to be considered for this position; we are unable to provide relocation financial assistance.]
Experience in design, product development, sourcing, negotiation and production management, the Product Development Manager will be leading a small design and development team to research the market, design new products, sourcing with overseas suppliers and manage the production of the licensed products.
Responsibilities including but not limited to:

  • Lead the design and product development team daily on all aspects of development, including but not limited to concepts, mockups, design, tech packs, line sheets, costs, sourcing and production
  • Assist the team with creating designs, building tech packs, tracking deliveries, managing
  • trims, etc. when needed
  • Provide ongoing product training and tactical support to the team to ensure products are consistent with brand vision, on schedule and profitable
  • Create and maintain a WIP (Work in Progress) Reports for the team to track progress and to enhance efficiency
  • Communicate with licensors regularly on all aspects of concept and sample approvals; PO submissions; shipment documents and royalty reports
  • Work closely with domestic and overseas suppliers on all aspects of current and upcoming productions to ensure quality, accuracy and timelines of all products
  • Coordinate with QC Manager/company to conduct During-Production Inspection and Pre-Shipment Inspection to ensure quality and accuracy of product meets internal and external satisfaction requirements
  • Monitor sales trends, customer feedback and competitive environment to identify potential growth areas and areas that need improvements
  • Conduct cost analyses and pricing negotiations to ensure product pricing is competitive and maximizes profits at all stages of development
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to review design inspirations, product details and delivery schedules to maximize sales results; achieve revenue and profitability goals
  • Provide Reports to management
  • Other duties as assigned
    • Minimum of 5 years of experience in apparel design and product development
    • Minimum of 2 years managing a team in apparel design and development environment
    • Minimum of 2 years of ERP and PLM experience
    • Bachelor's degree in an apparel-related field required
    • Stay current with the latest trends in design and apparel
    • Keep up-to-date with changes in the market and technology that may affect new product development
    • Detail-oriented with strong follow-through abilities to handle and prioritize multiple tasks within deadlines
    • Solid knowledge of design process, product construction and manufacturing techniques
    • Leadership and communication skills to work effectively with cross-functional teams
    • Strong problem-solving skills
    • Proficiency with software, including Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office
    • Occasional travel to manufacturing locations
    • A sense of humor and team spirit

    • Salary$62,000 - $75,000 (depending on experience) + $200/mo. for insurance compensationJob Type: Full-time; on site.Work schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. All Lula 101 staff take a one-hour lunch break each day (on their own time, but no later than 2 p.m.), and Lula 101 provides two 10-minute breaks each day for its employees
      Added benefits:
      • Six Paid Time Off (PTO) days accumulated per year; 12 PTO days after three years
      • Seven paid holidays annually for all employee
      • Employee discounts on merchandise.
      • Year-end bonus (depends on company profit, length of employment and employee performance)
      • Workplace perks such as snacks/coffees
      • Retirement plan when eligible
        Location: Tustin, CA 92780Background check (Required)Work authorization: United States (Required)

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