Product Development & Merchandising Associate
Product Development & Merchandising Associate - Men's Sportswear and Accessories
We are seeking a Men's Product Development & Merchandising Associate to join our rapidly expanding apparel sportswear collection business.
You must have excellent skills at generating tech packs and communicating with factories, to ensure garments from first proto to production will have excellent quality, style, and fit. You must be able to work with Tech/Design on fit sessions, making note of all comments and able to detail these notes to factories, update tech packs of any changes or revisions.
Must have strong creative and organizational skills to sketch/Cad the following categories: Cut and sew knit tops, bottoms, denim, woven shirts, sweaters, outerwear, swim, socks, underwear and bags. Source, develop, and manage fabrics for men’s sportswear categories focusing on cost savings, sustainability, and prints development. Communicate daily with suppliers and factories to relay design comments, approvals, sample, and lab dip requests for seasonal development. Prepare presentation boards, line sheets, merchandising plans, and catalogs. Provide support to sales team in a prompt and efficient manner including presentation preparation and planning. Convey clear instructions in concise and effective manner to maximize efficiency for mills and reduced costing. Contribute creative ideas for ways to improve processes and presentation. Ability to create and update all technical design packages from initial design through to production including update of sketches exterior and interiors. Manage and adhere to design calendar and attend all relevant product meetings as required. Determine packaging and labeling requirements while considering the presentation as well as the operational aspects of the process.