Position Product Manager
Location Westchester
Starts ASAP, late July or early August 2018, interviewing now
Duration 40 hours a week, Monday - Friday (8-5, 8:30 - 5:30 or 9-6)
Status Full-time
Rate $48 - 60K DOE
Our client, a retail company, needs to add 6 Product Managers to their growing in-house Global Product Development team full-time, onsite at their office in Westchester County (not easily commutable by public transportation).

The Product Manager will work closely with the Senior Program Manager in the development of new product lines from concept to market release and is responsible for the day to day running of their categories. They are the communication hub and expert in the detail of their product lines.

This role requires strong communication skills for communicating with merchants and international sourcing.

Program Development

• Conduct research of competitive environment and present to managers
• Research related trends online and in stores
• Input and track all key deadlines on New Line Development List

Sourcing and Costing

• Prepare sourcing sheets based on feedback from manager
• Review all margins, costs, sell price, and retails with manager until final
• Finalize the Line List
• Present line to Safety Team to ensure all items are coded properly
• Negotiate costing with vendors under direction of manager

Communication and Tracking

• Input and maintain data in PLM database
• Communicate discontinued product and new line offering to all relevant departments (e.g. catalog, retail, sales, inventory, DC, safety, pre-press, art, overseas offices, vendors and HTS)
• Communicate product specifications to art department
• Track status of artwork mechanicals in Weekly Report
• Review mechanical to confirm specs meet quotation guidelines, have correct UPC, vendor and item number
• Route mechanicals to manager and to safety team for approval
• Track safety testing and alert manager of testing failures
• Track and procure product and packaging samples from vendors and/or HK office, route to necessary departments for proofing
• Confirm all proofing comments are logged and communicated to vendors
• Coordinate distribution of approved samples to catalogue, photography and showrooms
• Request mock up samples for planogram set up, showroom and catalog needs
• Assist in tracking production with vendors and inventory department
• Assist manager in handling QC issues

MAR. 2018

Submit resume (and samples if applicable) to: cc241@jobalert.creativecircle.com