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RTW Product Manager

Permanent

Remote

We are seeking an enthusiastic and self-motivated R&D Product Manager to join our team. In this role, you will be responsible for the development of clothing prototypes including Ready-to-Wear (RTW) and Accessories. Reporting directly to the Supply & Production Director, you will collaborate closely with designers, ensuring efficient production of prototypes and samples, and preparing documentation for mass production.

Level

Manager

Skills

Market Research (Advanced)

Product Development (Advanced)

Quality Control (Advanced)

Supply Chain Management (Advanced)

Trend Analysis (Advanced)

Vendor Relations (Advanced)

Languages

English (Fluent)

Responsibilities (Planning)

  • Develop and manage product calendars for category, identifying and resolving conflicts to meet deadlines.
  • Communicate product calendar deadlines to Design, Workroom Manager, and vendors.
  • Continuously follow up with vendors to monitor progress.
  • Report development progress to production and design teams, maintaining a style tracker.

Responsibilities (Development)

  • Conduct final proofing of specifications before submission to factories, ensuring accuracy in technical drawings, patterns, and bill of materials (BOM).
  • Collaborate with the design & technical team to review photo and salesman samples prior to fittings.
  • Troubleshoot issues as they arise during the development process.
  • Maintain meticulous BOMs in PLM.
  • Provide BOMs and TP to Pattern Maker, ensuring accurate yields in PLM.
  • Manage collection costings and report findings to the team during range reviews.
  • Oversee range review line sheets.
  • Commercialise designs prior to production handoff.
  • Manage vendor invoices.
  • Support style development with the Workroom Manager before runway or photoshoots.

Responsibilities (Production Handoff)

  • Ensure line sheets are accurate and complete before market.
  • Prepare and deliver all samples, pressed and in pristine condition, to the commercial team before market.
  • Lead line reviews and promptly update and report any cancellations or additions.
  • Execute production handoff by working with the allocated vendors to launch all PPS.
  • Track and update yields.

Other Responsibilities

  • Support the design team in translating ideas into products.
  • Initiate, monitor, and oversee the product development process.
  • Demonstrate excellent organisational and project management skills.
  • Participate in Proto, SMS, and PPS fittings.
  • Plan, coordinate, and execute projects from insights gathering to brief stage, through design, development, costing, and commercialisation.
  • Collaborate closely with other members of the development and production teams to ensure on-time delivery of sales samples and production confirmation.
  • Participate in meetings to improve project workflows and guide the design and sampling teams, ensuring cost, quality, and brand objectives are met.
  • Work with manufacturers and suppliers on current development projects, which may involve travel to our production offices in Italy, Portugal, or other destinations.
  • Review prototypes/samples and provide feedback to manufacturers in collaboration with the production team.
  • Manage technical development of assigned styles from design concept to production-ready hand-off, ensuring fit and technical engineering meet or exceed expectations.
  • Manage technical product data sheets.

Requirements

  • Previous experience in apparel R&D product management and development.
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of the fashion industry, including garment construction, fabrics, and manufacturing processes.
  • Excellent organisational and project management skills.
  • Ability to plan, coordinate, and execute multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams, designers, and vendors.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy in reviewing specifications and samples.
  • Proficiency in using software/tools such as PLM for managing BOMs.
  • Willingness to travel to production offices and potential other destinations.

Level

Manager

Skills

Market Research (Advanced)

Product Development (Advanced)

Quality Control (Advanced)

Supply Chain Management (Advanced)

Trend Analysis (Advanced)

Vendor Relations (Advanced)

Languages

English (Fluent)

We are seeking an enthusiastic and self-motivated R&D Product Manager to join our team. In this role, you will be responsible for the development of clothing prototypes including Ready-to-Wear (RTW) and Accessories. Reporting directly to the Supply & Production Director, you will collaborate closely with designers, ensuring efficient production of prototypes and samples, and preparing documentation for mass production.

Responsibilities (Planning)

  • Develop and manage product calendars for category, identifying and resolving conflicts to meet deadlines.
  • Communicate product calendar deadlines to Design, Workroom Manager, and vendors.
  • Continuously follow up with vendors to monitor progress.
  • Report development progress to production and design teams, maintaining a style tracker.

Responsibilities (Development)

  • Conduct final proofing of specifications before submission to factories, ensuring accuracy in technical drawings, patterns, and bill of materials (BOM).
  • Collaborate with the design & technical team to review photo and salesman samples prior to fittings.
  • Troubleshoot issues as they arise during the development process.
  • Maintain meticulous BOMs in PLM.
  • Provide BOMs and TP to Pattern Maker, ensuring accurate yields in PLM.
  • Manage collection costings and report findings to the team during range reviews.
  • Oversee range review line sheets.
  • Commercialise designs prior to production handoff.
  • Manage vendor invoices.
  • Support style development with the Workroom Manager before runway or photoshoots.

Responsibilities (Production Handoff)

  • Ensure line sheets are accurate and complete before market.
  • Prepare and deliver all samples, pressed and in pristine condition, to the commercial team before market.
  • Lead line reviews and promptly update and report any cancellations or additions.
  • Execute production handoff by working with the allocated vendors to launch all PPS.
  • Track and update yields.

Other Responsibilities

  • Support the design team in translating ideas into products.
  • Initiate, monitor, and oversee the product development process.
  • Demonstrate excellent organisational and project management skills.
  • Participate in Proto, SMS, and PPS fittings.
  • Plan, coordinate, and execute projects from insights gathering to brief stage, through design, development, costing, and commercialisation.
  • Collaborate closely with other members of the development and production teams to ensure on-time delivery of sales samples and production confirmation.
  • Participate in meetings to improve project workflows and guide the design and sampling teams, ensuring cost, quality, and brand objectives are met.
  • Work with manufacturers and suppliers on current development projects, which may involve travel to our production offices in Italy, Portugal, or other destinations.
  • Review prototypes/samples and provide feedback to manufacturers in collaboration with the production team.
  • Manage technical development of assigned styles from design concept to production-ready hand-off, ensuring fit and technical engineering meet or exceed expectations.
  • Manage technical product data sheets.

Requirements

  • Previous experience in apparel R&D product management and development.
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of the fashion industry, including garment construction, fabrics, and manufacturing processes.
  • Excellent organisational and project management skills.
  • Ability to plan, coordinate, and execute multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams, designers, and vendors.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy in reviewing specifications and samples.
  • Proficiency in using software/tools such as PLM for managing BOMs.
  • Willingness to travel to production offices and potential other destinations.

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