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Product Development Manager (Wovens)

Everlane

Everlane

Product
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Saturday, January 27, 2024

At Everlane, we want the right choice to be as easy as putting on a great T-shirt. That’s why we partner with ethical factories around the world. Work with high quality and more sustainably sourced materials. And share the true cost of every product we make. But there's a lot more work to be done, and we're excited to be growing a team of motivated humans that are up for the challenge.

The Product Development team is passionate about products with an obsessive eye for detail. We are looking for a Product Development Manager for Woven apparel with excellent communication and problem solving skills to run every step of the process from product development through to a production-ready pass off to our sourcing team. In this role you will partner cross-functionally with Design, Raw Materials, Merchandising, Planning, Technical Design, Sourcing, and Quality teams to build best-in-class products. You will manage 2-3 quarters at a time during different stages of development and lead the team through the product life cycle calendar.

This position will report directly to our Director of Product Development.

Your day-to-day:

  • Partner cross-functionally in the development process with Design, Technical Design, Raw Materials & Merchandising focusing on building the best product while keeping quality, innovation, sustainability and cost top of mind
  • Ensure our product is developed on time and to design intent, while offering options and creative solutions around construction, finishes, and costing
  • Partner with external suppliers via email and phone calls building a strong relationship needed to create great products
  • Own initial costing, time and action calendars, while maintaining multiple connected internal tools to facilitate cross functional communication & transparency
  • Manage the seasonal development milestones, including long lead-time calendars and offering creative solutions to development constraints
  • Manage and track style development ratio, ensuring business needs are met while maintaining balance of workload
  • Own tailoring sample & mock up requests that supports vetting new material options in partnership with our raw materials and quality teams
  • Own the final BOMs within our PLM system
  • Manage lab dip approvals, trim approvals, sample yardage tracking throughout the development process
  • Partner with Raw Materials and Sourcing to ensure proper factory and mill allocation
  • Partner with Raw Materials to ensure sustainability and cost targets are met
  • Conduct a complete production ready hand-off to Sourcing partners
  • Coach and mentor team members by leading through influence.

We'd love to hear from you if you have:

  • 5+ years of product development experience in woven. Denim experience is a plus.
  • Ability to collaborate with many cross functional teams
  • Passionate about product with an attention to detail
  • An entrepreneurial & resourceful approach to create and implement process improvements
  • In-depth cost negotiations and time management skills
  • Intermediate knowledge of software/systems - PLM, Google sheets, Airtable
  • Ability to thrive in a fast paced environment and are comfortable with change
  • Robust communication skills both internally and externally
  • Organizational skills, are timely and hold yourself to a high level of accuracy
  • Ideally well versed in wet and dry processing
  • Ability to travel overseas and work with diverse cultures

The Fine Print:

At Everlane, we carefully consider a wide range of compensation factors, including your background and experience. These considerations can cause your compensation to vary. The annual compensation range for this role is $89,000-$131,000. The actual pay may vary depending on your skills, qualifications, experience and geographic location.

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