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Director of Product Development/Production

Company: Revolve Group
Location: Los Angeles
Posted on: September 21, 2023

Job Description:

Director of Product Development/Production Regular Full-Time California-Alliance, Los Angeles, CA, US 5 days ago Requisition ID: 2212 Meet the Owned Brand division of REVOLVE:REVOLVE is the next-generation fashion retailer for millennial and Generation Z consumers. As a trusted, premium lifestyle brand and a go-to source for discovery and inspiration, REVOLVE delivers an engaging customer experience from a vast yet curated offering of over 45,000 products. Founded in Los Angeles in 2003 by co-CEOs, Michael Mente and Mike Karanikolas, REVOLVE's family of brands includes their luxury offering, FORWARD by Elyse Walker, and a portfolio of 24 owned brands such as Lovers + Friends, Tularosa, NBD and RAYE.The Owned Brand division within REVOLVE is an industry-leading fashion design and production house based in Los Angeles. Leveraging the power of REVOLVE's data driven merchandising, combined with raw creative talent results in an unparalleled ability to identify a specific market niches, developing brands that each have their own identity, designed with a distinct consumer interest and personality in mind.At REVOLVE the most successful team members have the thirst and creativity to redefine fashion retail for the 21st century, making REVOLVE THE leading online retail destination targeted towards Millennial and Generation Z consumers seeking premium fashion. With a team of 1,000 strong, we are a dynamic bunch that are motivated by getting the company to the next level. It's our goal to hire high-energy, diverse, bright, creative, and flexible individuals who thrive in a fast-paced work environment. In return, we promise to keep REVOLVE a company where inspired people will always thrive. -Some of the sweetest perks we offer aren't in a typical benefit package like hefty discount on items we carry - as in 50% or more off retail prices, free weekly lunches, and pretty rad company parties. -To take a behind the scenes look at the REVOLVE "corporate" lifestyle check out our Instagram @REVOLVEcareers or #lifeatrevolve.Are you ready to set the standard for Premium apparel?Main purpose of the position:This is a full-time role for a senior level candidate who will utilize his or her strategic and organizational skills to lead the development and execution of the product development and production process for both import and domestic product. This Director will lead an existing team of product developers/production while also continually evolve the structure and strategy for team for all ready to wear categories along with the denim, swim, sweaters and other specialty categories. Not only will he or she maintain a full understanding of key PD processes, productivity, costing and calendar metrics - this Director will also effectively ensure clear communication process for such metrics. This position requires an out of the box thinker who has shown to have effectively collaborate with existing team members, outside vendors, and across all levels of the organization.Major Responsibilities:Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.--- Oversee existing vendor relationships to constantly improve product through production--- Lead internal and external calendar management to ensure deliveries are met--- Oversee team WIPs which includes the monitoring of WIPs for all product stages for multiple brands or categories--- Expert ability to negotiate, set and approve target FOB costs and retails to ensure margins are maintained. This includes being able to develop others in doing so as well--- Provide expertise and guidance to team members on how to strengthen their negotiation skills--- Lead and drive all phases of the PD cycle with internal teams which includes managing timelines, vendor relationships, and budgets to meet launch dates--- Successfully integrate with cross-functional departments to ensure clarity on product pipeline and ensure on-time deliverables--- Develop and evolve existing capabilities--- Partner with the Supply Chain team to oversee all seasonal allocations and to source/onboard new vendors--- Develop and manage the annual budget for the department--- Effectively manage the overall flow of allocation, sourcing and development of high quality product amongst team members--- Continue to advance product development processes and to communicate it thoroughly and effectively--- Lead effective workshops for junior level team members--- Cultivate, interview and train junior members which includes refining their development process--- Travel overseas to vendors to expedite product and improve processes--- Complete ad-hoc tasks and assignments as directed by executivesTo perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:--- Possess a strong ability to think critically and be solutions oriented--- Have the ability to have strong partnership with others which includes being flexible and nimble--- Comprehend and have expert knowledge in all stages of the product development and production processes (concept through production)--- Must have a proven ability to handle large amount of SKUs--- Possess expert knowledge in garment construction and specifications--- Expert knowledge of product life cycle and calendar deadlines--- Expert knowledge of fabric, trims, quality and developments--- Expert knowledge of garment construction and finishing--- Expert organizational skills, attention to detail, and leadership skills--- Expert analytical and decision making skills--- Expert written and verbal communication skills--- Must be able to thrive in a fast paced environment and short lead calendar (5 months)--- Expert ability to multi-task and prioritize workload to ensure deliveries are met--- Expert written and verbal communication skills--- Expert ability to lead, manage and train multiple lower level designers and multiple brand categories--- Proactive, self-motivated, expert knowledge of how to delegate and still meet deadlines with "get it done" attitude--- Expert attention to detail and mistakes and problem solving skills--- Expert leadership skills--- Must be able to able and willing to lift and carry up to 10 lbs., perform frequent repetitive finger, hand and wrist motions, as well as bending, stooping, reaching, squatting, kneeling, pushing, and pulling--- Must be able to sit for extended periods of timeMinimum Qualifications: -Degree in apparel manufacturing, product development or apparel design related field--- 12+years in a product development role or related field--- 5+ year in a managerial or executive role--- Domestic and import experience--- Experience across ready-to-wear categories along with denim, swim, activewear, and knitwear--- Experience managing larger teams--- Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and knowledge of CAD a plus but not required--- Expert computer skills including Excel and Google applications--- In depth knowledge of fabric, apparel, materials, construction and fitPreferred Qualifications: ---- 10+ years in a management role--- Strong experience with costing and overseas vendor communication preferredA successful candidate works well in a dynamic environment with minimal supervision. As a REVOLVE affiliated company we all roll up our sleeves to pitch-in and do whatever it takes to get the job done. Each day is a little different, it's what keeps us on our toes and excited to come to work every day. -For individuals assigned and/or hired to work in California, Revolve includes a reasonable estimate of the salary or hourly rate range for this role. This takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions; including but not limited to business or organizational needs, skill sets, experience and training, licensure, and certifications.A reasonable estimate of the current base hourly/salary range is $120,000 - $140,000 per year.ATTENTION:After submitting your application, please check your spam folder for emails on your application status. Emails are sent from an ADP email address.

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