Product Development Director – Activewear

  • Company:
    Patty Shapiro & Associates
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / monthly
  • Job type:
  • Posted:
    1 week ago
  • Category:
    IT & Software

Position: Product Development Director Activewear Job Order ID: 3911Country: Canada Province/State: QuebecCity: Montreal Salary: $80000120000/Yr Function Note: Position: Director of Product Development Activewear Location: Montreal Industry Sector: Active wear Salary: $80,000 $120,000 Are you intune with your athletic side? Do you have insight into the market and have prior brand experience? Our client, a dynamic and everexpanding powerhouse, in the realm of activewear is presently looking to add a Director of Product Development to the team. The successful candidate will play an integral role in directing all day to day product development for the company. You will be accountable for the research, strategy, design and production as well as creating and executing a master calendar for product development. You must have a keen understanding of market trends and innovations, design, merchandising, productions and sales as well as a broad understanding of timelines and operations. Your job Develop programs with major clients Manage a team of 5+ employees Execute sport apparel merchandising strategy that delivers category objectives for sales growth, gross margin targets Manage sales team and key accounts in Canada Import management; communicate with all overseas suppliers and negotiate prices and deliveries Write seasonal product briefs, based on market research of competitive landscape, to ensure a cohesive apparel line that is innovative, on trend and brand relevant Monitor on daily basis status of line development which includes design, production and technical design Work closely with Design, Sales and Marketing team to create a vision for the products Provide clear direction and feedback to the management team to ensure that deadlines and budgets are met Ensure total quality management What we need from you 8+ years of design experience in a similar role within the fashion industry Ability to travel to Asia at least 2 times per year Handson experience in creative process, design Must be organized and able meet deadlines Adept at building and maintaining relationships Open and collaborative style; must be comfortable working in an environment where ideas are shared and challenged Energetic and enthusiastic Project management skills; ability to push projects over the finish line with sound planning and persistent execution Referral Bonus program: Ask us how to participate in our CANDIDATE REFERRAL PROGRAM Our 24/7 Promise to you: Please note that only candidates who meet the above criteria will be contacted within 48hours Feel free to contact your recruiter at any time for an update on your file