Senior Product Manager

Production New York, New York Req. UMG-1464


Description

The Sourcing Manager will be an essential part of Bravado team, helping to drive execution of merchandise needs for Retail, E-commerce and special projects. This position will report directly to the Vice President of Production and work very closely with the Creative design team.

Job Functions:

  • Develop/source new and existing fabric, trims, washes/dyes vendors for all upcoming development
  • Working with tech design and creative to have complete technical package to initiate development
  • Initiate time and action calendars. Drive activity alongside cross-functional teams to remain on calendar. 
  • Management of pre-production/development timelines, reviewing reports and recommending solutions to exceptions
  • Work collaboratively with the Creative team to develop a final assortment that is executable in production
  • Monitor all development programs- from sample development through commercialization through PSR reports.
  • Negotiate and cost engineer with vendors across multiple programs to help meet P&L requirements.
  • Initiate weekly development touch base cross-functional meetings for potential order issues as appropriate

Job Requirements:

Skills/Abilities:

  • Diverse market segment background (mens, juniors, and childrenswear)
  • Strong costing and product engineering skills
  • Existing vendor relationships especially in cut and sew knits, sleepwear and loungewear
  • Detail oriented with strong follow through skills
  • Extensive technical knowledge of raw materials, garment constructions, wash and print processes
  • Microsoft Suite and Adobe proficiencies (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Illustrator).
  • Ability to work in a demanding, fast-paced environment
  • Strong Critical Thinking and Problem Solving skills
  • Excellent communicator with the ability to build and maintain relationships
  • Flexible and adaptable; priorities change frequently based on business demands, the ability to change direction quickly is critical
  • Strong long term strategic planning capability
  • Effective verbal and written skills

Experience:

  • 5-7 years of experience in apparel production and/or product development

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree

Universal Music Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Disclaimer

This job description only provides an overview of job responsibilities that are subject to change.