Product Development Manager

Job ID 8

Product Development Stamford, Connecticut


Description

Position at Conair Corporation

Seeking a creative, innovative individual with good conceptual, creative and analytical skills and a degree in Business or Marketing, Fashion Design, as well as experience in product development in apparel accessories. The ideal candidate must be able to work in a highly entrepreneurial environment, must be driven to succeed.

Responsibilities include: 

  • Create brand identity and distinctive product offerings with a creative and progressive design vision consistent with market trends having mass appeal
  • Build and improve innovative accessory competency across categories
  • Responsibility for entire design and development of the brand/category, actively participate in the conceptual development of product lines
  • Meet with trend forecasters each season to choose appropriate design services
  • Identify new trends, innovation, fabrics, techniques, trims, colors, silhouette as well as competitive products and strategies
  • Develop innovative trend presentations for upcoming seasons and accounts
  • Develop the Line/Promotional Plan with VP Marketing targeting yearly initiatives and communicate design vision to peers
  • Daily correspondence with overseas vendors
  • Execute seasonal/promotional core line
  • Keep current with costing challenges and understand pricing in order to develop products that achieve appropriate retail price
  • Annual sales workshop to educate sales team on new items for upcoming year
  • Account presentations both in-house and off site
  • Daily interaction with Account Marketing Managers on projects to grow the business
  • Manage design communication among internal and external partners, account managers, product managers, sales and vendors
  • Daily interaction with product managers regarding product specifications, costing, quality and operational issues
  • Collaborate with cross functional groups - Sales, Creative, and Category Management to ensure successful sell though at retail store level