Product Development And Production Manager, Shoes And Accessories

Everlane San Francisco , CA 94118

Posted 6 months ago

As a Product Development and Production Manager, you will own the development and manufacturing from end-to-end for all footwear manufactured in Italy. Reporting to the Director of Product Development and Production, you will be the main point of contact for our shoes/accessories vendors in Italy, supporting them from first sketch to final ex-Factory.

You will have a panoply of internal partners including Inventory Planning, Merchandising, Design, QA/Compliance and Logistics, and you'll be responsible for the cross-functional adherence to all key milestones in the development and production process. In this explosively growing segment of our business, we are looking for a self-starter who is an expert communicator, creative problem solver, and loves a challenge.

Your day-to-day:

  • Monitor key milestones on the critical path to guarantee compliance to all crucial development and production touch points

  • Partner with Design to ensure product tech packs are clear at each stage of development, understood by suppliers and align with design intent

  • Analyze sketches and prototypes at each stage of development with consideration to resolve any challenges to achieve fit approval prior to PO submission

  • Enter costing into Product Management System and support Director of PD/Production on cost negotiation

  • Oversee key product approval processes with the support of the Coordinator, including fit finalization, confirmation sample approval and TOP review

  • Partner with QA/Compliance Department to monitor factory compliance auditing and product inspections

  • Partner with Planning department to ensure capacity availability matches demand forecast

  • Support director in assessment of new potential vendors and ensure they have all relevant tools and guidelines for successful onboarding

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

  • 10+ years of experience in product development and production, ideally in footwear

  • Experience working with suppliers in Italy preferred

  • Strong understanding of best practices and SOP's

  • Keen attention to detail and a passion for problem solving

  • Concise verbal and written communication skills

  • Understanding of AQL and experience conducting inspections

At Everlane, we're rethinking the way retail works. We have no middlemen taking their cut and no brand markups. Instead, we design our own luxury basics and sell them exclusively at a fraction of the traditional retail price. Since launching in November 2011, Everlane has attracted over 1,300,000 members and has been featured in The New York Times, New York Magazine, The Economist, Elle, and GQ.

Please note before submitting an application: as a company, we take hiring very seriously. Interviewing with Everlane may include video and phone interviews, written projects, and/or on-site interviews. Although we are unable to follow-up with each and every applicant, we do our best to run a thorough process for candidates with whom we identify a potential fit.

Everlane provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetics, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

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