Sr. Product Development Manager

Revolve Los Angeles , CA 90009

Posted 4 weeks ago

Meet Alliance Apparel a division of REVOLVE:

Alliance Apparel is an industry-leading fashion design and production house based in Los Angeles. Founded in 2014 and recently acquired by REVOLVE, Alliance Apparel specializes in contemporary apparel and footwear and currently designs and distributes four compelling and distinct brands Lovers + Friends, Tularosa, NBD, Majorelle, L'Academie, Privacy Please, GRLFRND, LPA and RAYE to over 400 retailers worldwide. With an unparalleled ability to identify a specific market niche, each Alliance brand has its own identity and is designed with a distinct consumer interest and personality in mind. The company's honest connection with consumer is what makes each Alliance brand compelling, covetable and unique.

At REVOLVE the most successful team members have a thirst and the creativity to make this the top e-commerce brand in the world. With a HQ team of 1000+ based out of Cerritos, California 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, happy hours twice a week, 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 organizational skills to oversee the development and execution of the product development process. This Senior Manager will lead an existing team of product developers while also continually developing the structure and strategy for team. Not only will he or she maintain a deep understanding of key productivity, costing and calendar metrics this manager will also ensure clear communication process for such metrics. This position requires an out of the box thinker who can effectively collaborate with the existing team, outside vendors, and across all levels of the organization.

Major Responsibilities:

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Manage existing vendor relationships to constantly improve product

  • Lead internal and external calendar management to ensure deliveries are met

  • Manage WIPs which includes the monitoring of WIPs for all product stages for multiple brands or categories

  • Strong ability to negotiate, set and approve target FOB costs and retails to ensure margins are maintained

  • Provide guidance to team members on how to strengthen their negotiation skills

  • Drive all phases of the PD cycle with internal teams which includes managing timelines, vendor relationships, and budgets to meet launch dates

  • Integrate with cross-functional departments to ensure clarity on product pipeline and ensure on-time deliverables

  • Develop and improve 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

  • Manage the overall flow of allocation, sourcing and development of high quality product amongst team members

  • Continue to evolve product development processes and to communicate it thoroughly and effectively

  • Lead 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 executives


To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Comprehend all stages of the product development processes

  • Must have the ability to handle large amount of SKUs

  • Possess strong knowledge in garment construction and specifications

  • Advanced knowledge of product life cycle and calendar deadlines

  • Advanced knowledge of fabric, trims, quality and developments

  • Advanced knowledge of garment construction and finishing

  • Advanced organizational skills, attention to detail, and leadership skills

  • Advanced analytical and decision making skills

  • Advanced written and verbal communication skills

  • Must be able to thrive in a fast paced environment and short lead calendar (5 months)

  • Advanced ability to multi-task and prioritize workload to ensure deliveries are met

  • Advanced written and verbal communication skills

  • Advanced ability to lead, manage and train multiple lower level designers and multiple brand categories

  • Proactive, self-motivated, advanced knowledge of how to delegate and still meet deadlines with "get it done" attitude

  • Advanced attention to detail and mistakes and problem solving skills

  • Advanced 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 time

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Degree in apparel manufacturing, product development or apparel design related field

  • 7+years in a product development role or related field

  • Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and knowledge of CAD a plus but not required

  • Excellent computer skills including Excel and Google applications

  • In depth knowledge of fabric, apparel, materials, construction and fit

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 5+ years in a management role

  • Experience with costing and overseas vendor communication preferred

A 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.

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