Product Development Manager

DÔEN is a Los Angeles-based line inspired by nostalgia for the California of decades past. Our mission is to create lasting, beautiful collections while supporting women-identifying individuals in all aspects of our organization, supply chain, and community. We strive to connect with our customers, build an open community, and foster relationships with the inspiring individuals who wear our clothes throughout their lives. We work with domestic and overseas manufacturers who share our values and commitment of gender and social equality as well as giving back by partnering with foundations that directly benefit their employees and surrounding community. DÔEN is an equal opportunity employer, and we celebrate inclusivity, equity, representation, and belonging in the workplace. We strongly encourage candidates who identify as people of color, people with disabilities, LGBTQ+, and/or gender non-conforming to apply.

 

Product Development Manager

We are seeking an exceptional Product Development Manager to join us at our corporate office in Van Nuys, CA.  This position reports to the Vice President of Product and serves a critical role in helping support our product teams.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage calendar and alert team of calendar deadlines.
  • Manage fitting schedule priorities in order to execute determined timeline of development.
  • Maintain all charts/reports related to the product development process.
  • Track fabric, knit downs, lab dips, handloom, strike off, wash, trim requests, ect.
  • Proactively source new material qualities based on design direction.
  • Review all development swatches with design, send comments to vendors on swatches, follow up with vendors on all development of fabrics & trim.
  • Partner weekly with design on merchandising, tweaking development timelines and adjusting the merchandising plan based on development reality.

 

  • Frequent communication with vendors to ensure timeline is maintained for merchandising plan.

 

  • Work with the content director to determine deadlines for photoshoot samples, communicate these deadlines to vendors and work closely with design to make sure design changes don’t impact timeliness of samples. Troubleshoot issues that would prevent samples from arriving on schedule for photoshoots.

 

  • Conduct Product Knowledge Meeting for Ecomm, PR, Marketing, Customer Care & Communications team on a seasonal launch basis. Prepares Product Knowledge materials and confirms all raw material certifications.

 

  • Stakeholder of sourcing into company environmental goals. Ensures sourcing aligns with Dôen’s Environmental Responsibility Strategy. Partner with the Director of Impact to align sourcing goals with company Social & Environmental goals.

 

  • Build collaborative relationships with cross functional team members.
  • Cultivate a ‘one-team’ environment and structure that facilitates and maximizes individual and team performance, a culture of mentoring and feedback, and cross functional collaboration.

 

 

Qualifications:

 

  • Product Development Experience (3-5 years) preferred

 

  • Computer proficiency in MS Office: Excel, Word, PowerPoint

 

  • Computer proficiency in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop

 

  • College degree in relevant major preferred but not required

 

  • Proficient in yarn, fabric, and finishing

 

  • Strong planning and organizational skills with a sense of priority for deadlines and attention to detail

 

  • Flexible and adaptable in a rapidly growing company

  

In our hiring, we are actively seeking candidates with a commitment to anti-racism, and with skills to advance equity, inclusion, and racial justice in their work. You’ll be joining a company that is inclusive and celebrates multiple approaches and views as we believe diversity drives creativity and growth. We work hard to foster a culture of honesty, integrity and collaboration where growth is not only encouraged but expected.

 

Please email your resume to careers@shopdoen.com for consideration.

 

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer

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