JOB TITLE: Sourcing and Product Development Associate
IMMEDIATE MANAGER: Sr. Manager, Product Development
DIRECT REPORTS: 0
DIRECT REPORTS TITLES: N/A
JOB CLASSIFICATION: Exempt
BUDGET RESPONSIBILITY: N/A
LOCATION: Manhattan Beach, CA
THE PURPOSE: Manage the denim product development and production cycle from inception of sketch to in house delivery. Oversee upstream development inputs, i.e. Tech packs, fabric & lab dip approvals and wash standards are complete and on time to meet larger GTM market calendar deadlines and dates. Focus on development product life cycle with Design and Merchandising teams within cost parameters. Additionally, create and distribute WIP reports, keeping all relevant stakeholders informed of changes and deliverables. Communicate and collaborate cross- functionally and contribute to a positive and productive culture.
THE ROLE (what you are accountable for)
* Assist with pre-production sourcing fabrics/trims and garment development * Transfer design ideas onto development briefs which specify the fabric/color and construction of each garment * Coordinate wash standards between vendors and design to ensure vendors understand our expectations. * Establish T & A calendars with vendors to ensure all po's meet delivery expectations and review with Sourcing and Production Manager and Director of Sourcing and Production. * Track internal development milestones to meet larger GTM calendar. * Communicate with global vendor base throughout product's life cycle * Work with tech designers and patternmakers to ensure that t/p's align with complete BOM's. * Ensure all t/p's and patterns are released to vendors in a timely manner to meet calendar deadlines. * Maintain extensive communication with vendors and troubleshoot where possible * Manage answers to "vendor issues" to ensure smooth flow of information * Communicate with upper management with weekly updates on vendor progress
* Multi-tasker. Able to juggle multiple seasons and tasks on every given day. Enjoy working in a fast-paced environment with a sense of urgency. * Attentive to detail and take pride in the quality of your work. * Understanding of priorities and manage your own time well. * Clock hawk, mindful of deadlines keep things moving and drive items to closure on time. * Part maven, part detective, you know how to uncover the intricacies behind the latest fabric, wash and trim * Systems Savvy - able to learn and use apparel software systems and other systems. * Team player. Work well not only alone, but also with others.
REQUIRED MINIMUM EXPERIENCE
* 3-5 years of experience within sourcing & production for denim. * Strong organizational / project management skills along with excellent oral and written communication ability. * Adept with data management with a Product Development system, preferably Full Circle. * Proficient in MS Excel, Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator. * Record of accomplishment w ithin a fast -‐ paced , dead line dr iven env iron m ent.
* Bachelor's degree. * Experience with Import communication. * Adept with Full Circle or other apparel software systems.
About True Religion Apparel
Designer Jeans and Designer Clothing for Women, Men, & Kids at the Official True Religion Store.