-Maintain the development and quality of assigned styles by serving as the liaison between the Designer/Merchandiser and Supplier.
-The Product Developer is responsible for managing the product development calendar, execution of the product, and on-time sample delivery.
RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:
-Monitor and maintain the development communication with suppliers; the product developer is the main point of contact for the supplier
-Build and populate the seasonal line list document and keep up to date as changes are made. Ensuring accuracy at all times and clean and accurate hand offs for samples and production
-Review and communicate design, fit and construction comments to the supplier & maintain the seasonal style design comment sheet at each sample stage
-Monitor & track the samples, trims, fabric, print, and color development approvals to/from Suppliers and internal communication
-Ensure samples are visually approved and managing sample comments with vendors
-Manage the sample production cycle and WIP tracker to secure on time salesman/showroom sample delivery
-Work with Production team each season to ensure that each style is commercialized
-Work with Fit Tech to prioritize and maintain fit approval schedule
-Bi-annual development trips to the Suppliers (International)
-All other duties assigned
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