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Product Development Manager, Accessories

Company: Alo Yoga
Location: Beverly Hills
Posted on: November 19, 2022

Job Description:

WHY JOIN ALO? Mindful movement. It's at the core of why we do what we do at Alo-it's our calling. Because mindful movement in the studio leads to better living. It changes who yogis are off the mat, making their lives and their communities better. That's the real meaning of studio-to-street: taking the consciousness from practice on the mat and putting it into practice in life. We are so inspired by the people we surround ourselves with and we aspire to have the same be true for them. That's why we work to make the Alo culture authentic to a yoga lifestyle -Our office is located in the heart of Beverly Hills in close proximity to shops and restaurants. Our building was designed by world-renown architect I.M. Pei - there's plenty of natural light, open space with a co-working vibe, an in-building gym, calming yoga and meditation studio and an indoor tree spanning 3 floors. OVERVIEW We are looking for a creative and inspired person to join the Alo family as a Product Development Manager. The candidate's responsibility will be to work on a team of talented individuals and ensure the product is built with integrity, intention and aligned with our brand vision and values. The ideal candidate will have a deep understanding of the product development process and be system savvy. As a member of the Product Development team, you will participate in developing and delivering product that supports the company strategy. Additionally, the team is responsible for ensuring that the product meets Design's aesthetic and product vision; Technical Design's construction and fit requirements; Merchandising's costing and delivery requests and Planning's order quantity. The ideal candidate will work closely and collaboratively with the Design, Raw Material R&D, Color, Technical Design, Sourcing, Planning and Merchandising teams to create beautiful and innovative product. RESPONSIBILITIES - -

  • Understand the product creation process from design hand off to production
  • Follow the brand strategy for the brand's accessory product to achieve financial, quality and product integrity goals
  • Collaborate with cross functional teams from Design, Technical Design, Raw Material R+D, Color and Sourcing to ensure on time delivery per seasonal calendar
  • Partner with Product Integrity, Raw Material and Sourcing teams to troubleshoot issues that arise during production; support issues to resolution
  • Manage multi-season development calendars and the follow up on all tasks related to the Product Development cycle
  • Partner with Sourcing Manager on capacity planning by vendor; ensure the necessary capacity is reserved for bulk orders
  • Work with custom's broker seasonally to confirm HTS codes
  • Responsible for Key Performance indicators that include but are not limited to system accuracy, fit approval and salesman sample execution.
  • Work with Product Development team on maintaining our Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) system - specifically Bill of Materials based on directions from Design and cost sheets as uploaded by the vendors
  • Follow up with vendors on samples to ensure timely arrival in our office for fittings and key seasonal executive meetings
  • Identify and onboard new vendors as needed based on new product categories
  • Partner with PD team and PLM Analyst on system improvements/solutions to enable seasonal execution and drive efficiencies
  • Support Seasonal Line Guide Information (setup and changes) with Marketing
  • Work collaboratively within the Sourcing organization with the Sourcing, Raw Material R&D, Color and Product Integrity teams to elevate our collective performance and meet or exceed our goals. QUALIFICATIONS
    • Must have a Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience
    • Will manage a team of 2; previous management experience a plus
    • Must have 8+ years of experience in the apparel industry, ideally in athletic apparel
    • Ability to multi-task and manage multiple projects on an ongoing basis
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Excellent organizational and time management skills with appropriate sense of urgency
    • Commitment and superior attention to detail
    • Ability to work in a team environment, build trust and relationships with vendor & cross functional partners
    • Strong analytical skills
    • Solid understanding of product cycle timeline, costing & price negotiation and product construction
    • Ability to be flexible and adapt to changing work environment
    • Strong interpersonal and listening skills
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, & Outlook
    • Proficiency with PLM and Adobe Suite- Illustrator and Photoshop a plus Seniority Level: Mid-Senior Level -#LI-4

Keywords: Alo Yoga, Beverly Hills , Product Development Manager, Accessories, Executive , Beverly Hills, California

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