Director, Product Development
Salary $150000 - $200000 per year + bonus
Location New York
Consultant Adam Woolley
Date posted June 30, 2017
In this business critical Product Development position you will be responsible for communicating client needs between merchandising, supplier and in- house teams and for overall program identification, development and delivery. Offering a fast paced culture, this role is suitable for an ambitious and commercially minded professional, with experience in client & product development and an excellent understanding of retail/ apparel industries.
- Partner closely with new and existing clients to develop brand and trade marketing plans to further business awareness and sales.
- Act as the go to resource for industry trends, informing and educating clients on untapped market opportunities.
- Seamlessly manage product development process, ensuring all global stakeholders are informed of new strategy and in market specifics.
- Proactively promote partnership opportunities to clients, utilizing in market and subject matter experts to deliver value to all parties.
- Provide clear direction, delivery timescales and expectations to merchandising and sourcing teams throughout.
- Oversee budgets and project delivery in a timely and consistent manner
- Experience with import and distribution of retail goods in the US market essential
- 8+ years experience in design/ development with strong oversight of product sourcing, importing and transport logistics
- Demonstrable ability to develop client relationships and act as a trusted advisor on key strategic decisions
- Strong communicator capable of relaying complex and technical tasks in a concise and actionable format
- Prior relationships with key US retail clients in the apparel sector beneficial
- Direct Client or Business Development experience viewed favorably
- Driven, creative, resourceful and capable of working both autonomously and in a matrixed environment
If you are interested in finding out more about this Product Development Director role please apply with an up to date resume today.