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Manager Development Apparel, US Sports Hockey

Purpose

Manage the product development process for assigned Hockey styles from seasonal kick off through to commercialization. Collaborate with internal teams and suppliers to provide effective transition from brief/design through to development-ready commercialization, on time, within the agreed margin parameter and at the required quality standards. Communicate all necessary product design information to Marketing, Design, and Suppliers to ensure the effective and efficient creation of outstanding product. Ensure target price and product designs are aligned through predictive costing. Review, validate, negotiate and approve Tier-1 costing information throughout the entire creation process. Ensure compliance to agreed standards. Manage handover from design to Tier-1. Manage Tier-1 feedback to design and marketing teams, and determine where quality or cost can be improved without sacrificing product aesthetics. Ensure timely and accurate data entry by Tier-1 regarding apparel development, bill of materials, costing or other data as required at calendar milestones. Evaluate all prototypes for compliance, manage fit approval/size specification, approval of color, accessories and materials. Ensure that all materials and accessories as well as prototypes are tested and adhere to adidas brand quality, safety and standards. Manage quality exceptions with senior management. Review size sets for accuracy of measurements and merchantability of complete size range including logo placement and fit. Review and sign off sealing sample with complete apparel development including all related documents prior to buy ready dates. Ensure full conformity to published policies to ensure a final legal development for final product. Research innovation from market or supply chain for garment construction, pattern/fit, embellishment, trims. Work cross functionally with internal teams to implement designs into product creation. Participate in special projects, process, or calendar optimization.

 

Qualifications

Bachelor's degree (or foreign equivalent) in Business, Economics or related field, and two (2) years of experience in a related position. Work experience must have included: material construction and related testing; garment fit, wear and physical product testing; production garment construction and manufacturing; product costing and cost negotiation; product category materials and development lifecycle; Product Data Management Systems, Microsoft Office Suite, and Adobe Illustrator. Must be willing to travel domestically and internationally 25% of time.

Location:  Portland
Country:  United States
Team:  Product Development
Brand:  adidas
Position Type:  Full time
Number:  189594
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