Assistant Product Manager
Location: Hingham, Massachusetts US
Job Number: 8812
Position Title: Asst Product Mgr
The Assistant Product Manager is responsible for the creation and development of the category into a marketable product line that meets the division’s goals and margin guidelines.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Through information provided from, and in partnership with your Merchant counterpart, keep informed with Core Line category performance in order to be well equipped to work with Core style Takedowns (TD) for the season.
- Coordinate with the Merchant team to initiate a sample rack of TD styles.
- Organize and maintain support documents/swatches needed to approve submits for Core TD’s.
- Maintain an understanding of how individual TD category pieces work within the collection as a whole, by visiting our Derby St. store together with the Merchant Team for important dialogue at the onset of each Brand Moment.
- Participate in all stages of seasonal category product development for Made for Outlet (MFO) product, ensuring that MFO product offering is complementary and additive to the styles that are being identified as Core Takedowns (TD)
- Consistently shop and research the marketplace (global, domestic and through the Web) to provide innovative ideas that are aligned to the Talbots aesthetic. This includes fabric, techniques, trim silhouette and other examples for the category.
- Strong understanding of Talbots customer ~ ability to present ideas through Photoshop and Illustrator for presentation boards and details that translate and reflect brand identity.
- Execute pre-production package and provide input on fabric/trim detail, pitch sheets, wash standards to Sourcing and Technical Design.
- Work with Sourcing Dept to ensure proper TD development by updating sketches in Web PDM.
- Partner with Product Manager and cross-functional teams to include Merchandising, Sourcing, Technical Design and overseas offices to ensure all phases of division objectives from initial design to final product are being achieved.
- Review Core TD artwork to ensure Outlet version execution is achievable to the desired aesthetic. Initiate coloration of seasonal prints MFO and ensure the artwork is production-ready for the category. Coordinate seasonal color palette execution for category.
- Complete and maintain paperwork process for department including the preparation and updating of Web PDM, update sketches and product details. Partner with cross-functional partners to ensure needs are met.
- Review lab dips, trims, strike offs, washes and other approvals necessary to ensure standards are met. Communicate all approvals in a timely level with overseas agents to maintain Time & Action deadlines.
- Manage and maintain all current season style sampling as well as past season style archives.
- Coordinate with Sourcing to sample according to global sourcing strategy.
- Assist Product Manager with fittings; keep detailed notes and provide input/feedback on garment styling/construction.
- Responsible for meeting all milestone meetings and achieving all calendar deadlines as related to the specific responsibility of the product category.
- Bachelor’s Degree in fashion and/or design preferred
- 1-2 years’ experience in design/and/or production
- Proficient in computer programs including Microsoft Office Word and Excel, Photoshop and Illustrator
- Experience working in Web PDM.
- Fabric and garment construction knowledge
- Understanding of design, product development and merchandising process.
- Excellent organizational, communication, time management and team-building skills.
- Ability to work collaboratively in a highly team-oriented environment.
Community / Marketing Title: Assistant Product Manager
Talbots is a leading omni-channel specialty retailer of women's clothing, shoes and accessories. Established in 1947, the company is known for modern classic style that's both timeless and timely, fine quality craftsmanship and gracious service. At Talbots relationships are the key to our business, we hire individuals who bring new ideas to the table, understand smart risk taking and can enhance an already thriving culture. With a commitment to offer modern classic style for every body type, through a full range of sizes, inclusive to every woman in your life.
EEO Employer Verbiage:
Talbots is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from diverse candidates. Hiring decisions are based upon a candidate's qualifications as they relate to the requirements of the position under consideration and are made without regard to race, sex, national origin, color, age, disability, veteran status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, religion, or any other category protected by applicable law. Talbots is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for job applicants with disabilities. If you require an accommodation to perform the essential duties of the position you are seeking or to participate in the application process please contact email@example.com. Talbots will make reasonable accommodations for otherwise qualified applicants or employees, unless such accommodations would impose an undue hardship on the operations of the Company’s business.
PositionType_Description: Full Time
Location_formattedLocationLong: Hingham, Massachusetts US