Product Development/Production Manager - Footwear and Accessories | New York, NY


We are looking for an experienced Product Development/Production Manager to join the Rachel Comey team in our NYC studio. The Product Development/Production Manager is the point person between our design and sales teams and external vendors and factories, closely monitoring both product development of new styles as well as production to ensure shoes and accessories are delivered on time, at the best cost, with the best quality.
 
Responsibilities:
  • Oversee product development for footwear, bags, jewelry, and all accessories.
  • Maintain daily communication with factories and suppliers regarding the status of both samples and production.
  • Work with design to fit and correct final product specs and submit corrections to the factories within calendar to ensure timeliness in prototypes, SMS, and confirmation samples.
  • Facilitate cost engineering to meet cost goals, including maximizing construction opportunities while minimizing liabilities.
  • Review and oversee the issuance of BOMs/tech packs for accuracy and completeness prior to production.
  • Collaborate with Merchandising/Sales to receive orders on time.
  • Place all purchase orders for leathers, fabrics, any other components. 
  • Communicate with sales and retail teams on reorders, cancellations, or exclusive orders.
  • Coordinate bookings for shipments with the freight forwarder
  • Maintain an updated library of lasts, samples, inventory of leathers, fabrics and all other components in office and at factories.
  • Travel to suppliers, factories, and offices as needed.
Skillset
  • Spanish and/ or Italian language is ideal, but not required 
  • Experience in footwear production or development is preferred
  • Strong problem-solving and communication skills
  • Ability to meet frequent deadlines
  • Strong negotiation skills, with attention to costs and expenditures
  • Ability to motivate and collaborate with factory partners and suppliers

    TO APPLY

    Please send the following to hr@rachelcomey.com with ‘Product Development/Production Manager - Footwear and Accessories’ in the subject line. Please be sure to include the following:

    + Cover letter to tell us why you’d be a great fit for this position

    + Salary requirements

    + Resume

    Product Development/Production Manager - Footwear and Accessories | New York, NY