Product Manager, Apparel Job Description

Product Manager, Apparel Job Description

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Product manager, apparel provides vision for what is new, innovative and differentiated for PUMA Run/Train and Golf footwear and apparel.

Product Manager, Apparel Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Analyses commercial consumer and market trends to improve the defined product range and identifies growth new commercial business opportunities
Identify and maintain seasonal development metrics using global line plans
Manage business and process-related issues
Monitors and communicates business financials (net sales, go-in margin)
Drives forecast accuracy
Contributes to the development of the product range plan for the global NEO range, executing the product direction setting while maintaining global consistency with special attention to range efficiency and speed to market
Translates range plan into design brief
Executes the product process from clear concept briefings to range launch according to
Creation processes
Attends development trips and follows up execute decisions taken on site

Product Manager, Apparel Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Product Manager, Apparel

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: PMI, MBA

Education for Product Manager, Apparel

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the product manager, apparel job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Collage Degree in Marketing, Business, Fashion, Education, Business/Administration, Sports Management, Graduate Studies, Merchandising, Management, Manufacturing

Skills for Product Manager, Apparel

Desired skills for product manager, apparel include:

Product information systems and the interlinking functions – clarity on respective timelines
Respective product category
Apparel creation process and how cross functional members contribute
Apparel marketplace
Basic footwear/apparel concepts in construction and fabrication
Design and development processes with a passion for ideation sharing
Footwear construction
Footwear/apparel manufacturing process and overseas production

Desired experience for product manager, apparel includes:

Minimum of five to ten years in-depth knowledge of product development processes including two years of managerial experience
Utilize personnel, financial, and material resources effectively and efficiently to get things done
Drive accountability across the team, ensuring timely completion of all tasks within the seasonal development calendar, successful conclusion of time-sensitive special projects, and continually identifying ways to improve the process
Successfully partner with all other areas within and outside of department to ensure that the story, message, and overall deliverables are in alignment with the entire department's goals
Extensive and versatile product background in action sports products
Three (3) years sports/product marketing or related experience

Product Manager, Apparel Examples


Product Manager, Apparel Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is hiring for a product manager, apparel. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for product manager, apparel
  • Effectively disseminate and distribute product / product strategy to others, such as Hubs, Markets, and Sales
  • Benchmark competitor product / strategy, and analyze sales trends to enable fact-based decision-making
  • Create, and visually and verbally communicate product briefs
  • With direction of the Head of/Teamhead or Senior Product Line Manager, preparing market- and competitor studies on an international level analyzing forecasts and sales analyses
  • Drive top and bottom line financial results
  • Take ownership of a subset of the product line and be able to manage a traditional product calendar along with quick turn programs
  • Assist Category Managers with their product lines
  • Manage impromptu projects such as preparation for key meetings
  • Ensuring a correct punctual input and maintenance of the Product Range Management system for all assigned product lines and all required information
  • Collaborate in planning the whole sell-in support (catalogue )
Qualifications for product manager, apparel
  • Minimum Bachelor degree in Business Administration, Sports Management or similar
  • At least 3-5 years of work experiences in Sporting Goods Industry preferably in global Product Management Function
  • Flexibility and good organisational skills
  • Very good verbal and written communication and presentation skills in English, additional language is a plus
  • Strong background in technical sciences product engineering/material science
  • Very good communication skills in English and Mandarin, second language for Asian countries a big plus

Product Manager, Apparel Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking for a product manager, apparel. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for product manager, apparel
  • Initiates supplier visits for new development and product review
  • Creates seasonal development packages, by category, and communicates to vendors and agents for each seasonal milestone meeting
  • Creates and manages the production "time and action" calendar
  • Mentors new hires (Pattern Makers and Managers / Product Developer) in pattern making / fit according to general pattern creation adidas standards
  • Responsible for creation of the Product Line, including SKU information, preliminary forecasting, cost targets and key features/benefits
  • Oversee development of the product line in order to hit key targets for product positioning (generally) specific details, functionality and cost (specifically)
  • Maintain line logic that will result in the product line meeting targets for performance and business growth using market feedback along with sales and production data
  • Manage daily actions of the development team drive design efforts (internal or external) so that the vision for the line is accurately executed
  • Create and pursue an effective sourcing strategy to align goals for the category
  • Travel for on site development and QC assurance to overseas suppliers (3-5 trips per year)
Qualifications for product manager, apparel
  • Must be goal driven and results oriented
  • Deep knowledge of MS Office environment (Excel, Power Point)
  • Strong business acumen in basketball, on court circuit through team channels to grassroots and profession acumen in channel distribution, net sales, margin, profit and inventory
  • Knowledge of the international sporting goods market (international retail environment)
  • Analytical skills and ability to commercialize industry trends
  • Open minded and flexible team player with organizational skills

Product Manager, Apparel Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking to fill the role of product manager, apparel. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for product manager, apparel
  • Build, manage and maintain Time and Action Calendars for all apparel products across each factory and country
  • Devise product development improvement strategies and manage product development calendar
  • Ensure proper set up and usage of PLM system on development functions
  • Ensure product development is in line with cost, lead time and service target from concept development to approvals to ex-factory date
  • Investigate product FOB cost and provide solutions to reach target
  • Serve as "CEO of the category/end-use assigned"
  • Drive the product development process with Licensee, Design, Sourcing, F
  • One Assistant Product Line Manager
  • Develop a proper perspective and remain responsible for the adidas Golf Category financials (Net Sales, Standard Margin etc)
  • Understand the core aspect of the market and drive everything according to the Global
Qualifications for product manager, apparel
  • Advanced knowledge of Windows applications and preferably PDM/PLM systems
  • Knowledge of product creation process and textiles is essential
  • A strong communicator with exceptional presentation skills and well-versed in the application of MS Office software
  • Ability and willingness to travel ca
  • Proficient in Microsoft based programs (Excel, Power Point, Word)
  • Must have a demonstrated work history of successful team collaboration and the ability to provide direction and make team members feel valued

Product Manager, Apparel Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of product manager, apparel. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for product manager, apparel
  • Lead end-to-end seasonal CTC process from initial market commercial input to Global Marketing Meeting, to market kickoffs, ensuring key concepts are consumer relevant and deliver results
  • Guide the markets to ensure proper implementation of Performance Apparel go-to-market strategies and resources
  • Steer the Performance Apparel GTM process and assist in the briefing of marketing resources to be developed by global teams
  • Track the sample fitting status for all styles to ensure an accurate fit upon delivery to store
  • Schedule all fit sessions for fit and sizing approval
  • Ensure effective communication regarding garment construction with sketches and digital images as needed to achieve optimum appearance and results
  • Review all trims and lab dips from vendors and suppliers bulk dye lots
  • Manage the flow of information between all sourcing offices and/or factories
  • Communicate with vendors specifically regarding the fitting comments, specification changes, and style updates
  • Categorize a review and analysis of market trend evolution via Social Media and On-line Trend Services
Qualifications for product manager, apparel
  • Expert on product lifecycle management
  • Strong logistics and transportation acumen, particularly as relates to Direct Imports
  • Comfortable working across systems and tools, including Microsoft Project, Excel, Access, Datawarehouse, SQL
  • Experienced at researched and developing business strategy and positioning documents
  • Establish and maintain strong operational relationships leading to compliance
  • Industry & product specific experience in category of responsibility

Product Manager, Apparel Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for a product manager, apparel. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for product manager, apparel
  • Implement consumer winning product concepts aligned with global and regional seasonal strategic direction with guidance and alignment of Senior Product Manager
  • Monitor daily status of line development including production, design, and technical design
  • Analyze all price quotes, work with merchants to insure target costs are achieved, and understand fabric and yarn costs
  • Approve all fabrics & yarns for appearance, quality, weight and hand-feel, using formal guidelines and technical knowledge
  • Approve prototype samples for style details and construction
  • Manage workflow from initial sketch through final placement of styles
  • Manage approval process of all strikes offs, patterns trims, and technically correct lab dips
  • Establish and manage tracking tools for all products in development through final production
  • Train and manage product development team
  • Collaborate with cross-functional partners in design, development, retail and marketing to communicate and educate product knowledge, ensure successful line launches and receive feedback for continued improvements
Qualifications for product manager, apparel
  • 3+ years in Product management, line planning, development or technical product development
  • Technical background in materials or related field a plus
  • Adobe Illustrator skills a plus
  • 4+ years of product line management experience, preferably in the sports
  • Bachelor’s degree with 8+ years of experience in product management and/or the footwear industry
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and superior presentation skills a must

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