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Vice President, Footwear Product Development and Design

Company: Marc Fisher Footwear
Location: Greenwich
Posted on: September 8, 2023

Job Description:

Vice President, Footwear Product Development and Design Posted 1 week ago Full-time
Product Management
Retail Apparel and Fashion
About the job The Vice President, Product Development & Design position is responsible for the creation of the Easy Spirit product lines and leading the design and technical development team. This position will report to the CEO and be based out of our Greenwich, CT Headquarters..
In collaboration with key stakeholders and cross functional teams, leads the development of the product line from creating the design brief to final product, focusing on all classifications with particular emphasis on Athletic.
Supervises research on design, materials, and color trends.
Leads design and product development from inception/trends to final product.
Partners with Design Studio and Asia Production offices to create designs and prepare product for samples to market, to pre-production.
Ensures timely development of line by ensuring cross functional teams adhere to the time and action calendar.
Creates and manages department budget for sample and line plans.
Ensures that products meet the brand standards as well as consumer needs.
Presentation of line to management.
Manages and develops design and product development team.
Additional responsibilities as needed.
15+ years' experience in Product Line Management, Merchandising, Line Building, and/or Design in the footwear category
Proficiency in athletic shoe constructions and specifications
Prior experience working direct with factories a plus
Prior experience in managing a team and leading a footwear product related function
Excellent collaboration, time management, and interpersonal skills.
Prior knowledge of costing and shoemaking to develop cost efficient product
An inspirational leader who inspires and motivates teams
Bachelor's Degree in design strongly preferred
Marc Fisher Footwear is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with a disability. EEO Employer/Vet/Disabled.
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Product Management
Skill Development
Product Service
Time Management
Line Building
Team Management
Product Development
Featured benefits
Medical insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, 401(k), paid maternity leave, and paid paternity leave

Keywords: Marc Fisher Footwear, Greenwich , Vice President, Footwear Product Development and Design, Executive , Greenwich, Connecticut

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