At Storq, we make stylish essentials for pregnancy, nursing and parenthood. It’s a family, not a lobotomy: you may not have as much free time but you’ve still got good taste.
We are looking for an organized, detail-oriented individual to manage the entire product development and production lifecycle for apparel and accessories from initial design concept through to bulk production and delivery to our warehouse.
As a new gen fashion company, we like to do things a little differently. Applicants should be prepared to think outside the box and always be looking for creative solutions. Keep in mind that Storq is a small, young company and we all wear many hats. As the company grows, opportunities for internal mobility will be encouraged. We are looking for someone who understands the ethos behind a lean start-up and is genuinely excited to be a part of everything that goes along with it.
This is a New York, NY based position.
- Vendors. Your new BFF’s. Communicate with them daily, partner with them, visit them face to face and otherwise nurture these critical relationships.
- Calendars and timelines. Create them, check in with them every day, stick to them, and clearly communicate any delays or updates internally.
- Notes. Things change every four seconds. Take copious notes, keep them organized for easy reference and communicate all changes in a timely fashion to the internal team and appropriate vendors (in fittings, at meetings, whenever the mood strikes).
- Costing. Always be costing and always be negotiating. As styles are altered continue costing from proto stage to production stage to ensure that we are meeting our margin goals.
- Sourcing. You are in charge of it. Every style is a snowflake. The goal is to make sure we place each style with the optimal vendors. If we don’t know them yet, let’s find them.
- Samples. Request, track, label and spec them when they arrive. This includes all development and production samples.
- Tech packs. Build them and always be updating them to ensure all aspects remain accurate throughout the development process.
- Trims. Order, maintain and manage distribution of all trims, including labels, tags, buttons, elastic, etc. (all the trims).
- Approvals. Issue them for all submits including lab dips, fabrics, trims, samples, etc.
- Bulk orders. Place, track and manage them.
- Quality control. Perform TOP quality control and approve bulk deliveries. Make sure that everything we approve reflects our integrity and commitment to high quality product.
- Logistics. Cost and compare shipping options and oversee transport to ensure on-time delivery to our warehouse.
- Ability to operate in a startup environment and maximize limited resources.
- Be exceptionally well organized, self-motivated and passionate about making a major contribution to a growing brand.
- Take a proactive, outcome-oriented approach that conveys ambition and drive.
- Flexibility, sense of urgency, ability to prioritize and multi-task for quick and accurate turnaround.
- Demonstrate an ability to recognize and execute critical details and promote the practice of continuous improvement.
- Resourceful with the ability to plan ten steps ahead, anticipate contingencies and seek out creative solutions.
- Possess technical knowledge of fabrics, construction, fitting, style details, trims, how to spec garments.
- Experience with production calendars, vendor communications, in-person factory visits, and negotiation.
- Availability for travel a few times a year. Maybe even have a zest and enthusiasm for said travel.
- 2-6 years of relevant experience (preferably in a lean, start-up, high growth business).
- Familiarity with or willingness to adopt Google Docs, Dropbox, Product management software, and asynchronous chatting. We are in two different time zones so it’s crucial that we all use the same tools in order to quickly and seamlessly share information.