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Marc Fisher Footwear Is Hiring A Product Development Manager In Greenwich, CT

Marc Fisher Footwear is seeking a Product Development Manager to join our team at our corporate headquarters based in Greenwich, CT. This is an exciting opportunity to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment with plenty of opportunities for growth and advancement.
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Marc Fisher Footwear is seeking a Product Development Manager to join our team at our corporate headquarters based in Greenwich, CT. This is an exciting opportunity to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment with plenty of opportunities for growth and advancement.

Established in 2005, Marc Fisher Footwear company is a leading full-service, product-driven fashion footwear company with knowledge and expertise in design, sales, sourcing, distribution and marketing – all with dedicated and strategic direction for each brand within the portfolio, which includes GUESS, G by Guess, Tommy Hilfiger, Tretorn, Kendall + Kylie, Ivanka Trump, indigo rd., Unisa, Easy Spirit, and Sigerson Morrison along with the namesake brands – Marc Fisher and Marc Fisher LTD. Our diverse portfolio of globally recognized brands – available domestically and internationally via wholesale and retail channels – consistently meets the widest range of consumers’ fashion footwear needs, from classic to contemporary, sport to dress, men’s to women’s. Headquartered in Greenwich, Connecticut, with showrooms in New York City, Marc Fisher Footwear is sold worldwide through department stores, specialty stores and e-commerce channels.

RESPONSIBILITIES  

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  • Serve as communication lead between product and overseas factories and office
  • Work with design to execute product specifications and manage all proto and salesmen sample specifications 
  • Supervise and direct Product Development Coordinator position 
  • Review and provide lot sample comments to factories 
  • Responsible for approving all confirmation samples and master swatches, and maintaining sample library and master binders 
  • Meet with suppliers for new material selections including leather, fabric and synthetics 
  • Work with China office to source materials seasonally including core articles, novelty and prints 
  • Create and maintain materials library – collect pricing, minimums and article breakdown information 
  • Attend costing meetings and work with design on any issues 
  • Lead seasonal color development process from initial development with overseas office/suppliers through final approval on strike-offs and prints 
  • Partner with internal teams – sales, marketing, production to ensure all needs are met and communicate product updates 
  • Attend meetings with sales during market and handle style/sku requests 
  • Partner with Web business to spec styles 
  • Conduct trend and competitive research 
  • Handle calendar maintenance and ensure seasonal calendar deadlines are met 
  • Resolve development and production issues 
  • Travel to suppliers, factories, offices as needed 

QUALIFICATIONS/SKILLS 

  • Strong knowledge of product development in footwear 
  • Understanding of the marketplace and competition  
  • Excellent communication skills- verbal and written 
  • Ability to make quick decisions in a fast paced environment 
  • Proficient in MS Office Suite, Photoshop and Illustrator 
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize, and work in fast paced environment under pressure 
  • Strong project management skills 
  • Ability to travel when needed 
  • Knowledge of leathers, fabrics and synthetics 

TO APPLY: Please send your resume to Christina Gallicano at Cgallicano@fisherfootwear.com.