GM Product Development – Towels

Job Description
  • Leading the creative inspiration, innovation, fabrics & collection development.
  • Evaluating and analysing the global offerings, finding gaps & creating plan for indigenous designs and offering.
  • Driving concepts, fabrics, washes, trims, silhouettes and fits and managing the entire Jeans Intelligence line right from conception, development to press preview, photo shoots & production handover.
  • Evaluating and analysing the global offerings, finding gaps & creating plan for indigenous designs and offering.
  • Product research through travel to international and national to explore and identify new ideas, trends and products.
  • Research & collaborate with national & international fabric mills to stay on top of fabric trends & develop new fabrics & techniques.
  • Development & research of new labels, leather patches, metal hardware etc. through national & international manufacturers.
  • Continuous fit study & review across competition, Key role in proto fit comments & fit development.
  • Analysing category strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats viz.a-viz. competition & assessing new opportunities.
  • Working to a tight schedule/calendar with four seasons in a year.
  • Playing a vital role in price negotiations with vendors & overseeing merchandise adherence to quality norms to increase the product sell through.
  • Partial responsibility for achieving the MF along with sourcing & planning.
  • To ensure that open-to-buy (OTB) and supply is managed in line with forecasts and planned delivery requirements.
  • Range planning, forecasting, trend spotting & determining the merchandise mix.
  • Seasonal sample range presentation to buying / sales team & management.
  • Designing catalogues / range books for each season with specifications.
  • Developing & managing effectively standard operating procedures to ensure sizable revenue from character merchandizing.

 

IndustryTextiles / Garments / Accessories

Functional Area: Production , Manufacturing , Maintenance

Role Category: Senior Management

Role: Head/VP/GM-Production/Manufacturing/Maintenance

Keyskills

Merchandising, Buying, Product Development, Design, Range Planning, Sourcing, Product Research, Team Management, Standard Operating Procedures