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Nordstrom Manager Product Development- Women's in Seattle, Washington

Job Description

A day in the life…

  • Lead and mentor teams through product development cycle and calendar milestones. Ensure deadlines, costing KPI’s and quality standards are consistently met.

  • Demonstrated ability as an adaptive Continuous Improvement leader, using the Toyota 14 principles, NPG beliefs and root cause problem solving (Kaizen).

  • Support the team balancing the workload between categories, encouraging those closest to the work to provide solutions, and removing barriers to allow the team to do their best work.

  • Be a servant leader that attracts, retains and develops talent by providing continuous mentoring and a commitment to common vision and shared values.

  • Establish strong working relationships with cross function divisional teams and leaders with customer at forefront of all decisions.

  • Identify process improvement needs, encouraging and supporting team led problem solving.

  • Lead the product development team through the execution of the sourcing strategy

  • Lead and support team in resolving any quality issues post production

  • In partnership with Design, Merchandising, Production and Sourcing create and drive the seasonal calendar creation and ensure team is meeting required deadlines.

  • Lead teams in tracking product development milestones and calendar due dates with pre-production tracking and reporting (prototype, color, sample yardage, testing, etc.).

  • Support, coach and mentor teams with vendor negotiations through product lifecycle i.e. costing, time and action, minimums, etc.

  • Collaborate with Global Sourcing Team to make sure the source base meets development and production capability needs.

  • Support PD team in achieving standards for costing rollups for brand and/ or classification at final cost. Develop into specified costing targets that achieve IMU goals.

You own this if you have…

  • Bachelor's degree in Textile, Fashion Merchandising, Design or equivalent years of experience

  • 7 years with leadership experience in product development in garment manufacturing

  • Experience managing, developing, and supporting large and diverse team

  • Demonstrated ability to work in a multi-cultural environment

  • Exceptionally strong problem solving, negotiating skills and out of the box thinking

  • Strong quantitative skills

  • Highly skilled in Microsoft 365 Suite, Excel, Outlook, Adobe Illustrator, Word, Tableau, Flex PLM

  • Ability and willingness to travel throughout the U.S., Asia, South America & Europe

We’ve got you covered…

Our employees are our most important asset and that’s reflected in our benefits. Nordstrom is proud to offer a variety of benefits to support employees and their families, including:

  • Medical/Vision, Dental, Retirement and Paid Time Away

  • Life Insurance and Disability

  • Merchandise Discount and EAP Resources

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We’re a fast-moving fashion company that empowers our people to be innovative, creative and always focused on providing the best service to our customers. The retail industry is rapidly changing, and we have interesting, complex problems to solve every day – from developing cutting-edge technology and opening new stores, to designing fresh, must-have fashion.

Whether you’re a genius engineer, a phenomenal salesperson or a supply chain guru, we invite you to bring your unique talents and join our team. We’ve been on the Fortune™ 100 Best Places to Work list for more than 20 years because we reward great work, promote from within and celebrate diversity.

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We strive to know our customers better than anyone else. We listen, anticipate, build trust and move with speed to deliver on their needs.


We treat every interaction as an opportunity to make an impact and deliver excellence.


We approach problems with curiosity and create solutions. We unlock potential to be bold, think big and inspire innovation.


We’re committed to delivering results, both today and tomorrow. We win as a team by supporting and challenging one another to be better every day.


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