Nordstrom Manager Product Development- Women's in Seattle, Washington
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
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Medical/Vision, Dental, Retirement and Paid Time Away
Life Insurance and Disability
Merchandise Discount and EAP Resources
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