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Associate Manager - Product Development & Design (Bras & Panties)

Brand: Soma Intimates
Category: Product Development
Fort Myers, FL

Assist in developing product for assigned categories to meet merchants buy needs seasonally. Work under the direction of the Product Development leadership team to execute Seasonal Concept direction, manage sample development process and own execution of development. Manage Brand Integrity through internal and external Product Development and Product Management. Continue to evolve Chico's product process.

* Develop product under the direction of the Product Development leader for assigned categories.
* Track strike-offs, lab dips, bulk, non-apparel PP Samples and communicates Product comments
* Complete yardage orders for Product Development samples
* Track development samples through adoption
* Follow up with vendors concerning Tech Packets to ensure alignment on development expectations
* Communicate product aesthetics to vendors through detailed creative packages and emails
* Interface with production team daily to ensure approvals for on time delivery.
* Assist product team in opening and distributing daily packages
* Seasonally assist the product team in building the gifting assortment through vendor conference calls and creating/ managing tracking tools outside of normal tracking software's (i.e. FlexPLM).
* Minimum 3-6+ years' experience in product development and/or design, with at least 3 years focused on bras/foundations
* 4 Year College Degree in fashion/apparel related field
* Excellent Organizational Skills
* Excellent Communication Skills
* Exposure to FlexPLM
* Experience with Fit Sessions, Fabric Development, Finishes and Construction Details
* Proficient in Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel & PowerPoint)


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About Chico's
For 30 years, we've helped millions of women look as great as they feel. Our chic prints, artisan jackets, and wrinkle-free Travelers collection have built quite a following at our boutiques, but we hear it's our combination of great style, one-of-a-kind details, and warm, personal service that has captured the hearts of women nationwide.

How do we do it? It's all about you. Honestly. Every time we pick up a pencil to sketch a new design, we think about you: where you're going, what you're doing, what will flatter your body and make you feel fabulous.

Even as Chico's has grown, our values—beautiful apparel, exceptional service and deep appreciation for our customers—still remain at the heart of who we are today.

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