Associate Manager - Product Development Jewelry/Chico's

Brand: Chico's
Category: Product Development
Corporate, Fort Myers, FL

Employment Type: Full Time Regular

Position Objective

This position is responsible for assisting in developing product for assigned categories to meet merchants buy needs seasonally. Works under the direction of the Product Development leadership team to execute Seasonal Concept direction, manage sample development process and own execution of development.

Functional Responsibilities

  • Develops product under the direction of the Product Development leader for assigned categories.
  • Tracks strike-offs and communicates product comments
  • Completes yardage orders for Product Development samples
  • Tracks development samples through adoption
  • Creates development packages with the Product Development leader and communicate to vendors.
  • Follows up with vendors concerning Tech Packets to ensure alignment on development expectations.
  • Communicates product aesthetics to vendors through detailed creative packages and emails.
  • Communicates with vendors as it pertains to price and delivery to maintain creative vision.
  • Assists in creating visual boards & samples to prepare for seasonal product review.
  • Works with Product Development leader on initial costing to maintain required IMU.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree preferred
  • 3+ years' experience in product development
  • Excellent Organizational Skills
  • Excellent Communication Skills
  • Exposure to PDM or Comparable Software
  • Experience with Fit Sessions, Fabric Development, Finishes and Construction Details
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel & PowerPoint)


Product Development Jobs in Corporate at Chico's

In a Product Development role, you can grow your career in a variety of ways at Chico's FAS, Inc. Because we have three brands and hundreds of boutiques across the U.S. and Canada, we are able to leverage talent across the enterprise and throughout North America.

From finance and accounting to technology and merchandising careers, Chico's has corporate Jobs in Corporate for talented professionals to join our team of retail associates who share our commitment to excellence.

Product Development Jobs in Corporate at Chico's can include:

Assistant Manager, Trend - Team members in this product development job collect and organize elements needed to research trends and monthly trend directions within a brand right frame.

Brand Stylist - The Brand Stylist is primarily responsible for ensuring the aesthetic point of view is maintained through key fashion looks across multiple channels. Serves as a liaison between Design, Merchandising and Marketing in determining how to optimize the product mix.

Trend & Color Coordinator - Team members in this product development job assist and support Trend and Color in the research of fashion and color trends, execution and the build out of color palettes and perform department administrative tasks.

With hundreds of boutiques and outlets throughout the U.S. and Canada, as well as an online presence for each of our brands, it takes sophisticated technology, resources and infrastructure to ensure the continued success of our businesses. Apply online today for Product Development Jobs in Corporate at Chico's.

At Chico's, there is no such thing as a typical career path, and we encourage everyone in a Product Development role to take advantage of the many opportunities that exist. Apply online today for Product Development Jobs in Corporate at Chico's.

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 stores, 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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