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Associate Manager, Product Development - Chico's Outlets

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

POSITION OBJECTIVE:
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.

FUNCTIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop product under the direction of the Product Development leader for assigned categories
  • Track product component approvals and communicates Product comments
  • Track development samples through adoption
  • Create Quick Tech Packages with the Product Development leader and communicate to vendors
  • Follow up with vendors concerning Tech Packages to ensure alignment on development expectations
  • Communicate product aesthetics to vendors through detailed creative packages and emails
  • Communicate with vendors as it pertains to preliminary costing and delivery on development samples
  • Interface with product team daily to ensure approvals for on time delivery
  • Work with Manager, Product Development on initial costing to maintain required IMU
  • Maintain electronic records and physical files for product approvals
  • Assist product team in opening and distributing daily packages

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 3 - 6 years' experience in product development
  • 4- Year College Degree
  • 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)

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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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