Life is Good Apparel Product Manager in Boston, Massachusetts
You achieve brand and business goals through managing the product creation process for your category or categories.
There are a handful of people in the world who possess the ability to manifest something called synergy. They seem to know the right time to bring the right people to the right table with the right stuff - and they make magic happen. You've glimpsed it when you watch an orchestra leader. From an ordinary sheet of music, that white glove with the black baton creates a full, rich world of sound in perfect timing. Somehow, every instrument starts in sequence, loud happens when it should, flutes dance, cymbals crash and faces light up every time. And the conductor makes it look effortless.
As a highly qualified Product Manager, you understand this power instinctively.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Establish and manage critical development targets and lead all product-specific communication across both internal and external teams – including meeting recaps and manage all follow up
Drive towards process improvements to ensure efficiency and essentially to commercially relevant product
Work with vendors to develop product line while making sure they adhere to product development calendar, ensuring key milestones are achieved, tracking and communicating key information on a timely basis
Partner with category teams to review proposed line plans & outline key process steps at the beginning of the product development process
Develop and maintain strong strategic relationships with management team of our sourced factories to ensure effective collaboration in meeting company objectives
Establish, communicate, and manage raw materials and product development strategy. Work collaboratively with Product Design, Technical Design, Graphic Design, and Sourcing to ensure that products are designed to achieve both cost and technical standards
Ensure clear understanding of all product quality standards for raw materials and finished goods, consistently manufacturing product to target standards
Enter and maintain style and material information in PLM system
Shop for innovative, consumer relevant fabric, trim, and wash trends to proactively develop with vendors seasonally
Present the product line and product tactics to internal and external audiences
Review analyses of critical success factors, costs, operational improvement initiatives, and forecast data to determine the progress towards stated goals and objectives
Visually approve product, samples, color and fabric, lift and organize product, travel 10% of more of your time.
Your Experience and Qualifications
You manage the product line from concept through production to achieve company initiatives
You develop fabrics and trims with the vendors and collaborate with Sourcing to ensure margin goals are achieved
You skillfully use tools and technology to complete your work effectively
You are responsible for the final form and quality of every individual product specification
Your Personal Attributes
You are savvy about the difference between brand and business
You believe passionately in our mission and the Life is Good Superpowers
You’re creative, curious and enjoy collaboration
You are skilled and comfortable working independently and as part of a dynamic team of creative professionals
You are known for your ability to give and receive feedback thoughtfully and constructively
You have a player-coach approach to your work
You speak and write clearly, simply and succinctly
You present a consistently steady and optimistic demeanor
You are skilled and comfortable working through conflicts and building consensus
You meet deadlines and help others meet their deadlines
You are flexible and adaptable
You pay attention to details and take time to make sure your work is done well
YOU'LL KNOW YOU'RE SUCCESSFUL WHEN
You deliver product that sells
You and your team achieve your Department and Individual Goals
You are considered a cultural asset to Life is Good
We're located in the innovative Fort Point neighborhood. You'll be involved in growing our social mission through the Life is Good Kids Foundation. We offer top quality Medical, Dental, Vision, Flexible Spending Accounts, Transit or Parking Reimbursement Accounts, Life, AD&D, Short and Long-Term Disability, 401(k) with matching funds, Vacation, 10 paid holidays, Personal Time, Good Vibes Time and Family Time.
Life is Good is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against otherwise qualified applicants on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, mental or physical disability, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender orientation or expression, marital status or veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristic under applicable federal or state law.