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Product Line Manager - Accessories

Listing ID: 720795

Product Line Manager - Accessories

Type of Position: Permanent Position
Company / Organisation / Artist Name: Dr Martens
Location: Camden Town, North London, London, UK
Hours: Full Time
Experience: 2 to 5 years
Salary: Competitive
Reporting To: Creative Director
Twitter Handle: @drmartens
Deadline: 21st September 2017
Ad Expires In: 1 month 5 days
About: Our Company culture is one of encouraging an appreciation for those possessing a proud sense of self-expression. Our British origins give us a self-deprecating sense of humour; yet we are unashamedly focused about the business of making high quality boots and shoes.
At Dr Martens we do things a bit differently. We aren’t a corporate brand. We don’t mind how you dress, if you have piercings or tattoos, or if you dye your hair. We love the things that make us original that no-one can imitate. Our customers are all different, so it makes sense that our people are too – We want to inspire the next generation of DM’s wearers and they will come from all walks of life!

Product Line Manager - Accessories Job in Camden, North London at Dr. Martens.

To Support the curation of season Clothing and Accessory Collections ensuring a seamless Go To Market approach that allows for commercial adoption through bi annual product launches.
The stuff that sets you apart: 

  • Proactively provide research to support new commercial opportunities for clothing and accessories in accordance with the creative director.
  • Assist and direct the C&A category strategy and seasonal product focuses to deliver well established plans for the seasonal GTM
  • Identify Margin Gaps within the category structure and work with key stakeholders across product development and sourcing to find long and short term solutions.
  • Produce and lead in conjunction with the Category assistant the creation of in depth product briefs, detailing design direction, competitor benchmarking, RRPs and initial volume forecasts.
  • Stay current on industry trends and knowledge, attending retail trade shoes, store visits and market visits & Connecting with accounts and the consumer.
  • Manage the range from concept to commercialisation in accordance with the creative director, working with the creative team to ensure product is delivered in line with the range briefs.
  • Collaborates with the legal team to protect brand identity and drive the product naming process.
  • Have shared accountability of all product creation on the global line list ensuring files and historical data is kept up to date.
  • Attend and present at the seasonal line review capturing notes and changes in order to update the wider teams
  • Work collaboratively with the category assistant in layout preparation, coordination of samples, proofing copy, and execution of the catalogue section for clothing and accessories.
  • Serve as the leading contributor at major mile stone meeting, sales launches etc.
  • Analyse global category performance on new and carryover to establish and manage product life cycles.
  • Produce accurate seasonal forecasting for production capacity.
  • Support the creative director in cost and margin impact of colour, fabric and trim components and construction choices.
  • Contribute to the analysis of design and product elements based on cost and a hierarchy of importance.
  • Identify cost & Margin issues and ensure product execution Is within budget and the targeted GTM revenue, quality and market requirements.
  • You’ll be a proud ambassador of your category and promote your work internally and externally. 

Your fundimental qualities:

It’s never just a job at Dr. Martens.  It’s a way of life. We live and breathe our Fundamentals - INTEGRITY. PROFESSIONAL. PASSIONATE. TEAM PLAYERS.  They define who we are and how we get the job done. We believe each role is as unique as the person who does it.

To be our Accessories Product Line Manager you will also possess these qualities:

  • Proven industry experience in product line management, merchandising, or related field.
  • Knowledge of product creation is essential, you must be passionate about our products!
  • Strong presentation skills, happy to speak publicly in front of large groups and a variety of audiences.
  • Excellent analytical aptitude and interpersonal skills.
  • High attention to detail and comfortable meeting tight deadlines
  • Ability to work in a rapidly changing, high growth environment.
  • Happy to travel internationally  & domestically as needed (4-5 times a year)

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