Forever 21 Careers – Manager, Product Development

Website Forever 21

Job Description:

Forever 21 is a fashion industry leader making the latest trends accessible to all while inspiring unique style and confidence. With a renewed focus on the customer experience, the brand offers high style designs and fashion basics with compelling values and a dynamic store environment. While driving innovation across e-commerce and digital to expand access and convenience, the brand continues to strengthen its positioning as today’s preferred destination for the fashionable consumer. Forever 21 is located in more than 540 locations globally and online, and we’re seeking passionate and creative people to join our Forever family.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Understand and forecast trends by category through competitor analysis including competitive shopping, attending fashion shows, and market research
  • Approve all new products during the pre-production stage before executive review; provide insight into accessory colors during pre-production
  • Oversee the product development team to ensure that the development process is efficient and able to produce items that align with the executive’s vision
  • Collaborate with apparel teams to develop and present trend options for Forever 21’s programs
  • Attend OTB meetings with the merchandise/allocation teams to ensure the delivery of seasonal trends and products representing the Forever 21 brand
  • Partner with executives to lead style-outs; attend all floor sets
  • Oversee the product development process for all assigned
  • lines and/or styles
  • Oversee the department’s communication with Forever 21’s network of vendors, ensuring that our production and product-related requirements are being met

Job Requirements:

  • Must have a great eye for design
  • Must be able to lead and engage a team of product developers to consistently meet both quality and quantity requirement
  • Must have the ability to track the latest trends and utilize this knowledge daily
  • Knowledge of Raw Materials, Fabric/Trims.
  • Must have extensive knowledge of trends, colors, and styles; experience in trend forecasting is critical to this role
  • Apparel Costing Capability – ability to work on prices, do cost engineering providing guide to vendors
  • Must have strong problem-solving skills that allow for a proactive approach to the business and organizational skills necessary to complete multiple tasks within deadlines

Qualification & Experience:

  • BFA or Fashion degree required
  • Must have 10+ years of experience in product development with 5+ years of experience leading a product development team
  • Experience to build manuals, SOP’s

Job Details:

Company: Forever 21

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Los Angeles, CA, USA

Application Deadline: N/A

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