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Tory Burch is an American lifestyle brand that embodies the personal style and sensibility of its Chairman, CEO and Designer, Tory Burch. The collection, known for color, print and eclectic details, includes ready-to-wear, shoes, handbags, accessories, home and beauty. Art, music, travel, interiors and the designer’s own stylish parents are inspirations for the collection.

Our company launched in February 2004 with a single boutique on what was then a remote street in downtown Manhattan. Today, we are a global brand with a presence in more than 50 countries, but in many ways we are only just beginning. There is so much we want to do!

 

Manager, Product Development, Jewelry

 

Brand integrity, global inspiration and beautiful products are integral to who we are as a company and what we have accomplished to date. Our incredible team is an equally important part of the equation. We believe that each of our employees play a vital role in our continuing efforts to grow and evolve.

Coordination Of The Product Development Process Is Performed By:

  • As a Tory Burch Product Developer Director, you are a critical cross functional leader, pivotal in building aesthetically and quality authentic product while achieving financial goals.
  • Managing team and calendar deadlines to insure the line delivers on time for both market and production handoff.
  • Managing team and cross functional relationships to ensure our product meets aesthetic, quality, and functional requirements.
  • Managing the sourcing partner relationship to achieve divisional margin goals and key performance indicators.

DEVELOPMENT

  • Reviews and oversees issuance of all specs (BOMs/tech packs) for accuracy, completeness, quality, affordability, and compliance prior to release.
  • Recommends enhancements, construction and material options to elevate our brand, hitting financial requirements. Resolves designs that do not meet design, merchandising, production or financial needs.
  • Coordinates with development and cross functional teams to manage spec turnover within calendar to insure timely prototyping, and finalization through to production.
  • Manages the pass off of clean specs to manufacturing partners on behalf of design, communicating daily with overseas offices and direct suppliers on questions and changes to specs, standards, and aiding in interpreting design needs.
  • Reviews all prototypes and market samples to insure faithful execution to spec.
    Buys, schedules, monitors, and reports on all necessary sample materials.
  • Monitors, schedules, tracks, and reports on all requested prototypes.
  • Oversees the maintenance of all standards for issued for brand consistency.
  • Supervises, schedules and tracks all pre-production samples to insure exact execution of final design. Reviews and approves all production materials, addressing variances with suppliers, merchandising, design and production.
  • Reviews and communicates style/material minimums, material costs, and lead times to cross functional teams in development. Negotiates advantageous terms for these items as well as finished goods costing based on shipping metrics and margin plans.

SOURCING

  • Works closely with the design teams on seasonal offering needs to provide options in materials, suppliers, techniques, and costs that are on brand.
  • With internal materials departments, and with direct sources, work to execute materials that are viable for our brand, trends, costing, and quality.
  • Sources alternate manufacturers and material suppliers to provide options in materials, products, and techniques as needed while building a tight factory partner base.
  • With production, HKO, and design input, awards business by allocating specs to factories that are advantageous to the brand for aesthetic, quality, execution, price, and delivery performance, avoiding overdependence on any resource.
  • With overseas offices, production team, and, with design input, plans annual factory allocation to insure adequate capacity.
  • With the team, participates in on-going factory base performance reviews, and recommends improvements to factories, vendor base, and geography.

PRODUCT INTEGRITY

  • Aims to instill quality in the product from onset of development through final production.
  • Reviews all components with an eye for quality and durability.
  • Insures that all components and constructions used are compliant for performance and restricted substances
  • prior to production. Works in tandem with quality, technical, and compliance to achieve these ends.
  • Tests questionable materials and treatments in development cycle for durability and compliance to prevent a lapse in product flow in production.
  • Reviews all products for customs compliance needs prior to production.
  • Maintains accurate compliance records in the event of audit by applicable authorities.

CALENDAR

  • Builds, manages, and flexes calendar to insure timely turnover of development, return of prototypes, and market samples and placement of final production.
  • Monitors calendar daily to promote flow of development; apprises and resolves calendar variances with team and management.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Travels 3-4 times per year or as needed to fulfill the requirements of the role.
  • With design, merchandising, and production, manages liability inventories via special cuts and/or liquidation.
  • As needed works closely with design and production to resolve delivery and material issues affecting production.
  • Works on other relevant projects as required by supervisor.
  • BA/BS degree or equivalent life experience
  • Minimum 2-4 years in fashion accessories product development, sourcing, and/or production
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal and negotiation skills
  • Strong math and collaborative skills
  • Able to work in a fluid, fast-paced, multi-channel environment.

 

Industry : Apparel & Fashion
Employment type : Full-time
Experience : Mid-Senior level
Job function : Product Management

Meet Tory Burch

Apparel & Fashion · 1001-5000 employees · Founded 2004 · Privately Held

Company

Tory Burch is an American lifestyle brand that embodies the personal style and sensibility of its Chairman, CEO and Designer, Tory Burch. The collection, known for color, print and eclectic details, includes ready-to-wear, shoes, handbags, accessories, home and beauty. Art, music, travel, interiors and the designer’s own stylish parents are inspirations for the collection.

The company launched in 2004 with a small boutique in Manhattan’s Nolita neighborhood. The brand’s classic but bohemian aesthetic resonated with tastemakers from the very beginning.

Tory Burch is a global business with 180 Tory Burch boutiques across North America, Europe, the Middle East, Latin America and Asia, and the brand is available at over 3,000 department and specialty stores worldwide. Toryburch.com, which launched in 2004, is the company’s biggest store and is home to Tory Daily, an online magazine with all-original content. Known for digital innovation, the company also has websites in Europe and Asia; a Webby-nominated app, Tory Daily; and a robust social media presence.

Since its launch, Tory Burch has entered into new categories: with eyewear in partnership with Luxottica in 2009, fragrance and beauty with Estée Lauder in 2013, and timepieces with Fossil in 2014.

The brand has been recognized by the fashion industry with several awards, including the CFDA for Accessory Designer of the Year; Accessory Brand Launch of the Year from Accessories Council of Excellence; and Rising Star award from Fashion Group International. Tory was named one of Forbes’s Most Powerful Women in the World.

Social responsibility is an integral part of the company. In 2009, the Tory Burch Foundation launched to support the economic empowerment of women entrepreneurs and their families in the U.S. Through loans, mentorship and entrepreneurial education, the foundation invests in the success and sustainability of women-owned small businesses.

 

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