Director of Apparel

Full Time
Weston FL
Posted 2 weeks ago

Responsibilities

  • Lead and manage the apparel team in the creation and commercialization of apparel, accessories, and footwear
  • Ensure achievement of goals and objectives set by the business unit through partnership with Marketing and Graphics
  • Closely interact with apparel and graphic designers to develop high-end products
  • Actively monitor development and events calendars to ensure deadlines, costs and quality standards are met
  • Acts as an advocate for product integrity by working closely with manufacturers
  • Research new technologies and materials and communicate to Graphics and Marketing on new potential development options
  • Proactively communicate on an on-going basis with team, supervisors and cross functional teams to ensure a smooth product development process
  • Provide direction and inspire the team to ensure both the creation and commercialization processes are synergized with focus on results
  • Supervise the costing process to achieve the best possible cost throughout the creation process
  • Responsible for monitoring and continuously improving workload and organizational efficiency
  • Allocate/delegate the different products/projects to the respective development teams
  • Create a motivational and supportive work environment in which employees are challenged, coached, and trained
  • Present design and development ideas as well as cost to CEO and Marketing Director
  • Identify production schedules and effectively prioritize daily workload
  • Ensure that entire flow of production from sampling through shipping is completed and communicated to respective departments
  • Identify sizing needs based on buying patterns to generate purchase orders for all vendors
  • Understand inventory movement to place reorders as needed
  • Negotiate buying terms with vendors (price, quantity, and delivery terms)
  • Propose product markup based on profitability targets
  • Collaborate with technical/fashion designer to ensure development packages are accurate prior to production
  • Attend tradeshows to achieve networking connections and ensure booth setup aligns with brand guidelines

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree with emphasis on clothing technology and/or manufacturing
  • Minimum 5 years of experience as Director of Apparel and/or Apparel Production Manager
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in Merchandising, Production and Development
  • Minimum 5 years of experience managing a team
  • Flexibility to travel domestic and international with short notice as required
  • Available to work a demanding schedule which can include evenings, weekends, and holidays as needed
  • Ability to deliver effective and persuasive presentations on complex topics to diverse audiences
  • Outstanding track record of product and material innovation/exploration
  • Strong knowledge of and ability to apply retail math concepts, including elements of markup, margin planning, and inventory productivity measures
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the design and print production processes as well as manufacturing capabilities
  • Excellent leadership and managerial skills demonstrated by the ability to communicate a vision and inspire others to action
  • Fluent in English (written and spoken)
  • Strong skills in MS office, PDM
  • Knowledge of Photoshop, Illustrator or InDesign a plus
  • Adaptable and quick to learn new processes and tools
  • Has a “whatever it takes” attitude
  • A track record of performance meeting targets and objectives
  • Self-directed, goal-oriented and flexible, enjoying working in a fast-paced and at times challenging environment
  • Ability to work cross-functionally and with a wide range of employees with different skill sets
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills (written and verbal)

About Bang Energy

Bang Energy Performance Beverages and Sports Nutrition has been producing epic innovations for 25 years. We engage in an unrelenting pursuit to create trendsetting appearance and performance enhancing inventions. Our sports nutrition and beverage innovations are backed by 27 double-blind placebo-controlled Gold Standard University studies. Likewise, our marketing and distribution has been discussed for its excellence by such prestigious news outlets as Forbes and Wells Fargo. We are hiring super creative, ultra-positive and high-energy professionals to drive our vision to serve the entire world cutting edge health promoting beverages and nutrition! We are top sellers in iconic retailers such as 7 Eleven, Publix, Walmart, and are the #1 selling beverage of all time in the world’s largest health food retailers: GNC and Vitamin Shoppe.

Position type: Full-Time (Monday- Friday 9:00am-6:00pm), frequent travel

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