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Product Manager ASPENX

Company: ASPENX
Location: Aspen
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionCompany Description

Aspen is one of the world's premiere destinations for inspiration and transformation at the intersection of recreation, nature, and culture. Aspen Skiing Company was founded 75 years ago following World War Two in a moment of vision and renewal.With a purpose deeply rooted in expanding possibilities, we are company driven by its values and our people.We operate four mountain resorts (Aspen, Aspen Highlands, Snowmass and Buttermilk) with summer and winter experiences; the Five Star, Five Diamond Little Nell Hotel in Aspen; the contemporary Limelight Hotels in Aspen, Snowmass and Ketchum; world-class events including the World Cup series and X Games; and a multi-store retail portfolio.Job Description

The Product Manager to develop the strategy, assortment, creative direction and future category expansion of our ASPENX retail brand. The role will design, source and purchase branded products from existing and new external vendors, as well as explore ground-up development. It will cover various product categories including apparel, accessories, home goods, kids and more. The budgeted salary range for this position starts at $79,847. Actual pay will be dependent on budget and experience, all our salaried roles are eligible for bonus. Job Responsibilities:• Develop multi-year strategy to build the ASPENX collections of premium products for retail, ecommerce and wholesale channels that fulfills our brand and financial objectives.• Develop annual purchasing strategy based on financials, vendor capabilities, environmental considerations, quality, timelines, pricing, minimums and design.• Lead seasonal, annual and rotational product development and designs.• Lead sourcing which may include travel to vendors and/or factories.• Coordinate with retail team and buyers to manage inventory on hand, min/max levels, inventory budgets, sales forecasts and in-store sales/discounts.• Work with Marketing team, Creative Director/team, and in-house/out-of-house designers to develop a brand perspective for any product that carries our name.• Review product, category, vendor performance indicators to track progress, fix any corrective actions and make future decisions.• Maintain inventory integrity via various inputs such as creating purchase orders, pricing, confirmation, transfers, distribution data and annual physical inventory.• Coordinate with visual merchandising team and store managers to ensure proper product training, selection and offering, including logo product in all stores.• Attend vendor meetings, trade shows, and conferences to learn about new products and industry trends as well as a willingness to travel to visit domestic and overseas suppliers as required.• Approve samples for production after a thorough evaluation of fit, measurement, pattern shaping, hanger appeal and functionality• Negotiate effectively product terms with local and overseas suppliers (cost, quality and delivery lead-times), securing cost efficiencies through effective bottom-up approach (open cost sheets) and accurate costing benchmarking.• Follow up on pre-production and production stages in a continuous communication with vendor closely on product deliveries matching agreed terms.• Interface with product developers and buying teams.• Research supplier innovations and support the design team in the development of new product categories.• Reporting on production status and sourcing planning.• Experienced and knowledgeable about luxury product design, suppliers, and factories.• Advanced knowledge about critical path, costing, manufacturing and calendar management.• Able to work under pressure maintaining attention to detail and accurate work in a fast paced and changing environment.• Other duties as assigned.Qualifications

• Bachelor degree required in Product Design preferred• Minimum of 5 years' experience as a sourcing or production manager exclusively in the fashion industry• Experience in luxury fashion required• Strong computer skills including excel, Adobe creative suite, etc…• Must be able to lead, motivate and encourage others and possess very strong organization, communication and interpersonal skills• Experience working in startups and/or launching a new brand a plus

Additional Information

Supervision Given and ReceivedSupervision Given: Exercises general supervision over assigned staff. Assigns a variety of routine tasks, sets general expectations of results expected within company's policies and procedures. Responsibilities include but are not limited to, interviewing, hiring, planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

Supervision Received: Works under general supervision of the Business Development Director. Receives continuing or individual assignments according to supervisor's directions and may perform routine tasks. Expectations of the quality, quantity and deadlines are clearly set. Instructions, advice and assistance available as needed. Work is reviewed on demand or during scheduled check-ins.Work Environment and Physical DemandsAbility to stand, type and sit at desk/computer for most of the work shift executing repetitive movements No adverse or hazardous conditions Not required, but preferred to be able to occasionally lift, push or pull 25 lbs. individually or with assistance.The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.     This job description is designed to indicate the general nature and level of work. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive list of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. Duties and responsibilities may change at any time with or without notice. Aspen Skiing Company / ASPENX / The Little Nell / Limelight Hotel is an equal opportunity employer. For an overview of Aspen Skiing Company's benefits and other compensation visit of March 11th 2022, Aspen Skiing Company, ASPENX, The Little Nell, and The Limelight Hotels will no longer require all active employees to be fully vaccinated in the workplace. Read more about our policies as it relates to employee safety here

Keywords: ASPENX, Aspen , Product Manager ASPENX, Executive , Aspen, Colorado

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