Design & Development Manager

Role: Design & Development Manager
Brand: CYC – Reigning Champ – wings+horns
Location: Vancouver, CA
Summary: The Design & Development Manager is responsible for supporting the achievement of end to end business objectives through the management of the design and product development lifecycle in order to meet or exceed the aesthetic, quality, price and delivery requirements for all RC and Wings + Horns products. This role is responsible for leading the design & development teams through our process – from initial design concept through production ready. The Manager will ensure design intention, merchant pricing and assortment strategies are achieved and will work to maintain brand integrity and implement vendor strategies to maximize margin, quality and brand goals.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead the design and development teams and ensure all work is delivered accurately and in a timely manner.
  • Reduce time to market while optimizing the design process.
  • Drive innovative technologies where material, pattern and construction techniques are concerned.
  • Drive synergy and efficiency between design & development with the rest of the product team to enable best in class product quality and consumer value.
  • Continuously explore and implement new systems and technologies that make product development faster, more efficient and more effective while elevating product integrity.
  • Drive strategic alignment with marketing and design to achieve shared business targets, in a committed and successful cross-functional team environment
  • Align strategies and targets with marketing and design to achieve shared business objectives in a committed and successful cross-functional team environment
  • Establish a seasonal development strategy and work actively on the product development allocation based on quality, delivery and price.