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Global Product Development Manager

Role: Global Product Development Manager
Brand: Volcom
Location: Costa Mesa, CA
Summary: The Global Product Development Manager will maintain the development and quality of men’s denim and bottoms by serving as the liaison between the Designer/Merchandiser and Supplier. This person is responsible for managing all aspects of the product development calendar, execution of the product, and on-time delivery.


• Monitor and maintain the development communication with suppliers, the product developer is the main point of contact for the supplier.
• Maintain style Bill of Materials within the company’s PLM system throughout the lifecycle of the product
• Review and communicate design, fit and construction comments to the Supplier & maintain the seasonal style design comment sheet at each sample stage
• Monitor & track the samples, trims, fabric, print, and color development approvals to/from Suppliers and internal communication
• Manage (in conjunction with Sample Coordinator) the sample production cycle to secure on time salesman/showroom sample delivery
• Responsible for costing negotiations with the Suppliers to meet or exceed margin targets
• Ensure that all product information is accurate in PLM system at all times during lifecycle of the product
• Work with Compliance team each season to ensure product meets Volcom’s & Global laws and standards.
• Work with Production team each season to ensure that each style is production line appropriate.
• Work with Fit Tech to prioritize and maintain fit approval schedule
• Seasonal development trips to the Suppliers (International)