Development Team Manager - Vancouver, BC | Arc'teryx Equipment, a Division of Amer Sports Canada | | 17/11/15
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Development Team Manager full-time

Location: Vancouver, BC
Salary: 80,000-110,000
Company Name: Arc'teryx Equipment, a Division of Amer Sports Canada ()
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Arc’teryx Equipment

A Division of Amer Sports Canada Inc.

Location of Work:

Arc’teryx Design Centre

100-2155 Dollarton Highway

North Vancouver, BC V7H 3B2

Head Office Address:

#110-2220 Dollarton Hwy,

North Vancouver, BC, V7H 1A8

Salary: 80,000-110,000CAD Annually

NOC: 0911
Permanent full time position
1 position available

Job purpose: Manages a specialized team of Product Developers, Patternmakers, and sample makers in their efforts to manage product from design concept through production readiness while ensuring a consistent level of quality, fit, and performance.

Key responsibilities and accountabilities:

(including but not limited to)

  • Provide day-to-day leadership and guidance to category Product Developers, Patternmakers, prototype makers

  • Train the team to work closely with Design, Technical Services, and Quality to deliver production worthy samples and specifications

  • Manage workload between team members and calendar requirements to ensure timelines are met throughout design, development and production process

  • Report team performance metrics regularly to management team (e.g. product category execution against the corporate calendar, workflow, team capacity vs. line list requirements)

  • Maintain regular communication between Design, Advanced R&D, Technical Services and Quality to ensure standard practices, consistent fit, pattern and construction methods are established and upheld

  • Ensure use of standard spec documentation to provide sufficient detail to accurately produce finished goods, maintain an accurate database of BOM information, aid raw material purchasing and support Quality process

  • Enforce use of standard costing practices and up to date references to provide accurate prototype estimates and product category cost and margin analysis

  • Guide Product Developers in negotiations of new product cost sheets with factories, working to ensure consistent RM values, and appropriate direct labour values are utilized

  • Support factory execution of new product to ensure Arc’teryx continues to achieve state of the art opportunities for product innovation

  • Hire and train suitable resources to meet category output requirements

  • Manage limited repertoire of models to maintain adequate knowledge to be able provide coverage as required

  • Ensure that Arc’teryx brand standards are met

  • Support marketing in their creation of labeling, packaging and sales materials

Required Experience & Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Apparel or Textile Design, Merchandising, or Apparel Engineering

  • 5+ years in product development or sourcing in performance athletic apparel or technical outdoor apparel

  • Significant experience in a leadership capacity in a product development or sourcing role

  • Knowledge of apparel construction, material construction and properties, pattern making, costing, bill of materials, embroidery and surface applications

  • Knowledge of fabric sourcing, development, ensuring quality standards, lab dip management and fabric costings

  • Proven skills at problem solving, interpreting design intent and product innovation;

  • Proven performance history with domestic and offshore vendors and manufacturers; strong verbal and written communication skills; extreme attention to detail;

  • ability to manage multiple priorities; intermediate to advanced computer skills in Adobe Illustrator and Microsoft Office

Benefits: extensive benefit plans for extended medical, prescription drug, life, accidental death & disability, long term disability, dental, vision, and EFAP (Employee and Family Assistance Program), relocation package and support, Arc’teryx Annual Incentive Plan (performance based bonus), 20 days paid vacation per calendar year,  employee product discount, RRSP (with employer matching)

Eligible for annual performance based salary increases

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