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Senior, Product Development Manager, Cut and Sew Knits and Sweater


new york, NY, US

Coach is a leading design house of modern luxury accessories and lifestyle collections, with a long-standing reputation built on quality craftsmanship. Defined by a free-spirited, all-American attitude, the brand approaches design with a modern vision, reimagining luxury for today with an authenticity and innovation that is uniquely Coach. All over the world, the Coach name is synonymous with effortless New York style.

Coach is part of the Tapestry portfolio – a global house of brands powered by optimism, innovation, and inclusivity.



Position Summary

The Senior, Product Development Manager is an individual contributor responsible for the product development process from initial design concept to commercialization.  The ideal candidate will be responsible for the production of samples and bulk for men's and women's cut and sew knits and sweater for 1941 Outlet.  



  • Act as a point person for design,merchandising and materials teams.
  • Coordinates product development activities from concept to confirm.
  • Key product driver managing all aspects of development while engaging design to ensure aesthetic intent.
  • Leads early development process by working with design to establish concepts and aesthetic intentions through sampling for key edit and line presentation meetings.
  • Create and monitor calendars to ensure timeliness of deliverables.
  • Aligns cross-functionally on the execution of development and implementation of strategies to drive decision-making.
  • Analyzes design cards for accuracy and completeness.
  • Manages the timely delivery of samples and mock-ups from sample facilities to dsign.
  • Support the review of prototypes to meet product development timeline milestones.
  • Coordinate workload, communication and direction to local sample rooms and patternmakers.
  • Ability to multitask and manage ad hoc projects and processes for quick accurate turnaround.
  • Build and maintain Bill of Materials and sample tracking report.
  • Collect and evaluate costing for accuracy of materials and updated changes.
  • Coordinate with technical design to send out development packages to sample rooms and service provider.
  • Coordinate and send out materials and trims to sample rooms and service provider.
  • Oversee timely execution of all product decisions.
  • Track sample development deliveries.
  • Supports the investigation and development of new SP’s.



  • 7 plus years of experience in yarn and cut /sew, fabric sourcing, product development, costing, and production.
  • Establish relationships with yarns mills and other raw materials suppliers
  • Expertise in product development and cost engineering
  • Ability to work cross-functionally with all levels of the organization
  • Attention to detail
  • Self-motivated with a strong sense of urgency
  • Strong, communication, negotiation, and influencing skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills for building working relationships within teams
  • Strong time management and organizational skills to establish priorities and meet specific timelines.
  • Ability to proactively trouble shoot and problem solve.
  • Advanced computer skills, tech pack and/or BOM building experience.

Coach is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and we pride ourselves on hiring and developing the best people. All employment decisions (including recruitment, hiring, promotion, compensation, transfer, training, discipline and termination) are based on the applicant’s or employee’s qualifications as they relate to the requirements of the position under consideration. These decisions are made without regard to age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic characteristics, race, color, creed, religion, ethnicity, national origin, alienage, citizenship, disability, marital status, military status, pregnancy, or any other legally-recognized protected basis prohibited by applicable law. Visit Coach at #LI-mh1

Req ID:  57733

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