Softlines Product Manager
Company: MAHCO, INC.
Posted on: January 16, 2022
The Softlines Product Manager is responsible for managing and
coordinating all stages of apparel development for assigned product
lines and distribution channels, from product inception; as well as
managing production from receipt of order to shipment of product.
-This position will be committed to assisting with the growth of
our business through the successful implementation of product life
management in regard to competitive and value-driven garments that
will thrive in the marketplace.
Product Management - Manage the assigned product lines for the
softlines category; including but not limited to the following:
Create and manage development control sheets
Tech pack management
Ensure hangtags and technical specifications are current and
Procuring timely and accurate samples
Collaborate in managing item costing
Evaluate pre-production samples and packaging to ensure quality in
Manage production tracker for softlines team
Work as a team with the International office and management to
resolve production issues as they arise.
Compliance and Testing - Ensure products are developed in
compliance with pertinent regulations and laws and that products
are developed to applicable testing standards. -As well as maintain
and have knowledge of testing standards as it relates to the
customer requirements to ensure that we are compliant. Ensure
execution of production in compliance with these requirements.
Manage testing processes for assigned product lines. -This is
accomplished by working closely with 3rd party testing facilities
for any domestic testing needs, working with our International
-office to ensure all required testing is completed in a timely
manner, keeping all informed of testing procedures and guidelines,
and assisting in troubleshooting testing failures as they
Market Research - Be well-versed in the marketplace, identifying
trends and identifying market opportunities with consideration to
the value proposition, company strategies, and financial
Presentation of Apparel Line: -Must be fully knowledgeable about
assigned product lines in order to assist the team in "selling" the
products to the sales team during seasonal product turnover
Drive quality craftsmanship by working with the International team
to keep all manufacturers informed of all quality and/or fit issues
that may come up throughout the season.
Garment Labeling - Creation and approval of garment labeling, such
as care labels, country of origin identifiers, and tracking labels.
-Requires detailed knowledge of the legal requirements associated
with apparel labeling.
Assist in monitoring and managing the production of products and
ensure that we meet deadlines while still maintaining the product
quality. -Must manage and have a strong understanding of timelines
and production schedules to help product teams during each
Ensure we are following customer guidelines related to product
quality, packaging, testing, and compliance. This is done by
staying up to date on customer requirements, communicating those
requirements to the team, and then following up with all product
orders to ensure execution.
Identify and drive the production package process to make sure all
production items (price tickets, UPC's & production-related tags)
are neatly pulled together and communicated to the International
The duties listed above are the key duties of a Softlines Product
Manager but are not limited to these duties. The company may expand
them as it deems necessary to meet the needs of the company and its
Minimum 2+ years' verifiable work-related experience
Strong ability to manage to a timeline; meeting deadlines while
managing multiple projects
Strong written and verbal communication skills, organizational
skills, extreme attention to detail and follow up
Works effectively both individually and within a team
Self-starter/ problem solver
Proficient in Microsoft Office with an emphasis in Excel is
Understanding of patternmaking and garment construction is a plus,
but not required
Proficient in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop is a plus, but not
Experience in Centric PLM is a plus, but not required
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