Associate Manager, Product Development – Shoes

Posted 2 weeks ago
New York
Market: NY - New York
Industry Segment: Luxury Fashion, Luxury Menswear
Category: Production and Product Development
Seniority: Manager
Job Type: Full time
Pay Range: $75,000 - $85,000 annually

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Associate Manager, Product Development – Shoes
Marc Jacobs
New York
Luxury Fashion, Luxury Menswear
Full time
Posted 2 weeks ago

Marketplace Role

As a service to our candidates we present 1000’s of luxury industry roles as part of our Marketplace offering. For these jobs you will be forwarded to the brand to apply directly.

Job Description



  • In collaboration with design and tech design, assesses and approves constructions for efficiency and cost effectiveness
  • Oversees issuance of all BOMs/tech packs for accuracy, completeness, quality, affordability, and compliance prior to release
  • With you director, Recommends enhancements, construction and material options to elevate our brand, and meet financial requirements. Resolves construction that does not meet design, merchandising, production or financial needs
  • Coordinates with manufacturing partners and cross-functional teams to deliver on calendar and within timeliness for all protos, SMS, and confirmation samples
  • Manages the handover of clean TPs to manufacturing partners on behalf of design; communicates daily with overseas and domestic suppliers on questions and changes to assists in interpreting design and business needs
  • Reviews all prototypes and market samples to ensure accuracy in execution
  • Monitors, tracks, and reports on all requested prototypes
  • Supervises, schedules, and tracks all confirmation samples to ensure exact execution of final design
  • Costing each style in centric PLM and maintaining margin goals for each season as set by forth by your manager and the Vice President of Development
  • Schedule and attend all fittings, take proper notes, make suggestions for construction and quality to ensure integrity of brand but also maintain margin goals
  • Monitor and review sketch to merch plan to help prevent over development
  • Maintain, and report on budget weekly by season to your manager

Product Integrity

  • Aims to instill quality in the product from onset of development through final production
  • Reviews all components with an eye for quality and performance
  • Ensures that all components and constructions used are compliant for performance and restricted substances prior to production. Works in tandem with raw materials team, production and factories to ensure this


  • Communicates and manages calendar across internal teams to ensure timely turnover of development, return of prototypes, and market samples and placement of final production
  • Monitors calendar daily to promote flow of development; apprises and resolves calendar variances with team and management


  • 4+ Years’ experience in Footwear development and/or production
  • Bachelor’s degree in fashion related field
  • Highly detailed and organized with an eye for quality and perfection
  • Experience working with contemporary brands
  • Comfortable working in a fluid and creative environment
  • Strong with computers, able to learn new programs and work within cloud sharing
  • Working knowledge of excel and PLM required
  • Self-starter, eager to get involved

Salary & Benefits/What We Offer:

The rate of pay offered will be dependent upon candidate’s relevant skills and experience. In addition, we offer our employees a comprehensive benefits package including paid holidays, vacation time, sick and personal time, medical, dental and vision insurance, and 401k matching. We also offer discounts on travel, entertainment, and more through our partnership with PerkSpot. MJ employees also receive discounts on MJ products throughout the year, as well as access to discounts on other LVMH brands.

About Marc Jacobs

Born in NYC in 1963, Marc Jacobs graduated from Parsons School of Design, where he was youngest designer ever to receive the CFDA’s Perry Ellis Award for New Fashion Talent.

In 1992, Jacobs showed his grunge collection for Perry Ellis. In April 1994, he successfully debuted his eponymous collection. Since then, he’s spearheaded countless successful ready-to-wear, handbag, fragrance, cosmetics & book launches.