Product Developer - Accessories (m/f/d) (27150)

Job Posted 8/23/2023
Baltimore, NY
United States
Category Software Jobs
Job Description

ESPRIT is embarking on an exciting new chapter with a bold creative direction celebrating the brand’s fresh, colorful, and optimistic vision of lifestyle, introducing to a new generation that belief that, “If it’s not inspiring, it’s not ESPRIT.”


As part of this new journey, ESPRIT is building a new creative hub in New York City, where this role will be based.  You would like to work in a company whose products are well-known and support such company in its success?


Product Developer - Accessories (m/f/d) 


Your Tasks

  • Manage the product development calendar. Make sure that all deadlines of product development cycle are kept by all parties (cross-functional team, suppliers etc). Ensure samples arrive on time and prepare for milestone meetings.  

  • Coordinate and review protos/samples with Design. Communicate design and construction changes to factories to achieve final fit and construction that meet ESPRIT requirements. 

  • Ensure quality standards and the most efficient price considering all cost drivers (including raw materials, trims, washing/ printing/dying processes, CMT costs and market forces such as exchange rate; inflation; transport; supplier capacity) 

  • Negotiate buying schedules under consideration of critical path of product, event calendar and transit time matrix 

  • Work with Design and Fabric R&D on initial development, ordering all sample yardage across accessories categories. 

  • Review cost sheets and validate cost components/ factory charges. Lead price negotiations with agencies and suppliers  

  • Responsible for PLM data entry and maintenance: Prepare all necessary information for order placement and provide to Merchandise Operation Team.  

  • Be the key contact point for agencies and suppliers and build up and maintain strong partnerships with strategic partners by measuring and improving their performance.  

  • Ensure compliance with Esprit’s Code of Conduct, corporate social requirements 

  • Build and maintain strong collaborative relationships with cross-function divisional team members. 


Your Skills


  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in textile, clothing/product management or manufacturing  

  • Minimum of 4 years of experience in accessories product development, design, or production  

  • Exceptional eye for product details and innate drive for upholding quality 

  • Knowledge of supply chain processes and its challenges 

  • Excellent knowledge of fabrics, trims, technical development and production processes. Knowledge in accessories category is preferred.  

  • Excellent organisational skills and sense for setting right priorities and deadlines.  

  • Be able to manage simultaneously multiple fast-paced calendars, multiple seasons and categories. 

  • Outstanding attention to detail and accuracy 

  • Negotiation skills and strong assertiveness 

  • Well-developed analytical ability 

  • Strong communicator (written & verbal) that can act as the liaison between multiple cross-functional teams 

  • Ability to effectively interact, work, and develop meaningful relationships with people of various cultural backgrounds (USA, EU and ASIA) 

  • Proficient command of English 

  • Microsoft Office user knowledge 

  • Experience in PDM/PLM and SAP 

  • Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop a plus

  • Willingness to travel overseas 

  • Ability to work across different time zones 


  • Flexible and adaptable to changing priorities 

  • Strong sense of teamwork 


Are you a good match for this Job ?


Please submit an online application with your salary expectations and an indication of your earliest starting date. 



All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Compensation Range ~$70-80K: This is the pay range the Company believes it will pay for this position at the time of this posting. Consistent with applicable law, compensation will be determined based on the skills, qualifications, and experience of the applicant along with the requirements of the position, and the Company reserves the right to modify this pay range at any time.






United States