Product Development and Production Manager

Product Development and Production Manager APPLY NOW

New York, NY
Full time

At Brunch, we are building a community around a lifestyle of leisure and relaxation; Like those Sundays when you walk down the street to your favorite brunch spot to be stress-free with your favorite friends. Through meaningful campaigns, amazing stories, high-quality content and offline events, we have brought our customers a product that is cozy, convenient and that brings the carefree mindset we wish we were always in.

We are looking for a Product Manager to oversee daily activities across product development and production of our footwear & accessory products. Responsibilities include researching best-in-class materials, communicating with factories, coordinating the development of new products and managing the production of upcoming orders. We are looking for individuals that want to be a part of a lean, entrepreneurial and fast-pace team, but also want to kick it once the day ends. We are looking to build a family that will continue to create emotional connections with each other and with the brand.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Build and support the development of the Brunch product from concept to commercialization
  • Build a deep understanding of the current Brunch customer, to be able to create products that speak to this audience and achieve our business objectives
  • Conduct research, attend shows and collaborate with vendors to introduce innovation in materials and construction across all Brunch styles
  • Partner with design on construction engineering and material selection throughout development process
  • Review confirmation, fit and production samples to make sure they meet the standards of the brand
  • Ownership of the full product calendar, from design to PD to Production, holding all relevant parties accountable to their delivery dates
  • Support the Product Creation process with Design, Tech Design, Materials, and overseas partners to hit overall seasonal dates and cost targets
  • Communicate daily with all vendors regarding each phase of development and production
  • Communicate accurate details relating to sampling, costing and product to all cross functional teams
  • Meeting with and/or visiting footwear factories and material/ component suppliers
  • Setup comprehensive factory onboarding processes, that allow for accountability and efficiency
  • Manage development and lead-time issues with the factories, ensuring you are offering outside the box solutions to problems or delays that may occur


  • Willing to work in office, 5 days/week in NYC
  • Bachelor's degree in a business or related field
  • Experienced (3+ years) in production/PD, specifically working with smaller scale suppliers
  • Preferably has operated in an early stage, entrepreneurial company and has experience working for a direct to consumer brand
  • Familiarity with all business functions including design and development
  • Experience communicating directly with factories, checking quality + make of samples
  • Ability to travel
  • Innovative, team-player with proven success in a constantly evolving environment with rapidly changing priorities
  • A communicative leader. Able to develop and maintain effective relationships and partnerships both cross-functionally within the business and with external partners
  • Exceptionally organized. Able to multitask and prioritize, highly detail-oriented with exceptional follow-through
  • Must have exceptional computer skills (Google Suite, Adobe Illustrator)
  • Collaborator who values integrity, innovation, respect and excellence


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