Associate Manager - Hardware

  • 72 Spring St, New York, NY 10012, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

BRAND: 
FOR OVER 30 YEARS, 
MARC JACOBS HAS INVIGORATED THE FASHION WORLD WITH A UNIQUE DESIGN PHILOSOPHY:

PIONEERING DESIGNS.
AN IRREVERENT SPIRIT.
THE EVERYDAY AND THE EXTRAORDINARY.

LED BY THESE CODES, THE BRAND HAS BECOME A DRIVING FORCE IN THE WOMENSWEAR, BEAUTY, ACCESSORIES, FRAGRANCE, WATCH AND JEWELRY INDUSTRIES.

ABOUT MARC: 
BORN IN NEW YORK CITY IN APRIL 1963, MARC JACOBS ATTENDED THE HIGH SCHOOL OF ART AND DESIGN AND GRADUATED FROM PARSON’S SCHOOL OF DESIGN. AS A DESIGN STUDENT, JACOBS WAS THE RECIPIENT OF SOME OF THE SCHOOL’S HIGHEST HONORS INCLUDING DESIGN STUDENT OF THE YEAR. 

IN 1984, THE MARC JACOBS LABEL WAS FOUNDED ALONG WITH BUSINESS PARTNER ROBERT DUFFY, AND HAS SINCE BECOME A GLOBAL BRAND.

Job Description

The Associate Manager - Hardware is responsible for managing the hardware development for all Marc Jacobs handbag divisions (Outlet, Contemporary, Runway)

Essential duties and requirements:

  • Update and manage bill of materials for hardware in centric/TXT

  • Work closely with PD team on proto hardware delivery

  • Work closely with hardware factories on new and interesting finishes

  • Continuously research hardware and trim concepts looking for new materials, functionality and trends to present to Design team

  • Partner with local 3D printers on hardware prototypes

  • Track and follow up with hardware shipments for market week sampling

  • Manage cost negotiation and pricing updates

  • Maintain hardware and trim library

  • Develop and approve bulk ordering for color and quantity

  • Process invoices and closely track seasonal budget

  • Travel required (Asia and Italy)

Qualifications

Key Competencies:

  • 5+ years in fashion product development

  • Hardware experience preferred

  • Centric experience preferred

  • Ability to work in fluid, fast-paced, multi-channel environment

  • Exceptional communication skills / ability to work cross-functionally

  • Strong quantitative, analytical and problem-solving skills

Additional Information

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