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- Provide day-to-day leadership and guidance to category Product Developers, Patternmakers, prototype makers.- Responsible for managing a specialized team of Product Developers, Pattern Makers, and Sample Sewers in their efforts to manage product from design concept through production readiness while ensuring a consistent level of quality, fit, and performance.- Train the team to work closely with Design, Technical Services, and Quality to deliver production worthy samples and specifications.- Manage workload between team members and calendar requirements to ensure timelines are met throughout design, development and production process.- Report team performance metrics regularly to management team (e.g. product category execution against the corporate calendar, workflow, team capacity vs. line list requirements).- Maintain regular communication between Design, Advanced R&D, Technical Services and Quality to ensure standard practices, consistent fit, pattern and construction methods are established and upheld.- Ensure use of standard spec documentation to provide sufficient detail to accurately produce finish goods, maintain an accurate database of BOM information, aid raw material purchasing and support Quality process.- Enforce use of standard costing practices and up to date references to provide accurate prototype estimates and product category cost and margin analysis.- Guide Product Developers in negotiations of new product cost sheets with factories, working to ensure consistent RM values, and appropriate direct labour values are utilized.- Support factory execution of new product to ensure Arc’teryx continues to achieve state of the art opportunities for product innovation.- Manage limited repertoire of models to maintain adequate knowledge to be able provide coverage as required.- Ensure that Arcteryx brand standards are met.- Support marketing in their creation of labelling, packaging and sales materials.
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