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218039 Requisition #

POSITION SUMMARY:


Coordinate information for development of new styles from concept to production via interaction with internal and external cross functional partners and across all International channels.

RESPONSIBILITIES:


Fabric
Partner with Design on initial development to execute development packages with suppliers 
Carry out raw material development to meet price, aesthetic, and quality needs. During development stage, alert Design/Merchant   partners regarding necessary lead times needed
Work with Manager/Director to ensure raw materials are executable
Track raw materials testing, create and maintain raw materials library
Product Development
Partner with Design to drive trends/concepts to executable samples by working with factories
Work with Design to select fabrics and trims to meet Design aesthetics, price points, and quality needs
Ensure compliance to T&A calendar and major milestones by working with cross-functional team; elevate issues to Manager/Director as needed
Gather data and report development ratios to agreed to levels while meeting roadmap needs
Adhere to sourcing strategy by partnering with Production Director before placing sample request in overseas factories
Allocate samples and source raw materials from appropriate factories and mills
Actively participate in key milestone meetings with Design, Production, and Merchants
Work on alternative solutions so garments meet cost requirements from initial thru final costing; review options with     Manager/Director
Production
Interface with AEO cross functional team members to ensure approval deadlines are met
Ensure T&A calendar and Seasonal Milestones are being met and elevate to supervisor as needed, encompassing: PLM deadline, merchant call dates, merchant PO issuance, pattern and graphic art send dates
Procure, review and assess new cost quotes, analyze history and elevate costing challenges to supervisor for costing options/ negotiations
Communicate daily with overseas vendors regarding style development, production and delivery information
Review outstanding issues on Production Status, take action accordingly and elevate to Supervisor as needed
Work with AEO Buyers/ Planners on garment cost, buys, production planning, liabilities and delivery
Approve main label wording and country of origin information on product labeling
Lead touch base meetings with the following teams: Color, Tech, QA, Testing, Top review, Cross Functional Team Touch Base
Help to develop and improve tracking and record keeping systems
Perform other duties as required inclusive of ownership of corporate special orders projects

QUALIFICATIONS:


Bachelor’s degree in Fashion Merchandising, Business, or equivalent
2-3+ years related experience; fashion categories preferred
Ability to act as liaison between many departments and posses excellent communication and analytical skills
Must be detail oriented, computer literate, and able to multi-task as well as have a high sense of urgency

American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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