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Expires soon Lbrands

Product Developer – Victoria's Secret

  • Internship
  • Amsterdam (Montgomery County)

Job description


Mast Global, part of the L Brands family, is a supply chain team recognized world-wide for its innovation, speed, efficiency and quality. Mast Global supports the $10 billion L Brands enterprise as its production, sourcing and logistics arm, providing our world-renowned brands with the best in end-to-end make and move solutions. Mast Global includes development, production and sourcing of intimates, apparel, accessories and gifts, home fragrances, and personal care; technical services focused on production efficiency, regulatory compliance and quality assurance; and a full-service logistics operation that delivers global supply chain solutions beyond basic transportation, warehousing and distribution.

Our Production & Sourcing teams source the raw materials that go into all of our brand products and packaging. Materials are sourced from around the world and we manage production in factories in the U.S. and across the Far East. Mast was the first organization to master the art of speed sourcing – bringing products from concept to stores so fast it made the retail world’s collective head spin. We were the best then … and we’re still at the top after all these years.
Overall Objectives
The Product Developer may be a supervisory level position responsible for partnering with design, technical design and manufacturing to develop and execute product consistent with design’s vision and the Brand’s global sourcing strategy. The Product Developer manages the development and execution of products from design intent through bulk production, with a focus on on-time, quality, deliveries at the right cost, with the required speed and flexibility in support of the brand strategy. The Product Developer may supervise 1 or 2 direct reports.
Costing and Cost Engineering
• Set up and organize cost chart
• Gather costing information
• Check cost against previous delivery of product
• Negotiate costs
• Review h/o vs suggested retail & analyze possibility
• Recommend dual source to P&S for best costing
• Work with Design & Vendors to suggest alternative cost options
• Calls out margin challenged styles to group in high level meetings such as design review and style review
Product Solutions
• Check product h/o for accuracy against sug. retail
• May suggest proper factory for execution
• Answer questions from region and work w/ design
• Troubleshoot on development issues
• Partner with design &/or tech on development
• Manage timing of tech pack and proto handling
• Manage day to day communication based on tech pack requirements
• Support review of proto samples to ensure accuracy to tech pack requirements
• Manages Last Look and AA samples
• May create & negotiate production T&A as necessary
• Suggests proper factory for execution
• Analyze hand off with team to ensure styles in target cost/retail.

Managing Sampling Process
• Managing sample tracking log
• Organizing and distributing samples
• Ensure charts are being updated by region
• Ownership of accuracy of information
• Work with region to get ETA’s
• Risk assessment & trouble shooting issues
• Check samples for accuracy
• Work w/ design on sample accuracy call out
• Work w/ region on sample accuracy & quality call outs
• Prioritize samples by level of importance
• Manage sampling needs of design and merchants
• Trouble shoot improvement findings from w/t w/ tech
• Takes on proactive approach to avoiding sample delays
• Facilitates Pre-Positioned Raw Material delivery to vendors as needed
• Makes decisions on acceptable substitute materials for sampling
Flex System Responsibilities
• Managing Flex Data for the BOM
• CC Chart Maintenance
• Report Running
• CC Chart Validation of work on CC Check accuracy of BOM content
• BOM updates and maintenance
• Ownership of total process to get info into system
• Ownership of timing to get system work completed
• Ownership to manage system cross functional work flow

Change Management
• Gather data of change request
• Reach out to region on change request
• Align cross functional teams on the change
• Alert cross functional teams on updates
• Keep cross functional teams w/in process guidelines
• Attend alignment meeting and document take aways
• Drives the execution of change
• Work w/ region on how to make request possible

Development Ratios

• Manage sample recap and checking for accuracy
• Reviews count and manages to line plan need

• Attends and makes recommendations
• Set priority to samples to fit based on urgency
• Cost option take-aways
• Work with tech and design on options

Attends and may represent Manager in Key Meetings, which may include

• Cross Functional Team Meetings
• Last look/ Silhouette Alignment/ Assortment Architecture meetings.
• Change Requests
• Design Intent
• Design Review
• Style Review
• Line Review
• Details
• Development Fittings
• Weekly Team Meetings
• Style Meetings
• Proto Review
• Category Meetings
• Style Alignment

Talent Management
• Assist/train new hires in onboarding phase
• IDP/PPO creation
• Participate in mentoring new hires
• Participate in interview process to select new hires
• Talent development of direct report:
o Mentorship
o Hiring
o Onboarding


• Bachelor’s degree in business or related area or equivalent experience
• 3-6 years related experience
• Demonstrate strong, consistent problem solving abilities and result-driven communication with business partners
• Keen written, verbal and electronic communication skills, computer proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook
• Basic knowledge of Flex PLM, preferred
• Ability to be a team player and foster a commitment to teamwork with other associates
• Ability to communicate design aesthetic direction to vendors/regional offices
• Working knowledge of garment construction
• Working knowledge of garment costing

An equal opportunity employer, we do not discriminate in hiring or terms and conditions of employment because of an individual’s race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital status or any other protected category recognized by state, federal or local laws. We only hire individuals authorized for employment in the United States.