Product Development

 - Project manage company design/development calendar and communicate deadlines to relevant team members

- Own product development process from concept to bulk production.

- Communicate daily with manufacturers, mills and trim suppliers to ensure product specifications, quality standards and deadlines are met.

- Manage DONNI.’s materials development process for both fabric and trims, including testing of material/fabric durability

- Manage DONNI.’s sourcing efforts with new fabric and apparel manufacturing vendors

- Coordinate, receive, track, and organize incoming samples, materials, headers, and lab dips for the design department. Log and distribute accordingly.

- Continuously update development processes using DONNI.’s PLM software.

- Calculate product costing throughout the development process in order to achieve seasonal margin goals.

- Lead fittings to ensure product is on calendar and within cost parameters and problem solve when issues arise.



- 5+ years of domestic experience in apparel development, including materials development and sourcing.

- Experience with costing and vendor communication and negotiation

- Excellent verbal and written communication skills with our internal team and with domestic manufacturing partners.

- Comfortable working hands-on with samples; i.e. measuring, taping, marking up.

- Solid command of and comfort using Illustrator, Photoshop, Excel, and Gmail suite products.

- A self-starter who contributes to the betterment of the team.

- Strong organizational skills with the ability to prioritize and juggle multiple seasons of product development, and seek direction when needed.

- Enjoys working in a fast-paced constantly changing environment.