About the Company:

Founded in 2014, Rhone is clothing made for the pursuit of progress. Engineered for an active lifestyle, Rhone fills the void between big box retailers and high-end yoga brands, delivering best in class products specifically for men. Currently, Rhone has seven retail stores with locations in New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and California. Rhone is also sold in all Equinox locations, at Nordstrom, Dillard’s, Peloton Studios and more than 350 gyms and specialty stores across the country. Rhone is also a proud partner of Stitch Fix.

About the role:  

The  Product development and Production associate will play an integral part in coordinating style development from initial concept through to production. Candidates should be highly detail-oriented, self motivated, have strong problem solving skills and be able to work in a fast paced environment.  This position requires 3-5 years of product development experience and will report to the product development and production manager.

What you’ll do:

  • Daily communication with cross functional partners and local and international vendors 

  • Tech pack liaison between design team and vendors 

  • Initiating, tracking and organizing of all samples, lab dips, trims, strike offs

  • Maintaining all charts/reports related to the product development process 

  • Proto, SMS, wear test sample order initiation and tracking

  • Issue and maintain Purchase orders

  • Assist in fabric and trim sourcing when needed

  • Review factory WIPs weekly

  • Assist pd and production manager in achieving target IMU goals

  • Adhere to development calendar deadlines to ensure all key milestone dates are achieved 

  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with cross functional team, design, tech design, production and merchandising

  • Assist Pd and production manager in other tasks as required

What you’ll bring: 

  • 3-5 years experience in a similar apparel product development role

  • Understanding of garment construction and product costing

  • Ability to prioritize workload to ensure all deadlines are met

  • Experience with PLM software and proficient in microsoft office 

  • Experience with working with international vendors 

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Highly organized with an attention to detail

  • Strong interpersonal skills

  • Capability to build strong partnerships and to work collaboratively to achieve goals

  • Can adapt to a small company work culture and the fast paced environment

  • Strong problem solving skills

  • Highly motivated and enthusiastic

  • Able to multitask and shift priorities efficiently and effectively

What you’ll get:

  • Competitive compensation and opportunities for development and advancement

  • Health, dental, vision, 401k savings, and other ancillary benefits

  • 401k enrollment and rollover opportunity

  • Generous Clothing discount plus semi-annual issuance of Rhone gift card

  • Open PTO Policy

  • 10 Paid Company Holidays

  • Balanced lifestyle in a highly collaborative culture

Job Type: Full Time

Reports to: Product development and Production manager

Location:  Stamford, CT (3 - 4 days in office)