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Product Development Material Manager

Product Development Material Manager

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The product development material manager is responsible for managing development of all leather, material and hardware.


  • Work with Design to create color cards for each season.
  • Manage development of all leather, material and hardware to ensure on time delivery
  • Organize and pass all colors, materials, and specs for new development.
  • Create product detail sheets on all new products.
  • Work with PD to create material color cards for factories.
  • Assist Director & PD Manager to create development and final sample material orders.
  • Order and follow up on all materials and hardware for development and final samples.
  • Follow up on formal POs for vendors.
  • Work with PD Manager to provide factories standards for all materials and hardware for clear direction on standards.
  • Manage material libraries.
  • Work with Design and PD to create and maintain new hardware by style documents each season.
  • Maintain hardware Index.
  • Create and maintain material and hardware books with corrections, approvals, general information sheets and purchase orders by vendor.
  • Create material trim charts for each factory for final market samples.
  • Work with PD team and vendors to obtain standards for production pass off and PD material spec cards.
  • Attend local trade shows, follow up on swatches ordered, and create sample book and present to Design.
  • Vendor visits on a regular basis.
  • Perform other related duties as necessary.



  • Previous experience required
  • Experience with leather, a strong plus
  • Ability to communicate and interact with all cross-functional teams
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal and negotiation skills
  • Ability to travel as needed


Note: Shinola is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status. If you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process because of a disability, it is available upon request. The company is pleased to provide such assistance, and no applicant will be penalized as a result of such a request.



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