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Retail/Apparel/Footwear PTC Product Development Senior Manager (47016)

Business Development




Costa Mesa, California, United States

Retail/Apparel/Footwear PTC Product Development Senior Manager

Are you a Consumer Products & Retail industry expert looking to work collaboratively with talented and innovative strategic thinkers on Product Development, Supply Chain Strategy and Planning, Sourcing and Procurement, Logistics and Distribution Operations, Lean Operations, and Mergers and Acquisitions projects? Use your knowledge and experience to help clients improve and enhance their global operations to meet the challenges of a rapidly evolving business landscape.

The Consumer industry is focused on serving the changing consumer, who has rapidly evolving needs, behaviors and preferences for products, services, and experiences. Our Consumer Products and Retail sector is undergoing a transformation fueled by an empowered consumer, technology advancements, market fragmentation and blurring lines across the industry. Organizations are racing to compete for the consumer's attention and win share of wallet, which is creating unique challenges to innovate, modernize technology and transform business models with the winners ultimately seeing this as a consumer-led renaissance.

The Team

Our Supply Chain Networks team helps clients transform their value chains into competitive weapons. We drive efficiency, improve flexibility, and increase responsiveness through proactive insights and decision-making. We advise, implement, and operate transformational solutions that bring world-class supply network and operational capabilities to our clients. We provide operational know-how, digital technologies, advanced analytics, and industry-specific hybrid solutions to deliver unprecedented client value. Additionally, we improve operations, product, and material flow across the breadth of the value chain and create greater supply network synergy and value through M&A events.

Work You'll Do

As a Senior Manager, you will lead and deliver large, complex client engagements that identify, design, and implement creative business and technology solutions for large companies. You will contribute to the firm's growth and development in a variety of ways including:

Engagement Management:

  • Lead engagement planning and budgeting; mobilize and manage engagement teams; define deliverable structure and content; facilitate buy-in of proposed solutions from top management levels at the client; direct on-time, quality delivery of work products; manage engagement economics; manage engagement risk.

Relationship Management:
  • Participate in Business Development, develop and maintain contact with top decision makers at key clients, organize and lead pursuit teams, participate and lead aspects of the proposal development process, contribute to the development of proposal pricing strategies.

Practice Development & Eminence:
  • Develop practical solutions and methodologies, develop "thoughtware" and "point- of-view" documents, participate in public speaking events, get published in industry periodicals.

People Development:
  • Perform the role of counselor and coach, provide input and guidance into the staffing process, actively participate in staff recruitment and retention activities, provide leadership and support for delivery teams and staff in local offices.
  • Required qualifications
  • 8+ years of professional experience in a consulting or Consumer Retail industry setting with demonstrable depth of knowledge either serving consulting clients or working in industry serving as an internal consultant.
  • 8+ years of Retail industry experience a must; merchandisers, specialty apparel, footwear, big-box stores - corporate or retail environment.
  • PTC/Centric Product Development Experience in Retail environment.
  • 8+ years of experience implementing one of more of the following Product Lifecycle Management solutions: PTC FlexPLM, Centric, Lectra, YuniquePLM
  • Experience with one or more of the following: PLM capabilities: Line Planning, 3D/2D Design, Material Libraries, Tech Packs, Size Charts, Supplier Portals, Sample / Quality Management
  • Experience leading or managing teams
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Ability to travel up to 50% (While up to 50% travel is a requirement of the role, due to COVID-19, non-essential travel has been suspended until further notice)
  • Limited immigration sponsorship may be available

Preferred qualifications
  • 4+ years of experience with Footwear or Apparel Product Lifecycle Management (PLM)
  • Prior consulting experience or Fortune 500 organization
  • End to End experience in the PLM project lifecycle - including process re-engineering, requirements gathering, solution design, testing, org change mgmt., deployment, and support
  • Project Management experience
  • Managing and executing projects in a multi-workstream and Global environment
  • Strong oral, written communication skills and presentation skills
  • Experience with PowerPoint, Excel, and Word