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Fabric & Quilt Product Manager

 Full or part-time job opening / Posted 4 weeks ago by Pamela Smith

Annie’s, located in Berne & Fort Wayne IN, is a rapidly growing, media division of DRG and our products include magazines, books, kits and supplies, online classes and TV programming, which are targeted to home and family interests, including crafts, nostalgia and home décor. It is part of the third generation Muselman family business.

Annie’s promise is to deliver exceptional products that enable creativity, nurture memories and uphold positive values. We are committed to a culture that attracts, motivates, inspires and retains extraordinary people in an environment characterized by a positive outlook, innovation, respect, integrity and family values. Come work with us!

Job Description: Fabric & Quilt Product Manager

Role

Under direct supervision of the VP of Product, the Fabric and Quilting Product Manager is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of Annie’s fabric and quilting subscription kit clubs including buying fabric and curating patterns for precuts, holiday quilts and block-of-the-month quilts.

Working closely with existing vendors and quilt designers to curate attractive kit club assortments of fabric and patterns, as well as seek out new vendors and designers to satisfy our customer demand, the Product Manager will focus on achieving sales, gross margin, and retention objectives. Developing and implementing merchandising strategies with both fabric and pattern selection, the Product Manager will inspire customers and foster a culture of continuous learning and thorough enjoyment of their quilting and sewing hobbies.

Position is located on site in Fort Wayne office.

Reporting relationship

Reports to VP of Products

Responsibilities

  • Develop product plan to support growth in fabric and quilting kit clubs.
  • Manage development and day-to-day operations of fabric and quilting subscription kit clubs.
  • Develop and source 13-15 kits per assigned club per year within approved landed cost of goods budget.
  • Source fabrics using established domestic fabric manufacturers while seeking and developing relationships with new vendors.
  • Develop annual line review of quilt patterns to be included with kit clubs. Patterns will be a combination of Annies-owned designs and new designs.
  • Maintain schedules and meet deadlines for kit development, production and fulfillment.
  • Accurately input product attributes and key product specs / information into company database.
  • Work closely with Purchasing department to request quotes and source kits with several established domestic and overseas vendors and manufacturers.
  • Partner with creative and marketing teams in showcasing new items in print and on the web.
  • Coordinate and expand freelance resources for quilt pattern design.
  • For each kit, oversee pattern leaflet creation. As applicable, oversee video instruction.
  • Collaborate with other departments to ensure the highest level of merchandise quality and customer satisfaction
  • Create and adhere to annual budget for assigned subscription kit clubs.
  • Research fabric and quilting trends through online and in-person market research.

Qualifications

  • Four-year college degree or equivalent work experience.
  • 3+ years project management skills and experience.
  • Intermediate or advanced skill level in quilting and sewing. Quilt design experience a strong plus.
  • Strong eye for design.
  • Competent in MS Office including Word and Excel.
  • Competency in EQ8 quilting software a strong plus.
  • Mandatory computer key boarding skills and can use multiple programs at the same time.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and can demonstrate professional telephone and email etiquette.
  • Exceptional multi-tasking, organizational, scheduling, time management, detail orientation and problem-solving skills.
  • Be creative and forward thinking when faced with challenges

We demonstrate our commitment to the talented people who make our company successful by offering:

  • Competitive pay rates and bonus structures
  • 401(k) retirement plan with company match
  • Health, dental, vision, life and disability insurance options
  • Holiday pay and PTO
  • Education reimbursement assistance

You can learn more about Annie’s at www.annies-publishing.com

  • Listing ID: 50094
  • Contact Name: Annie's
Contact details

111 E Wayne St Fort Wayne, IN 46825On-Site,46825 Show Phone Number ***** https://www.annies-publishing.com/

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