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Head of Product

Company Description

Care+Wear is a fast-paced startup located in the heart of NYC working to enhance the patient experience. We were founded in 2014 with a vision to incorporate fashion and innovation into healthwear solutions, striving to improve patient comfort and satisfaction while streamlining the treatment process for clinicians. We’ve been featured in press including the New York Times, Forbes, NPR, and on broadcasts around the world.

We use a comprehensive design thinking approach, working in conjunction with patients, clinicians and designers to create products that provide the highest quality, function and experience. We partner with a number of foundations and leagues, such as Stand Up 2 Cancer and MLB, and portion of our profits is donated to our non-profit partners. We partner with brands like Oscar de la Renta and schools such as Parsons School of Design. We work with a number of retailers, leading medical distributors, and GPOs to distribute our products around the world.

Position Summary

The Head of Product will own all manufacturing of Care+Wear goods from design to delivery, including all related relationships and processes. As the sole design team member, he/she will be a key team player, relied upon to develop and maintain strong related practices and communication to the rest of the team.


Responsibilities: 

  • Project Manage all product ideas from conception to delivery, working with patients and clinicians where necessary to ensure a best-in-class final product

  • Evaluate sourcing opportunities and select appropriate vendor partners based on competitive pricing and exceptional quality

  • Work with factories to oversee quality control and on time, competitively priced international delivery to 3PL partners

  • Complete detailed pricing analyses with the aim of maintaining competitive margins

  • Maintain and analyze sell through data as it relates to ordering of goods, and predict inventory and purchase orders via thorough analysis

  • Product manage customized/branded goods in coordination with enterprise sales team

  • Assist the operations team with product inventories and maintenance of proper buy strategies regarding wholesale ordering 

  • Maintain exceptional catalog of all Care+Wear products, including material and product descriptions, tech packs, and production documents

  • Compile trend and color research as it relates to the production of new products/re-orders

  • Lead all design and improvement efforts for all products (both new and existing), including material, tech packs, and production documents 

  • Work with Factories and 3PL to ensure all product has appropriate markings, packaging, SKU and UPC information, etc.

  • Work with external partners on licensed projects, providing quotes, turnaround times, and product renderings

  • Serve as company representative in media, conferences, press and other opportunities where company is asked to present on our comprehensive design thinking process

  • Travel as necessary to build relationships with factories and as required for product development 


Qualifications

  • Significant experience in comparable industries with a proven track record of excellence and leadership

  • Ability to plan and manage at both strategic and operational levels

  • Strong analytical and reporting skills, with exceptional skills in written communication and relationship building

  • Excellent attention to detail and maintenance of documentation/records/archives

  • History of owning production processes end-to-end, including international factory management and oversight of delivery

  • Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and staff to create a results driven and team oriented environment

  • Sense of humor and positive attitude

  • Willingness to be all-hands-on deck and assist team members when needed, experience in a small team environment a plus

  • Experience with Shopify ideal

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