Barstool Sports is hiring a

Director of Product Development

New York, NY

Full-Time

We are hiring a Product Development Director to lead the merchandise development for our growing Commerce business. The Director will work across all of Barstool Sports franchises to bring product ideas to life. This is a unique role that will touch all product verticals across apparel, headwear, sports equipment, and beyond. This person has a keen understanding of the product development lifecycle, can achieve compressed target launch dates, and has a high demand for quality. This is an opportunity to join one of Barstool’s fastest-growing divisions and drive meaningful growth, creativity, and revenue for its brands.  This role is located in New York, NY.

What You'll Do

  • Source & develop new products based on target requirements provided by the Brand Management team 
  • Own sourcing and product development relationship with existing external partners specializing in custom cut & sew collaboration and quick turn product offerings
  • Source, vet, & manage new suppliers with a heavy emphasis on quality & speed to market to diversify our network 
  • Work collaboratively with brand managers to plan a rolling 12-month calendar for their specific franchises 
  • Works closely with suppliers to negotiate costs that are in line with gross margin and retail targets
  • Present forward trends to brand managers for future product development opportunities for both DTC and wholesale channels
  • Manage library of custom products for future applications 
  • Own the development and execution of our Barstool Sports blank program
  • Work closely with Strategic Analysts to understand the product performance and build future products using learnings
  • Establish, maintain & enforce quality control standards across all products
  • Work cross-functionally with customer support & brand managers on consumer feedback 
  • Provide all product details and features to the Brand Managers to ensure successful sell-through & customer experience 

What You Have

  • 7+ years of experience in product development with a heavy focus on apparel 
  • Experience managing and motivating a team
  • Strong attention to detail, with a demand for quality and precise execution
  • A highly organized individual who is able to handle multiple concurrent projects working cross-functionally with many teams
  • This individual is able to work on compressed timelines, can push the envelope to achieve target timelines and margin requirements without jeopardizing quality 
  • Highly motivated, self-starting individuals that are driven to surpass goals and KPIs
  • A creative individual who has a keen pulse on current and upcoming trends and an ability to translate those trends into new product offerings
  • Experience using data to inform strategy
  • An understanding of Barstool Sports and our individual franchises 

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