Your impressive experience building and managing product sources and supply chain complexities open a unique opportunity for you to join an investor-funded, pre-IPO healthcare apparel start-up located in Somerville, MA (just north of Boston).


This is a hybrid role; you’ll work remotely and onsite in Somerville, MA.

You must be a US citizen or a permanent resident (green card holder).

Moxie Apparel is the first direct-to-consumer (D2C) lifestyle brand for nurses. Our exciting, fast-paced, and highly collaborative team environment is supportive of each other and mission-driven to enhance the lives of nurses.

Moxie Apparel, Inc. is a fast-paced, rapidly evolving, highly collaborative environment. Your ambition, sense of drive, finely-tuned organization skills, creativity, initiative, follow-through, flexibility, and emotional intelligence make you a perfect fit for this position.

Title: Head of Product Development, Full-time position

Location: Somerville, MA. Hybrid with work in office 2-3 days per week

Here at Moxie Apparel, Inc., we’re disrupting the medical apparel market as the first consumer lifestyle brand for nurses. While one can define Moxie as, a “Force of character, determination or nerve,” we’re reframing this definition as our motto depicting the movement behind our brand - to enhance, inspire, and empower the “MOXIE” in every nurse.

About Your Talents

You love people and have great interpersonal skills and emotional intelligence is important to you. You thrive on achieving and realizing ambitious goals, enjoy building business relationships, and give your best all around. You’re passionate about the healthcare space and looking to make a difference.

You’ll manage the process of developing new products, and enhancing current products in order to meet customer expectations effectively, including conducting research, developing proposals, and supervising the design process.

Our team members are committed to growing our brand and representing Moxie's essence. The perfect candidate will help drive company growth through the establishment of critical vendor and sourcing partner relationships that fuel exponential growth.

Responsibilities

  • Creating and enhancing products that fill our niche in the current market and expand our product lines to break into new markets.
  • Determining product specifications according to a number of various factors and uses.
  • Supporting manufacturing and design activities by developing prototypes for products in development.
  • Consulting market research materials and sales data to ensure that products are viable and competitive.
  • Deep and continual inquiry with nurses to understand their needs.
  • Submit proposals and designs for evaluation by the project team and management before moving to the next stage.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in fashion design or equivalent
  • 5+ years of experience as a product designer in the fashion industry
  • Creating and enhancing clothing or accessories that fill a niche in the market and allow their clients to remain competitive
  • Determining the specification for clothes and accessories according to a number of various factors (e.g., fashion trends, budget)
  • Supporting manufacturing and design activities by developing prototypes for products in development
  • Consulting market research materials and sales data to ensure that products are viable and competitive
  • Excellent written, verbal, and presentation experience
  • Be comfortable using design software
  • Exceptional creative, innovative thinking, and problem-solving skills.
  • Previous experience in analyzing proposals and managing contract compliance within a purchasing required
  • Astute business acumen with the proven experience to act tactically and strategically
  • Proven experience identifying strategic sourcing and vendor opportunities, direct outreach to potential vendors, and building business relationships that fuel growth
  • Start-up or high-growth company experience
  • Strong project management, multitasking, and decision-making skills
  • You thrive on achieving ambitious goals and enjoy building business relationships
  • You are predisposed to take immediate action toward big goals and daily tasks
  • Fluent in the use of modern office software like Google Office and/or MS Office 365

Preferred Qualifications

  • A Master’s degree in fashion design or related field / MBA is a plus
  • Entrepreneurial experience working in a small company

Compensation

  • Competitive base salary plus stock option plan