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US Retail Compensation and Benefits

10104 - Top Merchandise Product Development Executive

Top position responsible for the development and manufacturing of company brand merchandise. Responsible for the creative design of products or product lines that support the company brand/image and financial objectives. Oversees the development of prototypes and samples. Coordinates the review and approval process. Establishes product specifications and quality standards. Arranges for third-party production. Monitors performance of all company branded merchandise. This is typically a single incumbent position. Typically reports to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO).