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Director of Product Development

We’re Ash & Erie, the first major brand specifically for shorter men. We’re a small team based in downtown Detroit and dedicated to helping men 5’8” and below look and feel their best. We were featured on Shark Tank and even made a deal with Mark Cuban on the show!

We’re looking for someone to lead production and design at Ash & Erie. As a young and fast-growing company, you would have an immediate impact from day one.

What You'll Do:

  • Manage design and development for all collections each season
  • Identify new product categories and work with in-house technical designer to develop new products
  • Manage the entire production process to ensure on-time delivery and all quality control standards are met
  • Find and develop relationships with new suppliers and manufacturing partners for existing and future product lines
  • Budget and forecast inventory needs to ensure effective growth and cash management

This Might Describe You:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in fashion design or a related field
  • 2-5 years working in design, product development, or sourcing with a leading brand
  • Experience developing a wide range of menswear
  • Existing relationships with menswear suppliers and manufacturers
  • Experience in a flexible and fast-paced work environment or startup
  • Ability to work independently and make key decisions

If this position sounds like a good fit (pun intended!), please send an email to with your resume, a paragraph on why you’re interested in the position, and a list of your top three favorite shorter men!