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Cintas Senior Manager of Product Development in Chicago, Illinois

Requisition Number: 52081

Job Description

Cintas is seeking a Senior Manager of Product Development to lead a team and execute the end to end product development process in support of our Direct Sale Apparel business strategies. The Senior Manager of Product Development effectively uses leadership, project management and technical skills through the sampling, testing, fit and approval processes as a pre-qualification for final customer approval and production. Responsibilities include collaborating with internal and external stakeholders and customers, aligning the team to the strategies for the division, managing expectations and timelines, working with external vendors and ensuring the flawless execution of all milestone and testing activities related to product launch.



  • Minimum 10 years' related business experience

  • High School Diploma/GED; Bachelor's Degree preferred

  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of supply chain and product development

  • Experience interacting as a technical expert with customers

  • Ability to influence decision makers through creating value propositions and effective communication skills (oral, written and presentation)

  • Demonstrated ability to identify opportunities through data, financial analysis, risk assessments and process reviews

  • Excellent interpersonal skills with a customer service mindset

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) and intranet/internet


  • Knowledge of textile/garment manufacturing industry

  • Working knowledge of product lifecycle management software and project management tools

Our employee-partners enjoy:

  • Competitive Pay

  • 401(k)/Profit Sharing/ESOP

  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance Package

  • Disability and Life Insurance Package

  • Paid Time Off and Holidays

  • Career Advancement Opportunities

Headquartered in Cincinnati, Cintas is a publicly held company traded over the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the symbol CTAS and is a component of both the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index and Nasdaq-100 Index.

Cintas Corporation helps more than 900,000 businesses of all types and sizes get READY™ to open their doors with confidence every day by providing a wide range of products and services that enhance our customers’ image and help keep their facilities and employees clean, safe and looking their best. With products and services including uniforms, mats, mops, restroom supplies, first aid and safety products, fire extinguishers and testing, and safety and compliance training, Cintas helps customers get Ready for the Workday®.

To support our growth across North America, we’re seeking driven professionals with ambition to move up within our company. Our professional culture, our dedication to our employee-partners and limitless career opportunities—these are just a few benefits we’re proud to offer. Our employee-partners know every job is critical, and that teamwork drives innovation. Let’s talk about how you’ll fit into our team and how your hard work will be recognized through competitive pay, world-class benefits and ongoing career development. Are you Ready™ for limitless opportunities at Cintas?

Cintas Corporation is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and will make all employment-related decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Job Category: Marketing and Creative Services

Organization: Global Supply Chain

Employee Status: Regular

Schedule: Full Time

Shift: 1st Shift