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Product Development Assistant

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  • Assist in sampling process for both seasonal and exclusive product including writing sample requests and pulling sample materials.
  • Manage inventory and organization of all sample materials including leathers, linings, and hardware. Responsible for maintaining a tidy and organized raw material sample area.
  • Data entry and maintaining accurate and updated information within PLM system.
  • Keeping track of current seasonal samples and assist to pull samples for l look-book shoot, catalogue, PR and other photoshoot needs.
  • Tracking and checking in samples and raw materials.
  • Organize wear test samples and results.
  • Organize all sample request invoices for PD manager to validate and approve.
  • Manage sample archive. Includes entire process from labeling the sample, logging it into digital archive, ensuring it is photographed and storing by season.
  • Assist with costing and counter development. Inclusive of WFX system updates to cost and BOM.
  • Responsible for maintaining an up-to-date pattern library.
  • Assist in reviewing development samples against the initial tech pack request. Some measuring of samples.
  • Must be able to Communicate clearly and effectively with cross functional departments.
  • Update driver log for drop off/pick up at local factories.

Specific Requirements

  • 2-3 years’ experience in a Product Development role (Handbag/Apparel manufacturing domestic and overseas preferred).
  • Experience working with domestic factories a plus.
  • Must have strong computer skills including proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Word. Ability to read and understand BOMs and tech packs a plus.
  • PLM/ERP and Adobe Illustrator experience a plus.
  • Ability to multi-task and manage competing priorities while having a strong sense of accuracy and urgency.
  • Must be able to work in fast paced environment, be proactive with a solution based attitude, and have excellent communication and follow through skills.
  • Must be able to lift and carry up to 30 lbs.

Hard Skills

  • Microsoft Office
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Word processing
  • Windows operating system
  • Data entry
  • Advanced Excel Skills (queries, pivot tables, formulas, macros)
  • Data Management
  • ERP systems
  • Product development
  • Business planning
  • Scheduling

Soft Skills

  • Communication
  • Adaptability
  • Decision maker
  • Time management
  • Multitasker