PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANT

JOB FUNCTION: Fashion & Retail
JOB TYPE: Direct Hire
LOCATION: New York, NY

COMPENSATION: $40k - $50k
MINIMUM EDUCATION: Bachelor's Degree
POSTED: May 15, 2019

Our client, an NYC-based private label company creating apparel and soft accessories is looking to hire a Product Development Assistant.

Salary/Rate: $40K – $50K annually

Position Overview: This candidate would act as the main liaison between both the internal cross-functional teams (Design, Production, and Tech) and retailers to ensure product is executed from sketch through delivery.  This individual will contribute to the seasonal production process by coordinating the placement, execution and follow-up of product development and by ensuring the timely delivery of quality, profitable goods.

Responsibilities of the Product Development Assistant:

  • Partner with Design and Tech to ensure timely execution of line sheets, tech-packs and artwork packages. Create and review artwork packages including strike-offs/lab-dips
  • Create and maintain updates of tech-pack sketches, call outs, and bill of materials in both excel and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) system, perform daily tracking of development and proto samples ensuring due dates are met
  • Communicate with overseas counterparts daily on accuracy of item information in PLM system; sourcing of trims and fabrics, tracking and managing of samples ensuring deadlines are met
  • Maintain fabric/trim library, in partnership with Design; maintain product development tracking charts for both samples and trim/fabrics

Qualifications for the Product Development Assistant:

  • 1-3 years of private label experience in women’s apparel or soft accessories
  • Superior organizational skills and excellent communication skills; team-oriented
  • Ability to multi-task and problem solve while meeting deadlines; highly detail-oriented
  • Creativity, technical capability and passion for product
  • Proficient in Illustrator and Photoshop

Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field

Benefits: Medical/Dental/PTO

POSITION ID: 74511

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