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Job Title
PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANT - Entry Level
Location
New York, New York
Country
United States
Region
NY Metro
Position type
Permanent
Category
Apparel
Textiles
Job Function
Design - Textiles
Intern / Entry-Level
Product Management
Experience level
Entry Level
Education level
Bachelor's Degree

PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANT - Entry Level

General Overview:

Product Development Assistant will utilize product development and process knowledge to assist the sourcing and raw material development process for assigned divisions

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

We are looking for team players ready to work in a fast-paced environment. Responsibilities include assisting with color approvals, sampling process and sourcing. Assisting Product Development and Design teams as needed.

  • Assist the PD Coordinates on all aspects of development to ensure calendar deadlines are met
  • Send out and track Quality Submit sheets to suppliers
  • Issue POs for raw materials sample development
  • Track raw materials for sample development
  • Create and maintain seasonal development tracking charts in BMS
  • Maintain historical and seasonal information on development raw materials, (seasonal books and files, and fabric and yarn reference library)
  • Enter cost sheets for development into BMS
  • Maintain seasonal inventory of leftover sample yarns and trims
  • Transfer sample fabrics and yarns as needed between factories and warehouses
  • Handle other responsibilities and projects as assigned

Desired Skills and Experience

- Understanding of product development, color matching and textiles required.

- 0 to 1 years’ experience in apparel industry.

- Experience with lab dips and sample yardage ordering/tracking a plus

- 4 year Bachelor’s degree required, product development or textile major preferred. Recent college grad with internship experience in apparel industry ideal.

- Valid Driver's License is required.

- Proficient in Illustrator, Excel & Word.

- Must have the ability to work in a cross functional team environment.

- Must have the ability to handle multiple tasks efficiently.

- Must have good time management and organizational skills.

- Must have good written and verbal communication skills. 

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