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Job Title
Product Development Assistant
Location
Los Angeles, California
Zip/Postal Code
90048
Country
United States
Region
Southern California
Position type
Permanent
Category
Accessories
Job Function
Product Management
Experience level
Entry Level
Education level
Bachelor's Degree

Product Development Assistant

Job Description

  • Partner with, and act as liaison between Design, Production, Sales and Marketing teams to maintain development calendar, and increase organization and visibility for the entire product life cycle.
  • Working closely with Design and maintaining an accurate development log for Production handover, including all materials used, costing, design changes, etc.
  • Logistically correspond overseas daily with factory and vendors in regards to development requests, pricing and counter sourcing.
  • Ensure all materials and construction details from tech packs are 100% accurate before submitting to factory, and ensuring that they meet cost guidelines to maintain Sales goals.
  • Manage the Timing & Action calendar to ensure on time delivery of all collections – perform daily administrative duties in Design and Development, flagging any urgent issues to the appropriate team.
  • Troubleshoot and problem solve cross-functionally to ensure all deliveries are met per Sales/Merchandising strategies.
  • Manage Design sample inventory both physically and digitally – ensuring all styles are accounted for in inventory software system, as well as in Design archive.
  • Maintain organization of all seasonal collections based on tech pack libraries, vendors used, pricing, and finalized collections.
  • Assist with sourcing of stones and other materials to meet Design vision, merchandising requirements and company goals.
  • Maintain and update all vendor libraries, both digitally and physically.
  • Coordinating Stage 1 of Wear Test process to ensure quality control of samples – working in conjunction with Design.
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Preferred Qualifications and Characteristics

  • Must be detail oriented and organized with strong follow-through.
  • Ability to demonstrate logical thinking and problem solving skills.
  • Strong multi-tasking, prioritization and organization skills.
  • Strong written verbal capabilities, extremely professional email etiquette.
  • Ability to develop strong, professional relationships with team members, particularly with Design and Production.
  • Strong work ethic to excel in a fast paced environment – ability to maintain organization while simultaneously being able to be flexible and fluid.
  • Ability to work autonomously and take ownership of responsibilities.
  • Extremely organized and able to maintain tracking and informational systems.
  • Microsoft Office skills a must.
  • AIMs experience desirable.
  • Prior experience in fashion/product development environment preferred.
  • Photoshop/Illustrator skills a plus.
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