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Job Title
Product Development Assistant
Los Angeles, California
Zip/Postal Code
United States
Southern California
Position type
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.

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.