Assistant Product Development Manager-- Handbags

Description: 

Luxury Fashion Brand is looking for an Assistant Product Development Manager for Leather Goods!  ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Support development of the brand's handbags and SLGs

-TRAVEL REQUIRED, APPROXIMATELY 15% OF THE YEAR

-CLEAN, CONCISE COMMUNICATION

-STRONG ATTENTION TO DETAIL

-STRONG EXCEL SKILLS

-ABILITY TO WORK CLOSELY WITH DESIGN AND UNDERSTAND THEIR PROCESS

- MAINTAIN DESIGN PASS OFF S.O.P.

-RESPONSIBLE FOR PASSING ALL SPEC PACKAGES AND SKETCHES TO THE FACTORIES

-COMMUNICATE WITH THE FACTORIES

-PARTNER WITH CROSS DIVISIONAL TEAM MEMBERS

-ASSIST IN CONVEYING 1ST PROTO COMMENTS, 2ND PROTO COMMENTS AND FINAL COMMENTS TO ALL VENDORS BEING SURE ALL DETAILS ARE CLEAR

-WORK WITH FACTORIES ON THE DEVELOPMENT CALENDAR IN ORDER TO RECEIVE 1ST PROTOS, 2ND PROTOS AND FINAL SAMPLES IN DUE TIME AND UPDATE TRACKING CHARTS ACCORDINGLY

-SOURCING AND RESEARCH

-PLACE AND TRACK MARKET SAMPLE ORDERS

-CREATE AND UPDATE ORDERS ON A DAILY BASIS; CROSS CHECK DESIGN’S COMPOSITES AND COLOR CARDS

- CLEARLY COMMUNICATE CHANGES TO MERCHANDISING TEAM AND FACTORIES

-COLOR CARDS / BILL OF MATERIAL CREATION AND MAINTAINENCE

-HELP ENSURE ALL MATERIALS ARE ORDERED IN TIME FOR SAMPLING

- DAILY CORRESPONDENCE WITH FACTORIES REGARDING THE STATUS OF RAW MATERIALS

-COMMUNICATE MATERIAL AND H/W ISSUES TO APPROPRIATE TEAMS – FOLLOWING UP DAILY

-TRACK MARKET SAMPLE DELIVERY FOR US SAMPLES

-ENSURE TIMELY DELIVERY OF SAMPLES

-COORDINATE EU SAMPLE SHIPMENTS DROP SHIPPING DIRECTLY FROM FACTORIES TO PARIS/MILAN SHOWROOMS

-PROVIDE MERCHANDISING AND SALES TEAMS WITH MASTER MARKET SAMPLE ORDER

-DATA ENTRY

-CREATE, UPDATE AND MAINTAIN PDM SYSTEM

-WORK WITH IT/PDM TEAMS TO CREATE REPORTS USEFUL TO PD TEAM AND FACTORIES

-REPORTING

-SEASONAL SAMPLING QUANTITY

-SEASONAL DEVELOPMENT AND ADOPTION RATES BROKEN DOWN BY THE SKU AND SILHOUETTE LEVEL

-ANALYZE ACTUAL DEVELOPMENTS AGAINST MERCHANDISING’S LINE PLAN

-COMMUNICATE MISSING ITEMS AND/OR OVER DEVELOPMENTS TO APPROPRIATE TEAMS

JOB SPECIFICATIONS:

-BA OR EQUIVALENT WORK EXPERIENCE REQUIRED, 3-5 YEARS MINIMUM

-EXPERIENCE IN DEVELOPMENT A PLUS

-CANDIDATE MUST POSSESS STRONG COMMUNICATION SKILLS

-CANDIDATE MUST BE DETAIL ORIENTED

-CANDIDATE MUST BE CAPABLE OF HANDLING MULTIPLE RESPONSIBILITIES WHILE MAINTAINING THE HIGHEST LEVEL OF PROFESSIONALISM AT ALL TIMES

 

Department: 
Product Development
Job Type: 
Full Time
Location: 
New York
Job Order ID: 
6180