Product Development Associate

Private Label and branded swimwear company hiring a PdDAssociate. Candidate should have experience in intimates and/or swimwear. Responsibilities: Assist in managing development of all product associated with the brand Effectively communicate and collaborate with all cross functional teams throughout the development process and into production. Ensuring that quality is maintained as well as deadlines are met in a timely fashion.  Coordinate collection pass off from design team to technical design. Ensuring design intent is maintained while understanding technical execution challenges and resolving concerns. Manage fabric sourcing requests from design and work directly with mills on development and required testing of quality and color. Maintain design information and product approval record in house. Create and maintain sample and development WIP charts. Working directly with factories to develop prototypes and presentation samples. Manage development fit priority with technical team to keep to deadlines Assist in creating and negotiation of the brand T&A calendar with factories and cross functional partners. Maintain required timing among all parties. Collaborate in costing exercises including negotiations and cost improvement opportunities Organize department sample archive.   Qualifications of Product Development Associate:   Effective verbal and written communication Detail oriented, organized and punctual Ability to multi task in a fast-paced environment Ability to adapt to changing task Able to work independently as well as in a collaborative environment. Positive and open approach to work and challenges Working knowledge of retail costing and negations   Adobe Illustrator knowledge a plus Working knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Outlook   Minimum 5 years of industry experience. Experience related to product development required Experience in lingerie and swimwear a plus Bachelor's degree  
Product Development
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New York NY
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