Product Development Assistant

Job title: Product Development Assistant
Contract type: Freelance
Discipline: Fashion
Remote: No
Reference: 407192
Contact name: Valerie Haldeman
Job Published: January 01, 1970

Job description


  • Assist with day-to-day communication with design and other internal cross functional partners:
    • Obtain design approvals and update trackers
    • Organize submits into binder for all teams to access
    • Organize design and storage areas
  • Aid with daily communication to vendors and suppliers for: 
    • Hand loom, strike off, lab dip requests, and mock ups
    • Proto requests
    • SSY requests
    • SMS requests
  • Help build and maintain Shared Drive and tracker information:
    • Create trackers at beginning of every season
    • Follow up with vendors/suppliers on requests readiness and ensure they meet Rails’ deadlines
    • Maintain trackers, tech packs, cost sheets, FSS, cost sheets, SMS packing lists, development and SMS invoices, etc. in Shared Drive
  • Gather vendor information needed for style guide:
    • Care instructions
    • Fabric lead times
    • Cost
    • Categories/class
    • Help update style guide with SMS readiness


  • Must have general apparel knowledge of garments and construction
  • Excel, Word, Outlook, Illustrator
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Exceptional time management skills
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment
  • Detail oriented and must check their work before handing off
  • Basic math skills required
  • Team Player, Positive & Flexible Attitude.
  • Self-Starter, Proactive, Inquisitive, Creative Problem Solver
  • AA or Bachelor’s Degree


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