Product Development Assistant

Job title: Product Development Assistant
Contract type: Freelance
Location: Los Angeles
Industry: Fashion
Remote: No
Reference: 428488
Contact name: Valerie Haldeman
Job Published: January 01, 1970

Job description

Product Development Assistant

Client Overview:

Our client is looking for a full-time Product Development Assistant to join their team! This role has the potential to become hybrid after successful onboarding.

Product Development Assistant Responsibilities:

• Monitor and manage details of the fabric development calendars/grids 
• Daily communication and collaboration with the LA-based Design team, the China-based Development team, and the Target team about fabric updates
• Communicate style development progress to Development team
• Purchase original samples and ship to the China-based Development team
• Review fabric submits
• Keep the Design team updated on correspondence, address any concerns and provide alternate possible solutions
• Develop and maintain strong cross-functional relationships with Design and Development regarding changes, discrepancies, on-time delivery of protos, etc.
• Assist with managing a fabric library of core fabrics that meet costing criteria
• Request and track fabric costs per yard

Product Development Assistant Qualifications:

• 2+ years of experience in apparel production or product development
• Knowledge and understanding of fabrics, construction and print techniques
• Has background in fabric – understands how to take fabric requests and suggest 1-2 additional options that may be less expensive and/or perform better on a garment
• Understanding of costing
• Knowledgeable of women’s design
• Exceptional proficiency in Excel
• Previous mass retail product development experience a plus
• Experience working with an overseas team a plus
• Strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills
• Ability to look for new solutions with solving problems
• Detail oriented with strong follow through
• Ability to organize and prioritize multiple projects

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