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Product Development Associate

Job title: Product Development Associate
Contract type: Full-time
Location: New York
Discipline: Fashion
Remote: No
Salary: $70-$90K DOE
Reference: 440643
Contact name: Sarah Stanley
Job Published: January 01, 1970

Job description

Product Development Associate

Client Overview: Driven by innovation, our client was founded in 2001 to build better golf apparel. A continued and concentrated focus on the player and what they desire is what inspires products. Their visionary thinking is fused with proprietary manufacturing processes to create the world’s most technical and versatile apparel. From start to finish, an emphasis on fit, playability and performance.

Position Summary: The Product Development Associate , you will work directly with the VP Merchandiser to support the full development process.

Product Development  Associate Responsibilities:
  •  Support the VP Merchandiser to develop, maintain, and execute all tasks on the merchandising time and action calendar to hit key target market dates
  • Support similar strategies for any new product and growth opportunities as they arise
  • Solicit fabrics and prices for seasonal developments, work with VP Merchandiser to counter source with multiple mills
  • Work with VP Merchandiser to order and track all Proto and SMS samples and ensure they arrive by established due dates
  • Maintain accurate Buy Plan initial input and updates daily for weekly meetings with Sales team
  • Coordinate with Design and execute and deliver all sales tools for buyer presentations and other meetings throughout the season
  •  Maintain records for fabric detail sheets (FDS), line sheets, and other related development data
  • Set up Seasonal Style Master
  • Maintain and track Proto, SMS, and post market meeting sample requests with Sample Grid, Lab Dips, Strike Off’s and T&A chart follow ups with mills and factories daily
  • Monitor BOM and Tech Packs for accuracy
  • Sales Sample coordination for Management, Marketing, and New York Showroom distribution and maintenance throughout the season
  • Coordinate applicable records for reconciliation of sales samples, surcharges, liability, trims, and other development expenses
Product Development  Associate Qualifications:
  • 3-5 years’ experience in merchandising and product development
  • Clubs and/or Off Price Markets MUST
  • Strong product knowledge and understanding of competitive landscape
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office, Excel, and PLM. Adobe Suite a plus
  • Excellent writing and communication skills including email writing etiquette
  • Highly organized and detail oriented with an ability to grasp and execute rotating priorities with a sense of urgency
  • Knowledge of PLM or other data entry programs a plus
  • Team oriented
  •  Strong interpersonal skills Educational Background Required
  •  Bachelor’s Degree
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