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Product Development Coordinator

  • New York, NY
  • 2024-07-01

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Product Development Coordinator

This is a full-time exempt position, requiring a minimum of 4 days on site in office.

Hours 9am-5pm Monday- Friday.

Start Date ASAP

 

Job Summary:

We are seeking a highly organized and detail-oriented individual to join our team as a Product Development Coordinator. You will collaborate closely with cross-functional teams, including designers, suppliers, manufacturers, and sales, to ensure the successful conception, development, and launch of high-quality products that resonate with customers’ needs and preferences.

Responsibilities for this role:

  • Develop and maintain daily email summaries per project, recording and communicating all program details to the agents/factories such as: timing and action, consumer testing, sample requests, product information including color specifications, size, fabric details etc. This is also the repository of all change requests to the factory.
  • Maintain approximately 20 summaries/projects daily depending on season.
  • Evaluate all incoming samples for design, color, sizing, and quality etc.
  • Organize and clearly label all samples in development.
  • Arrange and expedite product samples for upcoming sales meetings.
  • Work closely with the art department to facilitate uploading artwork to the factory for development.
  • Provide links to location of artwork and spec sheets to the art department and overseas team.
  • Review artwork for color limitations etc. prior to sending. Send prototypes and/or color standards to the factory as necessary.
  • Work closely with the packaging department to ensure all packaging is correct.
  • Work closely with Quality Control Manager ensuring product is tested at the correct retailer designated lab, following correct protocols.
  • Work closely with the production department ensuring ship dates reflected in daily communications with the factory are correct.
  • Review purchase orders and production forms for accuracy.
  • Assist with sample reviews, organizing and tasks as requested.
  • Manage and take responsibility for all deadlines, licensor approvals, retailer requirements per project.
  • Troubleshoot and call out potential problems and offer solutions.
  • Communicate with overseas teams.

 

Qualifications and Skills:

Bachelor’s degree in Textile Design, Product Development, Merchandising, or a related field.
Proven experience in product development, preferably within the home textiles industry.
Strong understanding of textile materials, production processes, and quality control standards.
Excellent project management skills with the ability to multitask and manage competing priorities.
Effective communication and interpersonal skills.
Attention to detail and a keen eye for design aesthetics.
Proficiency in using relevant software tools such as Microsoft Office, project management software.
Knowledge of sustainability practices and trends in the textiles industry is a plus.