Assistant, Product Development

US-NY-New York
Category
Product Development
Division
(KID'S GROUP)

Specific Responsibilities

The Product Development Assistant assembles and coordinates the details of the seasonal product development process and helps a cross-functional team that includes Design, Merchandising and Production, to plan, create and execute product lines.

 

Strategy & Innovation

  • Assist in development of seasonal product strategies for category with Design, Merchandising and Production teams, including trend identification, color palette, concept, category, style, costing and pricing; balance key items/fashion/basics; track costing and retail pricing framework to maximize consumer value; record previous best sellers and application in current, trend-appropriate assortments.
  • Review category products as directed to ensure brand cohesiveness.

Operations & Results

  • Track and follow-up on Product Development calendar for optimum operational efficiency; partner with Design, Merchandising Production and Sales to ensure timely delivery of goods.
  • Keep record of departmental, brand, and category production needs to help plan allocation of orders and balance workload among vendors to minimize risk; identify and raise quality and technical issues, where appropriate.
  • Attend and take detailed notes at product review meetings, including edits, board review, pre-costing and post-season reviews, and fittings; track checklist of any or all legal requirements, including placement of goods in approved facilities.
  • Track and assist with creation of complete Product Profile Sheets; keep record of shipments, proto and sales samples.

Customers & Relationships

  • Coordinate and track communication and follow-up with internal and external constituents around the world, including customers, suppliers, vendors and licensors, where applicable; assist with problem solving as needed.

Leadership & Teams

  • Contribute positively to team dynamic and manage up where necessary.

 

Skills and Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • 1+ years experience and/or training in product development.
  • Superior organizational skills and excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines; highly detail oriented, meticulous and creative.
  • Creativity, sensibility for merchandising and customer needs.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office.

 GBG USA Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

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