• Product Developer (Reiss FW)

    Work Location CH-Stabio
    Category
    Product Development
    Division
    GBG Europe - Footwear & Accessories
  • Specific Responsibilities

    The Product Development Coordinator 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.

     

    RESPONSIBILITIES:

    (Based on our four performance management competency areas - )

    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 sample

     

    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

    Skills & Qualifications:
    • 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
    • Bachelor’s Degree
    • 1 - 3 years experience and/or training in merchandising or product development
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office

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