Product Development Assistant, Handbags

Primary Purpose:
Adecco Creative is currently assisting a well-known women's apparel and accessories brand recruit for a freelance PD Assistant in Manhattan.  As a Product Assistant, you will be responsible for ensuring that the company’s best interest is kept in mind when creating and producing product.
Assist the product development & production process for our tech accessories category from initial design concept through to bulk production
•    Communicate daily with factories across the globe
•    Process costing at all development stages
•    Create and maintain WIPS for development, market and production including: 
o    tracking samples
o    cost sheets
o    custom line sheets
•    Sample review and preparation 
o    Reviewing accuracy of samples against technical specs and bill of materials
o    Reviewing samples for workmanship and execution
o    Preparation of sample comments for all stages of development and production in collaboration w/ design
•    Data entry to systems (costing, raw material data)
•    Sample check-in and prep for market
•    Maintain very positive and professional relationships with vendors and internal partners in an effective manner
•    Actively participate in department or brand initiatives
•    Schedule training and educational opportunities
•    College degree required
•    1+ years of relevant experience in production, sourcing, and product development
•    Knowledge of product development processes
•    Strong organizational, written and verbal communication skills
•    Initiative/sense of urgency; demonstrated problem solving skills
•    Proficient in windows-based software such as excel and word
•    Able to adapt in a rapidly changing and growing environment
•    Strong ability to multi-task and demonstrate flexibility
•    Building strong internal partnerships critical  


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