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

  • Apply with Adecco

Reference number US_EN_99_172109_349991