Product Development Assistant | Global Brands Group

Overview: 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.

Essential Functions:

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.

Qualifications:

Education/Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • 1+ years experience and/or training in product development.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office.

Other skills:

  • 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.

 

 

Full Time / Salary

Global Brands Group, 350 5th Avenue | 6th floor | New York, NY  10118

Interested candidates should send resumes to Jenna Liss at JennaLiss@globalbrandsgroup.com

Production Assistant | Global Brands Group

Overview: Contributes to the seasonal production process by assisting with the placement, execution and follow-up of manufacturing orders and by ensuring the timely delivery of quality, profitable goods.

Essential Functions:

Strategy & Innovation

  • Research and coordinate raw materials and trims for approval.

Operations and Results

  • Partner with Design and Merchandising to ensure timely execution of product development calendar.
  • Enter and maintain updates for each style in Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) system or shared drives; perform daily tracking of goods on order, in progress (WIP) and in-transit to ensure timely delivery according to development calendar; create and distribute production status report; follow-up with vendors, factories and design/merchandising as needed.
  • Partner with merchandisers to confirm accuracy of size breaks, tickets, and item information in PLM system; enter data into approved vendor matrix, with costing and production capacity portfolio.
  • Create, revise, input and maintain production orders and monitor transmission to factories; file and maintain records of purchase orders (POs); receive and track all pre-production samples and stock deliveries.
  • Maintain fabric/trim library, in partnership with Design; maintain product development logs, trim inventory/liability inventory, and production archives library; track non-compliance/claims chargebacks with vendors, where appropriate.
  • Observe and assist with fit process; keep detailed notes; adhere to and enforce production standards set by GBG.
  • Provide general administrative support to the team as needed.

Customers & Relationships

  • Build collaborative relationships with vendors and internal customers.
  • Perform special projects as assigned.

Leadership & Teams

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

Qualifications:

Education/Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • 1 - 3 years experience in apparel production and sourcing.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, Adobe products, CAD and Mac computers.    
  •  Basic knowledge of garment manufacturing, including construction, fabrication, trim and print techniques.                   

Other skills:

  • Superior organizational skills and excellent communication skills; team oriented.

  • Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines; highly detail oriented and meticulous.

  • Creativity, technical capability and sensibility for merchandising/design.

Full Time / Salary

Global Brands Group, 350 5th Avenue | 6th floor | New York, NY  10118

Interested candidates should send resumes to Jenna Liss at JennaLiss@globalbrandsgroup.com

Assistant Merchandiser | Global Brands Groups

Overview: Supports the Merchandiser in the seasonal merchandising process, from concept to delivery, by coordinating fresh, trend-appropriate assortments that meet customer needs and drive sales, and ensuring the timely execution of each stage in the process.

Essential Functions:

Strategy & Innovation

  •  Assist with assortment plans for merchandise category and channel, by delivery; update and maintain seasonal line lists, including style numbers, pricing, brand, delivery and customer, where appropriate.
  • Perform analysis, as directed, on product performance, market conditions and feedback from customers; contribute to regular reports for Director of Merchandising and VP; identify and suggest opportunities based on analysis.

Operations & Results

  •  Assist Merchandiser in coordinating with design, production and sales to ensure adherence to time-and-action calendar and timely delivery of goods; identify and track quality and technical issues and raise to Merchandiser.
  • Assist in presentation of line to supervisors; attend and keep detailed notes of review meetings, including edits, board review, pre-costing, line reviews, adoption and post-season reviews.

Customers & Relationships

  •  Assist in communication and follow-up with internal and external constituents around the world, including customers, suppliers, vendors and licensors, where applicable; take direction to perform problem solving tasks as needed.
  • Assist Merchandiser and sales to merchandise and style showroom; take direction from Merchandiser and brand management, where applicable, on follow-up for in-store collateral needs.

Leadership & Teams

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

Qualifications:

Education/Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree.
  • 1 - 3 years experience and/or training in merchandising or buying.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office.

Other skills:

  • 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.

Full Time / Salary

Global Brands Group, 350 5th Avenue | 6th floor | New York, NY  10118

Interested candidates should send resumes to Jenna Liss at JennaLiss@globalbrandsgroup.com

Sales Assistant | Global Brands Group

Overview: Supports the execution of strategies set by the Vice President of Sales by performing general sales activities including follow-up and customer service, in order to maximize sales and margins, support and promote the brand(s), where appropriate, and maintain optimal relationships with customers. 

Essential Functions:

Strategy & Innovation

  • Develop and maintain tracking sheets to monitor and analyze sales by style and by customer on a weekly basis; analyze customer purchase histories and current sales records to identify sales trends and suggest potential actions to account executives.

Operations & Results

  • Track and update regularly the status of POs, shipments, inventories and ATS; accept, input, track and follow-up on orders in the system.
  • Coordinate preparation of showroom for market; track and manage current and past season samples; coordinate distribution of marketing, PR and licensor samples.
  • Contribute to and create presentations and line sheets for market by classification, materials, colors and deliveries; keep updated and maintain archive; manage the showroom calendar.
  • Assist with general duties including team expenses and supplies.

Customers & Relationships

  • Partner with internal customers and colleagues including production, operations, imports, and shipping to ensure timely delivery of goods.

Leadership & Teams

  • Contribute positively to team dynamic and manage up where necessary

Qualifications:

Education/Experience:

  • 1-3 years related experience and/or training in wholesale apparel sales.
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office; familiarity with SAP a plus.       

Other skills:

  • Superior organizational skills and excellent communication skills; team oriented and outgoing.
  • Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines; highly detail oriented and meticulous.          

Full Time / Salary

Global Brands Group, 350 5th Avenue | 6th floor | New York, NY  10118

Interested candidates should send resumes to Jenna Liss at JennaLiss@globalbrandsgroup.com

Assistant Designer | Global Brands Group

Overview: Supports the Designer(s) in the seasonal design development process, from concept to delivery, by contributing original, trend-appropriate design concepts that meet market needs and drive sales, and ensuring the timely execution of each stage in the process.    

Essential Functions: 

Strategy & Innovation

  • Assist and take direction from Designer(s) and Senior Designer(s) for preliminary design research, including competitive analysis; pull fabrics, develop concepts, assemble presentation boards for meetings, prepare mock-ups, color-ups, and inspirational photos.
  • Assist in development of initial seasonal design category in context of larger assortment.

Operations & Results

  • Track design schedule to ensure timely execution of product development calendar.
  • Support Designer(s) in creating Illustrator sketches; assist in preparation of specification sheets; prepare designs for line review; prepare line sheets and update as necessary.
  • Maintain product development logs, line sheets, boards and design archives library; maintain designs in Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) system or shared drives.
  • Research and coordinate raw materials and trims for approval; maintain fabric/trim library.
  • Review lab dips with Designer(s) and Senior Designer(s); coordinate print and graphics where appropriate; observe and assist with fit process; keep detailed notes.

Customers & Relationships

  • Follow-up with internal customers and partners including technical design and production; facilitate inter office communication.
  • Build collaborative relationships with vendors and internal customers.

Leadership & Teams

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

Qualifications:

Education/Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in fashion design.
  • 1 plus years related experience and/or training in apparel. 
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, Adobe products and Mac computers; knowledge of CAD preferable. 
  • Basic knowledge of garment construction, pattern making, silhouettes, color ways, sewing techniques, fabrication and trim.                                   

Other skills:

  • Superior organizational skills and excellent communication skills; team oriented.
  • Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines; highly detail oriented, meticulous and creative.

Full Time / Salary

Global Brands Group, 350 5th Avenue | 6th floor | New York, NY  10118

Interested candidates should send resumes to Jenna Liss at JennaLiss@globalbrandsgroup.com

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