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.



  • 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