Product Development Assistant, Handbags, SLGs & Accessories
Tory Burch - New York, NY

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As a Tory Burch product developer, you are a critical cross functional leader, pivotal in building aesthetically and quality authentic product while achieving financial goals.

  • With supervisor, compiles and reviews all specs (BOMs/tech packs) for accuracy, completeness, quality, affordability, and compliance prior to issuance.
  • Coordinates with cross functional teams to manage spec turnover within calendar, development status, and final handoff to production.
  • At supervisor’s direction, issues specs to manufacturing partners on behalf of design and communicates daily with HKO and suppliers on questions and changes to specs, standards, and aids in interpreting design needs.
  • Tracks all prototypes and market samples to insure timely execution.
  • Tracks, schedules, monitors, and reports on all necessary sample materials.
  • Schedules, tracks, and reports on all requested prototypes.
  • Maintains and issues all standards for the designs and production to manufacturing partners.
  • Tracks and monitors all pre-production samples to insure timely execution of final design.
  • Promptly responds and follows up on correspondence and development needs.
  • Works closely with supervisor and the design team on seasonal offering needs to provide options in materials, suppliers, techniques, and costs that are on brand.
  • With internal materials departments, and with direct sources, work to execute materials that are viable for our brand, trends, costing, and quality
  • Sources alternate manufacturers and material suppliers to provide options in materials, products, and techniques.
  • Manages the maintenance of material and component archives for easy future reference.
  • Aims to instill quality in the product from material selection thru final production.
  • Reviews all components with an eye for quality and durability.
  • With supervisor, insures that all components and constructions used are compliant for performance and restricted substances prior to production.
  • Tracks and follows up on tests of questionable materials and treatments in development cycle to prevent a lapse in product flow in production as instructed by supervisor.
  • Tracks and monitors items under customs compliance review in development.
  • Maintains accurate compliance records in the event of audit by applicable authorities.
  • Manages all WIP and product profile data for use by all teams.
  • Manages responsibilities to insure timely turnover of development, return of prototypes, and market samples and placement of final production.
  • Monitors calendar daily to promote flow of development.
  • With design, merchandising, and production, manages liability inventory reference books and aids in resolution via special cuts and/or liquidation.
  • As needed works closely with supervisor, design and production to resolve delivery and material issues affecting production.
  • Works on other relevant projects as required by supervisor.

  • BA/BS degree or equivalent life experience
  • Minimum 1-3 years in accessories product development, sourcing, and/or production
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal and negotiation skills
  • Strong math and collaborative skills
  • Able to work in a fluid, fast-paced, multi-channel environment.

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Tory Burch sees the key of success through a keyhole of its iconic tunics. The company makes women's apparel, accessories, footwear,...