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PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANT

OAD is currently seeking a Product Development Assistant to join its team based in New York City!
Responsibilities
  • Plan and Manage Product Development Calendar / Production Calendar
  • Assist in in sending request and managing follow up by factory
  • Create, update, and analyze Sampling WIP. Once updated, elevate and present all outstanding issues to Design to maintain seasonal calendar deadlines and develop quality product that meets design and business objectives
  • Create and maintain development color card by working with Design to understand material development and key components necessary to build product
  • Communicate product details to factory to support accurate costing line sheet and Merchandising assortment plan
  • Work in tandem with design to understand, execute, and communicate trend, product specifications, and details
  • Translate all specs, corrections and comments from Design team to the factory. Good communication is a key in this position.
  • Collaborate with Design, and Sales on execution of product as defined by Line Plan/ Design Briefs
  • Assist Designers ordering showroom samples for market and capsule presentations
  • Daily communications with overseas manufacturers, overseas vendors, and internal cross-functional partners
  • Attend required meetings and provide updates/ advice to all partners’ on development needs and status
  • Assist Design + Operations team in overseeing all time-and-action calendars
  • Assist Design manager on projects as needed
Qualifications
  • Associate or Bachelor's Degree
  • MUST be must be fluent in English + Korean (speaking+writing+reading) - the factory is based in Seoul, Korea and this position will need to be able to communicate directly with the factory in Korean.
  • Self-starter with ability to function independently as well as in a team based environment
  • Team player with excellent written & communication skills and necessary follow through
  • Great attention to details and deadlines with exceptional organizational skills
  • Ability to think creatively with a proven ability to problem solving
  • Must be able to perform efficiently in a high pressure, fast paced environment
**This is a part-time position (freelancer) that can lead to full-time position.
***Interested candidates, please send a resume and brief cover letter via email to careers@oadnewyork.com