Original Penguin, a division of Perry Ellis International, is seeking a Product Coordinator to act as a liaison between Design/Merchandising and overseas partners. The Product Coordinator will support and drive the development process encompassing sample management, design aesthetic, quality, and calendar adherence.
Owns product lifecycle from development through production by being the point person for styles in PLM, managing daily communication with overseas partners, and collaborating with cross-functional teams to ensure product accuracy and adherence to calendar
Reviews all styles packages for accuracy and completeness prior to release
Monitors, schedules, tracks, and reports on all handloom/knit down/strike-off/protos
Manages and maintains WIP reports for areas of focus to ensure all submittals and sales samples are progressing in a timely manner and communicates status to internal and external partners. Identifies and elevates potential delays to cross-functional partners.
Partners closely with Merchandising, Design, Sourcing, and Technical Design, to ensure all design changes are reflected accurately in style packages. Clearly communicates revisions to overseas partners & facilitates updates in PLM.
Maintains a development library per season with all submittals for area of responsibility
Sends out fabric/trim qualities and color standards to overseas partners for development
Submits sales sample Purchase Orders via PLM, approve sample costs, and organizes payment with AP department
Operates with working knowledge of the development process and how it relates to the Product Development Timeline and business partners (Design, Merchandising, Production, Sales)
Tracks and organize all proto and salesman samples and communicate risks accordingly
Identify process improvements/development procedures and drives efficiencies
Assists with special projects and deadlines as needed
Bachelor’s Degree in related field
1-2 years of work experience in product development/production environment
Basic understanding of apparel design, fabric qualities, and development process
Proficient in Microsoft Office, knowledge of PLM a plus
Excellent time management and organization skills
Ability to work independently and set deadlines
Ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced environment