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NYC Footwear Co. Seeks Product Development/Production Administrator - art / media / design - job employment

City: New york city
Date: 02 Aug 2017
Category: Art / Media / Design

Matt Bernson, a growing contemporary women's footwear and accessories brand based in NYC, is seeking a Product Development/Production Administrator who has experience in a team environment, is a self-starter, and is looking for lots of variety day-to-day.

Our new hire will play an integral part in our company's daily and long lead functions in the design and manufacturing process of elevated wardrobe essentials.

Duties and Responsibilities:
• Under direction of the Creative Director, manage the creative process for all footwear
• Manage product development calendar (ensuring all deadlines - line plans and samples - are on schedule)
• Create detailed product specification sheets with Creative Director
• Oversee development and sampling with multiple foreign factories
• Conduct fit tests with foot model and relay notes to factories for sample refinement
• Continually work on comfort engineering in footwear
• Supervise and manage pre-production confirmation samples
• Manage sample process: first prototypes, salesman samples, CFM samples, TOP samples
• Source and organize materials
• Study and research current and future trends
• Maintain expert knowledge of design trends, production techniques and technologies
• Under direction of the Operations team, manage the production schedule for on-time deliveries

Basic Qualifications:
• Bachelors degree
• Minimum 2 years footwear and PD experience
• Must have functional knowledge of Digital Design programs
• Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, ability to prioritize and meet deadlines are a must (strong excel skills a must)
• Must enjoy a fast-paced and high energy environment yet work well on your own
• Must have a high level of accountability
• Must have excellent people skills and high respect for others
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