Position Junior Product Manager
Location Westchester
Starts Late March or Early April 2018
Duration 40 Hours / Week, Ongoing (Hours are 9-6) Likely 3 Months
Status Freelance to Full-time
Rate DOE, $40K+
Our client, a retail company, needs to add multiple Junior Product Managers to their growing in-house Global Product Development team, freelance to full-time, onsite at their office in Westchester County (not easily commutable by public transportation).

They also have Product Manager openings in other departments across the company, temp to perm.

The Junior Product Manager must be a team played and organized in order to work on product management from concept to release, including development, sourcing / costing and communication / tracking.

Program Development

• Review inventory status to assist in determining potential drops
• Assist manager in researching competitive environment
• Research related trends online and in stores
• Input and track all key deadlines on New Line Development List

Sourcing and Costing

• Prepare sourcing sheets based on feedback from manager
• Review all margins, costs, sell price, and retails with manager until final
• Finalize the Line List
• Present line to Safety Team to ensure all items are coded properly

Communication and Tracking

• Input and maintain data in PLM database
• Communicate discontinued product and new line offering to all relevant departments (e.g. catalog, retail, sales, inventory, DC, safety, pre-press, art, overseas offices, vendors and HTS)
• Communicate product specifications to art department
• Track status of artwork mechanicals in Weekly Report
• Review mechanical to confirm specs meet quotation guidelines, have correct UPC, vendor and item number
• Route mechanicals to manager and to safety team for approval
• Track safety testing and alert manager of testing failures
• Track and procure product and packaging samples from vendors and/or HK office, route to necessary departments for proofing
• Confirm all proofing comments are logged and communicated to vendors
• Coordinate distribution of approved samples to catalogue, photography and showrooms
• Request mock up samples for planogram set up, showroom and catalog needs
• Assist in tracking production with vendors and inventory department
• Assist manager in handling QC issues

MAR. 2018

Submit resume (and samples if applicable) to: STM25@jobalert.creativecircle.com