Coach Inc Product Associate (Mainline & Outlet) in New York, New York
Since its launch in 1993 with a collection of six essential handbags, Kate Spade New York has always been colorful, bold, and optimistic. Today, it is a global lifestyle brand that designs extraordinary things for the everyday, delivering seasonal collections of handbags, ready-to-wear, jewelry, footwear, home decor, and more. Known for its rich heritage and unique brand DNA, Kate Spade New York offers a distinctive point of view and celebrates communities of women around the globe who live their perfectly imperfect lifestyles.Kate Spade New York is part of the Tapestry portfolio - a global house of brands committed to stretching what's possible.A member of the Tapestry family, we are part of a global house of brands that has unwavering optimism and is committed to being innovative and wholly inclusive. Visitpage to learn more about Tapestry's commitment to equity, inclusion, and diversity.Production Associate, RTW Mainline and Outlet Primary Purpose: The Associate will be responsible for assisting in the production cycle for Ready-To-Wear. Communicating daily with internal cross functional partners and external service providers to ensure major milestones are achieved within the timelines published. Responsible for the management of bill of materials, support in delivery processes and tracking of styles at each stage of production. The Associate will be the key point person for daily vendor communication and address issues pertinent to accurate execution of product. The successful individual will leverage their proficiency in Product Management to...- Cross-functional partner for Design, Merchandising, Materials and Technical Teams.- Executes product development activities based on strategies and priorities set by Sr. Manager of PD.- Monitor calendars to ensure timeliness of deliverables.- Follow through on collaboration milestones and approvals- Coordinate with Tech the sending of development packages, materials and trims to sample rooms and Service Providers.- Coordinate workload, communication, and direction directly to factories both overseas and domestic.- Work out of the box, multitask, and juggle ad hoc projects and processes for quick accurate turnaround.- Manage in house fabric and trim library and TOP/ PPS Closet- Attend weekly fittings and cross functional team meetings- Support creation and maintenance of Bill of Materials.- Review Weekly WIP submissions for production and delivery status- Supports the investigation and development of new SP's.- Prepares Pricing translations for international business partners/ Compile Product Knowledge- Assist with ECvision updates/ HTS Approval- Review invoices from Service Providers for paymentThe accomplished individual will possess...- 2+ year's experience in product development and production preferred- Experience working with both overseas and domestic factories strongly preferred- Ability to work in a collaborative team environment and communicate cross-functionally with all levels of the organization- Attention to detail- Strong, communication, negotiation, and influencing skills- Excellent oral and written communication skills- Advanced computer skills, tech pack and/or BOM building experience, PLM, Microsoft Access, Outlook, Excel- Basic garment construction knowledge preferred- Strong interpersonal skills for building working relationships within teams- Self-motivated with a strong sense of urgency- Ability to proactively trouble shoot and problem solve- Strong time management and organizational skills to establish priorities and meet specific timelines- Ability to work in a global, multi-cultural environment- Passion for fashion & RTW product cycleOur Competencies for All Employees- Courage: Doesn't hold back anything that needs to be said; provides current, direct, complete, and "actionable" positive and corrective feedback to others; lets people know where they stand; faces up to people problems on any person or situation (not including direct reports) quickly and directly; is not afraid to take negative action when necessary.- Creativity: Comes up with a lot of new and unique ideas; easily makes connections among previously unrelated notions; tends to be seen as original and value-added in brainstorming settings.- Customer Focus: Is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers; gets first-hand customer information and uses it for improvements in products and services; acts with customers in mind; establishes and maintains effective relationships with customers and gains their trust and respect.- Dealing with Ambiguity: Can effectively cope with change; can shift gears comfortably; can decide and act without having the total picture; isn't upset when things are up in the air; doesn't have to finish things before moving on; can comfortably handle risk and uncertainty.- Drive for Results: Can be counted on to exceed goals successfully; is constantly and consistently one of the top performers; very bottom-line oriented; steadfastly pushes self and others for results.- Interpersonal Savvy: Relates well to all kinds of people, up, down, and sideways, inside and outside the organization; builds appropriate rapport; builds constructive and effective relationships; uses diplomacy and tact; can diffuse even high-tension situations comfortably.- Learning on the Fly: Learns quickly when facing new problems; a relentless and versatile learner; open to change; analyzes both successes and failures for clues to improvement; experiments and will try anything to find solutions; enjoys the challenge of unfamiliar tasks; quickly grasps the essence and the underlying structure of anything.Our Competencies for All People Managers- Strategic Agility: Sees ahead clearly; can anticipate future consequences and trends accurately; has broad knowledge and perspective; is future oriented; can articulately paint credible pictures and visions of possibilities and likelihoods; can create competitive and breakthrough strategies and plans.- Developing Direct Reports and Others:Provides challenging and stretching tasks and assignments; holds frequent development discussions; is aware of each person's career goals; constructs compelling development plans and executes them; pushes people to accept developmental moves; will take on those who need help and further development; cooperates with the developmental system in the organization; is a people builder.- Building Effective Teams: Blends people into teams when needed; creates strong moraleand spirit in theirteam; shares wins and successes; fosters open dialogue; lets people finish and be responsible for their work; defines success in terms of the whole team; creates a feeling of belonging in the team.Kate Spade is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and we pride ourselves on hiring and developing the best people. All employment decisions (including recruitment, hiring, promotion, compensation, transfer, training, discipline and termination) are based on the applicant's or employee's qualifications as they relate to the requirements of the position under the consideration. These decisions are made without regard to age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic characteristics, race, color, creed, religion, ethnicity, national origin, alienage, citizenship, disability, marital status, military status, pregnancy, or any other legally-recognized protected basis prohibited by applicable law. #LI-HYBRID #LI-AD1Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Tapestry, Inc. will provide applicants and employees with reasonable accommodation for disabilities or religious beliefs. If you require reasonable accommodation to complete the application process, please contact Tapestry People Services at 1-855-566-9264 orVisit Kate Spade at .BASE PAY RANGE *$58,500.00 TO $70,000.00 Annually*Tapestry, Inc. is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and we pride ourselves on hiring and developing the best people. All employment decisions (including recruitment, hiring, promotion, compensation, transfer, training, discipline and termination) are based on the applicant’s or employee’s qualifications as they relate to the requirements of the position under consideration. These decisions are made without regard to age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic characteristics, race, color, creed, religion, ethnicity, national origin, alienage, citizenship, disability, marital status, military status, pregnancy, or any other legally-recognized protected basis prohibited by applicable law.