Assistant, Product Development, Handbags & SLG's Outlet

Tory Burch
New York, New York, United States
18 Jun 2021
16 Jul 2021

As a Product Development Assistant, you are a critical cross- functional coordinator, pivotal in setting up and maintaining style info in PLM and tracking sampling activities and outputs.



  • Work cross-functionally with Design and Merchandising to keep track of the contents of the line at the style, materials, and color levels.
  • Once the design team has initiated the styles in PLM, perform maintenance by adding materials, colors, and sourcing office details into the BOM.
  • Ensure PLM is up-to-date at all times, according to development calendar.
  • Work with manager and cross-functional teams to troubleshoot and align on content.

  • Manage sample flow.
  • Order, monitor, track, and report on all requested prototypes, SMS, campaign samples.
  • Assist in reviewing all prototypes, SMS, and confirmation samples to ensure accuracy in execution to design and specs.
  • Share images of prototypes to cross functional partners.
  • Receive and track all proto/SMS and PPS samples from factories. Mange unpacking and organization of samples.

  • Review daily communication between NY PD team and factories.
  • Under manager's direction, review and oversee issuance of specs for accuracy and completeness prior to release.
  • Attend cross-functional product milestone meetings / reviews.
  • Assist with spec turnover to ensure timeliness in samples.

  • Follow calendar to ensure timely turnover of development specs, return of prototypes, swatches and components.
  • Monitor calendar daily to promote flow of development; resolve potential calendar variances with manager.

  • Organize samples and material swatches in the PD/Merch sample closet.
  • Order reference samples (SMS or Confirmation samples) from the sample archive team.
  • Works on other relevant projects as required by manager.
  • Maintain departmental tools and reports .

  • BA/BS degree
  • 1+ years in data management and or product development preferred
  • Exposure to PLM / PDM system a plus
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel

  • Positive attitude, passion, and integrity
  • Action oriented and strong work ethic
  • Willingness to learn and take on new challenges
  • Superior multi-tasking and organizational skills
  • Strong time management and organizational skills; ability to adhere to deadlines
  • Paying attention to detail while working in a fast-paced, fluid environment
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Collaboration and team-spirited approach

  • Adaptable - Change before you have to
    • Changes course easily - Knows when to be patient and when to push - Works well in the gray - Shows grace under pressure - Owns mistakes and learns from them - Balances multiple priorities
  • Entrepreneurial Spirit - Own it
    • Takes initiative, doesn't wait for direction - Builds for the future - Takes personal ownership and accountability - Is resourceful in getting things done
  • Collaborative - No "I" in Tory
    • Is self-aware and open-minded - Integrates the perspectives of others - Is direct but respectful - Communicates cross functionally - Knows when to get people involved and when to make a decision - Takes an inclusive approach
  • Client & Brand Focus - Put yourself in Tory's shoes
    • Passionate about the brand and the work - Creates a transformational client experience - Makes decisions in the best interest of the company and our customers - Focuses on internal and external customers
  • Live the Values - Being "Buddy"
    • Keeps the "Buddy Values" alive (Kindness, humility, warmth, honesty, loyalty, compassion, integrity, and passion) - It's not just what you do, but how you do it - Contributes to a positive and productive environment
  • Functional Expertise - Know Your Stuff
    • Has the skills necessary to perform the job - Keeps current on trends, skills, and practices - Puts learning into practice

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Tory Burch LLC is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and provides equal opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to an individual's age, race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy) or sexual orientation, gender expression, military status, marital status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, disability or membership in any other protected class under applicable law. Likewise, we will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring, Ordinance No. 184652. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records for employment.

Disability Accommodation

Tory Burch is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job or to perform your job. Examples of reasonable accommodation include making a change to the application process or work procedures, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment. If you require assistance or an accommodation with the hiring process, please contact .

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