Coordinator, Product Development

Location
New York, New York, USA
Posted
24 Jan 2022
Closes
01 Mar 2022
Ref
97019
Primary Purpose
The Coordinator of Product Development supports the development process, encompassing sample management activities, achieving design aesthetic, quality standards, margin goals and timelines.

The successful individual will leverage their proficiency in Product Development to...
- Support product development activities including the following: review of prototypes and samples, milestone adherence, sending of development packages to overseas partners.
- Partner with Materials teams to procure sampling materials for all development milestones.
- Execute, maintain and update necessary data and tools in ecVision.
- Manage day-to-day communication and activities with the Asia PD team.
- Supports approval process and resolution of pending items to ensure smooth process from development to commercialization.
- Execute day-to-day activities based on priorities set by Manager and drives task completion and issue resolution.
- Demonstrate understanding of development process, implications when deadlines are missed, and alert manager of potential issues.

The accomplished individual will possess...
- Bachelor's degree preferrerd, or equivalent work experience in relevant field
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Microsoft 360, ECV or other PLM systems
- Strong organizational, written and verbal communication skills

An outstanding professional will have...
- 1 - 3 years of relevant experience in product development required
- Handbags and SLGs category experience strongly preferred
- Strong sense of teamwork and ability to multi-task
- Flexibility to adapt as the business requires and to perform efficiently and effectively in a fast-paced environment
- Attention to detail and strong problem-solving ability
- Experience working in a global company with overseas partners

Our 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. Visit Kate Spade at #LI-MS1 www.katespade.com .