Product Development Analyst High Jewelry Schlumberger

Recruiter
Tiffany & Co.
Location
New York, New York, United States
Posted
04 Jun 2022
Closes
17 Sep 2022
Ref
54169
Level
Manager
Hours
Full Time
The Sr. Analyst, Product Development will support the operational activities associated with all new product initiatives. He/She will communicate and interact effectively with cross-functional counterparts to assist in the facilitation of each development stage, managing new product samples, coordinating product systematic setup and signoff as well as supporting approval milestones.

Project management
  • Assist on managing development of new products, line extensions as well as business continuity projects.
  • Coordinate the sign-off process from initial setup (PAD) to PO creation.
  • Maintain PD masterplan with accurate project/product detail.
  • Assist Manager with dual-sourcing and track pricing throughout the various stages of development.
  • Assist Manager with product setup to support all internal meetings.
  • Establish project milestones and develop project plans with Manager to meet objectives.
  • Assist the Director and Manager in the coordination of cross-functional resources to facilitate project completion, including support as needed from Product Development, Category Management, Inventory Management, Strategic Sourcing, Jewelry Supply Planning and Demand Planning

Tracking and Reporting
  • Support the maintenance of accurate project tracking documents and systems (such as inbound/outbound sample tracking, timely close out of invoices, commercial invoices, inventory management with IC on year end and audits in addition to daily maintenance of the sample room)
  • Maintain current status report on all projects within the department
  • Maintain security of new samples, borrowed merchandise, and unmounted stones.
  • Coordinate management and security of all sample borrow needs for Marketing, PR and internal meetings.
  • Conduct general product / project research and review and maintain artwork files, artwork scanning, and product imaging for internal use.

Communication Management
  • Assist with updating project detail documents (such as CM Master) to support development responsibilities.
  • Provide organized and pertinent information at design meeting reviews.
  • Prepare monthly reports to be shared with Senior Management and cross functional teams.
  • Coordinate the agendas and recaps for department-led cross functional meetings.
  • Communicate with vendors regarding all aspects of new product development and manage the internal and external vendor communication.
  • Provide prompt project information in support of strategic initiatives to Global Merchandising, Operations, Legal, Marketing, Publicity, and Training as needed.

Required Qualifications:
  • Minimum 3 years of overall product development manufacturing business knowledge
  • College Graduate
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications (Excel and Power Point) with ability to learn new software
  • Flexibility to perform different tasks based on day-to-day business needs
  • Ability to prioritize and meet deadlines
  • Organized and detail oriented
  • Ability to manage and uphold departmental standard
  • Stron g verbal and written communication skills, organizational skills, and project management

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Basic Gemstone knowledge; Graduate Gemologist a plus
  • Overall industry knowledge of product category
  • Complete knowledge of Tiffany & Co. merchandise information systems a plus
  • Prior Merchandising experience preferably in a luxury branded product

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