Analyst, Accessories/Leather Product Development, Home & Accessories

Recruiter
Tiffany & Co.
Location
United States, United States
Posted
21 Jul 2022
Closes
17 Sep 2022
Ref
54518
Level
Manager
Hours
Full Time
The Analyst will support the daily execution of new product development projects from inception to product launch. The Analyst will be responsible for asset management, supporting supplier communication, project management, and management of relationships with cross functional partners.

Prior experience in Leather product development is essential, experience in Textile development is a plus.

Key Accountabilities:

Project and Communication Management
  • Execute projects through all phases of development for multiple projects of varying scope.
  • Communicate key project milestones and deliverables to supplier base and cross functional partners to ensure project timeline.
  • Create and maintain comprehensive project documents to monitor and track key milestone progress throughout development.
  • Identify project risk and propose mitigation plans as needed to Manager and Director.
  • Provide up to date product and/or development information to key stake holders - this includes maintenance of PD project plans and cross functional alignment.
  • Partners with PD and Sourcing Managers to negotiate unit costs, reviews estimates, costs changes and final costs for development projects in order to achieve the best costs for projects.
  • Communicate cost updates to Merchandising counterparts throughout development.
  • Responsible for working with specialist in Italy to ensure accurate inventory needs are outlined for projects; including material requests, bill of material set up and timely PO requests

Project Sample and Materials Management
  • Manages all incoming/outgoing samples and materials. Responsible for prioritizing sample needs between suppliers and internal teams; coordinating with Inventory Control as needed and hand conveyance
  • Responsible for organizing materials library (all swatches, color cards and supplier materials) and keeping up to date.
  • Partner with department Coordinator on sample availability to support Marketing, PR, and Senior Leadership needs
  • Prepares samples for weekly meeting presentations, conferences, and other business needs
  • Manage sample reconciliation

Operational Support
  • Input & maintain data integrity throughout various product development tools and systems, to establish and guide project plan.
  • Manage Signoff Process - End to end ownership of systematic sign off for SKUs with cross functional teams to meet launch date.
  • Prepare samples for weekly meeting presentations, conferences, and other business needs
  • Assist with any business trip preparation (i.e. making copies of sample grids, supplier summary pages, etc.)
  • Manage payment processing and database entry for samples, CER, & expense. Follow up with Accounts payable counterparts for any open invoice resolution.


Required Qualifications:
  • The qualified candidate will have 2+ years product development experience with expertise in leather goods, home, fashion textiles, luxury, or interior design.
  • S/he will be very curious and eager to discover new territories, will think out of the box. S/he will have a refined taste level and a true product sensibility.
  • S/he will have an overall knowledge/experience of retail business practices, proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint) with adaptability to new software, ability to think strategically - then implement steps to achieve goals.
  • Must have excellent organizational, communication and written skills, ability to be flexible and adapt to changing priorities, strong interpersonal skills and diplomatic.
  • Must be willing to travel domestically and internationally to support business needs.

Preferred:
  • Experience with existing TCO systems (i.e., TPM and Coupa) as well as TCO processes (i.e., QA requirements for product sign-off).

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