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Product Development, Home, Tiffany & Co. VIE Program

Tiffany & Co.
New York, New York, United States
Closing date
19 Jan 2023

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Position Overview:

The Product Development, Home VIE will support the daily execution of new product development projects from inception to product launch. They will be responsible for supporting asset and sample management, day-to-day project management as well as development operations. Come work with us!

Location: This position is in-person at our Corporate Headquarters in New York, NY.

Key Accountabilities:

Project & Operations Management

• Input & maintain data integrity throughout various product development tools and systems, to establish and guide project plan.

• Manage Signoff Process - support team with end-to-end ownership of systematic sign off for SKUs with cross functional teams to meet launch date.

• Support communication of project milestones and deliverables to cross functional partners to ensure project timeline is upheld.

• Responsible for maintaining comprehensive project documentation to monitor and track key milestones progress throughout development.

• Communicate cost updates to Merchandising counterparts throughout development.

•Partner with team to ensure accurate inventory needs are outlined for projects; including material requests, bill of material set up and timely PO requests.

Project Sample Management

• Manages all incoming/outgoing samples and materials. Responsible for moving samples between suppliers and internal teams; coordinating with Inventory Control as needed and hand conveyance

•Coordinate sample alert emails to PD/Design/Merch team on incoming sample shipment

• Responsible for organizing materials library (all catalogs, blanks, swatches, color cards and supplier materials)

• Coordinate samples to support Marketing, PR, and Senior Leadership needs along with department admin.

• Prepare samples for weekly meeting presentations, conferences and other business needs

•Facilitate sample disposition upon completion of project (RTV, melt/destroy, sundry)

•Responsible for the tracking, processing, and timely payment of supplier invoices through Coupa

•Lead inventory review and department expense roll-ups as requested; ensure accuracy regularly

Operational Support

•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.

VIE Program Requirements:
  • Ages 18 - 28
  • French or European Union citizen
  • Be in good standing with regard to the national service obligations of your country(ies) (defence ID n°)
  • Available to devote yourself full time to your assignment

Required Qualifications:
  • Fluent in English
  • Expereince in project management or product development
  • Experience with home, fashion textiles, luxury or interior design is preferred
  • Very curious and eager to discover new territories, will think out of the box and a refined taste level and a true product sensibility.
  • 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.

The hiring rate for this position is 3902,35 € per month as determined by the VIE program.

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