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Product Development & Design Coordinator

Company: Tapestry, Inc.
Location: New York City
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Stuart Weitzman is a leading luxury accessories brand that is synonymous with strength in femininity. Defined by an energetic, modern and bold attitude, SW is known for its unique approach to melding fashion, function and fit in every silhouette. The brand's focus on creating timeless, effortless shoes and handbags that are engineered to empower women with both confidence and comfort has resonated around the world, as SW is now available in all corners of the globe through an array of websites, boutiques and retail partners.

Stuart Weitzman is part of the Tapestry portfolio - a global house of brands powered by optimism, innovation and inclusivity.

Job Title: Product Development & Design Coordinator

Summary: Reporting to the Director, Product Development Footwear, the Product Development & Design Coordinator will be responsible for facilitating the development process encompassing sample execution, achieving design aesthetic, quality, margin, and timeline goals.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Participate in proto sample review sessions making notes and communicating corrections changes and new sample requirements to the necessary teams.
  • Track and manage all PR sample requests.
  • Collaborate with the design team & global partners to organize sample requests.
  • Work with global teams to communicate seasonal design and/or development changes.
  • Track and manage all stages of development, market, commercialization samples.
  • Partner with leather and hardware management teams to maintain component library.
  • Help to enter details for Materials and Hardware into ECVision
  • Work closely with Director to organize development sample review meetings and maintain seasonal timeline calendar.
  • Create and Manage all Master list every season from conception thru production to make sure designs are executed and produced correctly.
  • Create and manage production specs from Master list using CM numbers
  • Enter and approve Cost prices in ECVision
  • Process invoices through buying hub
  • Track, Ship and Manage all packages inbound and outbound. Make sure they unpacked and distributed accordingly.
  • Maintain confirmation sample tracking and ensure confirmation samples are received and approved before production.
  • Maintain wear test sample log. Follow up wear test distribution and comments.
  • Partner with merchandising team and make sure all information for collection being shared is accurate and up to date with design intent and execution.
  • Partner with the sales team to collect information from the factories to complete compliance information for wholesale accounts.
  • Partner with Ecommerce team and share all accurate product information and specs for the website.

Skills and Abilities Required:

  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to multitask and strong sense of teamwork
  • Knowledge of Photoshop, Illustrator, PLM, Excel
  • Knowledge of footwear constructions is a plus
  • Spanish language skills is a plus

Education and Experience:

  • 2-3 years' experience in accessories product development

Our Competencies for All Employees

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Perseverance: Pursues everything with energy, drive, and a need to finish; seldom gives up before finishing, especially in the face of resistance or setbacks.
  • 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.

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.
  • Building Effective Teams: Blends people into teams when needed; creates strong morale and spirit in their team; 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.
  • Managerial 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.

Stuart Weitzman 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 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. #LI - YA1 Visit Stuart Weitzman at

Req ID: 89862

Keywords: Tapestry, Inc., New York , Product Development & Design Coordinator, Other , New York City, New York

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