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Associate Product Developer, Leatherology

Company: Leatherology
Location: Carrollton
Posted on: May 9, 2022

Job Description:

This is a hybrid position working at the office in Carrollton, TX two days a week.

Do you have an eye for fashion and a desire for innovation? Do you have experience managing the full product design and development life cycle?

We are looking for an Associate Product Developer responsible for bringing products from concept to confirmation and creating beautiful, high quality, innovative, and personalizable products for Leatherology.

Founded in 2008, Leatherology's mission is to celebrate the everyday. We passionately believe that great design and quality can be accessibly priced, and we work hard to create beautiful products using the finest materials. We also believe that the best gifts in life are timeless and personal. That is why you won't typically see our logo on the front of our products. Our goal is to let our customers personalize everything and make it one of a kind, whether for yourself or a loved one.

Leatherology has been featured in numerous national and international publications, including Vogue, The New York Times, Fast Company, Forbes, WWD, and The Dallas Morning News. Our handbags and accessories have been worn by celebrities, including Reese Witherspoon, Serena Williams, Mandy Moore, Mindy Kaling, Lily Collins, Rachel Zoe, Demi Moore, Jonathan Van Ness, and more.

Duties and Responsibilities
Support Creative Director and Merchandising Team
- Develop new products from concept through final confirmation and make running changes to existing styles as needed.
- Possess technical ability to create new spec sheets, detail products, and correct samples accurately with minimal prototyping.
- Manage sample development budget, ordering materials and ensure timely vendor payment and PO reconciliation.
- Manage and organize samples including ordering final photography samples and archiving final SMS and production samples for reference library.
Maintain production document and details including costing and necessary product information.
- Determine personalization options for each product, and develop dies, tools, and standards needed with our Operations team to ensure product can be successfully personalized.
- Research product opportunities, silhouettes, materials, and new ways to innovate and improve existing product, from a design and production efficiency standpoint.
- Maintain consistent trim, hardware, and logo standards.
- Maintain Product Launch Calendar
- Manage the entire product development lifecycle calendar.
- Stay on top of factory correspondence to make sure schedules and material ordering deadlines are met.
- Maintain shared product launch calendar and product attributes.
- Coordinate new product handoff with all relevant details to marketing, content, and customer service teams, as well as coordinating any samples needed for press and marketing.
- Source product, negotiate costing, and manage vendor relationships.
- Create and submit purchase orders and follow-up to ensure timely delivery.

- Bachelor's degree in design, merchandising, or related field.
- 3+ years of relevant experience in product development as a product developer, product development coordinator, production coordinator or designer.
- Strong technical understanding of small leather goods and handbag construction
- Outstanding eye for detail and obsessive about quality.
- Proficient in Microsoft office skills (Excel, Word, PowerPoint).

About DC International

DC International is a vertically integrated ecommerce company and home to two fast-growing direct-to-consumer brands: Coverstore and Leatherology. What does it mean to be a vertically integrated company? It means working alongside a diverse team of creators, marketers, analysts, developers, designers, and innovators. It means overseeing the complete, end-to-end product lifecycle. With our headquarters in Carrollton, Texas and a wholly owned manufacturing facility in Asia, DC International is uniquely positioned to create a great customer experience from start to finish.

Since 2005, our mission has been simple: to bring customers products that matter . We do this by marrying timeless design, innovative technology, and an unwavering commitment to quality. Over the last 15+ years, we have grown from a small family business into one of the industry's leaders in product excellence and superior service. Despite our success, we never forget our humble beginnings and the customer-first values upon which we were founded.

Keywords: Leatherology, Carrollton , Associate Product Developer, Leatherology, IT / Software / Systems , Carrollton, Texas

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