Senior Product Approval Associate

New York, New York


The Senior Product Approval Associate will monitor and approve bulk fabric, art execution and trims according to Haddad Brands and licensors’ standards to drive product execution and on-time deliveries while providing support to the Product Approval Manager throughout the approval process for a category/brand.

Key Accountabilities:

·         Interpret brand standards to provide clear direction on all approvals including fabric qualities, wash, lab dips, artwork, accessories, trims and pre-production samples in a timely manner

·         Resolve pre-production and production issues by partnering with overseas vendors and offices to ensure timely delivery of all submissions and approvals

·         Review all fabric standards and distribute overseas submissions daily in partnership with Design

·         Send out fabric qualities, wash and color standards for production

·         Maintain and update the tracking system to manage approvals and deliveries by category/brand

·         Organize and maintain seasonal boards, directive assortments and design catalogs by brand

·         Monitor Time & Actions calendars and PSR reports to ensure approval deadlines are met

·         Partner with the Production and Sourcing teams to review placements by program and vendor

·         Organize, approve and send back QRS samples overseas and licensors

·         Hang and maintain pre-production sample rack 

·         Special projects as assigned

Required Skills/Abilities/Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Product Management, Fashion Merchandising or related field
  • 2+ years of experience as a Product Approval Coordinator or Product Approval Associate
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills with attention to detail
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize in a fast paced environment
  • Knowledge of fabric construction, finishes and trims
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office



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