Senior Product Approval Associate

New York, New York

Overview:

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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