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compensation: Please include desired annual salary with resume submittal
employment type: full-time


At Cousin Corp., our team is energetic, dedicated and passionate. The newest addition to this great team will be a Product Developer/Designer to help us develop unique, on trend products for our DIY division. The ideal candidate has a great attitude, is extremely creative, and has a passion for fashion!

Duties and Responsibilities

• Management of the development process to create products from initial concept through production of assigned product categories
• Adhere to development calendar dates to ensure timely completion of programs
• Partner with Sourcing and designers to maintain the breakdowns of items for each new program
• Update and send all records and information to our manufacturing vendors
• Assist manager to develop strategic ideas, systems and guidelines with Development Team to implement department procedures, and as a daily user of informational systems, i.e. tracking spreadsheets, how to measure manuals, construction standards, etc.
• Maintains all records, and samples associated with the product category and related programs
• Interacts with Designers, Graphic Arts, Merchandising, Quality Control, and sales to distribute product technical details and assure the accuracy, and integrity of all product

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

• Extensive knowledge of craft and DIY supplies and materials
• Successful project management skills and knowledge of the product cycle and product development timelines
• Experience creating and updating Tech Packs
• Proficient with Illustrator to create customized designs from sketch
• Strong analytical, problem solver and interactive negotiation skills
• Prior working knowledge of specifications management and product costing
• Working with samples to organize and update quantities on hand
• Communication with overseas vendors is a plus
• Proven track record in assisting in the development of procedures, implementing processes and meeting deadlines
• Must be able to multi-task since there are numerous projects running simultaneously
• Ability to comprehend directions quickly, and maintain an organized work space
• Assist with packing, storing items, locating items
• Must be able to lift 40 pounds on occasion and be able to twist, turn, bend, stoop, lift hands over your head and have very good corrected eyesight and hand/eye dexterity

Minimum Requirements

• 2-3 years of Related Product Development experience
• Bachelor's Degree preferred but not necessary or equivalent combination of education and experience
• Experience in product development in a medium or large size company, preferably in the craft or fashion category
• Must be proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word and Power Point

Salary and Benefits

• Competitive salary and bonus
• Health, Dental, Vision, Life, Disability, 401K, paid vacation and holidays

How to Apply

Please reply with a resume and cover letter, tell us about yourself and how your prior work experience would benefit us in this position. If you have a portfolio link please include that along with your wage history for your last two positions.

We are an equal opportunity employer, drug free and conduct educational/background verification.
We do not accept unsolicited resumes for other positions which are not vacant.
  • Principals only. Recruiters, please don't contact this job poster.
  • do NOT contact us with unsolicited services or offers

post id: 6493779545


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