Temp Product Development Associate

New York, New York Production Posted December 14, 2022
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Job Title
: Temp Product Development Associate

Company: Contemporary Fashion Brand

Start Date: ASAP

Duration: 3 months

Location: NYC (onsite)

$25/hr – $35/hr 
*Hourly rate is commensurate with experience and is an estimated range provided by JBC

FT Hours


Coordination of the product development process is performed by: Working to calendar deadlines to insure the line delivers on time for both market and production handoff. Fostering team cross functional relationships to insure the product meets aesthetic, quality, and functional requirements. Promoting the sourcing partner relationship to achieve divisional margin goals and key performance indicators.


  •  Manages the Product Development team to insure each counterpart is performing to their expectations
  •  Accountable for full realization of the collection from design handover to bulk production
  •  Compiles and reviews all BOMs for accuracy, completeness, quality, affordability, and compliance prior to issuance across RTW.
  •  Recommends design enhancements, construction and material options geared at elevating our brands and hitting financial requirements
  •  Resolves with counterparts any design that does not meet design, merchandising, production or financial needs
  •  Understands the technical function behind performance wear to communicate with suppliers on design aesthetic as well as work through costing alternatives 
  • Coordinates with cross functional teams to manage BOM turnover within calendar, development status, and final handoff to production and merchandising
  • Schedules, tracks, and reports on all requested prototypes, SMS, and pre-production samples to insure exact execution of final design 
  • Works closely with design and tech design on seasonal offering needs to provide options in fabrics, trim materials, techniques, that are on brand
  • With production, tech design, and design input, awards business by allocating specs to factories that are advantageous to the brand for aesthetic, price, delivery, and execution while avoiding overdependence on any resource


  • 3 – 5 years experience in product development
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Strong sense of teamwork and ability to multitask
  • Strong analytical and decision making skills
  • Excellent communication skills (oral and written)
  • Ability to interact with others and resolve conflict within various levels of the organization
  • Must be able to perform efficiently in a high pressure, fast paced environment

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