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Product Development Associate

Product Development Associate

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The Product Development Associate provides overall administrative and project coordination support to the Product Development Team.


  • Assist Product Manager to create, maintain and update the worksheets each season.
  • Assist Development Manager in creating and maintaining cutting tickets for all collections.
  • Work with product development team to create material color cards for factories.
  • Assist with factory send outs.
  • Photograph, tag, and log all inspirations items and all development samples.
  • Document and manage development samples and patterns that are sent out.
  • Create and maintain development market files.
  • Manage all development and final sample material transfers.
  • Work with PD Material Manager and Design to create and maintain new hardware by style documents each season.
  • Assist with the sample loan process for all PD final samples.
  • Assist with preparing samples and setup for showroom presentations.
  • Request and track necessary material swatches for production pass off and PD material spec cards.
  • Create production sheets and spec cards for each factory and production.
  • Create final material spec cards for PD library.
  • Log and track wear test samples.
  • Manage all invoicing.
  • Help design maintain style master each season with correct images, numbers and names.
  • Work with Product Manager to keep the sample closet organized and filled with only current merchandise.
  • Perform other related duties as necessary.


  • Previous product development experience, preferably in accessories. 
  • Experience working cross-functionally with design, development, production and manufacturing.
  • Strong communication, organizational and project management skills.
  • Flexible and adaptable to changing priorities.
  • Accurate and attentive to details.
  • Ability to prioritize and meet deadlines.
  • Proficient in Excel, Word, Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator


Note: Shinola is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status. If you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process because of a disability, it is available upon request. The company is pleased to provide such assistance, and no applicant will be penalized as a result of such a request.


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