Product Licensing Coordinator-$25hr-White Plains, NY

Posted on 12-13-2018

The Product Manager works closely with the Senior Program Manager in the development of new product lines from the concept to market release.  In addition, hey are directly responsible for the day to day running of their categories.  The are the communication hub, and expert in the detail of their product lines.  This includes detailed knowledge sales, costing, vendors, and the competitive landscape.  The ideal candidate will be a team player, highly organized and detail oriented, able to multi-task, have strong communication skills, and be a pro-active, deadline driven individual.  Ability to work independently and efficiently is required. Will be executing sample approvals, proofing catalog, item set up, checking the professional league websites for any logo changes and acting accordingly.  They will be working in a collaborative environment so they should be team oriented.  

 

Program Development

  • Conduct research of competitive environment and present to managers
  • Research related trends online and in stores
  • Input and track all key deadlines on New Line Development List

Sourcing and Costing

  • Prepare sourcing sheets based on feedback from manager
  • Negotiate costing with vendors under direction of manager
  • Review all margins, costs, sell price, and retails with manager until final
  • Finalize the Line List
  • Present line to Safety Team to ensure all items are coded properly

Communication and Tracking

  • Input and maintain data in PLM database
  • Communicate discontinued product and new line offering to all relevant departments (e.g. catalog, retail, sales, inventory, DC, safety, pre-press, art, overseas offices, vendors and HTS)
  • Communicate product specifications to art department
  • Track status of artwork mechanicals in Weekly Report
  • Review mechanical to confirm specs meet quotation guidelines, have correct UPC, vendor and item number
  • Route mechanicals to manager and to safety team for approval
  • Track safety testing and alert manager to testing failures
  • Track and procure product and packaging samples from vendors and/or HK office, route to necessary departments for proofing
  • Confirm all proofing comments are logged and communicated to vendors
  • Co-ordinate distribution of approved samples to catalogue, photography and showrooms
  • Request mock up samples for planogram set up, showroom and catalog needs
  • Assist in tracking production with vendors and inventory department
  • Assist manage in handling QC issues

Requirements:

  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in product management or in field with related skill sets
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Excel
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Experience with a PLM system a plus!

 

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