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Coordinator, Product Development

Date: Sep 30, 2021

Location: New York, NY, US

Company: Tapestry

Coach is a leading design house of modern luxury accessories and lifestyle collections, with a long-standing reputation built on quality craftsmanship. Defined by a free-spirited, all-American attitude, the brand approaches design with a modern vision, reimagining luxury for today with an authenticity and innovation that is uniquely Coach. All over the world, the Coach name is synonymous with effortless New York style.

Coach is part of the Tapestry portfolio – a global house of brands powered by optimism, innovation, and inclusivity.

 

Primary Purpose: Supports the development process encompassing sample management activities: achieving design aesthetic, quality standards, margin goals, and timelines.

 

The successful individual will leverage their proficiency in Product Development to...

 

  • Acts as a knowledge sharing hub/conduit for information and supports Manager in communication of development with cross-functional partners (PD, Design, Merchandising, Materials, Production, Sample Room, and overseas’ teams).
  • Partners with Materials Management teams to procure sampling materials for all development milestones.
  • Creates and sends development packages to overseas partners and sample facilities.
  • Reviews prototype samples with a focus on product execution, consistency of details and an understanding of Design’s aesthetic intent for product approval.
  • Supports approvals and resolution of pending materials to meet matrix validation deadlines.
  • Supports the initiation and management of Production Revision Notices with Production team.
  • Reviews and validates cost sheets throughout the development process. 
  • Travel as needed.

 

The accomplished individual will possess...

 

  • 1 - 3 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) 

 

An outstanding professional will have...

 

  • 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

 

Our Competencies for All Employees

  • Courage: Doesn’t hold back anything that needs to be said; provides current, direct, complete, and “actionable” positive and corrective feedback to others; lets people know where they stand; faces up to people problems on any person or situation (not including direct reports) quickly and directly; is not afraid to take negative action when necessary.
  • Creativity: Comes up with a lot of new and unique ideas; easily makes connections among previously unrelated notions; tends to be seen as original and value-added in brainstorming settings.
  • Customer Focus: Is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers; gets first-hand customer information and uses it for improvements in products and services; acts with customers in mind; establishes and maintains effective relationships with customers and gains their trust and respect.
  • Dealing with Ambiguity: Can effectively cope with change; can shift gears comfortably; can decide and act without having the total picture; isn’t upset when things are up in the air; doesn’t have to finish things before moving on; can comfortably handle risk and uncertainty.
  • Drive for Results: Can be counted on to exceed goals successfully; is constantly and consistently one of the top performers; very bottom-line oriented; steadfastly pushes self and others for results.
  • Interpersonal Savvy: Relates well to all kinds of people, up, down, and sideways, inside and outside the organization; builds appropriate rapport; builds constructive and effective relationships; uses diplomacy and tact; can diffuse even high-tension situations comfortably.
  • Learning on the Fly: Learns quickly when facing new problems; a relentless and versatile learner; open to change; analyzes both successes and failures for clues to improvement; experiments and will try anything to find solutions; enjoys the challenge of unfamiliar tasks; quickly grasps the essence and the underlying structure of anything.

Our Competencies for All People Managers

  • Strategic Agility: Sees ahead clearly; can anticipate future consequences and trends accurately; has broad knowledge and perspective; is future oriented; can articulately paint credible pictures and visions of possibilities and likelihoods; can create competitive and breakthrough strategies and plans.
  • Developing Direct Reports and Others: Provides challenging and stretching tasks and assignments; holds frequent development discussions; is aware of each person's career goals; constructs compelling development plans and executes them; pushes people to accept developmental moves; will take on those who need help and further development; cooperates with the developmental system in the organization; is a people builder.
  • Building Effective Teams: Blends people into teams when needed; creates strong morale and spirit in their team; shares wins and successes; fosters open dialogue; lets people finish and be responsible for their work; defines success in terms of the whole team; creates a feeling of belonging in the team.

Coach is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and we pride ourselves on hiring and developing the best people. All employment decisions (including recruitment, hiring, promotion, compensation, transfer, training, discipline and termination) are based on the applicant’s or employee’s qualifications as they relate to the requirements of the position under consideration. These decisions are made without regard to age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic characteristics, race, color, creed, religion, ethnicity, national origin, alienage, citizenship, disability, marital status, military status, pregnancy, or any other legally-recognized protected basis prohibited by applicable law. LI-#AD1 Visit Coach at www.coach.com.


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