Job Description

Job Code : 1966 - Product Development Coordinator
Location : Toronto
Starting Date : TBA
Salary : 45K-60K
Description :

The Opportunity: Product Development Coordinator

Location: Toronto

Applicants must be legally entitled to work in Canada.

Salary: 45K - 60K

Tony Curtis & Associates has a stellar opportunity for a self-starter who thrives in a dynamic environment and loves the thrill that comes with taking on challenges. If you are a creative free-thinker passionate about bringing collaborative, value-based solutions to life, then reach out to us immediately.
When applying for this position, please forward your resume directly via email to: tonycurtis@idirect.com

About Our Client:

Our client designs, manufactures and produces high quality home furnishing and d├ęcor. With over 15 years in the industry, they have developed a comprehensive network of local and global sources built on alignment, collaboration and integrity. This foundation has positioned our client to be the trusted partner behind major retail, national and institutional brands. They are a fast-growing organization with a clear growth strategy to expand their market share.

Core Values:
Industrious: Diligent, hard-working, and committed to excellence
Intentional: Act with intention and purpose through empathy and foresight
Innovative: Creative, original thinkers who anticipate and adapt to today\'s ever-changing landscape

If you share these core values, this is the role for you.

About this role:

The Product Development Coordinator is an important part of the Product Development team. The PD Coordinator position is responsible for the development process through the management of samples, tracking milestones, updating communication logs and corresponding with vendors and internal stakeholders. The PD Coordinator position is key to maintaining a well-organized studio environment. This role requires strong communication skills and the ability to work cooperatively and effectively with others to resolve problems and to complete tasks that positively impact organizational effectiveness.

Key Responsibilities:

Request, track and receive product samples from factories
Daily correspondence with overseas suppliers, including sending specs to factories
Create and update specs in Adobe Illustrator based on established templates Update final presentations in Adobe Illustrator based on established templates
Maintain communication logs for vendor quotes, product details and design related comments throughout the development process
Collect and organize all samples throughout the development process in dockets, including new projects/programs and rejected/approved samples for production
Follow up on sample development and approval status
Review and quality check product samples and send to clients through suggested courier services
Communicate with Sales Coordinators on sample call outs to the client
Help in showroom styling and showroom organization
Organization and maintenance of pantry samples as well as archiving of older samples
Maintain product library for final approved samples and lab submissions

Qualifications:
Post-secondary education or equivalent experience
2-3 years working experience in a product development role, preferably in textiles
Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English
Experience working with PMS for textiles and home products
Knowledge and proficiency with MS Office applications
Knowledge and proficiency with Adobe Illustrator
Experience with Adobe Photoshop an asset
Highly organized
Extremely detailed
Works independently as well as part of a team
Has a positive attitude and a good team spirit
Enjoys diversity and a dynamic work environment
Ability to multitask
Flexibility with regards to job responsibilities
Design sensibility and able to follow trends

Tony Curtis & Associates thanks all applicants, however, only those legally permitted to work in Canada will be considered. Please forward your resume to: tonycurtis@idirect.com

Full-time Permanent
NO remote work at this time
Salary: $45,000.00-$60,000.00 annually

Skills :

Excellent oral & written communications skills
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe Photoshop is an asset
MS Office