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POST DATE 8/16/2016
END DATE 10/12/2016

Coach, Inc. New York, NY

New York, NY
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Coach was founded in 1941 as a family-run workshop, and today is a leading New York design house of modern luxury accessories and lifestyle collections. We attribute the prominence of the Coach brand to the unique combination of our original American attitude and design, our heritage of fine leather goods and custom fabrics, our superior product quality, and our commitment to the customer experience.

At Coach, we bring together strong, collaborative people in a culture of mutual respect, support, accountability, and passion for the brand and product. Our goal is to offer an inspirational and modern workplace that allows for exceptional talent to thrive.

Primary Purpose:

Support and drive the development process encompassing sample management, design aesthetic, quality, margin requirement, and time line.

The successful individual will leverage their proficiency in Product Development to
Execute day to day based on priorities set by PD Sr. Manager/ Manager and drives task completion and issue resolution.
Operate with working knowledge of the development process and how it relates to the Product Development Timeline and business partners (PD teams, Design, Merchandising, Materials, Production, and the NY Workshop).
Send development packages to overseas partners and sample facilities. Ensure accuracy of information.
Initiate and keep track of status of material and sample requests, approvals, and alert management of exceptions.
Support the review of prototypes to meet Product Development Timeline milestones with a focus on product execution, consistency of details, and target margin.
Understands and upholds Designs aesthetic intent. Executes, updates and maintains necessary tools in ecVision (Design Cards, Functionality Chart, Development Logs and Matrices).
Responsible for daily communication with overseas offices.
Work within and demonstrate proficiency in PLM and ecVision.
Build effective relationships with internal partners in Design, Merchandising, Materials and Production to help execute cross functional synergy and collaboration.
Demonstrate understanding of costing implications as they relate to the Product Development process.
Manage development costs, final costs and monthly PO costs in ecVision and SAP.
Review cost sheets and validate cost components/ factory charges against necessary tools (i.e. Matrices, Samples).
Update and maintain accurate costs in all internal costing tools based on product updates and costing milestones.
Communicate to SP/ CIL on cost corrections and updates.

The accomplished individual will possess
2 to 3 years experience in handbag or accessories 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

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-CA Visit Coach at