Product Development, Footwear Production Coordinator

Location: Downey, CA

Department: Product Development

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Mid Level


    The Footwear Production Coordinator will oversee various aspects of product development for the James Perse footwear lines. 


    • Required to help meet calendar in DC bulk shipment deadlines.
    • Attend line plan meetings to understand line plan expectations as communicated by merchandising & design.
    • Research and development of all pre-style development including; pre-costing, fabrics, protos, trims and prints.
    • Maintenance of costing in Full Circle.
    • Maintenance of pre-development WIP.
    • Manage T&A proto tracking, physical samples, and fabric information.
    • Coordination (including tracking) and review with Design; development protos.
    • Communicate with overseas vendors.
    • Order/Issue full package POs for bulk.
    • Help maintain raw material inventory in Full Circle.
    • Responsible for data Integrity of raw materials folders, fabric recaps reports and pre-costing recaps.
    • Review sketches/designs with design to help clarify important style aspects.
    • Maintain/Update tech packs throughout development process.
    • Attend fittings with fit model and record comments to ensure final fit, quality and construction standards.
    • Communicate appropriate fit and construction comments to factories as required to ensure integrity of design while monitoring quality.
    • Other general office duties as needed.



    • High School Diploma or equivalent required; Associates or Bachelors’ degree in Apparel Production, Merchandising, Business or closely related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience, desired.                                                  

    Special Skills:  

    • Must have strong computer skills (MS Office, Excel, Power Point)
    • Full Circle experience desired
    • Foreign language skills a plus

    Work Experience:

    • 5 to 7 years of product development experience required.
    • Must have experience in footwear.
    • Knowledge of footwear construction, global raw material procurement, and manufacturing a plus.


    Core competencies required for the Footwear Production Coordinator:

    • Communicate effective with internal and external parties
    • Work in/with cross-functional teams
    • Implement operational efficiencies
    • Pro-actively approach problem solving
    • High level of accuracy and detail oriented
    • Ability to Multi-Task
    • Dealing with Ambiguity
    • Comfort Around Higher Management
    • Excellent Verbal and Phone Skills
    • Drive for Results
    • Organizational Skills
    • Presentation Skills
    • Priority Setting/Time Management
    • Process Management
    • Resourceful
    • Detail oriented responsible for reporting
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