Freelance Product Development/Production Assistant

Los Angeles Trading Co.
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Posted 16 days ago
Part time

Freelance Product Development/Production Assistant

Los Angeles Trading Co.is looking for a Freelance Product Development and Production Assistant. Responsibilities include coordinating and facilitating the development of new apparel, from concept to production, via interaction and collaboration with the Creative Director/Founder, Graphic Designer, vendors, suppliers, and factories. The successful candidate is a proven self-starter with excellent communication skills, who thrives in a small, fast-paced, creative work environment. Familiarity with wash processes, garment dye, pigment dye, and costing are a must.

Key responsibilities:

Product Development

  • Partner with Creative Director/Founder and Graphic Designer to drive trends/concepts to executable samples
  • Create tech packs / specification charts for factories
  • Work on alternative solutions so garments meet cost requirements from initial through final costing; review options with Creative Director/Founder
  • Enter and maintain updates for each style in shared Dropbox
  • Be familiar with wash processes, garment dye, pigment dye, and costing

The ideal candidate will possess the following

  • Self-motivation with the ability to work independently with a high degree of accuracy
  • Exceptional interpersonal communication and organization skills
  • Outgoing and friendly personality for establishing professional relationships
  • Able to manage tasks and meet deadlines in a high-pressure environment, with the ability to prioritize
  • Excellent at taking directions
  • Qualifications

    • College degree required.
    • 2-3 years fashion experience required
    • MUST be organized, detail oriented and have strong communication
    • Experience in sourcing, development, production and costing in accordance with the seasonal calendar.
    • Comfortable with computers and basic software programs (Microsoft Word, Excel, etc.) Preferred Adobe Suite capabilities (AI, Photoshop, etc.)
    • Ability to multitask and meet deadlines; high sense of urgency
    • Creative, technically capable with a sensibility for merchandising/design
    • Knowledge of garment construction, fabrication, trim and print/color techniques

    If you are interested, please submit a cover letter and resume.

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