Product Development Assistant (Sweaters)

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New York

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The Role

Veronica Beard is an elevated American ready-to-wear brand that strikes the balance between cool and classic. The brand provides a modern perspective on iconic wardrobe pieces and delivers a lifestyle offering that has expanded to include jeans and shoes. Thoughtfully designed with feminine silhouettes and refined tailoring, the collection is intuitively built for real life – empowering her from day to night, work to weekend, and everywhere in between.

The Product Development Assistant will support and assist in day-to-day operations of Product Development + Design teams for sweaters. The position reports to the Senior Manager, Knitwear.


Assist in the sourcing of yarns and trims each season, as well as pricing, organizing and archiving seasonal yarn cards / selections sent from mills / vendors

Update and maintain seasonal design boards, ensuring accurate sketches, color chips and yarn swatches are represented throughout season

Assist Senior Manager in the ordering of yarn and other raw materials, sending color standards as needed, as well as tracking status of all materials

Work with Senior Manager to create a line chart of all requested samples from factories each season, as well as tracking sample status

Create and maintain BOMs for all styles throughout development process

Responsible for coordinating and sending parcels to overseas factories, as well as checking in samples, stitch development and mock-ups when boxes are received

Create a swatch and sweater sample library, organizing and archiving garments each season for future design reference or distribution to sample sale

Photograph salesman samples for design library prior to selling appointments

Steam and prepare samples for fittings and selling appointments, affixing buttons and other trims, when necessary

Attend sweater fittings, when possible, taking detailed fit photos and organizing / categorizing pictures, as directed

Assist Senior Manager in setting up all styles at proto + SMS stages in seasonal costing document

Responsible for setting up all styles in PLM system, along with costing info, prior to Market each season


Product Development / Production major is preferable but not required – however, applicants should have a strong interest in learning the ins-and-outs of sweater development

Working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Excel)

Familiarity with product development and production processes

Exceptional organization and communication skills (both written and oral), as well as attention to detail

Effective time management skills with the ability to perform multiple tasks within tight deadlines

Self-starter with a positive, can-do attitude

How to Apply

Please email with ‘Product Development Assistant (Sweaters)” in the subject headline with resume, cover letter, salary requirements and any other pertinent materials.