DEMDACO Product Assistant in Leawood, Kansas

This job was posted by : For more information, please see: Briefly describe the position responsibilities: The Product Development Coordinator assists all brands and is the link between development and the rest of the organization. These elements include but are not limited to:Qualifications: The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required The ideal candidate should possess the following:Excellent organizational skillsAbility to manage several different ongoing tasks at one timeExcellent written and verbal communication skillsMathematic proficiency is requiredCollege degree not required, but preferredProficient at Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and Word. Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following: (additional duties may be assigned)Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The Product Coordinator tracks all elements involved with the product development process - from line creation, sample approvals, data entry, product marketing, and office management. These elements include but are not limited to:Assist in overall product development workflow.Manage and update Centric data and product development requirements: set up/delete items, set up new lines, fill out and upload cover sheets, add product details (measurements, care instructions, copyright, photos, etc.), enter quotes from outside buying agents, enter packaging collateral, etc.Manage the Go-To-Market calendar/timeline and handoffs.Facilitate Buy process by managing communication flow and setting up products.Assist in catalog proofing.Enter HTS codes for all new items.Testing - Select appropriate items for testing for each cycle, work with merchandisers from each development office, coordinate documents and follow up on results.Maintain showroom organization.Organize, send, and track product/packaging approval samples and photography samples.Unpack incoming packages. Send and track outgoing packages.Communicate with artists on add/drop lists, sample approvals, artist orders, bios, and photos.Periodically run reports, create PLOs, Marketplace Comparison Charts and power point presentations.Clerical duties: schedule GTM meetings, set up conference calls, prepare for guest visits and meetings, maintain general product planning room organization.Under Product Manager guidance, update centric QA tracker, request inspections @ DC, file vendor claims.Set-up New Manufacturer Registration.Complete other miscellaneous tasks as needed