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Job Description

Our client is a privately-owned company with 50 years of providing a unique and superior quality eyewear for the fashion-focused and value-conscious consumer. As they continue to grow in both the Canadian and American markets, their customer support’s team also grows. Presently, they are recruiting for a Product Development Associate to join their team.

Responsibilities
• Work closely with suppliers regarding samples and production
• Create and maintain spec sheets and product database
• Create, update and maintain all working documents, product release schedules and price books
• General email communication with overseas factories and internal departments
• Send new purchase orders to Purchasing Department
• Coordinate with the product photography team
• Maintain organization of photo files for all samples
• Photograph new production samples
• Collaborate with the Product Development Manager to send approvals and comments to factories regarding colors, sizing and construction.
• Seasonal trend research
• Assist in selection of frame shapes, acetates and color combinations for product lines
• Follow up on quality control reports

Requirements
• Ability to work within a team environment
• Strong organizational/time management skills and attention to detail
• Ability to meet and respect timelines in a fast-paced environment
• Strong proficiency in written English
• Proficient in Word, Excel, Powerpoint
• Working knowledge of Adobe Suite and Acrobat Pro is an asset
• Positive outlook and energy
• Preference will be given to candidates with optical industry and/or fashion industry experience