This position will allow candidates to learn key aspects of fine jewelry production and design. This position requires attention to detail, the ability to self-motivate, organizational skills and the ability to be a team player. The production and design assistant will interact with the production manager and CEO on a daily basis.
Design & Production Assistant Responsibilities:
Employee shall provide services which shall include, but may not be limited to: 1. Assist and support new product engineering by assisting in the creation and maintenance of product specifications, bills of materials, new product pricing, purchase orders, etc. 2. Assist with the production of all store and stock orders – allocate materials, follow up with manufacturers and vendors, visit local manufacturers, etc. to ensure timely delivery and quality. 3. Manage systematic creation of new styles. 4. Support the creation and special order process for accuracy andefficiency. 5. Oversee maintenance of various log books, charts and reference resources, including data filing and entry, line sheets, cost pricing sheets, style logs and external communications. 6. Assist with the pre-production process to ensure turnover is done within timeline. 7. Oversee purchasing of materials to fill purchase orders. 8. Work closely with the Creative Director and Production Manager on product development. 9. Work closely with the COO and CEO on special projects including, but not limited to, fashion week collaborations. 10.Support the MP team with quarterly inventory on the finished,unfinished, and raw material count. 11.Perform daily departmental tasks, such as checking in merchandise from manufacturers and handing over merchandise to Sales to ensure timely and accurate delivery of products. 12.Perform weekly maintenance of the production department by keeping track of raw materials levels to ensure that raw materials are kept up to date. 13.Assist in the creation of new designs through sketching, Photoshop, and/or Illustrator, etc. This includes, and may not be limited to, collection development, special projects, new collections, private client requests, web projects, stock fill in, etc. 14.Coordinate and support all product photo shoots internally and externally. Maintain company image library in all required formats and sizes in a timely manner.
Follow the proper processes for loaning jewelry to photographers and maintaining the photography needs document. Approve photos with the Creative Director and photographer and re-format in a timely manner. Perform internal photo shoots as requested from the production department and release images in a timely manner.
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