Lizzie Fortunato Is Hiring An Assistant Design & Production Coordinator In New York, NY

Lizzie Fortunato is a NYC-based accessories line that produces high-end jewelry and leather goods and is distributed by more than 80 retailers worldwide.
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Lizzie Fortunato is a NYC-based accessories line that produces high-end jewelry and leather goods and is distributed at more than 70 retailers; the company was inducted into the CFDA in 2015. Lizzie Fortunato has been featured in Harper’s Bazaar, Elle, Vogue, and has been worn by Anne Hathaway, Jessica Alba, Julianne Moore, Rosie Huntington-Whitley, and Leandra Medine. Lizzie Fortunato also operates a direct lifestyle channel “Fortune Finds” that features one-of-a-kind home-wares alongside curated lifestyle and art pieces.

Lizzie Fortunato is hiring a NYC-based Design & Production Coordinator who will A) assist with the design team on new product spec’ing and development, B) be directly involved in managing the sampling process for new collections, C) work with the production manager to ensure that seasonal collections are produced in an effective and timely manner.

Primary Responsibilities:

Assist the design team on new product conception and development:

  • Assist the design team with identifying trends and seasonal silhouettes
  • Help the design team create an assortment that fills “holes” and demand so that seasonal collections are as well-received and profitable as possible
  • Assist with creating specs (in Adobe Photoshop) that effectively show scale, details, and construction information for both jewelry and leather goods
  • Hand off specs to both domestic and international vendors, and communicate with said vendors to ensure that designs are accurately sampled per the design team’s specs

Closely work with the design team to manage the sampling process:

  • Work closely with international vendors to ensure that new samples are received in time for seasonal collection photo shoots
  • Visit domestic vendors in midtown frequently during the sampling period (the 6 weeks leading up to fashion / market week) to ensure samples are made correctly and efficiently
  • Communicate with domestic vendors in midtown regarding production pricing and negotiate (and / or adjust designs) to achieve pricing that is feasible for the wholesale assortment
  • Source materials for new samples (online, internationally, and locally) so that new designs can be made to reflect the design team’s vision with materials that will be available in bulk production
  • Add all new samples and designs to the company database and record the costs, materials, and labor details associated with new designs (i.e.: assist with accurately pricing the collection)

Assist production manager with seasonal production of entire collection:

  • Assist with creation of strict seasonal production schedule to execute following objectives on-time and on-budget
  • Assist with placing purchase orders (for materials and vendor services) on company's database
  • Transport components and production projects between different members of the assembly line
  • Interact with midtown vendors (in person) and international vendors (over email) to ensure accurate and on-time project and product delivery
  • Check-in finished projects; track a range of projects, payments and vendors to ensure on time delivery of many different styles at one time
  • Develop and implement a strong understanding of quality control standards for Lizzie Fortunato product
  • Check-in finished product from vendors and subcontractors; try-on jewelry for fit, size and quality

Qualifications:

  • Passion for the Lizzie Fortunato brand and fashion businesses
  • Keen interest in design and awareness of the fashion landscape and contemporary ready-to-wear and accessories brands
  • Eager, self-starter with a positive attitude and an ability to creatively solve problem
  • Extreme attention to detail; Ability to multitask and prioritize through long to-do lists
  • Stellar communication skills & confidence to tackle any project
  • Ability to work efficiently and accurately in a fast-paced environment
  • Professional, organized and responsive (including after hours)
  • Microsoft office suite with a high level of comfort in excel
  • High level of comfort in Adobe Photoshop

Salary:

  • $40k annual starting salary, with meaningful growth potential based on performance
  • Health insurance available after 6 months
  • 401k available after 12 months
  • Generous vacation and other perks 

To Apply: Please send your resume to kathryn@lizziefortunato.com, subject line: Assistant Design & Production Coordinator.