Product Development Coordinator

Location: Downey, CA

Department: Product Development

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Mid Level


Productive Development Specialist will communicate with production, design and development to assist with new projects, manage timelines, collect samples, and review product designs while working with a sense of urgency in a fast paced environment. 


  • Issue PO's for sample yardage and trims as requested by design 
  • Plan and request duplicates/salesman from vendors and assemble the line to send out to showrooms for market and sales appointments 
  • Create master seasonal chart of all style in development. To be maintained by PD and Tech Design
  • Manage, request and pull samples for E-Commerce Photoshoot 
  • Maintain and create dye chart to make sure garment dyed samples arrive on time for fittings 
  • Organize lab dips and color standards/existing and new colors 
  • Create shipping labels and prepare development packages to send to vendors 
  • Check and approve common carrier invoices (FedEx, UPS, DHL, etc.)
  • Coordinate in house home furnishing/accessories requests and projects 
  • Consolidate and send photos for final approvals at the highest organizational levels
  • All other duties as assigned 


  • Set up and maintain Development tracking charts for men's and women's. Ensure that they are aligned with seasonal merchandising/planning projection files
  • Request and follow up on updated cost sheets from vendors as tech packs are sent and revised 
  • Input costs onto development tracking charts 
  • Follow up with design/ tech for BOM updates as styles and colors are confirmed and adopted 
  • Assist with full circle maintenance as needed 
  • Follow up on lab dip approvals with vendors and fabric mills 
  • Assist with setting up Fabric Buy Charts as styles are adopted and projections/ orders are passed
  • Maintain bulk fabric status log to make sure that bulk approvals are sent from the mill on time and fabrics are shipped to vendors as they are ready 
  • Gather bulk approvals as they are sent from the mill to review with the PD manager. Punch, weigh, check width, prepare with standard to review 


Work Experience: 

  • Product Development Specialist with minimum of 3 years experience 


  • Highly organized
  • Ability to multi-task 

JAMES PERSE was founded over 20 years ago in Los Angeles, California by its eponymous designer. James’ signature design philosophy and aesthetic – the pairing of elegance and sophistication with simplicity and comfort – is borne from his passion for minimalist architecture and (as a Los Angeles native) his intimate familiarity with west coast indoor / outdoor living and the casual clothing inspired by it. This approach has been applied to each step in developing the JAMES PERSE brand, which has become synonymous with Southern California life and style.

At the Company’s inception, James’ mission was to bring an elevated look and feel to unique baseball caps and basic tees. Two decades later, the Company has expanded to producing full lines of its famously soft and meticulously constructed modern classics for men and women, as well as home furnishings, accessories, and limited edition goods.  Our collections are sold in over 40 JAMES PERSE boutiques, as well as in fine department and specialty stores around the world.

Our employees are smart, creative, passionate, and service-driven individuals who meet the same superior standards we set for our products. We embrace talented people with diverse backgrounds and experiences, and support policies and practices that prohibit discrimination against any person because of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, gender identity, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

JAMES PERSE offers competitive benefits packages, including health, dental, and vision insurance, life insurance, short-term and long-term disability insurance, flexible spending accounts, an employee assistance program, paid vacation, paid sick time, a retirement savings plan with company match, and a generous employee discount.

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