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Product Development Coordinator

At Kotn, we’re reimagining the way our everyday items are made and purchased, beginning with your wardrobe, setting a new standard for social impact and traceability. Founded in February 2015, Kotn has been featured in over 80 publications such as New York Times, GQ, Vogue, Elle, and The Wall St. Journal. Kotn was founded in Toronto by three best friends, who were fed up with compromising on quality, design, sustainability, brand experience, and price.

Kotn is looking for a Product Development Coordinator who coordinates the development of new and existing styles with emphasis on design intent, quality, construction, fit and cost from initial hand off through product release to Production/Vendors in line with the overall company product strategy, sustainability standards, and market needs. As an essential part of the Supply Chain Team, you will play a pivotal role in translating seasonal designs into final products. You will work closely with our external vendors around seasonal development timelines and coordinate with various teams to make sure all launches are happening on time and as expected. This is an exciting opportunity; integral to the growth and success of the Kotn Operation.

What you’ll be working on:

Product Development & Sourcing (40%)

  • Working with Product Development Manager to ensure seasonal product development calendars are aligned with product groupings and launch dates.
  • Assist with reviewing all specs (BOMs/tech packs) for accuracy, completeness, quality, affordability, and compliance prior to issuance.
  • Assist with relevant reporting for product development and supplier metrics
  • Sourcing and presenting unique artisanal items (based in Egypt) to relevant teams to add to our seasonal collections

Communication, Coordination & Project Management (40%)

  • Follow up with external vendors for preparation of sample submissions for fit, fabric, trim, lab dips, artwork, photoshoot sample and bulk submissions.
  • Tracking & communicating product costing with relevant teams.
  • Track submissions and ensure they are shipped to relevant teams in a timely manner.
  • Clearly communicate issues and delays to production, design, and merchandising teams.
  • Submit sample invoices and sample shipping invoices to Accounts Payable

Process Improvement (20%)

  • Contribute to process improvement by sharing feedback and ideas with Product Development Manager
  • Assist in creating SOPs for relevant product development processes

What you’ll bring:

Willingness to develop an eye for Product Quality

You have excellent technical knowledge of fit and garment construction.

Passion for Problem Solving

Creative ability and passion to quickly problem solve. You are a self-starter and a critical thinker.

Adaptability and Dependability

Extremely organized and effective in time management and multitasking skills.
Ability to work in a professional, fast-paced environment and be willing to deal with shifting priorities. Strong communication skills and the ability to work as a team. An enthusiastic, can-do approach - “No task too small” attitude, and willingness to wear multiple hats in a small team environment are valued.

Ethical Practice

Foster a culture of accountability and establish a sense of integrity that encourages compliance and demonstrates Kotn’s core values throughout the organization.

Business Acumen

Yields smart business results through negotiation, problem solving, and analytical skills to maximize personal and team productivity through effectively prioritizing.

Additional Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Fashion Design, Production, Supply Chain or similar.
  • 1+ years of experience in technical design, or product development roles
  • Proficient in Excel, Google Documents and File Management.
  • High attention to detail and time management skills
  • Passionate about the future of fashion and manufacturing and have an understanding of the ethical fashion landscape.
  • Ability to travel domestically to production facilities (as permissible)
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