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Sourcing and Product Development Assistant


Posted by Khangri Sourcing on 06/22/2022

Job Basics

Industry Sector: Action, Lifestyle, Outdoor, Snow

Job Categories: Admin/Clerical, Production - Apparel, Sourcing

Company Type: Accessories, Apparel/SoftGoods

State: WA

City: Bellevue

Country: United States

Required Experience: 1 - 3 years

Job Type: Full Time

Salary: $50,000 - $55,000

Required to Relocate:

Required to Travel: Yes

Employee May Telecommute: No

Job Seeker Must Live Within: 10 miles

Job Description & Requirements

Khangri Sourcing is a global apparel and accessories sourcing company located in Bellevue, WA. We are a one stop concierge partner for all our brand customers who look to us for our unparalleled expertise and experience in delivering success from concept to creation. We are looking to hire a Sourcing and Product Development Assistant to join our team of rock stars to work on-site in our Bellevue headquarters. This is an exciting opportunity for the right candidate to get involved in an Assistant level position and enjoy a career of increasing responsibility, personal growth, and compensation.


The Sourcing & Product Development?Assistant?supports the team throughout the fast-paced development process with a focus on data management, sample tracking, product development time management, and general organization. This position maintains general office and departmental tools and reports and coordinates with cross functional teams to ensure department and business objectives are met in a timely manner. 




-Responsible for supporting the Sourcing & Product Development teams throughout the development stage with focus on data management, sample tracking, and product development calendar adherence


-Update and maintain development WIP report across multiple seasons simultaneously as it relates to requests, submits and approvals of mocks, wash submits, trims and embroideries to ensure vendor and corporate calendar deliverables are met through all development stages


-This position will maintain tools, calendars, logs, and reports and coordinate with cross functional teams to ensure department and business objectives are met in a timely manner


-Create and maintain samples tracking chart to track and receive from initial sample stage through salesperson sample stage


-Support category manager in reviewing samples for product accuracy


-Support category manager by fielding non-technical vendor/supplier inquiries as co-liaison to design


-Support managers with various projects and duties as needed to support the overall business


-Attend cross functional and milestone meetings as needed, responsible for all meeting notes


-Responsible for coordinating communication between design, merchandising, and development throughout the product creation process, from initial design through to final prototypes and specifications


-Assist in the Development of Fabric, Trims, Color and Styles with multiple sources and facilitate approval during product development stage


-Assists in the preparation, coordination, proofing, and execution of sales tools and product presentations (e.g., catalogs, photo samples, sample preparation, PowerPoint creation, meeting set-up, etc.)


-Responsible for assembling and distributing various product documentation per calendar and assigned deadlines, including ETA lists, companion list, web spec sheet info, and product feedback recaps


-Assists Merchandising VP in daily merchandising administrative tasks that support overall merchandising processes including color file maintenance, sample organization


-Maintain the fabric swatch library, all tested materials, and samples


-Build, maintain, and monitor Product Development tracking charts including, but not limited to, fabric tracker, sample tracker, etc.


-Proactively seeks career development opportunities


-Key Partnerships: You will actively participate in numerous internal and external business partnerships, including those with Suppliers, Sourcing, Technical Design, Merchandising, Quality Assurance, Operations, Logistics, Supply Chain, Marketing, and Accounting


-As an international business, occasional evening and/or weekend work may be required during periods of high volume


-The assistant will be required to join the team at industry trade shows out of town twice each year.





-Some college/ AA Degree. Bachelor's Degree in Fashion or equivalent experience desired.


-Ability to work independently and collaboratively with management and cross functional teams


-Excellent written and oral communication skills to effectively and clearly articulate goals and objectives.


- Ability to appropriately tailor written and verbal communication to different audiences


-Strong attention to details


-Ability to work proactively and problem solve


-Strong time management and organizational skills


-Ability to multitask and work in high pace environment


-Good analytical skills, good judgment, and decision-making abilities


-Deadline driven, self-starter


-Proficiency in Microsoft applications, including Microsoft Word, Excel & PowerPoint




This position is a full-time position. Compensation is based on experience and qualifications. Our full benefit package is provided after 90 days of employment and includes medical and dental insurance coverage, seven paid holidays, nine days of paid personal time off. After one year of employment all employees are eligible to participate in the SIMPLE IRA company benefit plan with up to 3% company match funds for employee contributions.

About Khangri Sourcing

Khangri Sourcing is a global apparel and accessories sourcing company located in Bellevue, WA. We are a one stop concierge partner for all our brand customers who look to us for our unparalleled expertise and experience in delivering success from concept to creation.