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Freelance Associate, Trim, Kids

New York, NY 10022

Posted: 11/08/2019 Job Category: Sourcing, Urgent Temp Job Number: 118995

Job Description

Job Title: Freelance Associate, Trim, Kids 

Locations: NY, NY

Start Date: ASAP

End Date: 2/7/20

Openings: 1

Overview: Partner with Manager and provide best in class Trim for region including R&D support along with handling any special projects as needed.  Drive effective communication on development; follow up with vendors, maintain accurate tracking charts, and assure Trim is compliant with Company standards with respect to approvals, policies and regulations.


  • Keep abreast of industry changes, market intelligence, fashion trends, new resources and opportunities.
  • Partner with Manager to develop new resources of trims that enhance product performance and minimize cost and lead-time.
  • Attend and manage Design hand-off meeting; ensure accurate design development information is communicated and executed throughout development stages.
  • Drive effective and efficient communication with internal partners and with external suppliers to ensure timely and accurate hand-offs.
  • Work with vendors to ensure best performance of capacities, costing and delivery.
  • Assist in negotiations with vendors for final pricing and ensure high quality partnership with vendors.
  • Alert management and Regional Partners on high-risk areas; which may impact production and future business.
  • Maintain tracking charts of Product Development, lead-time, price, OTB dates, submit due dates, etc.
  • Work with vendors to present solutions to both US team and management.
  • Ensure product quality meets the defined standards
  • Ensure trims are approved on time for production and communicate any delivery delays for management approvals.
  • Manage Trim Development Calendar across function groups.
  • Take initiative, lead and support projects.
  • Establish good relationships with major vendors and business associates around the globe.
  • Communicate clearly on objectives and to maintain process efficiencies and meet business goals and requirement.
  • Organize and maintain trim library.
  • Request, receive and validate trim detail sheets from suppliers; Create/update mill cards.
  • Attend meetings and take notes as needed.
  • Maintain all trim records including specification lead time and trim pricing.
  • Maintenance of library and handling of packaging and mails


Skills & Knowledge:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 2 + years of experience in Trim Development or Sourcing
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills
  • Effective time management and project management skills
  • Strong problem solving ability
  • Detailed oriented
  • Able to work independently
  • Proficient in PC, Excel, PowerPoint, Word, PLM

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