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Position Title:  Product Development Coordinator        

Department: Research & Development

Reports To:  Head of Product Development

Date Prepared:  January 20, 2017



General Overview / Purpose of Functional Position:


The Product Development Coordinator is responsible for coordinating information that aids in the process of developing new products and making changes to existing products; scanning/ numbering and filing sketches. Creating and updating Spec sheets for products, managing the tracking sheet so they are up to date, labeling molds, using CAD to create pieces from sketches, and working with factories and vendors. Responsible for keeping the design process moving at all times, from CAD to finished product.


Essential / Primary Responsibilities:


Assign Style #’s to all components within each design, Scan all new sketches


Maintain Master Model List, ongoing Projects list and Tracking List for new collections


Coordinate and start the spec sheets that document how each new design is produced; includes style #, product image(Rendering/Sketch), process flow, and production notes.


Document and update Spec sheets, tracking, and info into RPRO/MAS90


Buying in components into RPRO


Organizing and Tracking of Photos for new pieces, making Signature cards 


Shipping to factories


Ordering components from vendors


Track that new molds have been sent for all new designs, request molds from factories



Other Duties / Responsibilities:


Assisting Merchandising when needed / Cross train.


Assist with special R&D/Design projects, Along with some Marketing needs


Manage photography


Assist with making sure all new product is on the Web site



Supervisory Duties:


Not Applicable


Required Job Qualifications:

Knowledge, skills, specialized training required to perform job:

Exceptional attention to detail, accuracy, and organization. Strong writing skills a plus.

Strong work ethic, self-driven individual, and CAD drafting experience.

Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment.


Preferred Knowledge, skills and specialized training:

Graphic design, Photography, photography editing software and Web-based technologies a plus.


Education or Formal Training:

College degree a plus.

No formal training required.  On the job training will be provided.


Previous Experience Requirements:

Proficient use of Outlook, Word and Excel.


Materials / Equipment Used:

Computer software- including MS Outlook, Word, Excel, Access, Drop Box, Photoshop 7, Mas 90, Retail Pro, Web Design (Magento), Corel paint shop pro X8, Adobe InDesign, Matrix/Rhino CAD;

general office equipment (fax, copier, etc.)


Working Environment / Physical Activities:

This position does not require physical exertion. You do sit for long periods of time working on a computer



NOTE:  This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities or qualifications associated with the job.


John Atencio Goldsmith has been in the jewelry business for 40 yrs

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