Tory Burch

  • Product Development Assistant, Footwear

    Job Location US-NY-New York
  • About Us

    Tory Burch is an American lifestyle brand that embodies the personal style and sensibility of its Chairman, CEO and Designer, Tory Burch. The collection, known for color, print and eclectic details, includes ready-to-wear, shoes, handbags, accessories, home and beauty. Art, music, travel, interiors and the designer’s own stylish parents are inspirations for the collection.

    Our company launched in February 2004 with a single boutique on what was then a remote street in downtown Manhattan. Today, we are a global brand with a presence in more than 50 countries, but in many ways we are only just beginning. There is so much we want to do!

    Brand integrity, global inspiration and beautiful products are integral to who we are as a company and what we have accomplished to date. Our incredible team is an equally important part of the equation. We believe that each of our employees play a vital role in our continuing efforts to grow and evolve.


    As a Tory Burch Product Development Assistant for sneakers and casual shoes, you are a critical cross- functional coordinator, pivotal in setting up and maintaining style info in PDM and tracking sampling activities and outputs.



    • Work cross-functionally with Design and Merchandising to keep track of the contents of the line at the style, materials, and color levels
    • Once the design team has initiated the styles in PDM, perform maintenance by adding materials, colors, and sourcing office details
    • Ensure PDM is up-to-date at all times, according to development calendar
    • Work with manager and cross-functional teams to troubleshoot and align on content


    • Partner with S. China office and sourcing agent to monitor the timeliness of PR and AD samples; communicate to business units and PR team when there are delays; problem-solve delays
    • Check, log, and distribute to sample team all PR and AD samples from sourcing agent
    • Code and submit sample invoices to Accounts Payable
    • Manage sample flow and storage; , unpack, check, and distribute incoming samples


    • Under manager’s direction, review and oversee issuance of specs (BOMs/tech packs) for accuracy and completeness prior to release.
    • Coordinate with S. China sourcing office and sourcing agent to manage spec turnover within calendar to ensure timeliness in prototypes, SMS, and confirmation samples.
    • Execute the pass off of clean specs to manufacturing partners on behalf of design; communicates daily with overseas offices and direct suppliers on questions and changes to specs, standards; assists in interpreting design needs.
    • Monitor, track, and report on all requested prototypes and SMS
    • Review all prototypes, SMS, and Confirmation Samples to ensure accuracy in execution to design and specs
    • Assist manager in the pre-production process by turning SMS specs to Production specs


    • Follow calendar to insure timely turnover of development specs, return of prototypes, and swatches and components
    • Monitor calendar daily to promote flow of development; apprises and resolves calendar variances with manager


    • Organize samples and material swatches in the PD sample closet
    • Order reference samples (SMS or Confirmation samples) from the sample archive team
    • Works on other relevant projects as required by manager


    • BA/BS degree
    • Minimum 1-2 years in data management and product development
    • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills
    • Strong time management skills; ability to adhere to deadlines
    • Able to work in a fluid, fast-paced, multi-channel environment


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