Dôen is seeking a highly organized and motivated sample coordinator to join our team on a full-time basis in North Hollywood. The ideal candidate will support Director of Product Development in daily functions by participating in all phases of design development.
Support Director of Product Development track the development of all styles during all stages of development which includes fabric, trims, embroidery/print trials and samples
Organize incoming and outgoing samples during development
Collect approved samples for photoshoots
Maintaining a clean and organized showroom and sample closet used by the studio team
Managing the movement and tracking of showroom and sample closet samples after they return from PR
Proactively manage receipt, checkout, and disposal of samples against guidelines to ensure timely and efficient sample availability.
Update appropriate departments when samples are received, checked-in and shipped
Maintain knowledge of location and status of samples at any given time throughout the development process
Responsible for the physical organization of the samples
Communicate cross departmentally, meet deadlines and identify discrepancies during the check-in process of samples
Being mindful of the design/development calendar and helping design stay on calendar/strategize lead times when launching new designs
Must have the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment
Recommend process improvements and identify problems and potential system enhancements to leadership to increase sample processing effectiveness
2-4 years of experience in apparel industry
Degree in Apparel or Fashion
Intermediate Microsoft Office Suite skills (Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
Product knowledge and passion, garment testing and standards knowledge
Relevant contemporary experience with an appreciation of fabric, trims,
Strong communication skills and the ability to communicate confidently at all levels
Ability to work independently as well as part of a team
Strong organization and prioritization skills
Must have proven ability to prioritize and meet deadlines, provide a high level of attention to detail, and handle multiple deadlines simultaneously.
Attention to detail & deadline oriented
Excellent problem-solving skills
Exceptional follow up skills and ability to analyze workload and plan accordingly
Ability to maintain good vendor/ supplier relationships
Ability to work in a fast paced, high performance environment while maintaining a consistent level of accuracy and accountability.
Great Attitude and Willingness to learn
Please respond with resume & cover letter.
We are an at will, equal opportunity employer.
Pre-employment background check required.
Please send resume to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Dôen Sample Coordinator”
Core Hiring Values & Company Culture:
Grow with us. As we expand as a business, we’re looking for people willing to keep learning and growing with us as a part of our team, with ambition and their own personal goals for their position. You’ll do your part to work toward the company’s goals and your own, with a focus on the end goal and an awareness of the big picture.
Understand our brand. When filling any position, we seek those who have an understanding of our brand point of view and customer. A shared aesthetic understanding is especially important for any position that interfaces with our design and community.
Work independently, treat people respectfully. We encourage people to be self-sufficient, independent thinkers and problem solvers. We look for team members who treat each other with respect and understanding, while maintaining personal values of honesty, integrity, kindness, and self-improvement.
Treat management as mentorship. Our managers have a responsibility to provide ongoing feedback, challenging work, and growth opportunities to team members who consistently perform and demonstrate total ownership of their role.