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Product Specialist
Company: Earthbound Brands
Location: Bentonville, AR
Employment Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 06/30/2020
Expire Date: 08/30/2020
Job Categories: Other
Job Description
Product Specialist
Overview of Position:
Assist Product Development Manager & partner with Design to coordinate & monitor the development, management, & execution of all activities involved in Earthbound LLC brands; specifically, PW at Walmart Stores.

Job Functions:
 Post Order Process: Primary responsibility for managing, communicating, & tracking all details from post commits to production.
 Manage Product Lifecycle Development: Item Tracking Logs, PLM, Database
 Attend Key Milestone Meetings: Prep & capturing details of meeting activities (starting with definition).
 Supplier Communication: Assist in supplier communication when necessary.
 Train and give guidance to new Earthbound associates.

Responsibilities:
 Post Order Process:
o Update/manage item tracking logs following commitments & send post commitment letters to suppliers.
o Maintain item tracking logs throughout the entire approval process.
o Communicate aesthetic approvals for items (ie: color, aesthetic, print strikeoffs, handlooms, graphics, trims, embellishments, material, & placement).
o Facilitate resolution of approval failures: component aesthetics, color, fabric or CTL LD & Shade Band failures in partnership with technical services
o Review packaging files for accuracy (ie: VSNís, dimensions, color name, general format).
 Manage Product Lifecycle Development:
o Assist Product Development Manager in initiation of PLM creation
o Assigning style numbers and detailing item tracking logs for seasonal SKUís in development.
 Attend Key Milestone Meetings:
o Assist Product Development Manager in the assembly of all meeting materials (pin boards, print collateral, etc.).
o Swatch seasonal color cards
o Physically assist in transport and set-up in all facets of Milestone Meetings/Walmart Presentations
o Attend events and take detailed notes as set forth by the Product Development Manager.
 Supplier Communication:
o Post commitment letters & approval follow up.
o Assist as secondary contact in daily communication to the Product Development Manager or in the absence of the Product Development Manager.
 Manage sample request.
o Meredith photography, marketing, & editorial requests.
o Walmart sample & marketing requests.
 Train and give guidance to new Earthbound associates.
 Assist Product Development Manager in review and analysis of sales performance for categories.

Qualifications & Requirements
Job Requirements:
 Bachelorís Degree or relevant work experience
 Strong communication skills
 Ability to multi-task
 Detail oriented, self-motivated and open minded
 PC Literate, Excel, Word, PowerPoint
 Valid driverís license

Physical Demands:
 Management of samples: this position involves constant moving, standing and lifting.
May occasionally involve reaching, stooping, kneeling, crouching, and climbing
ladders. May involve reaching above eye level.
 Involves close vision, color vision, depth perception, and focus adjustment
Contact Information
Company Name: Earthbound Brands
Website: https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/cap/v...
Company Description:
The brand behind the brand. Earthbound launched in 2000 with an entirely new perspective to brand building. Since pioneering the direct-to-retail model with Isaac Mizrahiís trailblazing launch at Target, weíve worked with some great clients to build some great brands for some great companies. Along the way, weíve even built some of our own.
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