The Giving Keys
Date Posted: 4/18/2017

Product Development Coordinator

  • Company: The Giving Keys
  • Country:United States
  • State:California
  • Location: Los Angeles
  • Required Exp: 3 year(s)
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Salary Range: Not Available
Job Description

The Giving Keys is a Pay It Forward company changing lives with inspirational jewelry through their social impact business model. Headquartered in Los Angeles, The Giving Keys employs people transitioning out of homelessness to make and assemble their products. Every product is stamped with an inspirational word like DREAM, CREATE or INSPIRE, and the wearer is encouraged to embrace their word, then Pay It Forward by giving their product to a person who needs the message. Since their incorporation in 2012, The Giving Keys has provided job opportunities for more than 60 people with the support of their non-profit partners.

We are looking for a dynamic, organized, detail oriented, and efficient Product Development Coordinator to assist our Senior Director of Product Development throughout the entire development process for all product categories. You will help analyze the current market trends by researching, developing, planning and launching products. In this role, you will contribute to the future development of The Giving Keys brand. Previous product development experience is required.

You are…
Results and detail oriented; understanding customer expectations and desiring to add value to TGK’s products and pay it forward mission.
Proactive; anticipating issues, creating appropriate contingency plans and offering support and solutions cross functionally.
Knowledgeable; understands product construction, technical language, manufacturing methods and techniques.

In this role, you will…
• Be responsible for coordinating all product development processes from design spec through delivering Product Profile sheets to Merchandising and Production teams for bulk ordering; includes preparing artwork packages, coordinating creative aspects, seasonal presentation boards, studying vendor design specs, tracking submit samples, analyzing costing, coordinating testing, analyzing and cataloging results
• Cultivate and maintain strong relationships and consistent communication with vendors, marketing partners and PR collaborations; includes costing, invoice processes, lead times, and details required to bring products to market
• Maintain records and create systems for filing, expenses, invoices, receipts, key stamps, samples, materials, packaging and shipping.
• Shop the market for inspiration, mock-ups, reference samples, materials and vendors; order art and jewelry supplies
• Interface cross functionally with departments to resolve any issues, represent as main department contact at meetings, and communicate packaging requirements, product detail and material information for all products

Why work for TGK?
We have a big vision and we’re looking for an incredibly resourceful, intelligent and hardworking individual to help us achieve it. This role is for someone who’s excited about being part of something bigger than themselves and can bring unique creativity, passion and drive to the workplace by exemplifying the core values of TGK: DREAM, CREATE, and INSPIRE.

The Giving Keys is the best working environment, EVER.
Featuring an open, collaborative workspace, we make all of our jewelry on site while also hosting photoshoots and workshops. Step outside to experience some of the most popular coffee shops, restaurants, galleries and boutiques in town. Above all, we take pride in our people. We provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for open positions at The Giving Keys. We will consider employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of “Ban the Box.” Our close-knit culture lets employees feel at home with one another, inspiring an authentic, supportive atmosphere where we are constantly pushing the limits towards our ultimate goal to inspire the world by paying it forward.

Job Requirements

Knowledge and Experience
Mostly, we want to know that you can get this job done. This means, you have/are:
• 3+ years of product development experience required, preferably in jewelry and/or hardware
• Strong knowledge of product construction, technical language, manufacturing methods, techniques, and related equipment
• Highly proficient in MS Office suite and Adobe Illustrator/Photoshop
• Bachelor’s degree, or combination of education and related work experience

Work Requirements
• Able to work and thrive in a high-stress environment that has a moderate noise level.
• Able to work in an office environment and perform work at a desk for extended periods of time.
• Excellent problem-solving skills and proven ability to work both independently and in teams.
• Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects/tasks of varying complexities, meet deadlines and work well under pressure.
• Excellent organization skills.
• Able to communicate effectively with internal and external parties.
• Must work from DTLA HQ; not eligible to work remotely.

Perks

Medical, Dental, Vision, Fitness Reimbursement, Life Insurance, Parking Pass or Commuter Reimbursement, Product Discount, EAP, Healthiest You, and working Downtown LA in the Arts District!

Date Posted: 4/18/2017

Product Development Coordinator

  • Company: The Giving Keys
  • Country:United States
  • State:California
  • Location:Los Angeles
  • Required Exp:3 year(s)
  • Job Type:Full-Time
  • Salary Range: Not Available
Job Description

The Giving Keys is a Pay It Forward company changing lives with inspirational jewelry through their social impact business model. Headquartered in Los Angeles, The Giving Keys employs people transitioning out of homelessness to make and assemble their products. Every product is stamped with an inspirational word like DREAM, CREATE or INSPIRE, and the wearer is encouraged to embrace their word, then Pay It Forward by giving their product to a person who needs the message. Since their incorporation in 2012, The Giving Keys has provided job opportunities for more than 60 people with the support of their non-profit partners.

We are looking for a dynamic, organized, detail oriented, and efficient Product Development Coordinator to assist our Senior Director of Product Development throughout the entire development process for all product categories. You will help analyze the current market trends by researching, developing, planning and launching products. In this role, you will contribute to the future development of The Giving Keys brand. Previous product development experience is required.

You are…
Results and detail oriented; understanding customer expectations and desiring to add value to TGK’s products and pay it forward mission.
Proactive; anticipating issues, creating appropriate contingency plans and offering support and solutions cross functionally.
Knowledgeable; understands product construction, technical language, manufacturing methods and techniques.

In this role, you will…
• Be responsible for coordinating all product development processes from design spec through delivering Product Profile sheets to Merchandising and Production teams for bulk ordering; includes preparing artwork packages, coordinating creative aspects, seasonal presentation boards, studying vendor design specs, tracking submit samples, analyzing costing, coordinating testing, analyzing and cataloging results
• Cultivate and maintain strong relationships and consistent communication with vendors, marketing partners and PR collaborations; includes costing, invoice processes, lead times, and details required to bring products to market
• Maintain records and create systems for filing, expenses, invoices, receipts, key stamps, samples, materials, packaging and shipping.
• Shop the market for inspiration, mock-ups, reference samples, materials and vendors; order art and jewelry supplies
• Interface cross functionally with departments to resolve any issues, represent as main department contact at meetings, and communicate packaging requirements, product detail and material information for all products

Why work for TGK?
We have a big vision and we’re looking for an incredibly resourceful, intelligent and hardworking individual to help us achieve it. This role is for someone who’s excited about being part of something bigger than themselves and can bring unique creativity, passion and drive to the workplace by exemplifying the core values of TGK: DREAM, CREATE, and INSPIRE.

The Giving Keys is the best working environment, EVER.
Featuring an open, collaborative workspace, we make all of our jewelry on site while also hosting photoshoots and workshops. Step outside to experience some of the most popular coffee shops, restaurants, galleries and boutiques in town. Above all, we take pride in our people. We provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for open positions at The Giving Keys. We will consider employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of “Ban the Box.” Our close-knit culture lets employees feel at home with one another, inspiring an authentic, supportive atmosphere where we are constantly pushing the limits towards our ultimate goal to inspire the world by paying it forward.

Job Requirements

Knowledge and Experience
Mostly, we want to know that you can get this job done. This means, you have/are:
• 3+ years of product development experience required, preferably in jewelry and/or hardware
• Strong knowledge of product construction, technical language, manufacturing methods, techniques, and related equipment
• Highly proficient in MS Office suite and Adobe Illustrator/Photoshop
• Bachelor’s degree, or combination of education and related work experience

Work Requirements
• Able to work and thrive in a high-stress environment that has a moderate noise level.
• Able to work in an office environment and perform work at a desk for extended periods of time.
• Excellent problem-solving skills and proven ability to work both independently and in teams.
• Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects/tasks of varying complexities, meet deadlines and work well under pressure.
• Excellent organization skills.
• Able to communicate effectively with internal and external parties.
• Must work from DTLA HQ; not eligible to work remotely.

Perks

Medical, Dental, Vision, Fitness Reimbursement, Life Insurance, Parking Pass or Commuter Reimbursement, Product Discount, EAP, Healthiest You, and working Downtown LA in the Arts District!

Date Posted: 4/18/2017

Product Development Coordinator

  • Company: The Giving Keys
  • Country:United States
  • State:California
  • Location:Los Angeles
  • Required Exp:3 year(s)
  • Job Type:Full-Time
  • Salary Range: Not Available