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Sample Coordinator
Ref No.: 16-04013
Location: New York, New York
Position Type:Contract
Start Date / End Date: 11/14/2016 to 02/13/2017
Job Title: Sample Coordinator
Duration: 3 Months
Location: New York, NY


Responsible for managing all category samples through all milestones from ordering to pre-media:

1.) Sample Handoffs w/ PD & Digital Merchant Teams
• Partnership with the PD team on sample tracking/update status' based on SAM meetings
• Working with Product Development & Design teams to check in samples, note what's been received and what's outstanding, and catalog anything incorrect on the garments
• Manage through sample issues helping to create solutions to keep sample team informed of status
• Maintain sample closet intake
• Communicating any potential problems / situations to appropriate merchants

2.) Management of Samples
• Daily upkeep of the sample closet to organize samples by category and by season
• Tagging and prepping samples needed for photo shoots – including shot numbers
• Organizing samples and/or strikeoffs to shoot for swatches
• Pulling samples as needed to support re-touching milestones in-season; sample pulls required 2 – 3 times a week
• Weekly pull of samples to support Digital Execution Milestones for in season milestones
• Sample Support for Creative & Tactical Floor set Work sessions


3.) Manage sample hand-off & tracking through pre-press milestones
• Re-organizing all samples into the closet
• Collect & organize samples & forms for all shoot & strip requests
• Supporting packing and unpacking all samples pre and post photo shoot
• Support tagging and prepping samples for Media Kickoff ahead of stylist sample review and shoot packing
• Assist in managing sample hand-off meetings with pre-media post photo shoots

4.) Re-organization of entire 8th floor sample closet, including set up & organization of samples by floorset bank
• Support new sample documentation system roll out


QUALIFICATIONS:
Organized, accurate, and detail-oriented
Critical thinker, problem solver and results oriented
Self-motivated team player
Good verbal / written communication skills
Ability to exercise professional judgment and bubble up issues / solutions as needed