The GIII Apparel Group

  • Product Development Assistant, DKNY Sport

    US-NY-New York
  • Overview

    GIII Apparel Group is a leading manufacturer and distributor of apparel and accessories under licensed brands, owned brands and private label brands with an entrepreneurial culture that flows throughout the comprehensive portfolio of over 30 licensed and proprietary brands, including Andrew Marc, Calvin Klein, Donna Karan, Kenneth Cole, Cole Haan, Guess?, Tommy Hilfiger, Karl Lagerfeld, Levi's, Dockers, Jessica Simpson, Vince Camuto, Ellen Tracy, Kensie, Ivanka Trump, and G.H. Bass, among others.


    GIII also has licenses with the four major professional sports leagues, as well as over 100 U.S. colleges and universities. In addition, G-III currently designs, manufactures and markets an extensive range of apparel, including outerwear, dresses, sportswear, beachwear, women's suits and women's performance wear, as well as luggage and women's handbags, small leather goods and various accessories.


    GIII Apparel Group is currently seeking an Product Development Assistant to join it's DKNY Sport team based in New York City!


    • Update shape, style, trend,  and color on  development merchandising line plan to build assortment direction 
    • Assist in in the initiation, merchandising, and management of SRS by  sending request and managing follow up by factory
    • Create, update, and analyze Sampling WIP. Once updated, elevate and present all outstanding issues to PD manager to maintain seasonal calendar deadlines and develop quality product that meets design and business objectives
    • Analyze selected color assortment to assure there is differentiation from previous deliveries color assortment
    • Create and maintain development color card by working with Material Development team and Design to understand material development and key components necessary to build product
    • Communicate product details to Costing team to support accurate costing line sheet and Merchandising  assortment plan
    • Work in tandem with design to understand, execute, and communicate trend, product specifications, and details
    • Collaborate with PD manager, Design, and Sales on execution of product as defined by Line Plan/ Design Briefs
    • Assist Product Development Manager in merchandising and ordering showroom samples for market and capsule presentations
    • Daily communications with overseas manufacturers, overseas PD team, and internal cross-functional partners
    • Attend required meetings and provide updates/ advice to all partners’ on development needs and status
    • Assist Product Development Manager in overseeing all time-and-action calendars
    • Assist PD manager on projects as needed


    • 1-2 years of industry experience
    • Bachelor's Degree
    • Self-starter with ability to function independently as well as in a team based environment
    • Team player with excellent written & communication skills and necessary follow through
    • Great attention to details and deadlines with exceptional organizational skills
    • Ability to think creatively with a proven ability to problem solving
    • Must be able to perform efficiently in a high pressure, fast paced environment


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