LUNA MAGIC is looking for a Product Development Associate to jump in the middle of our rapidly growing team here in Los Angeles. The individual will be responsible for supporting all pre-production development tasks; including technical spec preparation, overnight communication with factories and much more. You’ll work closely with the Operations and Design teams.

Responsibilities:
• Extremely detailed and process oriented, helping to implement processes
• An organization freak excited about the prospect of sample organization and being the gatekeeper to the full library of LUNA MAGIC development
• Highly analytical in nature with solid Microsoft Office skills
• An over-communicator, you are able to clearly articulate vision and direction across language barriers internationally and across internal teams
• A brand champion, obsessed with product and ready to lead quality control processes
• A self-starter, ready to dig in, find problems, and proactively fix them
• A team player, eager to provide support across the organization as needed
• Trustworthy, you are holding the key to our manufacturers and margins so transparency and direct communication with our Leadership team is of the utmost important

Supporting the Product Development Manager:
• Responsible for supporting PD Manager’s in responding to factories overnight and summarizing all correspondence for PD Managers on a daily basis
• Supporting PD Managers and the daily tasks associated with bringing to life new concepts and designs
• Sends all packaging requirements to factories; communicates relevant details such as timeline, samples needed, retailer specific guidelines, and PO adjustments
• Maintain open communication with our supplier base as well as actively help research and analyze new potential partners
• Works with vendors to get pricing, item details, templates, MOQs, and any other pertinent details during development

Quality Control:
• Leader in Quality Control management for LUNA MAGIC
• Actively participate in quality reviews of samples and shipments and in charge of logging all concerns and follow up to communicate back to our production partners
• Owner of item measurements and weights across reference documents and confirming samples match specifications

Sample Management:
• Owner of sample organization and tracking including samples from all phases of the development cycle.
• Responsible for management of previous production references as well as product development resource library of finishes, materials, etc.
• Actively participate in quality reviews of samples and shipments and in charge of logging all concerns and follow up to communicate back to our production partners
• Coordinating the influencer process and responsible for making sure samples are sent to influencers in a timely manner.

SKU Creation:
• Owner of UPC creation in GS1 and Lot Number maintenance
• Aid in customs classification research, duty rate changes, and benchmarking true landed costs from targets

The ideal candidate:
• Bachelor’s degree with 2 years of product development or buying experience preferred
• Proficient in all Microsoft Office applications
• Excellent communication, problem-solving, and decision-making skills
• Highly detail oriented

Optional, but preferred, please send a PDF of your portfolio including work that is relevant to the above job description to hola@lunamagic.com!