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Product Development / Designer

At Cousin Corp., our team is energetic, dedicated and passionate. The newest addition to this great team will be a new Product Development / Designer to help us develop unique, trend right product for our DIY division. The ideal candidate has a great attitude, is extremely creative, and understands the product development process, and has a passion for fashion!

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Management of the development process to create products from initial concept through production of assigned product categories
  • Conduct extensive market research to identify emerging trends and how they will translate to the gift market
  • Adhere to development calendar dates to ensure timely completion of programs
  • Create story boards and presentations
  • Coordinate and leverage internal design capabilities with vendor partners while focusing on speed to market
  • Partner with Sourcing and designers to maintain the breakdowns of items for each new program
  • Update and send all records and information to our overseas manufacturing vendors
  • Send development packages to overseas partners and sample facilities
  • Initiate and keep track of status of material and sample requests and approvals, and alert management of exceptions
  • Support the review of prototypes to meet product development timeline milestones with a focus on product execution, consistency of details, and target margin
  • Execute, update and maintain necessary product development tools (such as Spec Sheets, Milestone Charts, and New Product Templates)
  • Demonstrate understanding of costing implications as they relate to the product development process and manage development costs, packaging costs, and final costs
  • Work with the Creative Lead on development and execution of product designs that achieve overall product strategy and merchandise objectives.
  • Maintains all records, and samples associated with the product category and related programs
  • Interacts with Designers, Graphic Arts, Merchandising, Quality Control, and sales to distribute product technical details and assure the accuracy, and integrity of all product
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Extensive knowledge of craft and DIY supplies and materials
  • Ability to design concepts that are consumer focused to meet the needs of the retail customer
  • Must have a high degree of proficiency with Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop and create customized designs from sketch
  • Must have a thorough working knowledge of basic Microsoft Office Programs
  • Successful project management skills and knowledge of the product cycle and product development timelines
  • Experience creating and updating Tech Packs
  • Prior working knowledge of specifications management and product costing
  • Working with samples to organize and update quantities on hand
  • Communication with overseas vendors is a plus
  • Proven track record in assisting in the development of procedures, implementing processes and meeting deadlines
  • Must be able to multi-task since there are numerous projects running simultaneously
  • Ability to comprehend directions quickly, and maintain an organized work space
  • Assist with packing, storing items, locating items
  • Must be able to lift 40 pounds on occasion and be able to twist, turn, bend, stoop, lift hands over your head and have very good corrected eyesight and finger dexterity
Minimum Requirements
  • 2-3 years of Related Product Development experience
  • Bachelor's Degree preferred but not necessary or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Experience in product development in a medium or large size company, preferably in the craft or fashion category
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word and Power Point
Salary & Benefits
  • Competitive salary
  • Health, Dental, Vision, Life, Disability, 401K, paid vacation and holidays

Please email a resume and cover letter, tell us about yourself and how your prior work experience would benefit us in this position. If you have a portfolio link please include that along with your wage history for your last two positions and send to kellycrossan@cousin.com

We are an equal opportunity employer, drug free and conduct educational/background verification. We do not accept unsolicited resumes for other positions which are not vacant.

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Administrative Assistant

Cousin Corporation is seeking an Administrative Assistant to add to our growing team! We are looking for an extremely organized and highly motivated individual that enjoys daily interaction with employees and visitors. The ideal candidate has a great attitude, is detailed-oriented, and enjoys a variety of projects.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • All reception duties including, welcoming guests, answering the phone, sending faxes, and sorting and distributing mail daily
  • Analyze monthly credit card statements from various cardholders to ensure all receipts are included and reports are filled in completely, submit to management and accounting
  • Plan and organize extensive domestic and international travel arrangements for employees including airfare, hotel, rental car, and venue registration
  • Compile and complete national and international travel expense reports for the President, General Manager, and management team, review all other employees’ expense reports to ensure accuracy and timely submission to accounting
  • Coordinate agendas and arrange catering for all major management meetings, and meetings with key customers and guests
  • Coordinate with the management team to collect information and assemble PowerPoint presentations for our monthly manager’s meeting
  • Assist General Manager and Human Resources in arranging and scheduling interviews with new applicants, scheduling new employee meet and greets, and coordination of our employee recognition program
  • Generate and maintain weekly anniversary reports for the President
  • Assist with proofreading of catalogs and other marketing materials
  • Support the operation of the employee café in coordination with HR, the President and Accounting by ordering supplies, keeping records of receipts, and supervision of café employee
  • Order miscellaneous supplies as requested by team
  • Assist the Packaging Department with completing projects as needed
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Ability to manage highly confidential and proprietary information with the utmost level of integrity and discretion
  • Exceptional time management skill, organizational, and prioritization skills
  • Superb attention to detail, high level of accuracy and prompt follow-up
  • Ability to collaborate with multiple departments across the organization, utilizing exemplary interpersonal skills
  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, and Microsoft Outlook
  • Self-starter with the drive to take initiative to complete tasks and projects
  • Capable of working independently with minimal supervision
  • Ability to maintain a high level of energy and a positive attitude
Minimum Requirements
  • Two years prior experience working as an administrative assistant
  • Associate degree in Business or related field
Salary & Benefits
  • Competitive salary
  • Health, Dental, Vision, Life, Disability, 401K, paid vacation and holidays

Please email a resume and cover letter, tell us about yourself and how your prior work experience would benefit us in this position. Please include that along with your wage history for your last two positions and send to kellycrossan@cousin.com

We are an equal opportunity employer, drug free and conduct educational/background verification. We do not accept unsolicited resumes for other positions which are not vacant.

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