Packed Party

Product Development Associate

Packed Party Austin, TX

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Edward Dunigan

Edward Dunigan

President at Packed Party


Packed Party is looking for a Product Development Associate to jump in the middle of our rapidly growing team here in Austin, TX at the ground level. 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.

This person is ideally:

• 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 Packed Party 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 Director of Operations and President is of the utmost important

This role would be responsible for:

Supporting PD Managers

• 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 Packed Party

• 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



• 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

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