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Warby Parker // boutique-quality eyewear retailer
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Warby Parker is searching for a Product Development Assistant to support the creation & sourcing of our frames. In this role, youll work across departments to support the development of new products while managing the bill of material & purchase order processes. Youll also be integral in helping Warby Parker execute our vendor strategy for frame & raw materials that aligns with our ambitious growth targets. Well count on you to support vendor development, negotiations, sourcing, & production management. Our ideal candidate is a strong communicator who is excited about all things product development Sound right up your alley? Read on!

What youll do:

  • Support vendor relationships through end-to-end product lifecycle of both new product & core business, from development to bulk delivery
  • Issue & track purchase orders (POs) to ensure on-time, in-full deliveries that pass pre-production & production quality approvals,and facilitate problem solving for any delays
  • Own the timely & accurate processing of vendor invoices using our proprietary systems
  • Assist in the validation & processing of import tariffs 
  • Collect monthly vendor stock reports & maintain vendor material inventory data via our internal tools 
  • Assist in new product development launches while driving cost optimizations through bill of materials (BOM) management, cost breakdown analysis, order placement, sample tracking, & production management
  • Work cross-functionally with internal stakeholders from our Design, Merchandising & Planning, Supply Chain, & Finance teams
  • Support vendor forecasting by compiling our Monthly SKU-Level forecast 

Who you are:

  • Backed by 13 years of relevant product development & sourcing experience
  • An excellent communicator (in groups big & small) with strong interpersonal skills
  • Excited about product design with an eye for the details that will delight our customers  
  • Motivated to learn, ask effective questions, & balance differing viewpoints to reach the best resolution
  • Detail oriented with super strong organizational skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel, comfortable with learning Google suite, & Adobe applications for viewing tech drawings, combining files, & making edits
  • Not on the Office of Inspector Generals List of Excluded Individuals/Entities (LEIE)

Extra credit: 

  • Experience in eyewear product development & sourcing
  • Familiar with working with international vendors (you understand the cultural, regulatory, commercial, operational, & logistical implications of managing day-to-day operations within that setting)
  • Previous exposure to Oracle Fusion ERP

Some benefits of working at Warby Parker for full-time employees:

  • Health, vision, & dental insurance
  • Life & AD&D Insurance
  • Flexible vacation policy
  • Paid Holidays
  • Retirement savings plan with a company match
  • Parental leave (non-birthing parents included)
  • Short-term disability
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Bereavement Support
  • Optical Education Reimbursement
  • Free eyewear
  • And more (just ask!)

Warby Parker requires all newly hired in-person or hybrid employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by their start date. Warby Parker is an equal opportunity employer & will provide reasonable accommodation, as necessary with federal, state, or local law, to those individuals who are unable to be vaccinated.

Warby Parker, in good faith, believes that the posted salary range is accurate for this role in New York City at the time of posting. Warby Parker may pay more or less than the posted range based on factors such as relevant experience & skills, qualifications & location, among others. This range may be modified in the future. 
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