Product Development Assistant

Torrid - City of Industry, CA

Posted: August 10th, 2020


Work remotely temporarily due to COVID-19
Assists Product Development (PD) team throughout the development process, coordinating with PD/Tech team to ensure buyer’s vision is achieved.

  • Communicate daily with cross functional departments - Design, Merchandising, Technical Design and with Product Development team co-workers and supervisors
  • Update weekly WIP reports for multiple seasons simultaneously to maintain accurate information that is used by cross-functional partners
  • Track samples and approvals according to calendar due dates
  • Follow the purchase order process for timeliness and accuracy
  • Support department with administrative tasks
  • Assist Production Manager in day to day functions including accurate record keeping
  • Communicate via email with off-shore vendors/factories to make progress on product development events


  • 1 to 2 years experience.
  • Associates or Bachelor’s degree or equivalent preferred.
  • Have strong communication and organization skills, initiative and follow-up skills
  • Able to handle multiple projects
  • Knowledge of Excel, Word, Microsoft Outlook


  • Our open floor plan allows for a creative, collaborative and fun environment. 
  • A competitive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, 401k and paid time off.
  • Additional perks like a generous employee discount, access to employee-only sales, café, masseuse, gym, fitness and yoga classes, basketball court, and more.

About Torrid

Torrid is a women's retail chain formerly owned by Hot Topic. While it is still under the same parent umbrella as Hot Topic, in 2015 the company branched off to become Torrid, LLC. The store offers plus-size clothing and accessories for women and teenage girls sizes 10- 30. Torrid began to offer 00 size (size 10) clothing in store as well as some size 6, 30 clothing in their stores. Torrid began operations in April 2001. The first location opened in the Brea Mall in Brea, California. Torrid currently has over 400 stores in operation across 36 states in the United States. Torrid opened its first store location in Canada (Toronto) in August 2015.