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Project Manager, Product Development (High, Fine Jewelry)

Posted 2 weeks ago
New York
Market: NY - New York
Industry Segment: Luxury Watches and Jewelry
Category: Production and Product Development
Seniority: Manager
Job Type: Full time
Remote? Hybrid
Pay Range: $75,000-$80,000 annually

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Project Manager, Product Development (High, Fine Jewelry)
David Yurman
New York
Luxury Watches and Jewelry
Full time
Posted 2 weeks ago

Marketplace Role

As a service to our candidates we present 1000’s of luxury industry roles as part of our Marketplace offering. For these jobs you will be forwarded to the brand to apply directly.

Job Description

Reports to: Senior Manager, Product Development

Overview: Provide comprehensive project management for the successful development of new High Jewelry, Fine Jewelry, and OOAK DYS product. Given direct managerial guidance, serve as owner of vendor communication throughout the development and launch process.


  • Provide multifaceted project leadership for new product development efforts focusing on engineering, manufacturing, cost, and design aesthetic needs; Serve as primary contact (owner) with external vendors during development collaboration.
  • Partner cross departmentally with internal departments to encourage seamless development of new products throughout the development lifecycle
  • Maintain open and regular communication with department management on the status of ongoing projects, providing documentation or reporting as required
  • Responsible for tracking and aligning all development projects with established timelines
  • Execute and maintain all product specific documentation including project kits and supplemental documents for new development and active finished goods
  • Collaborate and execute technologically driven solutions to attain fundamental product improvements including, but not limited to, product manufacturability, cost reductions, quality improvements.
  • Maintain PLM and Oracle systems to ensure data integrity throughout the product lifecycle.
  • Execute and track new finished good and sample orders; Ensuring that products are properly ordered, received, transacted, and dispositioned
  • Organize and maintain HJ/Fine Jewelry pieces associated with ongoing projects both physically and systematically; Ensuring that all product is accounted for and dispositioned in a timely manner
  • Support additional manufacturing and development initiatives as needed, including ASR of existing styles.


  • Minimum of 3-5 years’ Project Management experience with the Jewelry industry or manufacturing engineering experience required
  • Jewelry Industry experience required
  • Demonstrated experience in new product development
  • Knowledge of modern jewelry manufacturing techniques, precious metal metallurgy, and basic gemstones
  • Highly organized and detail oriented
  • Strong communication (English written and verbal) and interpersonal skills
  • Proven ability to work within minimal supervision, fast-paced environment
  • Proficient Microsoft Office and Adobe Suite computer skills (specifically Excel, Photoshop, InDesign)
  • Working Knowledge of Product Lifecycle Management and Oracle Software
  • Practical CAD knowledge a plus

Education: Bachelor’s degree required, Gemology degree a plus

Location: New York, NY (Tribeca)

Working mode: Hybrid – 4 days in office, up to 5 days per week

Travel: Limited travel required

Base pay is one component of David Yurman’s total compensation package, which may also include the following for eligible employees: access to healthcare benefits, 401(k) plan, bonus, employee discounts, Summer Fridays (corporate roles), generous paid time off, sick time, and more.

David Yurman is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and provides equal opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to an individual’s age, race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender expression, military status, marital status, genetic predisposition, carrier status, disability or membership in any other protected class under applicable law.

About David Yurman

Art is the foundation of David Yurman. It is the story of the company’s beginning and its future. Founded by two artists, David and Sybil Yurman, in New York in 1980, the family-owned jewelry brand is rooted in artistic inspiration, craftsmanship and unconventional yet elegant designs. Since its beginning, the Yurmans have maintained a unique and unwavering take on luxury—relaxed and uniquely American.