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Product Development Assistant (temp)



New York, NY, USA
Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2024

Job Title:

Product Development Assistant (temp)

About Bombas:

Bombas is a comfort focused premium basics brand with a mission to help those in need. The company launched in 2013, after the founders learned that socks are the #1 most requested clothing item at homeless shelters. From there, they set out to solve that problem, donating a pair of socks for every pair they sell. How do you donate a lot of socks? You sell a lot. And how do you sell a lot? You make the most comfortable socks in the history of feet. Millions of pairs sold and donated later, Bombas has continued to innovate within its mission and product, introducing new socks, as well as underwear and t-shirts, the #2 and #3 most requested clothing items at homeless shelters, all while continuing to make a positive impact on the community where we all work and live.

Click here to see what it's like to work inside the Bombas Hive!

The word Bombas is derived from the Latin word for bumblebees. Bees work together to make their hive a better place. At Bombas, we’re inspired by that. We know it’s the collective efforts of our team that keeps the Hive alive and strong - a team that is diverse and inclusive. Different perspectives strengthen our ability to make the most comfortable versions of the products people wear closest to their bodies every day and to serve the communities where we all work and live. We are committed to continuously building a Hive where all are welcomed, seen, and heard regardless of age, color, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, genetics, physical or mental ability, protected veteran, status, race, religion and sexual orientation. As a team, we will strive to create room for different experiences and empower all voices.

Based on the specific needs and job requirements, this role will be working out of our Bombas HQ in New York City.

About the Job:

We are looking for a motivated and curious team player to join our Sourcing team as our Product Development Assistant (temporary, full time), reporting directly to our VP of Product Development, The ideal candidate does not need sourcing specific experience but a strong interest and curiosity in the field and transferable skills. This is an opportunity to learn about sourcing specifically within the development and production life cycle.

*Please Note: This role has an initial assignment of approximately 9 months (mid-July to mid-April). The potential for this assignment to become extended will be determined by business need.

What you’ll be responsible for:

  • Data entry and maintenance in our PLM system (Product Life Cycle Management, Centric) as well as Excel/ Google Sheet trackers and documents
  • Assist in tracking, receiving and maintaining proto, coloration samples in Centric system as well as physically in the office.
  • Work closely with current sourcing assistants and associates on a daily basis completing tasks as assigned.
  • Regular communication with our overseas factories

What we’ll love about you:

  • Self motivated, quick learner with ability to work independently
  • A team player who is willing and happy to help
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Belief in our mission and understand the importance of giving-back
  • Inquisitive, love to learn, embrace failure, and never give up
  • Comfortable working in an open office environment while staying focused
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs

What you’ll love about us:

  • We are a team of smart, interesting, diverse, funny, and loving people.
  • We offer competitive compensation, snacks, socks and a fun, relaxed office environment.
  • We take the responsibility to make sure you are excited, happy, and find fulfillment in your work very seriously.
  • We value fun. This is why we host office lunches, offsite team outings and company retreats.
  • We believe in giving back to the community and helping those in need, which is why we volunteer as a team regularly.

What you’ll bring:

  • Sourcing specific experience not necessary but a plus, a strong interest in the field
  • Strong work ethic and willingness to support team as needs change or arise
  • Attention to detail, strong data entry skills, ability to audit one's own work

Bombas is committed to delivering competitive and equitable pay for our employees.

Each component of the Bombas total rewards package, including benefits and pay, is aimed at contributing to an environment where team members have resources to manage their lives and are enabled to focus on doing their best work.

The pay range for this position at the start of employment is expected to be between $24.00 and $27.00/hour. However, the base pay offered may vary depending on multiple factors, including job-related knowledge, skills, experience, market factors, and business need.

If hired, the position is “at-will” and the Company reserves the right to modify any component, plan, or program of the total rewards package at any time, for any reason.

If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, interviewing, completing any employment testing, or otherwise participating in this hiring process, please direct your inquiries to our Manager, Talent Acquisition at Only requests related to accommodations will be responded to.