Our client, a private label clothing company, is looking for an experience Apparel Product Developer to join their team.
-Bachelor’s Degree in Apparel Design/ Development Minimum 5 years related experience 2 years additional experience in lieu of a degree
-Proven management skills in leading a team through complete life-cycle process, from concept through product launch.
-Exceptional ability to apply and perform development skills, including drawing/sketching, concept creation, color theory, use of texture, spacing, visual presentation, scale and layout.
-Comprehensive understanding of garment construction and textiles.
-Strong written, verbal and presentation skills.
-Ability to exercise a high degree of professionalism.
-Accustomed to working in a rapidly changing environment and managing multiple and competing work priorities, demands and changes.
-Ability to create new ideas, concepts, brand vision, generate consensus and work cooperatively.
-Work with designers and customers to build tech packs ensuring price targets are achievable and within reach.
-Innovate and develop styles and fabrics with knowledge of technical fit, fabric performance and end use of garment.
-Reverse engineer product where applicable.
-Maintain all testing standards are followed for all styles, all brands.
-Assist in management of the work loads of designers and developers and jump in whenever necessary.
-Mentor and lead developers in time management, process improvement and driving quick and clear decisions.
-Identify key fabrication and trim opportunities by brand to evolve assortment mix and drive sales.
-Set up calendars for innovation projects and assist PM's in driving completion dates for on time launch.
-Must have been in multiple departments at a bigger apparel company or worn a lot of hats at a smaller apparel company.
-Must have fit, product development communication skills.