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Job# 33396 BH# 376056
Contact# 6371767

Apparel Developer

Our client, a private label clothing company, is looking for an experience Apparel Product Developer to join their team. 

Qualifications:

-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.

Key Responsibilities:

-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.