Apparel Product Developer (6 Month FTC) ***Funky Company

Jenrick Commercial
Milton Keynes
£27000 - £30000/annum Private Medical, Pension, Amazing Di
09 Jun 2017
09 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Apparel Product Developer (6 Month FTC) ***Funky Company***

Are you a passionate Apparel Product Developer and are you interested in joining one of the funkiest companies around…

The role of Apparel Product Developer requires involvement through the entire product creation process from concept to delivery. Working closely with Product Development Manager and Design, the Developer`s main goal is to get the best product at the best cost point, and delivered on time.

The Product Developer reports to the Product Development Manager and will be part of the team in:

- Coordinate the product creation process from initial concept through to commercialization and production for the apparel product line to lead to on time delivery and development.
- Responsible for the development process of all seasonal apparel product; create specs, grading, bill of materials, detailed drawings etc.
- Work closely with suppliers in different regions during all phases of the product development process (including sourcing of trims/fabrics).
- Track and facilitate sampling and prototyping for products.
- Responsible for updating all tracking documents across prototypes/trims/lab-dips and report this information in weekly tracking meetings to cross functions in the business unit.
- Analyse and comment on prototypes to ensure that quality, construction, fit is aligned with brand needs and accurately reflect construction specifications.
- Transmit all information related to sample and bulk production to the factory – Travel may be required for product review with factory.
- Identify and address key issues and challenges in product construction, material selection, manufacturing, pricing; and plan accordingly to deliver proven and tested products.
- Monitor and communicate progress and challenges throughout the product testing process to meet product integrity requirements.
- Ensure projects are completed within corporate guidelines and goals for all facets of product creation.
- Keep abreast of market trends, new fabrics/techniques and consumer needs throughout the development process.
- Responsible for internally reviewing all prototypes and presenting information in seasonal reviews with the full product team.
- Advising concerns or issues that have arisen and intercept and solve prior to sampling stages