Product Developer - Apparel

Totême
Stockholm, Sweden
Posted 8 days ago
Full time

Totême is looking for a Product Developer to join the Stockholm office full time. In this role you will be responsible for developing products from sketch handover to PPS sign-off for Totême’s apparel collection. You will report to the Production and Product Development Director, and will work closely with Designers and Pattern Cutters, the Technical Manager, the Production Manager/Coordinator, the RM Development Manager, and the Collection Manager.

The role

  • Meet product deadlines and communicate key milestones to cross-functional teams
  • Order and deliver high-quality Protos, SMS and PPS on time and within target margin
  • Ensure that developed products are fit for purpose for the customer, brand, and business
  • Build and maintain a close working relationship with Design – act as a technical partner for the Design Director and his team, attend fittings and reviews, give feedback on technical matters, brainstorm solutions to ensure the design vision is translated into a functional product
  • Build and maintain positive working relationships with all manufacturers – negotiate costs, lead times and technical aspects to ensure the design vision is maintained
  • Identify and make recommendations on risks/challenges at all production stages, with a focus on quality, price and margin
  • Enter data into our PLM system accurately throughout the development process
  • Deliver products in line with Totême’s sustainability standards and values, making sure that relevant product data is always accessible and up to date for the Sustainability team
  • Liaise with the Brand team to develop branding items (labels, tags, etc) in line with Totême’s brand Identity and quality standards

Your profile

  • Able to work with Senior Designers, understanding and interpreting their creative aesthetic and design vision, and translating this to teams and vendors
  • Experienced in managing supplier relationships and leveraging on these to meet demands
  • Experienced in managing the critical path, ensuring collections are delivered on time
  • Able to manage a budget with commercial awareness and understanding of product cost, achieving a balance between creativity and commercial implications throughout the process
  • Informed about trends, the market, luxury consumers and competitors
  • Demonstrated expert technical product knowledge
  • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to negotiate with credibility, share information effectively, and work confidently with cross-functional teams
  • Knowledge of Office and Adobe programs and PLM systems

About you

  • Understand and embrace Totême’s culture and values
  • Solution-oriented and hands-on
  • Business and results-oriented with a commercial drive
  • Data-driven approach and digitally savvy (analytical, understand info and data)
  • Strong team-player with a positive outlook
  • Growth mindset, willing to develop, open to change, agile way of working (comfortable working in a fast-paced environment)
  • Bring new perspectives, an innovative approach and challenge current processes
  • Self-motivated, responsible, confident

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