Product Developer: Tech Designer - Apparel Design/Adobe Illustrator/retail merchandising

Apopka, FL, USA
Posted 6 days ago
Full timeRetail

Develop and edit tech packs, documenting fit comments, specs and bill of materials

Collaborates to understand the design concept/vision and influence changes as needed to help ensure the product fit, function, and delivery

Research markets, trends, raw material, and fabrics.

Create seasonal mood & trend boards specific to customer briefs

Have ability to contribute to new prints and new interesting silhouettes

Consistently work on inspiration and ideas for current and following collection

Own the WIP and communicate with teams overseas to ensure it is being upheld and make sure we are meeting all critical dates/deadlines.

Approving lab dips, trims, strike-offs, bulk fabrics swatches, Pre-production/TOP samples, care labels, label positioning, packing type before production commences.

Manage product lifecycle from creation to final production

Maintain daily communication with overseas to resolve costing, quality and product development issues

Implement strategies and procedures to ensure consistency of fit, construction, quality and costs

Manage flow of information related to fit process such as tracking samples, updating tech pack, with fit comments, and communicating with overseas counterparts.

Adhere to all apparel and development timelines by meeting all due dates with 100% complete design tech packs

Experience You Will Need

Bachelor’s Degree in apparel design, product development, retail merchandising or related field, or a combination of college education and related work experience preferred

Must have 6 years experience in design/product development

Proficient with Adobe Illustrator and a working knowledge of Microsoft Word/Excel and PLM

Self-motivated with the ability to adapt to frequent change and high pressure

Highly creative with a strong understanding of brand aesthetic with in-depth knowledge of design techniques and processes

Very motivated, with positive attitude while working with a sense of urgency

Required be proactive and possess the ability to meet tight deadlines

Extensive knowledge in garment construction and fabric construction

Good understanding of price points and the financial aspect of designing.

Previous expertise of woven and knit design – embellishment, layout development, and garment construction

Highly organized, detail oriented and strong follow up skills.

Ability to manage & follow through on a task from start to finish within a specified timeline without supervision. Please include examples of design work or a link to an online portfolio to demonstrate sketching and CAD ability if available.

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