Apparel Product Developer job vacancy


Overview: Apparel Product Developer job vacancy in Derbyshire recruiting now

Ref: 217289430
Employer: Confidential
Location: Derbyshire, United Kingdom
Employment Type: Contract

Job Details:

Apparel Product Developer

Great opportunity to join our client s team as an Apparel Product Developer on a 12-month fixed term contract. You will manage the assigned styles within the seasonal product development process of their world class apparel collection. Working closely with the Senior Product Developer, Design Team & suppliers you will develop the products from initial design sketch through prototype phases to final SMS sign-off.


Competitive salary commensurate with qualifications, skills and experience
Contributory company pension scheme
Life Assurance Scheme
Hybrid working as well as an early finish on Fridays!
Employee Assistance Programme
Great staff discounts on their Rab and Lowe Alpine products
Reciprocal trade discounts on climbing, bikes, camping, sailing and running equipment
Casual dress code
Modern office facilities with free on-site parking and they are proud to be a climate neutral company
Key responsibilities of Apparel Product Developer (including but not limited to):

Review design sketches, undertake cost feasibility, making relevant technical comments and recommendations to ensure production efficiency
Build the initial garment specification and communicate the fit, construction & aesthetic to the overseas vendors to develop patterns and prototype samples
Tech Pack creation & maintenance throughout the development phase
Set-up and continual maintenance of seasonal development tracker
Work together with Senior Product Developer to analyse and challenge the supplier garment cost breakdown and consumptions; update cost tracker in advance of key seasonal meetings to allow predication of margin. Provide alternative methods/options/constructions to hit target cost where needed
Follow samples through from initial request ensuring all timelines are met and samples are received and reviewed in-line with the CP
Arrange fit sessions with designers and relevant stakeholders to review fit & construction of prototypes, making any adjustments/alterations as necessary and communicating this through to vendor
To join them as Apparel Product Developer you must have:


Degree or equivalent in fashion, garment technical or textiles
Previous product development experience within outdoor apparel/soft goods
Previous experience working with overseas factories
Full understanding of garment specification (building specs, adjusting, grading)
Strong knowledge of the fitting process
In-depth knowledge of all aspects of product construction
Understanding of the pattern making process
Good understanding of QC process & procedures
Hands-on factory experience and knowledge of manufacturing
Excellent planning and organisational skills to manage the product development process, liaising with suppliers in line with the critical path
High level of competency in Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, Microsoft Excel

An active interest in outdoor sports
Their team is based at their Head Office just outside The Peak District National Park off jct28 of the M1 corridor.

About the company:

They are based in Alfreton, Derbyshire and specialise in the design and marketing of technical outdoor clothing and equipment. Their experienced and enthusiastic team develop innovative designs, manufactured to the highest standard and brought to market throughout the world. They own and operate two leading aspirational outdoor brands, Rab and Lowe Alpine.

Closing date for applications is 15 August 2022

Their people are part of one team that is geared to achieving success for the company, and they are strongly committed to inclusivity, promoting equality and celebrating diversity among their staff. They are looking for people who are passionate about and can help live their values of Synergy, Ingenuity, Ambition, Determination and Integrity.

Next Steps:

By clicking apply you will be taken to our client s job advert on the Recruiterwise job portal, where you will see more details on the company and opportunity. You can then submit your application directly to the client



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