Accessories / Materials Developer

Less than 5 years experience  •  Retail / Diversified

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 09/21/17
Boston, MA
Less than 5 years experience
Retail / Diversified
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 09/21/17

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Initiate the development process of product lines as assigned.
  • Creates the specifications for the products, publishes and maintains all records, style files and samples/submits associated with the product and related programs.
  • Responsible for the development of all samples from Fit samples through sales samples to production ready status.
  • Manage the material developments through development, testing & commercialization.
  • Experienced in color data & reviewing/approving lab dips.
  • Communicates all development status details to the Product Managers and apparel team.
  • Keeps a running Development Status report to be distributed at weekly meeting.
  • Works with Product Managers to set Calendar approval deadlines for all development.
  • Coordinates the building and distribution of Tech packs.
  • Communicates all development details on a daily basis with factories.
  • Books materials needed for salesman sample production.
  • Develops products that meet or exceed re-determined gross margin targets.
  • Schedules ship dates on orders based on lead times and factory capacity.
  • Monitors the Status of sample creation with weekly WIP reports from factories.
  • Works with fabric and trim suppliers to insure timely developments and approvals of fabrics and trims.
  • Ensures both the technical superiority and the product quality/integrity of all products falling under their responsibilities (fabric and trims have been wash tested and wear tested).
  • Involved with the costing during proto state.
  • Interacts/communicates daily with Product Director, Product Manager, Marketing, Design, Sales, and Quality Assurance to distribute product technical details and assures the accuracy, legality, and integrity of all product performance claims.

 

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Demonstrates high degree of professionalism in communication, attitude and teamwork with customers, peers and management
  • Demonstrates high level of quality work, attendance and appearance
  • Adheres to all Company Policies & Procedures and Safety Regulations
  • Adheres to local, state and federal laws
  • Additional responsibilities assigned by supervisor related to your position/department
  • Travel throughout the domestic United States and Internationally.
  • Ability to be flexible and willing to work extended hours when necessary

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • This position does not have supervisory responsibilities

 

ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS

  • Interacts with all levels throughout organization including employees and outside vendors

         

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: The following are the minimum qualifications which an individual needs in order to successfully perform the duties and responsibilities of the position.

 

COMPETENCIES:

  • Adaptability
  • Associate Development
  • Business Acumen
  • Client Focus
  • Communication
  • Decision Making
  • Embraces Change
  • Honesty and Integrity
  • Initiative
  • Innovation
  • Leadership
  • Motivator
  • Negotiating
  • Optimistic
  • Organization
  • Professionalism
  • Results Oriented
  • Solutions Oriented
  • Strategic Agility
  • Strategic Planning
  • Strategic Problem Solving
  • Teamwork
  • Time Management
  • Thoroughness

 

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s degree (B.A. /B.S.) in Apparel &/or Accessories/Textile Design, Technology, Merchandising, Engineering, IndustrialEngineering or a related field.
  • 3 to 5 years apparel, accessories or textile experience.
  • Knowledge of PC applications. Adobe Illustration
  • Advanced knowledge of apparel construction, material construction and properties, costing, pattern making, embroidery and screen – printing.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, including presentations.
  • SAPexperience a plus
  • Good computer skills: Microsoft Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint),

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