AFTCO
Date Posted: 4/24/2017

Apparel Product Developer

  • Company: AFTCO
  • Country:United States
  • State:California
  • Location: Santa Ana, CA (Orange County)
  • Required Exp: 2 year(s)
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Salary Range: Not Available
Job Description

AFTCO, the American Fishing Tackle Company, has an immediate full-time opening for an Apparel Product Developer, specifically for Printables, with 2 to 3 years of production-level experience to assist the development team with the generation of a quality printables line. Ideal candidates for this position are self-motivated, have good communications skills, a positive attitude, and the ability to multi-task in a fun work environment.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

SAMPLING
• Generation and maintenance of all tech-packs for printables, domestic and off-shore.
• Approval of all samples and conduct press-checks at screen printers. The ideal candidate must have an eye for detail and a good color sense.
• Development of pre-production and sample purchase orders on all approved art. Must coordinate sample schedule with printers.
• Maintain consistent communication with Development, Management, and Production teams, follow an apparel development calendar, and meet deadlines consistently.

BLANKS
• Source blanks for all T-shirt Programs.
• Communicate regularly and conduct meetings with PL vendors to keep current on new mill product and availability.
• Negotiate pricing of all blanks with the help of the General Manager/CFO.
• In charge of generating specs on all new product, maintaining consistent fit and conducting fit sessions.
• Conduct wash tests on all printables.
• Work with vendors to identify and solve QC issues in a timely fashion.
• Manage the Blank Lead and team if the Assistant T-shirt Production Manager is out of the office.

FINISHED PRODUCT
• Lead QC efforts if the Receiving lead discovers a problem with quality.
• Work with screen printers to identify and solve QC issues.
• Communicate with the screen printers on delivery dates if the Assistant T-shirt Production Manager is out of the office.

COST SHEETS / STYLE MASTER
• Generation of cost sheets for all printables.
• Creation of style master entry sheets for all printables.
• Lead the updating of the style master if a significant change occurs, such as a change in cost or price.

Job Requirements

WORK EXPERIENCE:
• 2 to 3 years of production-level experience is required.
• Demonstrated experience managing full life cycle of product development from art approval to finished product.

SKILLS AND GENERAL EXPERIENCE:
• Must be self-motivated, detail-oriented, optimistic and have strong multi-tasking abilities.
• Ability to communicate clearly, concisely, and accurately in both written and verbal form.
• Have value in working within a team environment with a positive attitude.

COMPUTER QUALIFICATIONS:
• 3 to 5 years of experience with MacOS, and related programs.
• Must exhibit proficiency with latest Adobe CS Suite, with focus on Illustrator and Photoshop.
• Proficiency with MS Office Suite with a focus on Excel and Word.
• Experience with Full Circle a plus.

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS:
Direct compensation will be dependent on experience. We offer a year-end bonus, full benefits, paid vacation, and profit sharing: Each employee is automatically enrolled in AFTCO’s profit sharing program where an additional 10% of your total year’s compensation is contributed to your personal plan each year.

AFTCO is located in Santa Ana, in the South Coast Metro area. We are passionate about our products, our fishing lifestyle, and most importantly, our employees. We believe strongly in taking our brightest employees and advancing their careers. We offer a comprehensive benefits package. In addition, our family and community-friendly work environment includes:

• Casual dress every day
• Profit sharing program
• Health and Dental coverage
• 100% company covered life insurance
• Paid Vacation
• Annual company family picnic & year-end holiday parties
• Sample sales, holiday gift giveaways
• A family-owned environment that offers a small and friendly work place

To apply, please submit your cover letter and resume through Malakye.com.

Perks

Profit sharing program, Health and Dental coverage, 100% company covered life insurance, Paid Vacation

People

Kraig Kobayashi

Strategic Accounts Planner
AFTCO
Date Posted: 4/24/2017

Apparel Product Developer

  • Company: AFTCO
  • Country:United States
  • State:California
  • Location:Santa Ana, CA (Orange County)
  • Required Exp:2 year(s)
  • Job Type:Full-Time
  • Salary Range: Not Available
Job Description

AFTCO, the American Fishing Tackle Company, has an immediate full-time opening for an Apparel Product Developer, specifically for Printables, with 2 to 3 years of production-level experience to assist the development team with the generation of a quality printables line. Ideal candidates for this position are self-motivated, have good communications skills, a positive attitude, and the ability to multi-task in a fun work environment.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

SAMPLING
• Generation and maintenance of all tech-packs for printables, domestic and off-shore.
• Approval of all samples and conduct press-checks at screen printers. The ideal candidate must have an eye for detail and a good color sense.
• Development of pre-production and sample purchase orders on all approved art. Must coordinate sample schedule with printers.
• Maintain consistent communication with Development, Management, and Production teams, follow an apparel development calendar, and meet deadlines consistently.

BLANKS
• Source blanks for all T-shirt Programs.
• Communicate regularly and conduct meetings with PL vendors to keep current on new mill product and availability.
• Negotiate pricing of all blanks with the help of the General Manager/CFO.
• In charge of generating specs on all new product, maintaining consistent fit and conducting fit sessions.
• Conduct wash tests on all printables.
• Work with vendors to identify and solve QC issues in a timely fashion.
• Manage the Blank Lead and team if the Assistant T-shirt Production Manager is out of the office.

FINISHED PRODUCT
• Lead QC efforts if the Receiving lead discovers a problem with quality.
• Work with screen printers to identify and solve QC issues.
• Communicate with the screen printers on delivery dates if the Assistant T-shirt Production Manager is out of the office.

COST SHEETS / STYLE MASTER
• Generation of cost sheets for all printables.
• Creation of style master entry sheets for all printables.
• Lead the updating of the style master if a significant change occurs, such as a change in cost or price.

Job Requirements

WORK EXPERIENCE:
• 2 to 3 years of production-level experience is required.
• Demonstrated experience managing full life cycle of product development from art approval to finished product.

SKILLS AND GENERAL EXPERIENCE:
• Must be self-motivated, detail-oriented, optimistic and have strong multi-tasking abilities.
• Ability to communicate clearly, concisely, and accurately in both written and verbal form.
• Have value in working within a team environment with a positive attitude.

COMPUTER QUALIFICATIONS:
• 3 to 5 years of experience with MacOS, and related programs.
• Must exhibit proficiency with latest Adobe CS Suite, with focus on Illustrator and Photoshop.
• Proficiency with MS Office Suite with a focus on Excel and Word.
• Experience with Full Circle a plus.

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS:
Direct compensation will be dependent on experience. We offer a year-end bonus, full benefits, paid vacation, and profit sharing: Each employee is automatically enrolled in AFTCO’s profit sharing program where an additional 10% of your total year’s compensation is contributed to your personal plan each year.

AFTCO is located in Santa Ana, in the South Coast Metro area. We are passionate about our products, our fishing lifestyle, and most importantly, our employees. We believe strongly in taking our brightest employees and advancing their careers. We offer a comprehensive benefits package. In addition, our family and community-friendly work environment includes:

• Casual dress every day
• Profit sharing program
• Health and Dental coverage
• 100% company covered life insurance
• Paid Vacation
• Annual company family picnic & year-end holiday parties
• Sample sales, holiday gift giveaways
• A family-owned environment that offers a small and friendly work place

To apply, please submit your cover letter and resume through Malakye.com.

Perks

Profit sharing program, Health and Dental coverage, 100% company covered life insurance, Paid Vacation

Date Posted: 4/24/2017

Apparel Product Developer

  • Company: AFTCO
  • Country:United States
  • State:California
  • Location:Santa Ana, CA (Orange County)
  • Required Exp:2 year(s)
  • Job Type:Full-Time
  • Salary Range: Not Available