Product Developer – Tees and Hats


Santa Ana California

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5 year(s)

Job Description
AFTCO is a growing apparel company in the fishing & outdoor space with a legacy of USA-made hard goods. We are not a fashion company. From the freezing temperatures in Michigan’s upper peninsula to the blazing humidity of summer in Costa Rica - our products are built to handle the extreme. We believe in producing products that are built to last, balanced against the preferences of a primarily Southeast & Midwest customer. The ideal candidate stresses fabric selection for optimal performance, lasting construction, and subtle design cues over fashion preferences.
We are a 62-year-old, 3rd generation, family-owned & operated business that believes deeply in the long-term. We do not focus on big-box retail, but instead on organic long-lasting growth through key independent retailers and our direct-to-consumer efforts. In a world where private equity gobbles up brands in order to mass-produce cheaply built goods – we are becoming an exception to the rule. We are looking for an individual who shares our long-term thought process.

AFTCO, a multi-brand outdoor clothing company, is looking for a Product Developer for Tees and Hats, to assist the Design and Development team. The Product Developer holds the responsibility of tech packs, samples, costing, and preparing styles for production, as well as working with design on sourcing of fabrics, blanks, and factories. This position will work closely with production, design, and sales teams, and will report to AFTCO’s Sourcing & Development Manager.
• 5+ Years’ experience in Printables and Hat Product Development and Production.
• Strong understanding of design, development, and merchandising process from inception through production.
• Strong organizational skills are a must.
• Self-starter, team player, strong follow-up skills, and sense of urgency. Must be deadline-oriented.
• Knowledge of the fishing and outdoors industry is a plus.
• Familiarity with Full Circle, or similar ERP tools is a plus.
• Strong computer skills in Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office.

Must be highly motivated, possess good communication skills, and have the ability to work as a team player. Passionate about high-growth e-commerce, digital marketing, and brand storytelling. As a company, we have donated 10% of our profits back to ocean conservation every year since 1958. It is important that our employees share our passion for giving back. An interest in the outdoors or fishing is a plus, but not a requirement. Interested and qualified applicants must submit a resume that includes a cover letter outlining qualifications and experience in relation to this specific position and salary requirements.
401K, Health, Dental, Vision, Life, Paid Vacation, Sick, Holidays, Casual dress year-round, Employee Discount on Products