Apparel Product Developer

Irvine California
Required Experience: 6 year(s)
Employment Type: Full-Time
Salary Range: Not available
Posted 7 days ago

Catalyst Creative Group is a fast-growing menswear apparel manufacturing company based in Irvine, CA. The company designs and manufactures branded and private label apparel into many of the world’s largest retailers. We only hire “A+” players, which we define by having passion, a positive attitude, great judgment, strong initiative and ownership of their responsibilities. If this fits your character, we would love to meet you and discuss the opportunity.


Catalyst Creative is looking for a full-time Private Label Apparel Product Development Specialist for swim and sportswear. Candidates must have private label development experience, be very organized, self-motivated, detail-oriented, have excellent written/oral communication skills and a POSITIVE attitude.


⏵ Manage the complete development through the production approval process, including lab dips, strike offs, fabrics, trims, & PP sample aesthetic approval

⏵ Negotiate and manage costing including cost engineering to meet price and margin goals

⏵ Source and initiate fabric and trim R&D

⏵ Execute to customer specifications, procedures, and calendars

⏵ Manage TNA and development WIP tracking to ensure on-time sample deliveries

⏵ Manage daily communication with overseas/import vendors

⏵ Vendor relationships

⏵ Update CADs and tech packs when needed

⏵ Communicate, interface and maintain strong cross-functional relationships with Design, Production, Technical Design, Merchandising, and Sales.

⏵ Prepare and ship packages to overseas factories when needed

⏵ Experience in developing and costing for PL customers is a huge plus

⏵ Ability to travel overseas on an as-needed basis

⏵ Perform other related duties as assigned

⏵ Strong multitasking, organizational skills and the ability to prioritize effectively

⏵ Proficient in Adobe Illustrator and Microsoft Office

⏵ Minimum 6 years of relevant experience in apparel imports

Please include salary history along with a resume.
Positive and energetic work environment headed by industry veterans. 401K and Medical benefits. Reduced Friday hours during summer months.