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.

GENERAL SUMMARY:

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.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

⏵ 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.