CIVIL REGIME & DARC SPORT Apparel Developer: Become the Newest Member of the Family
You will have the opportunity to bring our designs to life. As the Product Developer, you will use your knowledge of product development and processes to bring fashion right products with speed to market. You are the link between design, sales, buyers, merchandising, technical design, planning, sourcing and the factories. It is essential that all communication is accurate, complete, professional and with understanding of urgency. Therefore, we entrust you to develop quality, on-time and cost-efficient products that are a reflection of Vans position as an Apparel industry leader.
How You Will Make a Difference
⏵ You will work with Design and Technical Design to ensure technical packages are comprehensive and meet the product’s goals for delivery, function, cost, fit and commercial viability.
⏵ This person will communicate with sourcing offices and vendors daily (written and verbal) on pertinent design, development, delivery and/or cost related issues.
⏵ Your unique and diverse experiences and background enable you to provide differing perspectives to fuel our global growth. Additionally, you are inclusive by nature and you value differing points of view
⏵ Establish and monitor time and action calendars to hit target delivery dates and negotiate costs to meet target margin goals; suggesting alternatives when relevant.
⏵ You will partner with Planning and Production Manager to facilitate and expedite order urgency.
⏵ Create and maintain excel spreadsheets weekly, including line lists and inventory reports.
⏵ You will have the opportunity to communicate daily with sales teams and buyers on submit and sample approvals.
Skills For Success
⏵ Years of Related Professional Experience: 3-5+ years
Educational/ Position Requirements
⏵ Bachelor’s degree in Business, Engineering, Manufacturing or equivalent combination of education and experience.
⏵ 3-5+ years of product development experience is required and/or product management experience with an understanding record of managing product from concept to completion. Experience in the Action Sports / Street Wear or Apparel industry desired.
⏵ Intermediate Computer Drawing skills for technical and construction detail sketches & related art using Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop
⏵ Intermediate to advanced computer skills with emphasis on MS Office software & PLM Systems
⏵ Must possess strong knowledge of costing, garment construction, pre-production and production coordination.
⏵ Ability to handle several tasks and projects simultaneously in a fast-moving environment.
Special Physical And/or Mental Requirements
⏵ International and domestic travel required (up to 20%) including by air, ground and overnight
⏵ Willing and able to work additional hours when needed.
⏵ Bend, lift, open and move product and related office items varying in weight from 1 to 25lbs, depending on need.