April 2018

Outdoor, hardware and equipment Senior Apparel Developer

This position is now closed

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Senior Apparel Developer for a global supplier of technical performance outdoor apparel, hardware and equipment. Our client is looking to appoint a Senior Apparel Developer to lead their technical apparel development team, to create products that are of the highest quality, function and fit, mentoring and supporting team members.

  • Salary: Strong salary and relocation package.
  • Location: Based in Italy

Key Responsibilties

  • Direct the development process to achieve commercial viability of designs, collaborating with design, materials development, purchasing and production departments
  • Manage the calendar and process including costing, quality evaluation, fabric, trim and colour standards
  • Manage all factory communication throughout the process to ensure the accurate execution of product
  • Manage all stages of sampling and ensure timely delivery and quality
  • Support the sourcing and training of new factory resources and ensure brand standards are met

The Person

  • 5+ years experience in development, production and merchandising
  • Strong knowledge of apparel construction, material construction, pattern making, costing and surface applications
  • Proven performance history with domestic and offshore vendors
  • Extreme attention to detail
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities
  • Extensive knowledge of raw materials and sourcing
  • Comfortable with team based work structure and an ability to travel internationally

Please get in touch if you would like to discuss in more detail.

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