Product Developer

at lululemon athletica (view profile)
Location Vancouver, Canada
Date Posted April 19, 2021
Category Design
Job Type Full-time

Description

Product Developer

Posted: lululemon athletica

Salary: $100,000.00 - $130,000.00/Annually

Job Type: Full-Time, Permanent

Language: English

Start Date of Employment (Approx.): As soon as possible

Minimum Education: None

Positions Available: 1

NOC Group: 5243

Job Location(s)
1818 Cornwall Ave
Vancouver, British Columbia
V6J 1C7 Canada

Job Description

About this team:

Imagine Design are the Architects of a product, and Product Development are the Engineers. From concept through to pre-production stage, Product Development are the front-line regarding communication with the finished goods vendor base, launching sketches, requesting sampling, fitting product and keeping an accurate data library of the life cycle of a product. Product Development are a truly cross functional working group that pivot to partners such as Design, Concept, Fit, Quality, Merchandising, Finished Goods Sourcing, Raw Materials and Go To Market operations to deliver a commercially ready product to our buying teams.

A day in the life:

• Own developments of knit and cut & sew accessories, including but not limited to hats, gloves, scarves, hair accessories.

• Organize daily work flow that adheres to GTM deliverables & development timelines

• Maintain data integrity in Flex PLM

• Develop and create tech packs in Flex PLM to communicate requirements for Design aesthetic, fit, cost and construction engineering

• Measure and review proto samples based on submitted tech pack

• Prepare for fittings & presentations: Measure, evaluate fit sample submit (construction, execution)

• Lead fit­ttings and drive conversations to align cross functional teams on style and development goals

• Ensure construction and fit consistency across product class according to established brand guidelines

• Spec and analyze garments to determine compliance of measurements, workmanship, construction direction, and maintain fit intent

• Analyze and communicate the outcome of fittings and construction reviews with cross functional and vendor partners

• Build vendor & cross-functional relationships through effective email correspondence, in person meetings, and onsites

• Work closely with the Senior PD to advance technical knowledge of our brand’s construction and fit standards

• Ability to effectively present proto changes, challenges, and solutions at GTM meetings

• Start building strategies that drive competencies within the scope of product creation

• Mentor Junior Developers & PD Assistants as guided by Senior PD & Manager

Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree in a related discipline or relevant experience

• Passion and strong interest in accessories

• Proficiency in MS office (Excel/Word/Outlook), Adobe Design Suite (Illustrator and Photoshop)

• Proficiency in Flex PLM or similar PLM software

• 5-8 years industry experience in product development and innovation

• Ability to lift 10kg as needed

Must haves:

• 7+ years experience in technical aspect of the product creation process

• 4+ years experience working in technical development of apparel and soft accessories

• 4+ years experience working onsite with vendors, internationally

• Ability to manage multiple tasks & competing priorities

• Working knowledge of yarns, fabric, construction, draping, graphic & dye techniques

• Proficient at technical communication with vendors via diagrams & fit photos

• Strong applied comprehension of end to end product life cycle

*Comprehensive benefits package including extended medical, dental, disability, & RRSP matching and performance based bonus available. We offer a competitive salary based on experience and support in relocation costs for qualified candidates not residing in Vancouver. The employee is eligible for performance based salary increases & bonuses.

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