Product Developer – Raw Materials

at Linus Media (view profile)
Location Surrey, BC, Canada
Date Posted May 18, 2022
Category Product Development
Job Type Full-time

Description

Full-Time Product Developer (Raw Materials)
Location: Surrey, BC, Canada

Reporting to the Sr. Designer, this person will be tasked with developing raw materials for garments and accessories and managing the QC of materials which will be distributed through lttstore.com and other online marketplaces. This person must strive to maintain a high standard of quality, standardize and perfect raw materials processes and streamline communication with offshore suppliers.

Duties:
• Research and develop new fabrics and trims, in coordination with design, to impact the success of final product
• Create and maintain raw materials development documents and procedures
• Help to complete tech packs for new styles and keep tech packs up to date from initial sampling through the development process
• Participate in fit sessions with live models and mannequins
• Work with fit to organize wear testing and 3rd party testing of fabric and trims
• Provide comments to vendors in a clear, descriptive and timely manor
• Work with design & product management teams to establish accurate sampling procedures
• Test samples & finished garments for quality and recommend changes as needed
• Assist fit technician with responsibilities as required

Job Requirements:
• Expert understanding of textiles, material laboratory testing, fabric dyeing, cut & sew construction, fit and manufacturing techniques
• Education in material/textile science, fashion design or equivalent experience
• 3+ year’s experience developing fashion goods
• Ability to adhere to strict timelines and delivery deadlines to meet quarterly release schedule
• Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office and PLM software
• Experience communicating with overseas suppliers
• Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
• Ability to multitask and manage multiple projects at different stages on the go without micromanagement
• Must be motivated, able to work independently, and hard-working
• Professional communication skills, both written and spoken, are a MUST
• Ability to take constructive criticism and excel with it

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