Job Description

Job Code : PDAccGrl - Product Developer/Graphic Developer Accessories Filled
Location : Toronto, ON
Starting Date : ASAP
Salary : TBD
Description :

The Product Developer’s role is to implement a comprehensive product line by focusing on fabric, quality, styling and fit details for the brand. They ensure the execution of the product from sample development through to production as determined by the Creative Merchandiser & Merchandise Manager.

RESPONSIBLE FOR

PRODUCT
? Develop product based on technical package and Creative Merchandiser’s direction
? Oversee & ensure proper execution of product from technical package to pre-production
? Follow up and comment on sample receipt, lab dips, fabrics & trimming/strike offs, etc. with approval of Creative Merchandiser
? Manage the library of style files
? Develop seasonal prints (including AOPs), patterns, logos and graphics following the brand direction
? Inititate new and brand appropriate ideas for prints, patterns, logos and graphics
? Re-colour patterns from original art when required
? Set up & maintain print/pattern & graphic library
? Standardize art & graphic formats


COMMUNICATION
? Liaise and follow up with vendors on product requirements and development
? Communicate & coordinate with Buyers on any product information

OTHER
? Adhere to apparel calendar timelines to ensure all product deadlines are achieved
? Special projects as determined by the Merchandise Manager
? Assist in the compilation of images required for presentations, story boards, trend alerts
? Create colour boards with swatches
? Coordinate samples as required
? Ongoing awareness of competitive markets

Skills :

REQUIRED SKILLS

? Strong product development skills
? Knowledge of garment construction & factory development & production – both domestic & import
? Knowledge of accessories materials / construction print, embroidery, appliqué finishes and techniques
? Excellent time management & project skills
? Excellent communication skills
? Expert in CAD software i.e. Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop (must have experience working on a MAC)
? Knowledge of print techniques, embroidery & printing applications
? Ability to produce accurate detailed camera ready artwork
? Must work well in a fast paced, deadline driven environment
? Detail oriented, and able to work with minimal supervision
? Flexible to work overtime when required