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09.05.2022

Nobody Denim

Product Developer

company: Nobody Denim
job title: Product Developer
location: Fitzroy
work type: Full-time
level: Mid-level

Role Description

An excellent career opportunity has emerged for a Product Developer to join our team at Nobody Denim. This position is responsible for working with our Design Team to develop product for our denim and apparel collections.

Born in inner-city Melbourne, Nobody Denim is a brand that continues to grow from strength to strength combining over 30 years industry experience with a dynamic and fast paced culture. Nobody Denim has developed a unique clothing range that produces one of the world’s finest five pocket jeans and is accredited by Ethical Clothing Australia. Nobody Denim is sold globally and has manufacturing, wholesale and retail operations currently employing close to 80 staff.

In this role you will be an integral member of our Product Development team, working closely with the Design, Pattern and Production teams to ensure our products meet price point and margin requirements, while maintaining quality and design integrity. The successful applicant will be keen to learn, passionate about denim, a great communicator and a team player.

Key Responsibilities

  • Work with the design team to develop product for the Nobody Denim collection
  • Work with the factory to develop new techniques in line with the designer’s vision
  • Ensure an understanding of the skills & techniques of the factory.
  • Extensive technical and construction knowledge with the ability to amend / assess garments with respect to production specifications and price point while maintaining design integrity.
  • An understanding of pattern cutting in order to work closely with the in-house team
  • “Spec’ing” up woven garments (measurements and technically)
  • Ensure garments adhere to our standards of quality and sizing specifications from development through to production stage.
  • Measure & prepare garments for fit meetings, which you will conduct, making comments & updating paperwork accordingly.
  • Communicate the results of the fit meeting to the factory in a concise and timely manner.
  • Provide all information on the specification of the product to ensure the  Production Team have all the information they need to avoid any foreseeable problems. This includes indicative costings, ratings and all BoM information.
  • Approve grade specifications as required
  • Consult with the production team regarding feedback for pre-production and production samples.
  • Work with the supplier and the Design team to ensure we are developing a product that will eventually reach a commercial price point.
  • Order all prototypes, SMS and PPS samples and ensure a timely delivery for all samples.
  • According to our testing policy, test any garments where appropriate including wearer trials and dry clean testing.
  • Brand awareness, knowledge of market and peer groups in regards to make, quality, price, style
  • Understanding of costings

 

KEY SKILLS

  • 2-3 years experience in Product Development / Garment Technology
  • Experience working with a premium level product
  • Good understanding and experience of dealing with factories
  • Experience in attending and conducting fit meetings.
  • Understanding of garment specifications and construction techniques across woven, C+S & knit product
  • Efficient and very reliable.
  • Strong technical background with an ability to problem solve
  • Good attention to detail and a creative eye

 

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