Apparel Product Developer Knitwear-Sweaters
Pendleton Woolen Mills
Portland, OR
Position Overview:
This position will collaborate with Design to interpret sketched designs into technical specifications, working with outside vendors to define materials, sweater knit down patterns and prototypes for sample and production ready garments, meeting both the aesthetic need as well as adhering to Pendleton fit, construction, and quality standards.

Job Responsibilities:
Develop initial tech packs for assigned styles, managing each style thru fit and revision comments until each style is commercialized for production and meets Pendleton quality standards.
Develop and approve knit downs prior to style development.
Analyze and recognize problematic garment styling to reduce issues in production and work to lower or minimize overall product cost.
Collaborate with other members of the garment development team on construction methodology to achieve consistent aesthetic, fit, and construction to support QA standards.
Work with other development team members to meet or exceed development schedule timeline to insure on time development as measured by calendar and development dashboard.
Understand Grading concepts and Grade rules and how they are applied in the development of new product.
Ability to travel domestically and internationally as needed.
Work on special projects as assigned.

Skills and Qualifications:
5-7 years of experience in apparel product development, as well as 2-3 years in sweater development.
Experience in the building of technical specifications in a development and production environment using product data management systems, including knowledge and experience in the construction or manufacturing of apparel (wovens, knits and sweaters).
Proficient in use of Illustrator software helpful.
Additional computer skills including familiarity with Excel, Outlook, and Word.
Excellent human relations skills, including listening and speaking.
Demonstrates strong human relations skills and professionalism to resolve conflicts and contribute to a positive work environment.
Proficient in use of Illustrator software helpful.
Additional computer skills including familiarity with Excel, Outlook, and Word.
Standing, sitting, for up to 8 hours a day.
Dressing and undressing a body form mannequin during fittings.
Occasional overtime including weekends and evenings as needed.

We are an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

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