J oin the North Face Family
The North Face was built on a love for the outdoors and the desire to enable all types of exploration, for all people, from their backyards to the Himalayas. Over the last 50 years we've lived by our “true north,” the belief that exploration has the power to change us, to challenge us and to help us see the world from new perspectives. To help ignite a global movement of outdoor exploration, love for the natural world and an unwavering commitment to protect it, we welcome and encourage new participants to the outdoors. We extend our reach through support of non-profit organizations, establishing programs that connect participants with close-to-home recreation opportunities, and creating a connection with young leaders, inspiring them to explore and conserve.
As we enter our sixth decade, we pledge to:
Empower exploration and the thrill of the unknown for as many people as possible.
Protect the places where we live, play, and operate.
Evolve the way we make our products by improving our environmental performance and social responsibility in the supply chain.
Position: Associate Product Developer
An Associate Product Developer at The North Face is responsible for the creation, revision and maintenance of specifications for innovative, technologically advanced products of the highest level.
You will be a member of a team that builds products that are coveted and trusted by our customers in a fun, fast paced environment. We are passionate, precise, team-oriented engineers with a love of the outdoors and a commitment to sustainability.
How You Will Make A Difference
What you will do:
Contributes to the development process of company product lines as assigned.
Tracks the development schedule of assigned products to ensure a timely completion following the predetermined product development calendar.
Ensures both the technical superiority and the product quality/integrity of all products falling under their responsibilities.
Assists Product Development Leads and Senior Developers with product specifications, materials, color, and maintenance and discrepancies concerning the aforementioned categories.
Contributes to fit consistency through arranging and executing established testing procedures and protocols
Creates the specifications for the products, publishes, and maintains all records, style files, and samples associated with the product and related programs.
Follows up with Material Sourcing and manufacturers regarding development of new materials used to create innovative and technically superior products each season.
Interacts with Development Manager, Development category leads, and all necessary cross-functional teams in order to guarantee the integrity of product
Performs these and other duties as assigned by Development manager
Free To Be , Inclusion & Diversity
As a purpose-led, performance driven company, we strive to foster a culture of belonging based on respect, connection, openness and authenticity. We are committed to build ing an d maintaining a workplace that celebrates the diversity of our associates, allowing them to bring their authentic selves to w ork every day.
Skills for Success
Years of Related Professional Experience : 0-3 years of experience in Technical Design/Product Development in a medium or large size company, preferably in the outdoor industry.
Educational Position Requirements:
A formal education and subsequent undergraduate/graduate degrees are nice to have, but we are mo st interested in your total experience and professional achievements.
What we expect you already know:
Able to lead a meeting with supervision.
Able to independently manage product of low to moderate complexity.
Demonstrates an increasing knowledge of fit, pattern-making, and construction expertise, and knowledge of manufacturing processes.
Demonstrates an increasing knowledge of product category, product materials, and product development lifecycle.
Demonstrates great interpersonal skills, including the ability to create trust with cross functional teams.
Participates in special projects, process or calendar optimization if required, with supervision.
Able to avoid conflict with coaching.
Able to proactively troubleshoot and proposes solutions to problems with some complexity.
Demonstrates clear and accurate verbal and written communication.
Drives results to achieve goals.
Demonstrates strong organizational skills.
Demonstrates proficient computer skills in MS Office software, Adobe Illustrator, and Specification Management programs [Enovia]. Knowledge of pattern-making systems or 3D systems is a plus.
Deadline driven with a track record for delivering great results on time.
What’s in it F or Y ou
We’re in the business of unleashing human potential, driven by the ideas, energy and commitment of our people. That’s why we offer comprehensive benefits that encourage mental, physical and financial well-being for all VF associates. When it comes to benefits, we’re the total package. Go to MyVFBenefits.com and click on “Looking to Join VF?” to learn more.
O ur Parent Company, VF Corporation
VF is one of the world’s largest apparel, footwear and accessories companies connecting people to the lifestyles, activities and experiences they cherish through our family of iconic outdoor, active and workwear brands. At the heart of our journey lies our company-wide purpose: We power movements of sustainable and active lifestyles for the betterment of people and our planet. This is our purpose. It’s the reason we come to work every day. It’s a commitment shared by our global associates across all brands. Our purpose unites us and leads us to pursue our goals, together. This is our calling. Learn more at vfc.com
We just have one question. Are you in ?
$53,568.00 USD - $80,352.00 USD annually
Annual Incentive Eligibility :
This position is eligible to participate in VF's Annual Incentive Plan. Incentive Plan awards are contingent upon (1) achievement of your individual objectives and (2) VF achieving its' Corporate and business level financial objectives.
Long Term Incentive Eligibility :
This position is not eligible for long term incentive.
Benefits at VF :
You can review a general overview of each benefit program offered, including this year's medical plan rates on www.MyVFbenefits.com and clicking, Looking to Join VF? Detailed information on your benefits will be provided during your onboarding process.