Product Developer Job Description

Product Developer Job Description

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Product developer provides product technical specifications and product quality standards for industry leading formulations and materials to include: raw materials, function, formulation, construction details and product dimensions.

Product Developer Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Helps create and maintain tech packs from initial development through buy/commits (including sketches, BOM, fit, proto request, etc)
Under the direct supervision of the Category Commercialization Manager and/or mentoring of the Sr
Involved in initial costing of the product
Work closely with Sourcing and Material Research to identify and source appropriate materials and trims for style development, keeping proposed garment country of origin in mind at all times
Assist CCD and Sr
Work closely with Materials’ Research to identify and source appropriate materials and trims for style development
Costing and pattern engineering excellence, materials costing and consumption and B.O.M
Expert level knowledge technical materials and physical properties standards and testing protocol for all levels of product (rubbers, uppers, plastics, metals, waterproof systems, technical textiles)
Manage handover from design to vendors to ensure that all information provided to vendors is complete
Review and sign off complete tech packs including all related documents prior to buy ready dates

Product Developer Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Product Developer

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: SCRUM, OS, UNIX, RHEL, LOMA280/290, PMP, ITIL, TOGAF, AWS, CSPO

Education for Product Developer

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the product developer job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Collage Degree in Education, Design, Computer Science, Engineering, Science, Merchandising, Chemistry, Technology, Technical, Manufacturing

Skills for Product Developer

Desired skills for product developer include:

Excel
Fit
Product category
Product development lifecycle
Product materials
Outlook and Adobe Illustrator
Database experience like MS access
Garment construction
Construction expertise
Patternmaking

Desired experience for product developer includes:

Track approval/production samples to maintain the time line calendar
Collaborate with Designer and Technical Specialist to procure critical design information related to the technical development requirements of a style or product including
3-5 years of experience without degree
3+ years experience with ESBs like Mule, IBM Integration Broker, Tibco ActiveMatrix, Oracle Fusion
Experience with tools like Jira, Confluence, Stash, Jenkins is a positive
Create strong cross-functional team interaction with all Product Creation team members manufacturers to ensure a coordinated and efficient process

Product Developer Examples

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Product Developer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for a product developer. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for product developer
  • Product Specifications for Product Line
  • Product Cost
  • Assist with obtaining materials, components for development
  • Guide and educate Design and Product Manger partners on achieving great product from a design, quality, margin, and factory capability standpoint
  • Build and update a “Gates and Dates” chart in order to drive accountability within the teams and late adds/changes (who, what, and when)
  • Upload art and/or tech pack to vendors
  • Managing fabrics, lab dips, strike offs, protos, PP samples, and TOPs….to final QC issues found after shipping to the DC or even retail
  • Enter accurate costs in the operating system (Full Circle and/or SAP pending the season) by calendar deadlines
  • Manage/update cost changes in the system as needed and communicate with your triad when cost changes occur
  • Develop product quickly, efficiently, and at competitive costs
Qualifications for product developer
  • Bachelor's degree specializing in related field and three to five years of experience in Product Development, Merchandising, Design or Pattern Making
  • Bachelor's degree specializing in related field and five to eight years experience in Product
  • 5-8 years experience without degree
  • A background in psychology or a related field
  • At least 3 years workplace experience in writing or applied social sciences
  • Strong project management, problem solving, interpersonal, and communication skills with the ability to work in a team-based organization
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Product Developer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of product developer. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for product developer
  • Work with Sample Coordinator to ensure details/dates are accurate for on time delivery and if not on time, use Gates and Dates chart to explain
  • Ensure styles are “buy ready” by Production calendar deadlines by vendor
  • Work with production to resolve QC issues in production and/or at retail
  • Write clean and elegant code
  • Track and receive submits( trims, lab dips, labels, print s/os, knit downs, etc ) and review with Sr
  • Assisting design in sourcing and ordering of trims while managing the updates of trim charts, inputing data into Zedonk
  • Cooperation with Production team
  • Working with the design team to develop collections from idea to final products
  • Sourcing a full range of fabrics, trims and accessories to realise full design concepts
  • Using technical knowledge to apply the correct finishing techniques to garments to realise the shapes that are trying to be achieved
Qualifications for product developer
  • Expert level knowledge of the financial industry and understanding of today’s equity market structure, post-trade and regulatory environment including the inner workings of an ATS
  • Experienced in trading operations at a broker dealer or exchange
  • Experience in controlling large scale projects and implementations with a record of success and increasing responsibility and complexity
  • Ability to make time-sensitive decisions in the absence of complete information
  • Knowledge of sewing assembly
  • Familiarity with fabric/materials qualities
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Product Developer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of product developer. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for product developer
  • Supporting manufacturers with technical issues during production
  • Knowledge and understanding of technical specification sheets
  • Maintaining a supplier and manufacturer database
  • Forging good relationships with new and existing factories and producers
  • You’ll receive an attractive compensation package (including bonus for some roles and car for Sales Representatives) health and dental insurance and life assurance
  • Assisting design in sourcing and ordering of trims while managing the updates of trim charts, inputting data into Zedonk
  • Track and receive submits( trims, protos, print strikeoffs, knit downs, etc ) and communicate comments to overseas vendors
  • Works on limited project steps with technical guidance from his management
  • Has a broad overview of key stakeholders and is aware of components of value chain
  • Responsible to deliver agreed tasked (Time & Quality)
Qualifications for product developer
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Design, Business or an equivalent of 8 years’ experience in design and/or development of consumer products, with minimum 3 years footwear development or engineering experience OR
  • Excellent knowledge of fabric development, product costing, GMT construction, wet processing and quality control
  • Associate’s Degree from a 2 year Fashion Design program
  • Must have clear understanding of product development process and production
  • Experience with PLM system preferred
  • Must have 5+ years of experience with Handbags and or Shoes Product Development
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Product Developer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of product developer. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for product developer
  • To understand and translate design/technical specifications and garment make up, working closely with the BLK DNM Designers
  • To understand and manage fabric sampling and production lead times and limitations
  • To develop and commercialise product within target margins while maintaining product integrity
  • To understand and manage garment costings, including ratings and fabrics
  • To manage fabric selection to ensure price range is appropriate to achieve target margin
  • To monitor approval status to ensure on time sample delivery
  • To meet and manage key booking/approval dates – cloth, trims, strike offs and artworks with designers
  • Effectively challenge current processes to ensure efficiencies and maintain best practices going forward, ensuring continuous improvement within the department
  • To enhance seasonal research with updates from new and existing sources
  • To maintain accurate records of all communication to assure smooth work flow and problem resolution
Qualifications for product developer
  • Must have 5+ years of experience with Footwear Product Development
  • Experience with continuous delivery (automation of all processes throughout the software development lifecycle)
  • Associate or Bachelor’s Degree in Merchandising, Marketing, Design or similar preferred
  • Must have 1-2 years of experience in Product Development or Buying
  • Must have a basic understanding of the production process and timing
  • Market awareness and understanding of fashion designers, blogs, competitive retailers and trend required
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Product Developer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for a product developer. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for product developer
  • To ensure all sample delivery dates confirmed are workable against the critical path
  • Highlight any potential problems that may affect the agreed sample ready date
  • Collate seasonal sampling expenses
  • Visit supply base to progress development programmes
  • Andle fabric, lab dip and trim correspondence
  • Cooperation with Production Planning team in terms of supplier development (target setting, evaluation)
  • Accountable for on time delivery of projects as per agreed project development brief
  • Able to make routine decisions independently
  • Able to resolve technical challenges
  • Able to identify areas of improvement on product development, process, communication routines, …
Qualifications for product developer
  • Previous product development experience strongly preferred
  • Previous toy or gift industry production experience a plus
  • Previous comic industry experience a plus
  • Must have ability to track deadlines and schedules and fulfill deliverable dates
  • Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Office and MAC OS strongly preferred
  • Knowledge of 3D Modeling software a plus, specifically Z-brush, Rhino and Auto Cad

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