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Product Developer

Vancouver, BC
Full Time
6 days ago
84,500 to 130,000 per year

Product Developer
Posted: lululemon athletica

Salary: $84,500 - $130,000.00/Annually

Job Type: Full-Time, Permanent

Language: English

Start Date of Employment (Approx.): As soon as possible

Minimum Education: None

Positions Available: 2

NOC Group: 5243

Job Location(s)
1818 Cornwall Ave
Vancouver, British Columbia
V6J 1C7 Canada

Job Description

About this team:

Imagine Design are the Architects of a product, and Product Development are the Engineers. From concept through to pre-production stage, Product Development are the front-line regarding communication with the finished goods vendor base, launching sketches, requesting sampling, fitting product and keeping an accurate data library of the life cycle of a product. Product Development are a truly cross functional working group that pivot to partners such as Design, Concept, Fit, Quality, Merchandising, Finished Goods Sourcing, Raw Materials and Go To Market operations to deliver a commercially ready product to our buying teams.

A day in the life:

· Own developments of knit and cut & sew accessories, including but not limited to hats, gloves, scarves, hair accessories.

· Organize daily work flow that adheres to GTM deliverables & development timelines

· Maintain data integrity in Flex PLM

· Develop and create tech packs in Flex PLM to communicate requirements for Design aesthetic, fit, cost and construction engineering

· Measure and review proto samples based on submitted tech pack

· Prepare for fittings & presentations: Measure, evaluate fit sample submit (construction, execution)

· Lead fit­ttings and drive conversations to align cross functional teams on style and development goals

· Ensure construction and fit consistency across product class according to established brand guidelines

· Spec and analyze garments to determine compliance of measurements, workmanship, construction direction, and maintain fit intent

· Analyze and communicate the outcome of fittings and construction reviews with cross functional and vendor partners

· Build vendor & cross-functional relationships through effective email correspondence, in person meetings, and onsites

· Work closely with the Senior PD to advance technical knowledge of our brand’s construction and fit standards

· Ability to effectively present proto changes, challenges, and solutions at GTM meetings

· Start building strategies that drive competencies within the scope of product creation

· Mentor Junior Developers & PD Assistants as guided by Senior PD & Manager


· Bachelor’s degree in a related discipline or relevant experience

· Passion and strong interest in accessories

· Proficiency in MS office (Excel/Word/Outlook), Adobe Design Suite (Illustrator and Photoshop)

· Proficiency in Flex PLM or similar PLM software

· 5-8 years industry experience in product development and innovation

· Ability to lift 10kg as needed

Must haves:

· 7+ years experience in technical aspect of the product creation process

· 4+ years experience working in technical development of apparel and soft accessories

· 4+ years experience working onsite with vendors, internationally

· Ability to manage multiple tasks & competing priorities

· Working knowledge of yarns, fabric, construction, draping, graphic & dye techniques

· Proficient at technical communication with vendors via diagrams & fit photos

· Strong applied comprehension of end to end product life cycle

*Comprehensive benefits package including extended medical, dental, disability, & RRSP matching and performance based bonus available. We offer a competitive salary based on experience and support in relocation costs for qualified candidates not residing in Vancouver. The employee is eligible for performance based salary increases & bonuses.