Product Developer
Canada Goose Inc
Toronto
1d ago

Position Overview :

The Product Developer is the owner of the technical side of new and existing styles in partnerships with Design, Product Engineering, Material Development, Merchandising and Operations.

They are accountable for providing the business with product Bill of Materials (BOMs) and Manuals.

The Product Developer is responsible for development of new styles with emphasis on design vision, cost, and quality from concept through hand over to the Supply Chain Team.

Additional responsibilities are for ongoing maintenance of existing styles. Adherence to the global calendar is crucial for success of the Product Developer’s role.

This role requires high level of communication with the Design team as well as cross-departmental collaboration coupled with strong project management and timeline skills.

Key Responsibilities :

  • Ensure correct execution of design concept, using best practice expertise
  • Constantly deliver completed tasks at each stage of the development process, taking initiative when required
  • Maintain consistency among new and carryover styles
  • Responsible for developing collections that are consistent with the brand (develop new styles and update existing styles)
  • Responsible for maintaining consistency of new styles with historical styles within each category
  • Works closely with the Design, Merchandising, Pattern Making, Manufacturing, and Vendors to develop styles on time with accuracy
  • In cooperation with Design, Pattern Making, and Vendors - supports raw material and construction requirements for each collection.
  • This includes; trims, yarns, threads, baffles and interlinings

  • Responsible for creating and maintaining a completed Manual as well as all associated files
  • In support of Design and in cooperation with Material Development & Vendors, develop new raw materials, and assess / comment on vendor provided trims and materials
  • Create, distribute and maintain style specification and comment packages for external and internal vendors
  • Organizes information needed to assist in the costing process and works with the Brand Finance Analyst
  • Support Quality Assurance with setting standards and approval review as well as the claim and rejection process
  • Communicate when needed with contract Designers and / or Consultants and / or Vendors
  • May need to attend seasonal sales meetings in support of Design
  • Any and all duties as maybe assigned by the Manager
  • Experience, Education and Designations :

  • Must have 5 years of working experience within a fabric / trims Product Development position
  • Product Development experience in outerwear is preferred
  • A Degree in Design is an asset
  • Knowledge, Skills and Attributes :

  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Knowledge of PLM is an asset
  • Computer Skill; proficiency in Microsoft Office and Adobe Illustrator is required
  • Demonstrate ability to take initiative to achieve departmental and corporate objectives
  • Knowledge of line merchandising and product construction required
  • Strong time management and multitasking skills
  • Ability to work as a team and maintain a high level of professionalism and discretion
  • Working Conditions :

  • Office environment
  • We truly thank all applicants for their interest in joining the Goose Team, but only those candidates considered for an initial interview will be contacted.

    Canada Goose Inc. is committed to delivering and improving accessibility in employment for all persons with disabilities.

    Accommodation is available, upon request, in the application and interview process and in the course of all other methods of selection of employees.

    Successful candidates for employment will be introduced to and trained in respect of all of Canada Goose Inc.’s human rights, accommodation and accessibility polices.

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