Apparel - SMU Printables and Accessories Developer
Job Duties include but are not limited to:
- Responsible for developing NHS Printables (t-shirts and sweatshirts) for all Womens in line styles and all SMU development.
- Responsible for developing categories within NHS Apparel Accessories division, may include but not limited to stickers and small gifts.
- Responsible for bringing category specific apparel designs through the development stage to production ready products meeting or exceeding design, fit, and quality requirements.
- Prepare and send out technical packages to vendors. This also includes updating data systems and internal and external customers/suppliers as product changes in the development cycle.
- Review samples for accuracy of execution, fit, and function with the specific product line managers, designer, and /or merchandiser. Make tech pack updates, etc. to resolve any design/quality issues that arise during development then communicate changes to the factories both domestically and internationally for proper execution.
- Review QC issues with department manager and factories to evaluate and clarify issues.
- Track development process and manage all products to adhere to strict time & action calendar deadlines for development target costing, quality, inventory levels, and production execution.
- Negotiate costing with vendors and create BOM’s for system input.
- Apparel Product Development experience required, +/- 1-2 years’ experience is preferred.
- Demonstrate a strong working knowledge of the product development process.
- Experience with style guides and the ability to prepare technical packages for a diverse range of products overseeing all documentation updates and communication.
- Some cost negotiation experience.
- Must possess the ability to communicate with overseas vendors and domestic vendors clearly and concisely. Should be able to accurately communicate technical product issues in both written and verbal form.
- Must have timeline/project management experience and be disciplined, organized, and able to multi-task in a group environment.
- Knowledge of trade regulations, testing protocols, product integrity, production life-cycles, fabric and product construction
- Persistent and not be afraid to negotiate with suppliers.
- Creative problem solver, proactive and self-directed.
- Travel in the U.S and overseas may be required.
- Proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Adobe Illustrator and other word processing applications such as MS Office. Outlook experience a plus.