Fashion Product Developer (Apparel)

Business units
Corporate/Product Development
Established in Pennsylvania in 1830, we call ourselves the “Original Outdoor Clothing Company”, having produced quality garments for outdoor enthusiasts for over 190 years. At Woolrich we continue the legacy of our heritage into our present and future by empowering life in the elements and bringing long lasting authenticity to new generations of consumers.
We now embrace an #OutdoorHeart style with a contemporary European design that speaks to the #UrbanSpirit, showing our customers that the test of all outdoor environments can be met with products built to last.

Your role:

As our Product Developer you will join the Product Development Team at Woolrich in our global HQ in Bologna. You will develop apparel products, for the designated gender and manage the whole development process in line with the brand direction and business needs.

What you will do:
  • Work in close partnership with Designers and Merchandisers and drive the review of new styles, proving guidance to deliver cost targets aligned with style details and related construction
  • Be accountable to meet style FOB targets, ensuring Woolrich quality and fit standards are executed while adopting structured methods and processes to improve workflow
  • Follows up with Material Sourcing and manufactures regarding development of new materials used to create innovative and technically superior products each season
  • Build efficient interaction with the Fit and Tech specialist to improve level of execution and alignment across product categories
  • BOMs creation and follow up on PLM.
  • Translate designs into full specification packages with accurate technical details, bill of materials, construction details.
  • Proactively offering suggestions for improved construction, aesthetics and manufacturing enhancements
  • Support the Development Manager to plan and track development schedule of all assigned products to ensure timely completion
  • Develop strong relation with Regional Sourcing teams and work together with vendors to ensure all products meet required standards
  • Ensure all key global deadlines are upheld
  • Interacts with Development Manager, Development colleagues, and all necessary cross functional teams in order to guarantee the integrity of product
  • Be an engaged and committed team-mate, Be a facilitator in negotiations
  • Follow the SMU calendar, communication, meeting planning and facilitating, reporting, follow up and process-end to end.

What you will bring to the team:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Design (Apparel), Fashion Management or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • +2 years’ experience in Product Development and/or Technical Services in a medium or large sized apparel company 
  • Must have a track record in assisting in the product development implementing efficient procedures to meet calendar and development goals
  • Solid knowledge in garment construction and live model fitting
  • Fluency in English and Italian
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Strong communication skills and team working
  • Ability to work under pressure and in a fast - paced environment
  • Ability to drive results under strict deadlines
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Package and PLM systems
  • Attention to details and precision
  • Negotiation skills
  • Willingness to travel

If this sounds like you and you would like to join a collaborative and challenging environment where working means loving what you do, going the extra-mile, and learning from others, then please apply with a CV in English: we’re looking forward to reviewing your application!

Woolrich is an equal opportunity employer, we encourage people with a diverse range of backgrounds to apply. We welcome and will consider all applications regardless of race and nationality, religion, color, sex, pregnancy or related medical conditions, parental status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as an individual with a disability, or any other legally protected characteristics.
Business units
Corporate/Product Development