Product Developer Knitwear

Business units
Corporate/Product Development
Locations
Italy/Bologna
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 Knitwear you will join the Product team at Woolrich in our global HQ in Bologna. You will focus on the knitwear category and manage tech design packages and creation ensuring alignment with the brand seasonal direction, the global business needs, regional sourcing capabilities and quality standards.

What you will do:
 
  • Work in close partnership with Designer and Merchandiser on the knitwear category 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 for the Knitwear category and Knitted Soft Accessories on PLM.
  • Tech design packages management and creation according to direction coming from the head of design and designers’ proposals
  • 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 Fashion, Engineering, Manufacturing or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • 1 or 2 years’ experience in Product Development and/or Technical Services in a medium or large sized apparel company (RTW Knitwear or soft accessories)
  • Must have a track record in assisting in the product development of designated category, 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
  • Strong proven knowledge of Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop is mandatory
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Package and PLM systems
  • Attention to details and precision
  • 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
Locations
Italy/Bologna