Fruit of the Loom

Technical Product Designer - Intimate Apparel

Job Locations US-KY-Bowling Green
Category
Product Development/Design
Position Type
Regular Full-Time

Position Summary

The Product Engineer manages new products and existing product updates as they move from  prototype to production ready including all communication required for a successful implementation. Responsible for loading garment specifications through development and during the product life cycle.  The Product Engineer also manages fit, pattern analyses and the development of appropriate construction methods.

Specific Responsibilities

Manage the development of new prototypes for the assigned product categories.  Work with Designers and Pattern Makers to ensure the product is developed to meet the desired design, consumer and financial targets.

Supply the Manufacturing and Sourcing teams with the required development information including PDM packets, fabric requirements, trims, and general packing instructions.

Responsible for managing the fitting process. Review all samples submitted for prototypes, size sets, sales samples, ADM and AFM samples. Comment on and communicate issues by approving or rejecting samples.

Coordinate product competitive analysis required for internal use and account presentations.  The focus of the analysis is on product, fabric and construction. Present competitive analysis to internal departments.

Manage information required for new style startups.  Follow up on changes suggested or requested by Sew Centers, Manufacturing, or Sourcing teams.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Industrial Engineering, Apparel Design or equivalent years of related work experience
  • Strong knowledge of sewing techniques, pattern construction, fitting, grading, and costing in the apparel and equipment industry for commercial mass production
  • Proficient PC skills; Microsoft Office, Illustrator
  • Knowledge of manufacturing is preferred

Minimum Job Experience Required

5+ years of related product engineering experience

Company Information

We offer competitive pay & benefits including medical, dental, vision, life, & disability insurance, vacation, holidays and 401k.

 

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, protect veteran status, disability or any other protected status.

 

EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

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