Product Developer

Date: Nov 25, 2021

Location: Kowloon Bay, HK

Company: Under Armour

Position Summary

This position will be responsible to develop and manage the technical specification packages for apparel prototypes.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Lead development of a product category from design concept to garment production 
  • Contribute ideas for construction, materials and components to enhance functionality, aesthetic, fit and margin targets
  • Build and review technical packages for one or more categories  
  • Support maintenance of sketch libraries
  • Conduct fit sessions on live models, including size sets 
  • Able to identify fit issues perform fit adjustments and communicate changes to improve fit and function
  • Assist with establishing 2D/3D pattern blocks and provides oversight to pattern block library management. Recommend changes to grading to achieve best fit across size range
  • Analyze samples to identify discrepancies prior to fitting. Ensure samples reflect established category standards for fit, construction and quality 
  • Analyzes artwork to identify risk, assist with establishing standards, identify quality issues and approve strike offs   
  • Owns cross functional meeting communication for the development team. Must be able to effectively problem solve design, costing, quality and delivery issues
  • Independently communicates with vendors to problem solve all issues related to garment engineering
  • Review daily and seasonal tracking of prototype samples. Provides cross functional teams with accurate tracking data.  Problem-solve complex issues as necessary and makes recommendations to manager
  • Ability to dynamically deliver product presentations related to fit and construction
  • Domestic and overseas travel as necessary
  • Other duties may be assigned

Education And / Or Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree from a 4-year Fashion Design program
  • Minimum of 4 years of technical design or product development experience
  • 2D PDS required. Must have on the job experience using software (classes and/or theory does not qualify)
  • Experience fitting on live models and virtual models, including size sets
  • Advanced knowledge of garment construction
  • Expertise building Development Tech Packs
  • Must have superior written and verbal communication skills
  • Must be able to lead product presentations in a clear, concise, engaging manner
  • Must have experience leading a product category
  • Factory experience and 3D pattern experience preferred
  • Proficient in Adobe Illustrator, a PLM system, Excel and Gerber or Optitex PDS