VF Corporation Product Developer in Merriam), Kansas
Serves as a key member of the product development team,providing technical input on garment construction, wet finishing, fabric and trimdevelopment.
Works with Merchandising for assigned marketing area, assuringdevelopment packages are prepared, maintained and published, and that prototypes and preliminary costs are acquired in a timely manner for the desired models and fabric finishes.
Enables the completion of line development within the time frame of the development calendar with products that Merchandising deems marketable and are compliant with VF Jeanswear Product Standards.
With some supervision, provides technical input and is responsible for accurate and timely Product Specifications being prepared, maintained & published with the needed fabric, trim, ticketing, construction specifications, illustrations, and wet finish standard.
Ensures that the supply chain can execute the procurement of the desired product and that it is compliant with VFJeanswear Product Standards.
With some supervision, is responsible for preliminary cost and cost estimates for assigned product line, using current Federal Trade Regulations and VF Jeanswear Cost Structure (i.e. SAP functions, Act, Rates, CSD, Reserves, Prod Routings and U.V.). To financially quantify product cost, profitability, and opportunities for cost savings.
Provides technical input on Business Systems Requirements (i.e. SAP, STRIDE, TIPR, PROD). Responsible for all product, trim, and ticketing being valid, accurate, and complete within the Business Systems for assigned product line. To ensure the ability of product execution and accuracy.
Provides training for Product Development Technicians. To ensure continuous staff development and the use of consistent practices and processes.
Bachelor's Degree or equivalent work experience
2-4 years of professional experience
Experience in product development processes/systems.
Preferred experience in Jeanswear product development or related Jeanswear manufacturing, sourcing, or operations areas.
Product Development Technician skills.
General knowledge of business systems, product costing, GMT construction, wet processing and quality control.
Strong team building skills.
Organized in 1899, VF Corporation is a global leader in branded lifestyle apparel, footwear and accessories, with global iconic brands, 64,000 associates and $12.4 billion in revenue. Our businesses and brands are organized into four categories called coalitions, comprising: Outdoor & Action Sports, Jeanswear, Imagewear, and Sportswear. While VF is highly diversified across brands, products, distribution channels and geographies, our One VF culture and approach to doing business provide a unique and powerful competitive advantage.
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VF is committed to creating an inclusive environment that welcomes and values the differences among all of our associates, customers, suppliers and the communities in which we live and conduct business. The continued success and growth of VF is enhanced through initiatives that promote diversity throughout VF around the world.VF is an equal employment opportunity/ affirmative action employer of minorities, females, protected veterans and the disabled. VF is committed to providing equal opportunities in employment, and treating our VF associates and VF applicants without discrimination on the basis of their race, color, gender, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, citizenship, disability, protected veteran status, HIV/AIDS status, or any other legally protected factor.