Established in 1981, GUESS began as a jeans company and has since successfully grown into a global lifestyle brand. Guess?
Inc. designs, markets, distributes and licenses a lifestyle collection of contemporary apparel, denim, handbags, watches, eyewear, footwear and other related consumer products.
Guess? products are distributed through branded Guess? stores as well as better department and specialty stores around the world.
As of January 30, 2021, the Company directly operated 1,046 retail stores in the Americas, Europe and Asia.
The Company’s partners and distributors operated 524 additional retail stores worldwide.
As of January 30, 2021, the Company and its partners and distributors operated in approximately 100 countries worldwide.
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PURPOSE OF THE JOB
Reporting to the Senior Product Developer Manager, the Product Developer Denim is responsible for launching and developing new products for all Guess Apparel lines (Guess Jeans, factory outlet, OTB), with a main focus on womenswear denim and non denim bottom.
The role supports the team in translating the designer ideas / requests into a physical actual product, following a set of development phases within a rigid timeframe.
They assist during all sessions of collection launches, collecting info from designers and key players involved to fill in tech packs for the manufacturers.
CORE JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
Attends collection briefing to get SKU plan and product insights from merchandiser on future season
Takes part during the initial wash review session and collect all the info about fabrics, washes and fit
Works with designers and model makers to launch and develop new seasonal fit
Creates summary boards matching the design sketches with technical info about fabrics and washes
Helps designers, under the direction of the Senior Product Developer Manager, in launching and research the seasonal not nominated trims and embellishments
Prepares the first technical draft of the product and share it with the designated vendor in order to launch the first prototype
Follows up with vendors during proto development stage, supporting the manufacturer during the execution
Works with product management team to ensure an efficient process is implemented
Gathers all prototypes and reviews them during the fitting sessions
Supports the product management during the set up of the proto / wash review meetings and participates in these sessions with related stakeholders
Based on the feedbacks emerging at proto / wash reviews, creates the final BOM and releases the complete tech pack to vendors
Visits vendors during SMS production to grant that the outcome is 100% right, interacting and controlling laundries and manufacturing lines
Works closely with the Senior Product Developer Manager to prepare price grids which will be used during price meeting
Manages and releases all the product changes communications to the sales force
Assists and participates during fitting session for production handover with quality technicians and model makers
At least 2-3 years of relevant work experience in the same role and field
Good knowledge of denim womenswear and menswear required
Must prove to have a clear understanding of the Guess Brand DNA
Familiarity in using conventional and unconventional denim washes, fabrics and materials
Must have good organizational skills with attention to detail and follow-up
Good interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to interact with a diverse group at all level
Flexible in ever-changing, fast paced environment
Good computer experience including but not limited to Microsoft : Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Model Form, Adobe Illustrator, Enovia, Photoshop etc.
Fluent English. Any additional language is considered a plus
Ability to travel to all countries within company sourcing hubs when required