Product Developer/Garment Technician - Young Fashion - Women

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Produktion, Qualtitätswesen
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Zw. 2 und 5 Jahren
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What You Can Expect

* Boredom doesn't get a look in here! Zalando is a working environment where something new happens every day
* An international team of experts to inspire and support you
* Training and further development opportunities to expand your skills and help you on your way
* Exciting career paths tailored to your skills and development potentials
* The security of an expanding company with 11,000 employees and a company pension scheme
* Attractive employee discounts in our online shop
* An easily accessible workplace right on the main arteries of the hottest Berlin districts


Zalando's success also tells the story of our exceptional team and our efforts. We are always happy to welcome new colleagues who join us in creating the world's best online fashion experience. There's no stopping us growing and we are looking for you to join our Young Fashion team to ideally start by 01.08.2017, in a role as a Product Developer / Garment Technician.

Your Tasks

* Work closely with our Designers and Buyers to develop collection planning for each season by actively participating in our working and buying meetings, coming up with individual input for collection building, with constant injections of your experienced advice
* Lead fittings and prepare tech packs with all relevant technical information together with Designers and Buyers
* Develop shapes, comment and approve all development samples
* Approve bulk production
* Follow up and analyze weekly sales, do detailed Return Rate end-of-season analysis, monitor online customer comments, including the offer of any new ideas in order to understand our customer behavior and reduce Return Rates
* Quality Management: responsible for following up on any physical and chemical testing problems, be the link between suppliers, our product team and Quality Managers in order to reduce any and all potential delivery delays
* Clear understanding and ownership of Critical Path with its deadlines you develop together with Buyers and are one of the key attributes for this role
* Excellent knowledge of the fashion market: commercial vs trend with supreme eye on competitors
* Communicate and lead our suppliers into creating value-for-price products, keeping an eye on execution and value-for-money aspects
* Travel required

What You've Got

* You are an excellent Product Developer with awesome knowledge of garment technology with passion for Young Fashion Womenswear
* You have at least 3-5 years experience in product development and / or production of fast-moving fashion industries, preferably in vertical retail
* You are experienced in developing woven and jersey products
* You have a good understanding of the processes that exist in fast moving fashion companies
* You are experienced in fabrics, print techniques, washings, treatments and dying methods
* You have excellent skills in pattern construction, leading fitting sessions and writing clear communications
* You are able to work against tight timelines and prioritize accordingly
* You are aware of the latest trends in the Young Fashion segment and are able to translate them into the development and outcome of products, yet have an excellent understanding of commercial products
* You have a sharp eye and profound industry knowledge, along with the ability to recognize new trends, paired with exceptional analytical skills that align with our vision
* You are a natural problem-solver, great communicator and love to work within an international team
* You have a strong business acumen and solid experience in negotiations with suppliers
* You are an enthusiastic person who loves to be a part of a team and promotes collaboration
* You speak English fluently; German and or other language skills are definitely a plus

Want To Join Us?

Then we'd be more than happy to receive your online application!