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Product Developer, Women Apparel - Timberland Global



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Software Engineering, Product
Stabio, Switzerland
Posted on Wednesday, January 10, 2024

Timberland is looking for an exceptional Global Product Developer Women Apparel to join our Product Development TBL Global Apparel team based in Stabio, Switzerland.

Founded in 1973, Timberland® is a global outdoor lifestyle brand. Best known for its original yellow boot designed for the harsh elements of New England, Timberland today offers a full range of footwear, apparel and accessories for people who value purposeful style and share the brand’s passion for enjoying - and protecting - nature.

At the heart of the Timberland brand is the core belief that a greener future is a better future. This comes to life through a decades-long commitment to make products responsibly, protect the outdoors, and strengthen communities around the world.

Let’s Talk about the Role

You as Product Developer will develop apparel, for the designated product category, ensuring alignment with the Brand seasonal direction, the global business needs, regional sourcing capabilities and quality standards.

You will utilize your technical skills, attention to details, and ability to manage complexity, to identify and propose the best solutions to deliver valuable work in a timely manner.

Interact constantly with category team members in Design and Product management to deliver the appropriate execution for the target consumer audience.

Own the evolution of product from concept to salesman samples and into bulk production for the designated category.

Strive to create apparel that meets relevant trends and leverages the brand DNA of Style, Performance and Sustainability where applicable.

How You Will Make a Difference

You will achieve this by:

  • Working in close partnership with Designer and PM on the designated category and drive the review of new styles, proving guidance to deliver cost targets aligned with style details and related construction
  • Being accountable to meet style FOB targets, ensuring Timberland quality and fit standards are executed while adopting structured methods and processes to improve workflow
  • Building efficient interaction with the Fit and Tech specialist to improve level of execution and alignment across product categories
  • Translating designs into full specification packages with accurate technical details, bill of materials, construction details, size specs and grade rules
  • Proactively offering suggestions for improved construction, aesthetics, and manufacturing enhancements
  • Supporting the Development Manager to plan and track development schedule of all assigned products to ensure timely completion
  • Developing strong relation with Regional Sourcing teams and work together with vendors to ensure all products meet required standards
  • Ensuring all key global deadlines are upheld.
  • Being an engaged and committed team-mate, be a facilitator in negotiations

Skills for Success

You will be the pivotal role in the product creation team to turn product concepts into reality and accelerate business growth and relevance with:

  • 3-5 years’ experience in Product Development and/or Technical Services in a medium or large sized apparel company
  • Women’s Apparel experience would be beneficial
  • Good understanding of fit, patterns and measurements beneficial
  • Must have a track record in assisting in the product development of designated category, implementing efficient procedures to meet calendar and development goals
  • Solid knowledge in garment construction and live model fitting
  • Proficient PC skills (MS package, Adobe Illustrator)
  • Excellent attention to details
  • Aptitude for systems and systematic work
  • Excellent communication skills (oral and written)
  • Strong interactive skills

A formal education and subsequent University Bachelor or Master’s degree in Design (Apparel), Engineering, Manufacturing are nice to have, but we are most interested in your total experience and professional achievements.

VF is a global apparel company connecting people to the lifestyles they cherish through our family of iconic brands. At the heart of our journey lies our purpose: We power movements of sustainable and active lifestyles for the betterment of people and our planet. This is our purpose. It’s the reason we come to work every day. Our purpose unites us and leads us to pursue our goals, together. This is our calling. Learn more at vfc.com

What’s in it For You

We’re in the business of unleashing human potential, driven by the ideas, energy and commitment of our people. That’s why we offer comprehensive benefits that encourage mental, physical and financial well-being for all VF associates. When it comes to benefits, we’re the total package.

  • A supportive feedback-based culture where respect and integrity guide us in what we do
  • An inclusive international environment where people of diverse backgrounds, lifestyles and nationalities love working together
  • Be part of an iconic lifestyle brand in a multi brand, multi countries organization
  • On site gym offering health and well-being initiatives
  • A discount card with 50% on all VF brands
  • Break out areas offering complimentary hot drinks

This post is not eligible for relocation support.

Free to Be, Inclusion & Diversity

As a purpose-led, performance driven company, we strive to foster a culture of belonging based on respect, connection, openness and authenticity. We are committed to building and maintaining a workplace that celebrates the diversity of our associates, allowing them to bring their authentic selves to work every day.

As an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, VF is committed to support disadvantaged groups whilst providing equal opportunities for both VF associates and applicants alike.

If you like what you have read and want to join our team then we would like to hear from you!


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