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Product Developer

We Are An Equal Opportunity Employer
Job Title: Product Devloper
Job Number: C-13-16
Job Location: Pendleton Corporate Office, 220 NW Broadway, Portland, OR

Position Overview:
Collaborate with Design to interpret sketched designs into technical specifications, working both internally and with outside vendors to define materials, patterns and prototypes for sample and production ready garments for both wovens and knits, meeting the aesthetic need as well as adhering to PWM fit and quality standard. This is a full-time exempt position.

Principal Accountabilities:
  • Develop initial tech packs for assigned styles, following through with fits, revisions and comments including target garment measurements until style is commercialized for productions and meets PWM quality standards. Also includes knit down approvals.
  • Work with other Development Team members to meet or exceed development schedule timeline to insure on time development as measured by calendar and development dashboard.
  • Collaborate with other members of the garment development team on pattern and construction methodology to achieve consistent aesthetic, fit, and construction to support QA standards.
  • Finalize and maintain tech packs and style information including assignment of care method and secondary inspections in PLM system.
  • Analyze and recognize problematic garment styling to reduce issues in production and work to lower or minimize overall product cost.
  • Work on special projects as assigned.
  • Consistently demonstrate strong human relations skills and professionalism to resolve conflicts and contribute to a positive work environment.

  • Skills and Qualifications:
  • Degree in Clothing/Textiles or Apparel major or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum 5-7 years experience in building of technical specifications in a development and production environment, including experience in the construction of manufacturing of both woven and knitwear apparel.
  • Understanding of patterning.
  • Excellent human relations skills, including listening and speaking.

  • Other:
  • Standing, sitting for up to 8 hours daily.
  • Computer skills including Excel, Outlook, Word and product data management systems.
  • Adobe Illustrator experience helpful.
  • May require occasional Saturday work.
  • Ability to travel both domestically and internationally as needed, up to 10% of time.

  • Excellent benefits package. Downtown corporate office working location with convenient access to bus and MAX.

    We are an equal opportunity employer. We will contact only those applicants who best meet our requirements.

    How to Apply:
    Download an application form and complete it in accordance with the instructions on the job posting. Click here to download an application form. This document requires Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click here to download the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader.

    To have an application mailed to you:
    - Call 503.226.4801 and ask for Human Resources
    - Fax your request to 503.535.5827
    - Email your request to Application Request

    Where to send Employment Application:
    FAX to 1-503-535-5827
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    mail to:
    Human Resources
    Pendleton Woolen Mills, Inc.
    P O Box 3030
    Portland, OR 97208-3030
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    Hand deliver to:
    Pendleton Woolen Mills
    220 NW Broadway
    Portland, OR 97209
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    Scan completed application / resume and email pdf to:

    We do not accept resumes or applications for positions not listed on our site. No agency or recruiter referrals, please.