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Mountain Hardwear Senior Product Engineer-Outerwear

Apparel Manufacturing
1000079B Requisition #
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Responsible for managing the development process for category apparel, accessory and equipment products by collaborating closely with merchandising, design, sourcing, Hong Kong Development Center, LO Merchandiser, quality assurance and contract manufacturers  to ensure that design integrity, quality, and target price are maintained and that products are developed within established timelines.  Has influence into selection of development method.  Must remain true and sensitive to the creative directions of Design/Merchandising while considering manufacturability of the product. 
  • Collaborate with Designer and APT to procure critical design information related to the technical development requirements of a style or product including; material, trim color direction and style intent.
  • Shepherd prototype creation through pattern, sample, fit and grading processes.
  • Collaborating closely with these groups to ensure specification and prototypes are as accurate as possible and represent design intention.
  • Involved or may be solely responsible for costing of the product.  Must influence and direct the design to cost process. 
  • Establish parameters for style specifications, style measurements, quality standards and construction details. 
  • Identify and document any construction details or sew methods that need to be communicated to the garment factories.  
  • For the assigned category; ensure that Bills of Materials, specifications, measurements and construction comments are input into database, maintained and accurate.  
  • Communicate all style development to the appropriate liaison office keeping them abreast of progress and concerns. 
  • Work closely with sourcing, planning, quality assurance, material research, LO merchandising team to understand our contract manufacturers capabilities and limitations.  
  • Work closely with sourcing and material research to identify and source appropriate materials and trims for style development, keeping proposed garment country of origin in mind at all times.  Assist with creating and updating seasonal materials and parts lists and color development lab dip needs.
  • Review factory prototypes for accuracy, quality and function.  Communicate findings to the appropriate persons including, design / merchandising, sourcing, quality assurance and the LO merchandising team. 
  • Fit approval and production status of BOM and spec information is where handoff of the style to quality assurance and LO merchandiser occurs. 
  • Create strong team interaction with merchandising/design, sourcing, planning, materials research, quality assurance, LO merchandising and contract manufacturer to ensure a coordinated and efficient process.

  • College degree or equivalent with course work in textiles, manufacturing or related experience. 
  • Five years or more experience in garment development or related field. 
  • Experience with Asian apparel development helpful.
  • Must have a comprehensive knowledge of garment construction methods and manufacturing sewing operations, including pattern making, grading and marking processes.
  • Possess strong working knowledge of materials and functional aspects of garments. 
  • Possess strong organizational skills. 
  • Ability to work under pressure, meet strict timelines and manage multiple tasks simultaneously. 
  • Possess strong written and verbal communication skills to work with various levels of management and employees within the organization as well as vendors and world wide personnel. 
  • Ability to negotiate production deadlines with individuals/departments involved. 
  • Physical ability to travel world wide on commercial transportation; visual acuity for analyzing samples and color; sitting, standing, bending, lifting up to 20 pounds and finger dexterity.



This job description is not meant to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities, but constitutes a general definition of the position's scope and function in the company. 


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