Product Development Assistant

Location
Chantilly, Virginia
Posted
30 Sep 2021
Closes
30 Oct 2021
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Since 1959 Alpha Industries has designed and sold high quality, military-inspired outerwear that remains true to its heritage. The authenticity of the brand’s top styles, the MA-1 Flight Jacket and the M-65 Field Coat, was born of purpose as a result of the first contracts awarded by the U.S. Department of Defense over 50 years ago. Even today both styles, among many others, have kept Alpha Industries at the forefront of military fashion offering new fits, silhouettes, colors, and detailing. Available in department stores, specialty shops, and fashion retailers around the globe, Alpha also collaborates with top brands and designers. We operate with a start-up feel but rooted in a strong brand history. For more information, visit www.alphaindustries.com.

Alpha Industries offers a casual, family-friendly work culture that promotes inclusivity and collaboration.  You’ll be joining a passionate team that works to drive our brand mission and to ensure Alpha continues to evolve into one of the pioneers in military fashion for the gen z and millennial customer.

JOB DESCRIPTION

The Product Development Assistant is responsible for supporting the Design and Product Development team with the overall development process of all styles from initial research through production.

PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Work with designers to ensure that the product styling and fit is consistent with current market trends and identify new trends.
  • Check in and measure all fit samples and communicate all changes to factories
  • Begin sketches and continuously update all sketches from concept to bulk
  • Make sample and bulk sample and trim comments to factory
  • Complete lab dip comments and approvals to the factory
  • Support the development process according to time and action deadlines
  • Ultimately create and edit tech packs – including sketches and BOM
  • Research and development of all pre-style development including; pre-costing, fabrics, washes, mock-up, drapes, tailoring bodies, trims and prints
  • Research and compile reports, trend forecasts and competitive analysis
  • Coordinate the management of sample invoices and fabric information
  • Manage sample maintenance for all of Product.
  • Tracking and sending Fedex/UPS/DHL packages from vendors
  • Maintaining and updating development charts for weekly review
  • Market research

Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Strong working knowledge of the apparel business
  • Strong knowledge and working experience in Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Solid knowledge of Microsoft office (Excel, Word, Powerpoint).
  • Knowledge of garment construction
  • Must be detail oriented and organized
  • An eye for future fashion trends
  • Bachelor’s degree in clothing and textiles or related field

Additional information

Alpha Industries offers competitive pay, employee discounts and outstanding benefits package. Alpha Industries’ corporate headquarters is located in Chantilly, VA, Sales and Marketing located in New York, NY and Distribution Center in Knoxville, TN. Alpha Industries is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. To learn more about a rewarding career with Alpha Industries, please visit our website at www.alphaindustries.com.