G/FORE Apparel Product Development Coordinator

Recruiter
Peter Millar
Location
Los Angeles, California
Posted
21 Jan 2022
Closes
21 Feb 2022
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Born in Los Angeles but bred with a global perspective, G/FORE was conceptualized with a passion for modern design combined with a love of golf. Distinguished by our attention to detail, sophisticated ease, playful nature, youthful energy and sense of humor. We consistently strive to make a powerful and colourful impact on our favourite game. We take inspiration from art, architecture, modern design, and colourful narratives. Our intent is to disrupt the industry without being disrespectful to the sport and its rich traditions. 

 

This role is pivotal in building forward-thinking Men’s and Women’s apparel collections. From design inception to TOP approvals, you will follow the product life cycle to help develop bi-yearly and custom collections. You will support seasonal product needs, in collaboration with a cross-functional teams including Production, Design, Technical Design, and our Fabric R&D team. 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Work with overseas vendors, reviewing and approving product development submissions with Design team including proto-samples, lab dips, strike-offs, sales samples
  • Support the Pre Production Manager in partnership between Design, Technical Design, Merchandising, and Production to ensure that the product being developed meets aesthetic requirements within the targeted cost parameters
  • Assist in the tracking, receiving, and sending of design & development-related packages
  • Arrange fabric testing and acquire FDS’s to ensure correct care instructions and assess risk 
  • Communicate with vendors daily on fabric costing, MOQ, and development needs
  • Participate in product review meetings, including edits, pre-costing and post-season reviews
  • Own trim development and bulk ordering
  • Own custom apparel development and WIP
  • Maintain fabric, print, and trim library for future reference
  • Proactively communicate with cross functional partners about material development status, sales/proto sample orders, and any delays/issues that may arise during the development or production process
  • Work with design, merchandising, and buying team to initiate fabric selection ensuring key price points and seasonal directions are clearly developed
  • Keep WIP up to date with all relevant information to ensure full transparency across the business

    COMPETENCIES:

    • Excellent verbal and written communication, collaboration, problem solving and follow up skills
    • Open thinker that likes to think outside of the box
    • Excels in a fast paced, ever-changing environment with the ability to handle multiple projects/responsibilities 
    • Self-motivated, independent worker who can challenge others, makes decisions, and perfect processes 
    • Effective time management and ability to stay organized
    • Keen attention to detail

    DESIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • 2 Year degree or equivalent work experience
  • 2 years experience in Apparel Product Development / Pre-Production
  • Extensive knowledge of Excel, Outlook, and GoogleDocs required
  • Knowledge of Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop a plus
  • Understanding of apparel development process and knowledge of fabrication, color science, garment constructions, and trims/finishes
  • At G/FORE we have created a close-knit culture that thrives on the power of our people. Everyone knows that their team has their back and are willing to jump in and help when needed. We take care of our people through great benefits such as health insurance & 401(k), clothing allowances, generous Paid time off and employee discounted access to products.

     

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