Assistant Product Developer

Santa Monica, California
15 Oct 2022
03 Jan 2023
FIGS is looking for an Assistant Product Developer to support trim R&D. With a focus on creating best in class products, you will support the PD team to create the FIGS technical apparel for our community of Health Care Professionals. You will work in partnership with design both by supplying trims based on their briefs and sharing new concepts and opportunities for their review . The ideal candidate has a passion for raw material development as the building block for great styles, has the ability to work independently and manage multiple projects within deadlines, has general knowledge of garment construction and development, and has superior communication skills.

Key Responsibilities
  • Source and develop core/novelty trims across multiple categories
  • Align nominated trims for all core styles across our vendor portfolio
  • Drive innovation in trim components with a particular focus on sustainability
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to coordinate trim components for development samples
  • Pa rtner with suppliers to track trim testing and quality in alignment with FIGS QC standards
  • Track trim and lab dip ETAs and log all incoming submits.
  • Follow up with design team on pending approvals - capture feedback to drive development progress
  • Own organization of material libraries and daily submit filing
  • Request and record all Trim Detail Sheets (TDS) and ensure these are sent to factories for accurate garment costing
  • Create and enter RM codes in PLM system from trim detail sheets
  • Keep abreast of market trends, new technology, and consumer preferences. Serve as a technical advisor/trim guru
  • Evaluate supplier capabilities, capacities, and their ability to develop and deliver trims which adheres to the Company's requirements.
  • Support Developers in BOM creation, ensuring correct details are captured and all approvals are aligned with GTM calendar
  • Support PD team in development / special projects / accessories when necessary

Knowledge and Skills
  • 2+ years experience in a similar role
  • Knowledge of garment construction and manufacturing
  • Knowledge of PLM (Centric a plus!), Office and Google Suite
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Strong sense of urgency, ability to prioritize and be proactive
  • Solutions oriented and critical thinker
  • Team player

A little bit about us...

The medical apparel industry is antiquated, highly fragmented and, until FIGS, was driven solely by low-cost providers offering a limited selection of poor quality products sold through third party distributors. FIGS is revolutionizing the medical apparel industry by creating the highest quality medical apparel in the world and by selling directly to medical professionals through our branded ecommerce site.

FIGS' foundation is built on product quality, and we have a relentless focus on three key areas: fabric, fit and function. We developed our proprietary, performance-oriented fabric technology to meet the demands of the medical profession. FIGS' Technical Collection fabric is wrinkle resistant, moisture-wicking, lightweight, breathable and offers four-way stretch. Our designs are tailored, sophisticated and innovative, incorporating features such as yoga waistbands, smart storage (pockets, zippers, hidden pockets) and inspirational sayings inside each garment that appeal to modern healthcare professionals.

By offering a branded and customer-centric online shopping experience, we are changing how medical professionals buy their workwear. Through our website, social media, and participation in medical conferences and events, we have built a strong following within the medical community and a meaningful connection with our customers, which allows us to understand their needs and to ensure that FIGS is continuously improving and innovating.

FIGS' Threads for Threads initiative is central to our mission. FIGS has donated hundreds of thousands of scrubs to healthcare providers in need around the world.

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