Assistant Product Developer - Trims

Santa Monica, California
02 Nov 2022
03 Jan 2023
FIGS is looking for an Associate Trims Developer focusing on trims to support from R&D to pre-production. With a focus on creating best in class products, you will support the product development team to create the FIGS technical apparel for our community of Health Care Professionals. You will work in partnership with design to update tools for the effective and accurate translation of product and trim briefs from concept to commercialization. The ideal candidate has the ability to work independently and manage multiple projects within deadlines, has general knowledge of trim components and garment development, and has superior communication skills.

Key Responsibilities
  • Research, develop, approve and specify seasonal trims while adhering to the Design and Development calendar.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to coordinate fabric and trim components for development samples
  • Own weekly trim development WIP distribution to factories and raw material suppliers
  • Partner with suppliers to track trim testing and quality in alignment with FIGS QC standards
  • Track raw material / trim and lab dip ETAs and log all incoming submits
  • Own organization of all trim libraries and daily submit filing
  • Create and enter RM codes in PLM system from fabric and trim detail sheets
  • Follow up with design team on pending approvals - capture feedback to drive development progress
  • Support PD team in component development / special projects / accessories
  • Create and revise appropriate documentation in common systems; ensure all appropriate documentation is maintained, including detailed material specs, leadtime, pricing, and critical SOP information.
  • Send out final BOMs to suppliers once purchase orders are submitted
  • Keep abreast of market trends, new technology, and consumer preferences. Serve as a technical advisor for your assigned trims category.
  • Evaluate supplier capabilities, capacities, and their ability to develop and deliver trims which adheres to the Company's requirements.

Knowledge and Skills
  • 2+ years experience in a similar role
  • Knowledge of trims manufacturing processes and garment construction
  • Knowledge of PLM, 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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