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Senior Specialist - Apparel Developer

Employer
On
Location
Zurich
Closing date
22 Jun 2024

Job Details

Product excellence and innovation is at the heart of our success. Achieving a leadership position in the marketplace requires innovative thinking and the ability to inspire all product creation shareholders.

The Senior Specialist - Apparel Developer will be responsible for driving this creation and being a part of the development to bring real product to life.

With a process and detail oriented mind coupled with a passion for innovation, this position will be part of the creation of tomorrow's effortless performance apparel.

Your Mission

- Build and release an apparel collection that pushes the boundaries of
apparel innovation responding to the needs of On consumers, fusing
unrivalled function with timeless design

- Oversee every aspect of product development bringing great value to
products throughout brands mission, design and quality

- Develop products and construction techniques that meet design expectations and or
even exceed predetermined cost and functionality requirements

- Work with design to produce Tech Packs for seasonal assortment to assure that
quality expectations are understood by suppliers

- Implement and supervise all details of tech pack development including technical
artwork, material and component specifications, colour application through
utilisation of Adobe Illustrator and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) systems

- Organise and lead fitting sessions to a high standard and assure clear and timely
communication with factories on changes

- Develop and improve the On fit bringing instant pull on comfort to all garments and ensure
fit consistency over the entire range

- Partner with the Material team to recommend materials and source new fabrications to develop
innovative and technically superior products each season

- Liaise with Development Lead and Product Manager to identify product needs, align with
product delivery schedules and product sales performance

- Lead by example and mentor / inspire junior members of the team

- Drive complex end to end projects and initiatives - both directly and indirectly impacting
the department and team

- Build a strong relationship with key business partners; material and trim suppliers and
garment manufacturers

- Lead and own the development process of special projects (i.e. Collaborations, seasonal
drops, ad hoc as business needs) to assure both the technical superiority and the product
quality/integrity of all products

- Manage and maintain the development and production sample library

Your Story

- Bachelor's degree or above in fashion design or technical education in garment manufacturing

- Minimum 8+ years' experience in Apparel Development, in woven products,
jersey or knitwear

- An affinity for contemporary Apparel Design and knowing to read and
translate On's design vision and product strategy

- Solid level of technical skills, such as knowledge in pattern cutting,
garment manufacturing and material

- Passionate about translating and realising the On design vision into a
refined and leading product

- An organised and hands-on working attitude with a flexible and open mind for
visionary solutions

- You can work autonomously whilst efficiently communicating with several
stakeholders, challenging conventions and the status quo whilst championing
innovative approaches

- You are not afraid of being stretched and up for a challenge

- You regularly identify and solve problems within your work or projects

- You are able to lead and manage other team members and processes with input
from your direct manager

- You are comfortable making decisions with input from others

- International experience is a plus

- Excellent communication skills and a sense for the market

- Good experience in Adobe illustrator, photoshop & Microsoft Office

- Able to work at a fast pace and think and react quickly with the ever
changing environment

- Able to travel on a regular basis between HQ and production and development
partners

- Full proficiency in written and spoken English is a must

Meet The Team

We are innovative, creative engineers that steer cutting edge ideas into reality. Development at On is a mindset and every team member is empowered to make influential decisions.

As an integrated function in the design and briefing process, we are detail, execution and solution oriented with high quality and performance at the forefront of everything we do.

Our team combines the best experts in their fields to create something extraordinary.

What We Offer

On is a place that is centered around growth and progress. We offer an environment designed to give people the tools to develop holistically - to stay active, to learn, explore and innovate. Our distinctive approach combines a supportive, team-oriented atmosphere, with access to personal self-care for both physical and mental well-being, so each person is led by purpose.

On is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to creating a work environment that is fair and inclusive, where all decisions related to recruitment, advancement, and retention are free of discrimination.

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