VF Corporation The North Face: Technical Developer in Denver, Colorado
Job Title: Technical Developer
A Product Developer at The North Face is responsible for driving the development, engineering, fit execution and specifications for innovative, technologically advanced products of the highest level.
How You Will Make a Difference
What you will do:
Manages moderate to high level technical development of assigned styles from design concept through to production-ready hand-off, ensuring both fit and technical engineering meets or exceeds expectation.
Plans and tracks the development schedule of all products to ensure a timely completion following the predetermined product development calendar
Partners with Designers to understand fit intent and aesthetic ensuring translation into proto samples.
Ensures execution of fit intent and fit consistency through clear analysis, documentation, communication, adherence to fit standards, and use of block patterns
Develops products, recommends materials, and construction techniques that meet Design expectations and engineer the product to predetermined gross margin targets, FOB including pre-cost estimates, first costs through to final cost. Provides solutions as necessary
Schedule and Lead sample fit meetings with assistant of technical development, key Designers and Development partners, with or without supervision
Creates the specifications for the products, publishes, and maintains all records, style files, Bill of Materials and samples associated with the product and related programs
Ensures both the technical superiority and the product quality/integrity of all product falling under their responsibilities.
Identifies and assists in the development of department guidelines and standards to ensure operational excellence and consistency across teams
Provide insight and guidance to regional sourcing and Technical team leads and collaborate on construction, production or cost engineering solutions
Some travel overseas to manufactures may be required
Participate in special projects, process or calendar optimization with supervision
Performs these and other duties as assigned
Mentor and coach Assistant technical development
Free To Be , Inclusion & Diversity
As a purpose-led, performance driven company, we strive to foster a culture of belonging based on respect, connection, openness and authenticity. We are committed to building and maintaining a workplace that celebrates the diversity of our associates, allowing them to bring their authentic selves to work every day.
Skills for Success
Years of Related Professional Experience: 5+ years experience in Technical Design/Product Development in a medium or large size company
Educational Position Requirements: A formal education and subsequent undergraduate/graduate degrees are nice to have, but we are most interested in your total experience and professional achievements.
What we expect you already know:
Experience utilizing 3D to develop new silhouettes, fit validation, and presentation renderings.
Lead a fitting or meeting with optional supervision
Independently manage product of moderate to high complexity, troubleshoot and solve moderately complex problems
Good knowledge of fit, pattern-making, and construction expertise, cost engineering and knowledge of manufacturing processes – previous travel to manufacturers a plus
Good knowledge of product category, materials and development lifecycle
Provide systems or moderate training while on-boarding others
Good interpersonal skills, including the ability to create trust with cross functional teams
Clear and accurate verbal and written communication
Strong organizational skills
Proficient computer skills in MS Office software, Adobe Illustrator, and PLM programs.
Knowledge of pattern-making and virtual digital systems, like, Gerber Lectra, Browzwear 3D, Optitex, Clo3D a plus
Deadline driven with a track record for delivering great results on time
Skill-set allows easy transfer to other technical design positions across product lines or categories
Special Physical and/or Mental Requirements:
- Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
What’s in it F or Y ou
We’re in the business of unleashing human potential, driven by the ideas, energy and commitment of our people. That’s why we offer comprehensive benefits that encourage mental, physical and financial well-being for all VF associates. When it comes to benefits, we’re the total package. Go to MyVFBenefits.com and click on “Looking to Join VF?” to learn more.
O ur Parent Company, VF Corporation
VF is one of the world’s largest apparel, footwear and accessories companies connecting people to the lifestyles, activities and experiences they cherish through our family of iconic outdoor, active and workwear brands. At the heart of our journey lies our company-wide purpose: We power movements of sustainable and active lifestyles for the betterment of people and our planet. This is our purpose. It’s the reason we come to work every day. It’s a commitment shared by our global associates across all brands. Our purpose unites us and leads us to pursue our goals, together. This is our calling. Learn more at vfc.com
We just have one question. Are you in ?
$80,000.00 USD - $120,000.00 USD annually
Annual Incentive Eligibility :
This position is not eligible for an annual incentive.
Long Term Incentive Eligibility :
This position is not eligible for long term incentive.
Benefits at VF :
You can review a general overview of each benefit program offered, including this year's medical plan rates on www.MyVFbenefits.com and clicking, Looking to Join VF? Detailed information on your benefits will be provided during your onboarding process.
VF Diversity Vision Statement VF is committed to creating an inclusive environment that welcomes and values the differences among all of our associates, customers, suppliers and the communities in which we live and conduct business. The continued success and growth of VF is enhanced through initiatives that promote diversity throughout VF around the world.VF is an equal employment opportunity/ affirmative action employer of minorities, females, protected veterans and the disabled. VF is committed to providing equal opportunities in employment, and treating our VF associates and VF applicants without discrimination on the basis of their race, color, gender, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, citizenship, disability, protected veteran status, HIV/AIDS status, or any other legally protected factor.