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Sr Technical Developer-1

Apply Now Location: 1000 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States, 55403-2542; job id: R0000184628
job family: Technical Design
schedule: Full time

Sr. Technical Developer, Apparel & Accessories, Wovens and bottoms


·       Drive in cycle product/category development and innovation

·       Support business priorities, product functional requirements, and performance expectations to ensure fit and quality consistency

·       Collaborate with the Designer to research and develop guest-focused Owned Brand product from concept through execution

·       Partner with Designer, Merchandising, Sourcing and Vendors to deliver on product objectives and business strategy while adhering to calendar timelines

·       In partnership with overseas technical design teams and vendors, create and maintain, complete and accurate specifications and approvals in PLM system

·       Communicate daily with internal and external partners to ensure high quality execution in materials, components, and fit

·       Lead collaboration with design, sourcing and vendors on scope and feasibility, 3D/physical sample review for quality and adherence to standards.

·       Lead in-cycle technical research, wear testing, quality analysis, innovation and product solutions

·       Partner proactively with overseas technical designers, production engineers and vendors to alleviate potential manufacturing, quality, and fit concerns within the product development cycle

·       Lead in cycle market research of competitors, benchmarks, and new opportunities to engineer value and drive development of cost viable quality products.

·       Partner with guest insights and product testing teams to drive guest research and wear testing to build products that foster love and loyalty

·       Represent close to vendor and production teams to review production issues and collaborate with Cross Functional Team to resolve

·       Follow technical processes, brand standards, and development testing that aligns to brand

·       Initiate and drive vendor accreditation opportunities for BPFE/BPTD. Participates in alignment on business and development paths

·       Lead vendor training, onboarding, assessments and accreditation Travel internationally and domestically to support business as needed

·       Lead hindsighting on quality execution, guest feedback, and partner connections (COE, PSQA, Global TD's, BPTD's, etc.)

·       Performs other duties as required/assigned by manager

About you:

·       8+ years’ experience in product and development

·       Strong knowledge of fit, construction and value engineering

Woven bottoms/denim expertise

·       Current in industry standard technical knowledge of development and manufacturing processes

·       Proficient in use of relevant computer applications (Photoshop, Illustrator, Microsoft Office Suite, PLM system, 3D software)

·       Attention to detail, problem solving and decision-making skills

·       Adept at working in a fast-paced, often changing, highly collaborative environment

·       Strong verbal and written communication skills

·       Committed to continuous learning, diversity, equity and inclusion

woven bottoms/denim expertise

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