Who We ArePiece Co. works with leading fashion and retail brands to discover and source unique, artisan made textiles and finished products from the developing world. Piece Co. and its brand partners deliver social impact by providing women in the developing world with sustainable employment. Since launching 2 years ago, we have sourced products for major brands including Rachel Roy, J. Crew, Alice Olivia, Toms Shoes, Crate Barrel, Ralph Lauren, and more. We bring traditional, local techniques and products from over 25 countries to the global marketplace. Job descriptionWe are expanding our team and looking to hire a passionate, motivated Junior Product Developer. The Product Developer will be responsible for working with our Product Development and Sales team to develop a variety of accessories, home goods, and soft fashion goods that incorporate artisan materials and techniques, balanced with a westernmarket, fashion forward aesthetic for leading fashion brands, retailers and the end consumer. The Jr. Product Developer would be responsible for creating tech packs, trouble shooting sample development, and checking quality on products. Piece Co. is an earlystage company, so the right applicant for this role will be comfortable in a high energy, and everchanging workplace atmosphere. Were looking for an individual with a track record of success in fashion or accessory product development and has an eye for how to incorporate fashion trends with artisan materials and capabilities. Please note this job necessitates a strong interest in production rather than conventional design. Specific Responsibilities Develop ontrend products incorporating artisan materials that will be used to effectively acquire new brand and retail customers. Create technical product specifications for products and textiles based on input/feedback from our brand and retail customers. Assist Piece Co.s Operations Team in troubleshooting product development on the ground Work with pattern makers and sample makers to bring products to life, developing product from sketch through to final product, and developing high-quality control standards and procedures. Anticipate future fashion/product trends and share that with the Piece Co. team to ensure we continue to be thought leaders in the space.Requirements two years of background in fashion or accessory production, including tech packs Passion for the Piece Co. mission, we are focused on building a great business, but also creating a real social impact Thorough knowledge of pantones, materials, weights, and developing technically accurate products Strong interest in fashion trends and what is happening in the fashion world. Experiencing working with pattern makers and sample makers All applicants must provide a design portfolio for considerationCompensation/OtherAggressive compensation, to be negotiated based on previous background.
Piece & Company
October 27 2018 on Wisestep