Product Developer – Women’s Apparel

Nordstrom

**Job Description** A day in the life… • Develop products that are engineered to cost standards. Review prototypes for quality, brand aesth

**Job Description**

A day in the life… • Develop products that are engineered to cost standards. Review prototypes for quality, brand aesthetic, and design intent that meets minimum order quantities and meets or exceeds product line plan • Create innovative new products and processes, and works cross-functionally to bring them to market from concept through to commercialization • Execute against product development milestones and calendar due dates with pre-production tracking and reporting • Demonstrates exceptional communication skills with ability to negotiate and manage third party vendors and manufacturers throughout product lifecycle • Create lower-cost alternatives that uphold integrity of the intended product design

• Initiate vendor set-up in accordance with system requirements and social responsibility compliance in partnership with all cross-functional teams • Develop, revise and manage tech packs and prototypes for assigned styles through accurate and timely PLM system updates • Place developed and adopted styles in accordance with the Sourcing Strategy and provide ongoing recommendations to support evolution • Review and reconcile failed garment and fabric test reports • Collaborate with teams across organization to improve tools and productivity

• Ability to support process improvements, scaling the business and seeking opportunities to positively affect category/brands

• Manage ad-hoc product related requests as appropriate, and help to frame optimal pathways and solutions in ways that enable effective decision making

• Drive continuous improvement plans using Operation Excellence tools across cross functional departments. (Kaizen Events, Toyota Principles, and Value Stream Mapping)

You own this if you have… • Minimum 3 years’ experience in product development, design or production in garment / product manufacturing • Knowledge of raw materials and garment / product construction • Robust product knowledge with proven ability to identify and capitalize on current trends and spearhead development execution • Experience working with domestic and international manufacturers • Strong problem solving and negotiating skills • Customer Obsessed

• Ability to think strategically and deliver the right level of detail appropriate to the audience

• Experience collaborating with cross-functional teams

• Ability to proactively troubleshoot and problem solve

Updated January 2020

• Clear and effective written and verbal communication and strong interpersonal, multi-task and prioritization skills • Proficiency in Excel and Outlook • Extreme curiosity and appetite for learning • Experience with Adobe Illustrator and Product Lifecycle Management preferred • Experience in the building of technical specifications in a development and production environment using product data management systems, including knowledge and experience in the construction or manufacturing in more than one category/division

• Six Sigma, Lean, and/or Kaizen experience preferred • Bachelor’s degree preferred

The job posting highlights the most critical responsibilities and requirements of the job. It’s not all-inclusive. There may be additional duties, responsibilities and qualifications for this job.

**We’ve got you covered…**

Our employees are our most important asset and that’s reflected in our benefits. Nordstrom is proud to offer a variety of benefits to support employees and their families, including:

+ Medical/Vision, Dental, Retirement and Paid Time Away

+ Life Insurance and Disability

+ Merchandise Discount and EAP Resources

A few more important points…

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