Digital Product Developer Apparel - Talent Pool (m/f/d)

We’ll never launch a product unless we consider it perfect. Our product development teams create every shirt, every shoe and every piece of equipment for thousands of athletes and fashion lovers as if it was one of a kind. And it truly is, as they weave their passion into every single product. But translating designs, drawings and renderings into real products requires a lot of decision making. 

 

As Digital Product Developer Apparel you implement company’s strategic business and systems direction into digital through product creation and technical infrastructure for apparel 3D. Manage product operations process for selected digital ranges in adidas’ transition into 100% digital creation end2end. Drive process, methodologies and technical information in collaboration with Marketing, Design MDA and T1 to ensure the completion of sampling and production of apparel through Digital software.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Communicate all necessary information to Marketing, Design, Creation Centre Development, Suppliers and LO/OC to ensure the effective and efficient creation of outstanding product 

  • Engineering design concepts into the format of Clo file content of patterns and fit, garment workmanship and print or AOP execution for T1. To increase the speed and efficiency of processes by eliminating non-value adding steps and try to execute “Right the First Time”

  • Support the apparel team with technical solutions by analyzing designs for manufacturability, production and material properties, offering economic and efficient solutions to achieve cost targets.

  • Collaborate with Sourcing to enable them to execute product demands and ensure construction meets adidas quality standards through 3D technical packs.

  • Able to evaluate work processes and calendars for future improvements in close communication with Product Development, Pattern, MDI, Marketing, Design & T1.

 

KEY RELATIONSHIPS 

  • Design 
  • Digital Creators
  • Marketing
  • MDA
  • Pattern
  • T1

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Proficient knowledge of virtual creation / 3D CLO. With Strong visual skills and the ability to transfer into a readable digital file that a factory can produce a garment from
  • Advanced IT skills Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop (MS packages) and ability to work with Flex Systems
  • Sufficient knowledge of material construction and related testing
  • Good knowledge of pattern grading, the pattern/CAD creation software
  • Confident in all aspects of production, garment construction and manufacturing
  • Ability to work independently under minimal guidance on several projects simultaneously while adhering to a specified deadline
  • Capable to effectively present information in one-on-one and large group situations to vendors, designers, and other employees of the organization
  • Excellent understanding of Modular and its key principles features, fabrics and compliance.
  • Costing and negotiation skills
  • Effective communication and ability to teach others

 

REQUISITE EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE / MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Four-year College or University degree in clothing technology and/or manufacturing or comparable education
  2. Minimum 1-2 Years of work experience in garment/textile industry  
  3. Professional and proficient English, verbal and written

adidas celebrates diversity, supports inclusiveness and encourages individual expression in our workplace. We do not tolerate the harassment or discrimination toward any of our applicants or employees. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Title:  Digital Product Developer Apparel - Talent Pool (m/f/d)

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Herzogenaurach
TEAM:  Product Development
State:  BY
Country/Region:  DE
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  468409
Date:  Aug 5, 2022