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Senior Product Developer

Company: Janji
Location: Somerville
Posted on: June 22, 2022

Job Description:

WHO WE AREInspired by travel, informed by function, and built for adventure - Janji makes running essentials to equip you wherever you run or roam. As a small, mission-driven brand, we have ambitious goals of changing the world through running while producing industry-leading products.
WHO WE WANTJanji is seeking a motivated and experienced individual to join our team as the Senior -Apparel -Product Developer, full-time in our Somerville, MA studio. This position will closely collaborate with design, operations and third party factory partners to ensure Janji apparel is produced on time, within cost parameters, and of top quality workmanship. This position will utilize calendar management, problem-solving, and communication skills to oversee Janji's product development process. This is a permanent full-time role for a highly organized candidate who will thrive in a fast-paced work environment; being a runner and/or outdoors enthusiast is a plus.
IN THIS ROLE, YOU WILL

  • Project manage company design/development calendar and communicate deadlines to relevant team members.
  • Own product development process from concept to bulk production.
  • Communicate daily with manufacturers, mills and trim suppliers to ensure product specifications, quality standards and deadlines are met.
  • Manage Janji's materials development process for both fabric and trims, including testing of material/fabric durability
  • Manage Janji's sourcing efforts with new fabric and apparel manufacturing vendors
  • Receive, track, and organize incoming samples, materials, headers, and lab dips for the design department. Log and distribute accordingly. -
  • Continuously update development processes using Janji's PLM software.
  • Calculate product costing throughout the development process in order to achieve seasonal margin goals. -
  • Participate in international development trips, roughly once per year, to work with manufacturers and suppliers.
  • Attend fittings to ensure product is on calendar and within cost parameters and problem solve when issues arise.

  • REQUIRED SKILLS + EXPERIENCE
    • 5+ years of experience in apparel development, including materials development and sourcing.
    • Experience with costing and overseas vendor communication.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with our internal team and with domestic & international manufacturing partners.
    • Comfortable working hands-on with samples; i.e. measuring, taping, marking up.
    • Solid command of and comfort using Illustrator, Photoshop, Excel, and Gmail suite products.
    • A self-starter who contributes to the betterment of the team.
    • Strong organizational skills with the ability to prioritize and juggle multiple seasons of product development, and seek direction when needed.
    • Enjoys working in a fast-paced constantly changing environment.
    • An enthusiasm for running and the outdoors is a plus. -

Keywords: Janji, Somerville , Senior Product Developer, IT / Software / Systems , Somerville, Massachusetts

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