3D Apparel Technology Specialist – Napapijri

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Company: VF Corporation
Location: Stabio (TI), N/A
Job Type: Full-Time

We power movements of sustainable and active lifestyles for the betterment of people and our planet. Founded in 1899, VF Corporation is one of the world’s largest apparel, footwear and accessories companies connecting people to the lifestyles, activities and experiences they cherish most through a family of iconic outdoor, active and workwear brands including Vans®, The North Face®, Timberland® and Dickies®. Our purpose is to power movements of sustainable and active lifestyles for the betterment of people and our planet. We connect this purpose with a relentless drive to succeed to create value for all stakeholders and use our company as a force for good.

We’re currently looking for a 3D Apparel Technology Specialist  to join our Napapijri team in Stabio, reporting to the Product Development Director. In this role you will be a 3D software superuser, who understands the needs and is able to streamline the process with her / his 3D technical and apparel knowledge. You will be the go-to person for operational, technical and trainings tasks throughout the different projects and seasons: a role that will lead the digital transformation within Napapijri.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead 3D transformation within the division

  • Challenge, empower, train and connect people making them part of the digital journey

  • Active and creative problem solver for users

  • Be the go-to person for technical issues

  • Keep up to date with the industry, scanning for new solutions or technologies

  • Ensures key calendar milestone and dates for product creation team are met

  • Identify opportunities: lead quick response projects and help deliver deadlines

  • Responsible for tool testing and implementation within the division

  • Initiate workshops and feedback sessions across users

  • Partners with vendors on process mapping, validate design-to-cost process, help build/update best practices

  • Lead testing of new tools within the division

  • Build future blue print for strategy and process

  • Be the main point of contact between brand, sourcing teams and VFA 3D teams

  • Share best practice and learnings: develop new tools, methods and quality standards within the NAPAPIJRI 3D strategy

  • Be part of the integration for PLM / PDM and other data collection points

Requirements:

  • 5+ years of experience in 3D design tools handling products in the assigned category in equal industry

  • Advanced knowledge of Browzwear

  • Knowledge or understanding of CLO, Substance, STAGE, Sketchfab, Unreal engine as used for gaming industries

  • Understanding of PLM / PDM System

  • Advanced knowledge of Apparel construction and patterning

  • In-depth knowledge of production garment construction and manufacturing

  • Advanced Knowledge of material construction and related testing

  • Ability to evaluate digital prototypes for fit, materials, drape and color

  • Advanced Knowledge of wear and physical product testing

  • Knowledge of materials / fabrics, fit, function, construction and and use requirements

  • Very good knowledge of MS office, CAD and understanding of Product Data Management Systems

  • Knowledge of product creation processes

  • Fluent English, both in written and spoken

  • Open minded, bright and enthusiastic personality

What’s in it for you?

  • A competitive salary and benefits program with a flexible, casual work environment

  • A supportive feedback-based culture where respect and integrity guide us in what we do 

  • An inclusive international environment where people of diverse backgrounds, lifestyles and nationalities love working together 

  • Be part of a company with iconic brands that operates in multiple countries

  • On site gym offering health and well-being initiatives

  • A discount card that offers you 50% off on all VF brands

If you like what you have read and want to join our team then we would like to hear from you!