Founded in 1973, Timberland? is a global outdoor lifestyle brand based in Stratham, New Hampshire, with international headquarters in Switzerland and Hong Kong. Best known for its original yellow boot designed for the harsh elements of New England, Timberland today offers a full range of footwear, apparel and accessories for people who value purposeful style and share the brand’s passion for enjoying – and protecting – nature.
The Fit & Tech Specialist role is a part of the Timberland PRO? team, which champions professional tradespeople around the world. Timberland PRO has grown to be one of the largest work safety brands in the footwear and apparel space by building on the tradition of craftsmanship and innovation that started with Timberland’s iconic yellow boot. The Timberland PRO brand exists to help men and women in the trades conquer their workday.
Timberland PRO is committed to innovating and evolving, engineered with technologies to provide the very best in comfort, durability, and performance–all day long.
At the heart of Timberland and Timberland PRO is the core belief that a greener future is a better future. This comes to life through a decades-long commitment to make products responsibly, protect the outdoors, and strengthen communities around the world.
Timberland is a VF Corporation brand. VF is one of the world’s leading apparel, footwear, and accessories companies with socially and environmentally responsible operations, and a commitment to deliver innovative products and create long-term value for its employees, customers, and shareholders.
To learn more about Timberland and Timberland PRO and share in our mission to step outside, work together and make it better, visit one of our stores, go towww.timberland.com or follow us @timberland and @timberlandpro.
As part of the Product Creation team for Timberland PRO, you will drive and inform the apparel development, ensuring alignment with the brand direction, fit conformity, global business needs, regional sourcing capabilities and quality standards.
You will utilize your advanced technical skills, attention to details, and ability to manage complexity, to identify and propose the best solutions to deliver valuable work in a timely manner.
Be the accountable and fully dedicated person for strategy, execution and tracking on Fit, Blocks, Pattern construction.
Support and guide the Development department in planning an aligned and cohesive FIT strategy and execution.
Provides guidance for Development team by creating quality standards and conformity control across product categories and vendor’s base
Responsible for Sample and Fit conformity
Owns outcome and actions of fitting sessions
Monitors and provides suggestions or corrections to paper pattern construction
Provide development team with guidance and solutions in regard to pattern construction, workmanship and alterations needed to achieve cost target, quality goals and/or manufacturing limitations
Working with Development managers and design, create and monitor the strategy on fit, pattern and grading
Be an engaged and committed team-mate, Be a facilitator in negotiations
Bachelor’s Degree in Design (Apparel), Engineering, Manufacturing or equivalent combination of education and experience
5+ years’ experience in Product Development and/or Technical Services in a medium or large sized apparel company
Excellent track record and knowledge in garment construction and live model fitting
Proficient PC skills (MS package, Adobe Illustrator)
Pattern software knowledge ideal
Excellent attention to details, aptitude for systems and systematic work, excellent communication skills (oral and written), strong interactive skills
What’s in It for You?
Along with a competitive salary, bonus and benefits program, we offer a flexible, casual work setting, 40 hours of paid community service and generous employee discounts on all our amazing VF brands. And it’s not just our products which set us apart from others, it’s our people! We believe they deserve to be nurtured and looked after. That’s why, on top of comprehensive benefits, we offer much more:
Career ownership, enabling you to build your knowledge and experience across different brands and even different countries;
A supportive feedback-based culture where respect and integrity guide us in what we do;
Tailored training. From a thorough induction to ongoing online and face-to-face training, we are committed to helping you grow, both professionally and personally;
An inclusive environment where people of diverse backgrounds, lifestyles and nationalities love working together.
If you like what you’ve read and want to join our team, we’d love to hear from you!