Tabar/Fownes Performance Group is seeking a full-time product/apparel developer to join their team in their Bellingham, WA office.
Tabar provides private label brands in the outdoor industry with services ranging from custom design and innovation of gloves and accessories to manufacturing and logistics.
Development Principal Duties:
Acts as the client point person on multiple accounts/brands and maintains client relationships.
Works with clients to establish design/development needs.
Collaborates with the Senior Designer to create design concepts.
Seeks out innovative materials and technologies that can be applied to our products.
Builds and maintains tech packs throughout the development process.
Communicates development changes and approvals with Shanghai team/Factory.
Communicates timelines and pricing to customer.
Ensures execution of fit intent and fit consistency through clear analysis, documentation, communication, adherence to fit standards
Tracks multiple client lines simultaneously to ensure they meet (or exceed) quality standards, customer expectations, and are on-time.
Attributes and Skills:
Enjoy working in a small, collaborative, open office environment.
Willingness and ease in learning new systems.
Proven ability to meet deadlines within a product development calendar.
Collaborative and solution-oriented, and able to identify opportunities to improve quality, efficiency and customer service.
A passion for the outdoors, and knowledgeable of outdoor product and innovation.
Is a highly skilled communicator with strong presentation and listening skills; ability to communicate effectively with all levels of the organization.
Ability to design and develop entire lines around clients’ identity, desired functions, price points, etc.
Strong ability to multitask, prioritize, and work efficiently under pressure.
Solid knowledge of product category, product materials, and product development lifecycle.
Able to proactively troubleshoot and propose solutions to problems.
Have fit, patternmaking, and construction expertise, and knowledge of manufacturing processes
Candidate must have 3-5 years related experience
Candidate must be able to work proficiently in office suite, Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop
Additional Salary Information: competitive benefits package including health insurance to full time employees
About TABAR/Fownes Performance Group
Tabar/Fownes Performance Group is a 37 year old design, development and sourcing company focusing on private label specialty glove and technical hand protection market. A four time featured company in the Top 10 Best Places to Work in the Outdoor Industry and featured in Outside Magazine, we are a dynamic and highly reputable firm in all our markets which include specialty outdoor, snowsport, motosport, hunting/fishing, tactical and work glove markets.
Office locations include Bethel CT, Bellingham WA. We have recently merged with Fownes Bros, a 242 year old privately held company that specializes in dress, sport casual and lifestyle glove and accessory programs with offices in New York City and Shanghai. Together we cover the full spectrum of glove and accessory categories across all major markets
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