Product Engineering Sweater
For two centuries, Brooks Brothers has been the model for quintessential American style. The Brooks Brothers name has become synonymous with a certain kind of classic elegance that is at once stylish and impeccably correct. While fashions come and go Brooks Brothers has demonstrated that the desire for quality and good taste remains constant.
On April 7, 1818 Henry Sands Brooks opened a small clothing store in the corner of Catherine and Cherry Streets in New York City. It was Brooks’ dedication to his own high standards of quality, value, and service – combined with a commitment to remaining current without compromise – that established the clothier’s dominance in both the American marketplace and in its collective imagination.
As the oldest apparel retailer in America, Brooks Brothers has been the innovator of many classic styles such as the Ready-Made Suit, the Button-Down shirt and repp ties. With a client list that ranges from Abraham Lincoln and John F. Kennedy to Katharine Hepburn, Fred Astaire, and Andy Warhol, Brooks Brothers is more than an icon. For generations of gentlemen, women, and boys, Brooks Brothers has been – and continues to be – a way of life.
Descrizione del posto
The Product Engineer Sweater will develop product from prototype to production, working closely with the Brand Managers, Design and Production teams, to achieve high standards of quality and consistency in fabric, fit and construction. The Product Engineer is responsible for ensuring a standardized approach is used across entire vendor base with regard to sizing and construction.
The key accountabilities will be the following:
•Read and understand Product Map to develop prototype and samples that can be used to make line purchase decisions where appropriate, early evaluation of fabric capabilities should be initiated to avoid garment quality issues later in the development process.
•Product Engineer should provide input on vendor capability in regard to the production of quality product.
•Develop good working relationships with our overseas offices and vendors to achieve an understanding of the technical & quality requirements of Brooks Brothers.
•Support costing team to estimate initial costing based on fabric yield consumption, trimming and accessories.
•Manage fitting sessions to process garments from prototype to production.
•Completion of PLM tech packs and giving clear direction to vendors. Seek technical solutions to ensure quality standards are followed and fully achieved.
•Attends Design handoff meeting and together with Fabric team and PLM team ensure all material components are included in BOM.
•Issue tech pack for Proto 1 using possible available materials; participate in fit session and issue fit comments in timely manner to ensure Proto 2 is received on time for market campaign.
•Ensure and facilitate communication to all parties involved: vendor, costing, quality, design, supply chain.
•Anticipate solutions by proactively work with vendor on prototyping status update.
•Reports for timing and samples tracking to PLM manager avoiding any delays.
• Education: Technical School in related courses such as patternmaking, sewing, fashion design. Minimum Associates Degree (2 years of Technical School)
• Experience: at least 5 years’ experience in Technical Design
• Demonstrated skills in problem solving and results orientation
• Ability to write product specs and advanced construction instructions
• Ability to work with vendors to ensure and improve manufacturability
• Ability to interpret design intent and offer alternative solutions
• Ability to manage a high workload and multiple projects