Roark Product Developer

Product- Roark · Laguna Beach, California
Department Product- Roark
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level

-Maintain the development and quality of assigned styles by serving as the liaison between the Designer/Merchandiser and Supplier.

-The Product Developer is responsible for managing the product development calendar, execution of the product, and on-time sample delivery.

-Monitor and maintain the development communication with suppliers; the product developer is the main point of contact for the supplier

-Build and populate the seasonal line list document and keep up to date as changes are made. Ensuring accuracy at all times and clean and accurate hand offs for samples and production
-Review and communicate design, fit and construction comments to the supplier & maintain the seasonal style design comment sheet at each sample stage 
-Monitor & track the samples, trims, fabric, print, and color development approvals to/from Suppliers and internal communication

-Ensure samples are visually approved and managing sample comments with vendors
-Manage the sample production cycle and WIP tracker to secure on time salesman/showroom sample delivery 
-Work with Production team each season to ensure that each style is commercialized
-Work with Fit Tech to prioritize and maintain fit approval schedule
-Bi-annual development trips to the Suppliers (International)
-All other duties assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • At least 2-4 years experience in apparel development (wovens and knits).  Printables experience a plus.
  • Strong Excel and Illustrator skills.
  • Strong organizational and communication skills, work ethic, and teamwork. 
  • Strong problem-solving ability. 
  • Strong attention to detail for constant accuracy, self-motivated with strong decision-making capabilities.
  • Current industry standard technical knowledge of apparel development and manufacturing processes.
  • Unique abilities required: Overseas and domestic travel will be required on a seasonal basis; irregular working hours should be expected during peak periods when deadlines are present.
  • This position requires you to be in the office every day.

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  • Location
    Laguna Beach, California
  • Department
    Product- Roark
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience