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VF Corporation Trim Developer in New York, New York

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Trim Developer: Become the Newest Member of the VF Family

How You Will Make a Difference:

  • Trim design, development, innovation, and sourcing across multiple categories including: Sweatshirts, Hats, Jackets, and various Knit categories

  • Conduct regular factory visits, sourcing trips, attend shows as needed both domestically and internationally

  • Complete seasonal market research in order to present new concepts in all trim materials

  • Responsible for presentations to creative teams and our Creative Director

  • Design and manage special projects label packages

  • Lead factory development in creation of new trim styles from concept to production

  • Source and develop trims both domestically and globally as needed to ensure consistent quality and design integrity

  • Communicate pertinent development information to vendors as and when needed

  • Maintain seasonal trim development list this includes but is not limited to communicating development status, changes, and general concerns to Design and Product Development

  • Create and maintain tools needed for Development team including but not limited to seasonal trim board, trim detail sheets, and trim library

  • Partner with design, understand their ideas and bring a vision of trims to life

  • Facilitate sourcing and verify suppliers, track and facilitate prototyping for all trims with information such as lead time and costing

  • Handle day to day communication and submit new developments with the supplier

  • Negotiate Production pricing following carefully competitive industrial standards based on our volume

  • Develop and bring onboard new factory sources to continue refining and improving the product

  • Orchestrate the trim development process including passing, quality comments, lab dip comments, tech pack updates etc.

Years of Related Professional Experience: 5-7 years

Educational/ Position Requirements:

  • 5-7 years’ experience in Product Development or Trim Development

  • In depth knowledge of trims, sourcing, and development

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Ability to work well under pressure and meet strict timelines, manage multiple tasks simultaneously and work extended hours when necessary

  • Proficiency in Illustrator, Excel, Word, Illustrator, PLM

  • Demonstrated ability to manage high volumes of workflow including prioritization, planning, and delegation

  • Have exceptional organizational and leadership skills

  • Self-motivated and decisive

  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills

  • Comprehensive assessment of brand and ability to absorb unique perspective

Special Physical and/or Mental Requirements:

  • Travel by air and overnight, as required 20% amount of time.

VF Diversity Vision Statement VF is committed to creating an inclusive environment that welcomes and values the differences among all of our associates, customers, suppliers and the communities in which we live and conduct business. The continued success and growth of VF is enhanced through initiatives that promote diversity throughout VF around the world.VF is an equal employment opportunity/ affirmative action employer of minorities, females, protected veterans and the disabled. VF is committed to providing equal opportunities in employment, and treating our VF associates and VF applicants without discrimination on the basis of their race, color, gender, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, citizenship, disability, protected veteran status, HIV/AIDS status, or any other legally protected factor.