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Developer Denim (m/f/d)

Date: 21-Jan-2022

Location: Düsseldorf, DE, 40468

Company: C & A

We build on traditions as long as they don't stop us from growing. Therefore, we continuously reflect our actions and strive for improvement. This is the only way we can live up to our own standards to reinvent the fashion business in a sustainable way. In our Headoffices in Düsseldorf and Brussels we develop new trends whilst focusing on sustainability along the value chain of our products. 


Your responsibilities at C&A

  • Responsible of the product development process, taking into consideration design, commerciality and technical issues; with an emphasis on quality and in line with brand look & feel
  • Create and follow critical path calendar for each quarter and for all new product innovations; ensure teams are hitting key deadlines; raise concerns when deadlines are at risk
  • Work with design to adjust styling/fabrication details to meet cost, functionality or factory requirements during sketch and proto/fit sample reviews
  • Execute design briefings and deliver feedback on product improvement / feasibility, develop to cost, supplier cost price negotiations
  • Prepare and maintain seasonal component lists and reporting
  • Work with quality department to achieve the C&A standards and anticipate any potential challenges or issues in the early stages of development to initiate testing
  • Partner with Raw Materials Suppliers to develop new fabrications and bring innovative and technically superior products each quarter/season
  • Participate in sourcing decisions based on supplier capability, volume, technique, fabrication and cost
  • Responsible for all product review meetings with team members
  • Communicate daily directly to garment and component suppliers for research& development, calendar and proto/fit sample requirements
  • Track approval of all necessary submits of material, trims, and artworks
  • Actively shop market and attend applicable trade shows; keep up with current market trends and innovations; propose adaptations for C&A customer

At C&A you can look forward to

  • An exciting job in an international and inspirational working environment 
  • In-depth induction into your new role 
  • A positive working atmosphere with an open feedback culture 
  • The option to work from home 
  • In addition, you will enjoy attractive discounts including on a public transport travel pass 

What we expect from you

  • Relevant university or similar degree in Textile Engineering or Product Development and at least 5 years experience in product development, especially in assigned product category
  • Strong knowledge of costing, fitting, grading, garment construction and all production coordination is a necessity
  • Ability to anticipate and trouble shoot issues of consequence to quality and delivery with ease
  • Ability to identify problems and propose solutions, flexible and reactive to change
  • Detail oriented with strong written and oral communication, organizational and analytical skills with strong follow through
  • Meticulous attention to detail and follow through in execution
  • A positive, outgoing, highly energetic and motivational personality
  • Experience in PLM systems
  • English – Proficient and excellent communication skills


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