Internship Product Developer Denim (m/f/d)

Date: 13-Aug-2022

Location: Düsseldorf, DE, 40468 Amsterdam HQ, NL, 1062 HH

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

  • Support the developers with the product development process, taking into consideration design, commerciality and technical issues; with an emphasis on quality and in line with brand look & feel
  • Follow the critical path calendar for each quarter and for all new product innovations; support the teams in hitting key deadlines.
  • Support developers to work with design to adjust styling/fabrication details to meet cost, functionality or factory requirements during sketch and proto/fit sample reviews
  • Participate to the design briefings and offer admin support on product improvement / feasibility, develop to cost, negotiations
  • Support the preparation and maintenance of seasonal component lists and reporting
  • Follow up on pro-active quality testing to achieve the C&A standards and anticipate any highlight/ escalate potential challenges or issues in the early stages of development during initiate testing
  • Potentially join meetings with Raw Materials Suppliers to learn and support denim team in bringing innovative and technically superior products each quarter/season
  • Support the preparation of all product review meetings with team members
  • Communicate daily to the developers regarding component follow up, calendar and proto/fit sample requirements
  • Track approval of all necessary submits of material, trims, and artworks

 

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 of you

  • Student (m/f/d) in Textile Engineering or Product Development
  • Quick learner of product development and production process, especially in category denim
  • Excellent communication, administrative, and multi-tasking skills
  • Eager to learn on costing, fitting, grading, garment construction
  • A positive, outgoing, highly energetic and motivational personality
  • Advanced knowledge of Outlook, Teams and Microsoft Office
  • Experience in PLM systems
  • English – Proficient and excellent communication skills

 

C&A fosters equal opportunity for people of all backgrounds and identities. We are led by a gender-balanced board committed to build a diverse and inclusive organisation where everyone can become their best self.

We do not discriminate on the basis of age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity, race, religion or belief, parental and family status, or any other protected characteristic. We welcome applications from women, men and non-binary candidates of all ethnicities and socio-economic backgrounds. We encourage people belonging to underrepresented groups to apply.