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Technical Product Developer


Posted by Tabar/Fownes Performance Group on 02/19/2019

Job Basics

Industry Sector: Bike, Fishing, Fitness, Hunting/Shooting, Lifestyle, Outdoor, Snow

Job Categories: Design - Accessories

State: WA

City: Bellingham

Country: United States

Required Experience: 1 - 3 years

Contact Name: Fownes Performance Group

Contact Phone: 203 748 5242 x3109

Business Phone: 203 748 5242

Job Type: Full Time

Salary: $51-55,000/year

Required to Relocate: Yes

Required to Travel:

Employee May Telecommute: No

Job Seeker Must Live Within: 25 miles

Job Description & Requirements

Tabar/Fownes Performance Group is seeking a full-time product/apparel developer to join their team in their Bellingham, WA office.

Tabar provides private label brands in the outdoor industry with services ranging from custom design and innovation of gloves and accessories to manufacturing and logistics.


Development Principal Duties:

Acts as the client point person on multiple accounts/brands and maintains client relationships.

Works with clients to establish design/development needs.

Collaborates with the Senior Designer to create design concepts.

Seeks out innovative materials and technologies that can be applied to our products.

Builds and maintains tech packs throughout the development process.

Communicates development changes and approvals with Shanghai team/Factory.

Communicates timelines and pricing to customer.

Ensures execution of fit intent and fit consistency through clear analysis, documentation, communication, adherence to fit standards

Tracks multiple client lines simultaneously to ensure they meet (or exceed) quality standards, customer expectations, and are on-time.

Attributes and Skills:

Enjoy working in a small, collaborative, open office environment.

Willingness and ease in learning new systems.

Proven ability to meet deadlines within a product development calendar.

Collaborative and solution-oriented, and able to identify opportunities to improve quality, efficiency and customer service.

A passion for the outdoors, and knowledgeable of outdoor product and innovation.

Is a highly skilled communicator with strong presentation and listening skills; ability to communicate effectively with all levels of the organization.

Ability to design and develop entire lines around clients’ identity, desired functions, price points, etc.

Strong ability to multitask, prioritize, and work efficiently under pressure.

Solid knowledge of product category, product materials, and product development lifecycle.

Able to proactively troubleshoot and propose solutions to problems.

Have fit, patternmaking, and construction expertise, and knowledge of manufacturing processes.

Willingness to jump in on a variety of tasks to help the team.

On Paper:

BS in Product Design, Development or related field

3+ years of experience in product development, preferably in the outdoor industry

Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office.

PLM software experience a plus.

About Tabar/Fownes Performance Group

Tabar has been a leading provider of technical gloves and accessories for private label design and manufacture for over 30 years.
We have an excellent reputation as a provider of turn key private label programs as well as being an excellent employer.
We service the outdoor, winter sports, water sports, hunt/fish, tactical, team sports and industrial markets
We have recently merged with Fownes Bros based in New York and we have offices in midtown Manhattan, Bethel CT, Bellingham WA, Gloversville NY, Shanghai and Hong Kong