As an Apparel Product Developer at Pentland Brands, you'll play a pivotal role in driving the development of compelling active and lifestyle apparel products. Collaborating closely with cross-functional teams, you'll oversee the end-to-end product development process, ensuring that our offerings meet the highest standards of quality, performance, and consumer satisfaction.


The role you’d play:


  • Develop and create comprehensive tech packs & BOMs in PLM, ensuring alignment with design aesthetics, fit requirements, and construction specifications.
  • Independently manage styles/ranges from concept through to launch, maintaining adherence to key calendar milestones.
  • Lead fitting sessions and proto reviews, providing clear instructions to vendors to ensure prototypes accurately reflect construction specifications.
  • Interface with Asia team counterparts to streamline the development process and optimize prototype approval.
  • Foster a collaborative approach to product development, working closely with in-house sampling teams and design to concept before engaging with vendors.
  • Identify styles requiring wearer testing and manage accordingly, incorporating relevant consumer & QA feedback to enhance product quality.
  • Ensure consumer needs and sustainability targets drive development decision-making and product engineering.
  • Ensure timely project delivery and cost efficiency through rigorous product/cost engineering and manufacturing feasibility assessment.
  • Propose cost-saving solutions to achieve and exceed seasonal margin targets while balancing creativity and functionality.
  • Stay abreast of market trends and industry innovations, actively researching and integrating new insights into product development strategies.
  • Collaborate with materials & trims team on new fabric/trim & application developments to ensure products meet performance requirements.
  • Cultivate key relationships cross-functionally to meet seasonal targets and deliver quality products against target margins.
  • Drive the development of new product innovation from concept to commercial viability.


What you’d bring:


  • Technical product development experience preferably within sports/outdoor apparel.
  • Excellent garment construction and fit engineering skills.
  • Strong team player with excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Key influencing and negotiating skills.
  • Experience with technical fabrics and componentry.
  • Familiarity with PLM, Adobe Illustrator, and/or 3D software (CLO, Browzwear) preferred.
  • Creative thinking with strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to operate with flexibility, initiative, and a solution-oriented mindset.
  • Self-motivated with a strong sense of urgency and a collaborative mindset.
  • Excellent time management, organizational, and problem-solving skills.
  • Passion and curiosity to drive product innovation within the brand.


What you’ll get in return:


  • Competitive remuneration package
  • Hybrid / smart working
  • Brand and retail perks
  • Financial perks
  • Travel perks
  • Time out perks
  • Wellbeing commitment


Who we are


We are Pentland Brands, a global business touching the lives of millions through some of the world’s most-loved active and footwear brands. We own Speedo, Berghaus, Canterbury of New Zealand, Endura, Mitre, Ellesse, KangaROOS and Red or Dead.


We have a rich and remarkable history, of family, of ambition and of innovation, of leading from the front with a legacy of outstanding brands and equally outstanding people. Of pioneering brands that make life better. Brands that create an emotional connection with our consumers and help keep people on the move. Brands that do good, that form part of a positive business that takes action for people and planet.


We celebrate differences and give everyone the freedom to innovate and develop because we know this is an exceptional place to build brands and build your career. We want you to come to work every day excited about what we can achieve when we have a clear and single-minded focus on being consumer-centric and relentlessly focused on improving our performance.


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age or disability.


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