Product Development Assistant

Website UniFirst_Corp UniFirst Corporation

Product Development Assistant
Location:
Wilmington, Massachusetts; Owensboro, Kentucky
Job ID
2403167
The Product Development Assistant plays a crucial role in bringing products to life, working at the intersection of ideation, creation, and market launch. With a blend of analytical, communication, and teamwork skills, they contribute to the success of new products and the overall growth of the company.
Responsibilities:
– This role will support the development of products from prototype to production, working closely with the sourcing, product development and manufacturing teams.
– Sample Management (receive, review, comment, organize, label, ship, and track)
– Lab Dips / Bulk Color Approvals (review, comment, track, and record)
– Coordinate/execute/track and record testing for fabric, wash performance and safety compliancy.
– Communicates with sales and tracks and records product development for all national account projects.
– Supports measuring and reviewing samples with the ability to suggest improvements as necessary and communicate findings clearly to factories and vendors.
– Creates and maintains technical packages for all multi-sourced and custom national account products.
– Discusses and reviews Tech Packs with Manager for feedback.
– Conducts fittings and creates fit reports if necessary.
– Assists in building UniFirst’s digital product platform in PLM.
– Works with and reports to product development supervisor.
– Daily correspondence with international factories and manufacturing vendors.
– Maintains sample library for all sample types across all product categories.
Qualifications
Requirements:
– Degree in fashion, textile, technical design, or related interest
– Experience with measuring samples and recording and organizing data.
– 1-2 years of experience in the apparel industry. Experience with workwear and uniform a plus.)
– Basic knowledge of apparel construction (all garment types), sewing, pattern making, grading, fabric, and trims.
– Strong verbal & written communication skills with the ability to take on tasks and see them through completion within expected timelines
– Ability to multi-task, proactively trouble shoot, problem solve, and adapt to a fast pace, constantly evolving environment.
– Must be able to move from one project to another to help keep prioritized projects on track.
– Strong attention to detail, self-motivated teammate.
– Ability to work independently, as well as part of a team.
– Computer proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite: Illustrator, Photoshop and Acrobat, PLM software, and MS Office: Excel and Word.
Benefits & Perks:
401K with Company Match, Profit Sharing, Health Insurance, Employee Assistance Program, Life Insurance, Paid Time Off, Tuition Reimbursement, 30% Employee Discount, Employee Referral Bonuses.
UniFirst is an international leader in garment & Uniform services industry. We currently employ over 14,000 team partners who serve 300,000 business customer locations throughout the U.S., Canada, and Europe.
We were included in the top 10 of Selling Power magazine’s “Best Companies to Sell For” list and recognized on Forbes magazine’s “Platinum 400 – Best Big Companies” list. As an 80-year old company focused on annual growth, there’s never been a better time to join our team.
UniFirst is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate in hiring or employment against any individual on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin, ancestry, religion, physical or mental disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, pregnancy, citizenship, or any other factor protected by anti-discrimination laws
UniFirst is an equal employment/affirmative action employer. If you need accommodation for any part of the application process because of a medical condition or disability, please send an e-mail to [email protected] or call to let us know the nature of your request.
UniFirst Recruiters and/or representatives will not ask job seekers to provide personal financial information when submitting a job application. Please be vigilant as such requests for information may be fraudulent.
UniFirst is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We do not discriminate in hiring or employment against any individual on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin, ancestry, religion, physical or mental disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, pregnancy, citizenship, or any other factor protected by anti-discrimination laws.
If you need accommodation for any part of the application process because of a medical condition or disability, please send an e-mail to [email protected] or
call 800-347-7888 to let us know the nature of your request.

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