Calling all Product Development Managers/Fashion and Apparel Designers to join the iconic Stormy Kromer brand in either our Ironwood, Michigan headquarters or remotely for the right candidate. If you have experience in trend forecasting, design, and prototype development, we have a great career opportunity for you with an option to work remotely from anywhere in the Midwest. While we’re hoping to fill this position in our Ironwood, Michigan office, remote working is a possibility for the right candidate.
RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT/FASHION & APPAREL DESIGNER. • Serve as product development project manager to ensure deadlines at met. • Schedule/lead team meetings and work closely with engineering to ensure a smooth implementation of product development processes and prototypes. • Lead trend forecasting and design for each season. • Oversee patternmaking, prototype development, grading and fitting of all products. Will be expected to be very hands-on in this process. • Produce tech packs and product adoption sheets for all new products. • Maintain consistency and accuracy of information flow between design, development, marketing and production. • Assist Purchasing Director in sourcing new materials and trim. • Develop best practices and improvements for the product development process. • Collaborate with Marketing Manager to ensure accurate representation of new products in marketing and advertising.
Strong candidates for this position have 5 years working experience in this industry, however, your creativity and product development knowledge matter most to us. In addition, a degree or certification in Apparel Design, Fashion Design, Product Development or an equivalent field is required. Additionally, proficiency with MS Office, Adobe Creative Suite and pattern making software is required.
Telecommuting is allowed.
Additional Salary Information: In addition to the thrill of developing and creating exciting new products for this iconic brand, employees enjoy health insurance, paid vacation, paid holidays and a retirement plan.
About Stormy Kromer Mercantile
Established in 1903, Stormy Kromer is an outdoor apparel company comprised of genuine, hardworking artisans who strive to provide classic, yet contemporary products with the same passion, purity and practicality as the first Stormy Kromer cap over a century ago. Located in Michigan’s beautiful Upper Peninsula, today Stormy Kromer proudly continues its tradition of hand-crafting American made products and supporting American made jobs. For more information, visit www.stormykromer.com.