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Product Developer

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KÜHL is looking for an organized and detail-oriented employee with a positive attitude to add to our Design Team. As a member of the Design Team, you will be expected to work hard to create high-quality and unique products for the Outdoor Industry. Product Developers at KÜHL have ownership over the back end of product creation, working with the mills and factories to take a product from concept to a high-quality finished good that is on time. The Product Developer supports the design vision by contributing technical understanding of garment construction and fit.

Main Job Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Communicate with fabric mills on all aspects, including lab dip approvals, SMS greige and fabric orders, costing, testing, delivery, and quality.
  • Communicate with garment factories throughout the product development process on all aspects, including sample tracking, costing, and quality.
  • Communicate with cross-functional teams at Kuhl including the pattern team and marketing team to ensure accuracy of information.
  • Build and maintain accurate and detailed tech packs, including bill of materials and construction detail sketches.
  • Ensure accuracy of final details such as C&C labels, hangtags, and workbook copy.
  • Measure and thoroughly review all samples for correctness and quality.
  • Coordinate and participate in fittings with the designer and pattern team.
  • Collaborate with the designer on improvements that can be made to quality and construction.
  • Apply the seasonal development calendar to ensure samples are on time.

Job Requirements

  • Understanding of the KÜHL aesthetic and outdoor lifestyle.
  • Clear verbal and written communication.
  • Knowledge of all aspects of garment construction, including seam types, stitch types, thread types, and sewing order of operations.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, Word, and Excel.
  • Proficiency in Adobe Illustrator to create and edit tech packs in a neat and tidy way.
  • Proficiency in Adobe Photoshop to manipulate photos of garments.
  • Able to quickly learn Kuhl’s unique ERP system.
  • Bachelor’s degree in a design or development related field.
  • 2-5 years Product Development experience.

Key Competencies

  • Desire to learn and grow.
  • Proactively address and resolve issues.
  • Strong and creative problem-solving skills.
  • Great attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Natural sense of urgency.
  • Excellent time management.
  • Highly organized and self-motivated.
  • Positive team member philosophy.
  • Able to multitask and excel in a fast-paced, high-workload environment.


  • Family health insurance provided by KÜHL after 30 days employment.
  • On-site gym/workout room with shower facilities.
  • Daily gourmet lunches prepared by our private chef.
  • Competitive compensation.
  • Quarterly discretionary bonus.
  • Paid time off.
  • Employee discount on all KÜHL products.
  • 401k.