RYU Apparel Inc. Technical Garment – Product Developer Full Time in Vancouver, BC

RYU Apparel Inc.

Branch Vancouver BC CA

Technical Garment – Product Developer
Vancouver, BC

Strong technical knowledge of performance product, fit & construction for product manufacturing. Write product specs and advanced construction instructions….

We don’t walk here. We run.

We take the stairs ‘cause it’s faster.

We have no time for the status quo.

Our mission is bigger than that.

As our Product Developer, you embody what it means to be beautiful tough. You are passionate about creating the most disruptive innovations in the industry while being supported by a team who are building an award-winning legacy as the world’s next iconic global brand.


Support Design and Production Team to create innovative, tailored technical apparel with the highest quality of finish and detail.


Work closely with Design team to understand the creative vision of this line and translate design concepts into 3 D Proto Types.

Communicate design concepts to generate 2D patterns that incorporate proportional lines, fit requirements and construction feasibility.

Collaborating with the design team, interpret and clarify each design concept with overseas vendors to ensure production and manufacturability.

Work with the Product Team to execute complex, multi-season goals on a tight timeline

Drive the fit strategy and fit standards, lead fit sessions and fit garments with the project team while providing fit recommendations and solutions to issues.

Build BOM’s, measurement and technical packages

Create and communicate pattern revisions, incorporating styling and fit changes and ensure all documentation has been updated consistently.

Provide options for designs, product development and production

Write product specs and advanced construction instructions

Work with vendors to ensure and improve manufacturability

Elevate a product through the development process

Work on costing and costing solutions

Reviewing calendar for development and keep ahead of deadlines

Who We’re Looking For

Creative analytical problem sovler

Education and Qualifications

7+ years of apparel industry experience in technical product development and garment fit

Strong technical knowledge of performance product, fit & construction for product manufacturing

Bachelor’s degree in Apparel Design, Pattern Making, Textile Science or related field – industry knowledge

Advanced knowledge of the apparel development process from inception through production, including but not limited to pattern making, grading, construction, costing, manufacturing, embroidery, materials and machinery

Strong verbal and written communication skills

Proficiency with MS Office programs

Proficiency with Adobe Illustrator to support updating the Tech Packs

Ability to use CAD Pattern Design software highly desired but not essential

Traveled to and worked on site with factories overseas

Ability to travel 10-20% including International travel

Active in fitness and training

About RYU

Respect Your Universe is tailored innovation for the urban athlete. Designed without compromise, RYU apparel and accessories are built to facilitate human performance. http://ryu.com

Come work with us – RYU was just ranked #4 of 16 best Vancouver companies to work for!

Like what you hear? If this sounds like the opportunity you’ve been waiting for, apply with your resume and cover letter. While we thank all applicants for their interest, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Thank you for your interest in RYU.

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Employment Type: Full Time
Location: Vancouver, BC, CA
Posted on: 2017-04-02
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