Product Development Assistant

Job Title: Product Development Assistant
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Mascot, New South Wales
Salary: AU$55000 - AU$65000 per annum + super
Reference: BBBH8699_1549262526
Contact Name: Sarah Nugent
Contact Email:
Job Published: February 04, 2019 17:42

Job Description

Product Development Assistant

Reporting to the Product Development Manager, the product development assistant is responsible for providing ongoing creative, administrative and technical support. You will be required to assist with production and design, technical packs, style sheets, artwork, colour approvals and measurements as well as completing general office duties.


Product Development/ Assistance

  • Interpret colour boards and trend forecasts to assist in the creation of progressive storyboards
  • Liaise with the suppliers and the production team to ensure the product is designed and manufactured to an appropriate standard
  • Forecast relevant trends for retail customer, Source appropriate shapes, colours and styles for target market for each individual department
  • Communicate, direct and contribute to graphic design
  • Design and sketch garments to presentation stage (Graphic design is essential to this role) Garment illustrations and concepts must be on a computer-based program, not hand illustration
  • Create technical and design spec sheets for suppliers and the production process
  • Design innovative graphics for use on apparel and accessories in the forms of logos, placement prints, fabric designs and labelling
  • Work on any yardage and placement prints for brand
  • Basic catalogue and presentation layout
  • Manage ad hoc requests on a day-to-day basis
  • Data processing - including data amendments and updates.
  • General office duties & ad hoc preparations
  • Costings, and style set-up
  • Liaising with Product Development Manager on new season fabrics, print designs and trims.
  • Communicate with suppliers daily

Required skills and qualifications

  • Excellent time management skills
  • Good relationship & interpersonal skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Impeccable organisation skills
  • Excellent task management - ability to manage number of tasks at once
  • Tertiary qualified in a relevant design discipline- Fashion design, Design Technology
  • Knowledge of Fits, fabrications, grading rules and manufacturing process
  • Administrative and support experience in apparel industry - exceeding 3 years' experience
  • Proven track record in assisting role in design or product development
  • Computer literacy
  • All Microsoft Office Programs
  • Adobe programs: Illustrator, Photoshop, Indesign & Acrobat. Illustrator is CRUCIAL
  • Internal business programs: SAP (not essential but desired)
  • An understanding of QA systems and process, pattern making skills and general
  • A strong sense of autonomy and be a team player
  • Self-motivated
  • Flexible and approachable
  • Reliable

If you match the above requirements and would like to be considered for this role

Please APPLY NOW and attach a detailed WORD doc. resume (+ Small Tech/Design Folio PDF)

Your application will be directed to Sarah Nugent

Alternatively please forward your CV to Sarah at

0424 455 341

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