Product Developer RTW- Maternity Cover

Job description


The house of KARL LAGERFELD shares the iconic vision and design aesthetic of its founder, Karl Lagerfeld, fused with a contemporary, forward-looking spirit. The brand celebrates his colossal legacy and breathes his passion, intuition and inexhaustible creativity into the core of its DNA.

The signature KARL LAGERFELD aesthetic combines Parisian classics with a rock-chic attitude and tailored silhouettes. Its portfolio of accessible, aspirational collections includes ready-to-wear for women, men and kids, plus bags and small leather goods. Additional collections include watches, eyewear, footwear, perfumes, candles and fashion jewelry.

Driven by consumer engagement, KARL LAGERFELD’s immersive retail experience includes more than 200 monobrand stores worldwide, with key locations in Paris, London, Munich, Moscow, New York, Dubai and Shanghai. The brand further connects with consumers through a premium wholesale distribution network in Europe, the Middle East and Asia. The global flagship store on KARL.COM reaches 96 countries.


The Product Developer is responsible for sourcing, tech-pack creation and vendor communication. You will follow-up and ensure timely delivery and order fulfillment. In this position you will be working closely with design, vendors and agents. You will report directly to the senior product developer.



  • Create tech packs and hold a clear and neat administration;
  • Product and production know-how to realize best FOB prices;
  • Preparing and taking part in proto fittings;
  • Judging proto samples on technical details, measurements and workmanship;
  • Communicating comments to buying offices and/or vendors and anticipating feasibility of changes within time-line;
  • Production progress tracking, monitoring deadlines and status;
  • Continuously improving the product by finding innovative production techniques and in new yarn qualities
  • Working closely with design, production, vendors and agents.


  • Minimum 2 years working experience in sourcing/development/production of Jersey apparel
  • Knowledge in printing technics
  • Experience and proven track within luxury/ contemporary brand
  • Able to work in a hectic environment, with deadlines
  • Solid knowledge of fabrics and fabrication
  • Knowledge of garment specifications, fit and quality management
  • Understanding of costing
  • Experience in working with European and Far East suppliers
  • Planning skills
  • Language: fluent in English, both verbal and written
  • This is a maternity cover for 7 months from 1st of December 2020 - 30 June 2021

Please note that if your application is successful we will contact you within three weeks.