In short

As an Apparel Developer, your core responsibilities would be to ensure On’s products meet consumer expectations in terms of aesthetics, functionality, & performance. 

This is your opportunity to become part of the world’s fastest growing sports company. Shoes are not the only product and supply chain landscape disrupted by On, but also apparel and accessories. As the Apparel Developer, you are responsible for ensuring the developments are executed on-time & in-line with On’s seasonal development calendars. As a member of the globally integrated supply chain team and cross-functional apparel organization, you will be based in Zurich  with frequent travel within Asia, EU & to our key factory partners.

Your Mission

  • Monitor seasonal calendars & ensure styles are buy-ready & on time to meet deliveries.

  • Ensure that the products developed are production-ready, and work with vendors to mitigate any risks.

  • Ensure clear and consistent communication between apparel development teams at Headquarters and the team in Hanoi.

  • Act as a bridge between Headquarters & Asia on new technologies & applications in product development.

  • Collaborate with Design & HQ teams to engineer cost effective products. Costing and margin targets for assigned product categories must be coordinated.

  • Maintain good relationships with all suppliers to encourage transparent & open communication on sampling and costing efficiencies.

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Your story

  • At least 7 years of apparel product development experience, preferably with 3-4 years in a manufacturing environment.

  • Basic knowledge of materials & patterns.

  • A degree or qualification in design or garment manufacturing is preferable.

  • Strong communication & interpersonal skills and the ability to work with multicultural teams.

  • Proficiency in English is a must.

  • An entrepreneurial and open mindset, an eagerness for differentiation, and a natural push for excellence.

  • Able to balance creativity with organization and discipline in a fast-paced environment.

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About the Team

You will be part of a dynamic cross-functional team of development, material management, quality and production in On’s Sourcing Office for Apparel. The Apparel Development Team is growing & you will be working alongside other developers as well as the Apparel Development Lead for Asia

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Relationships are so important to us. From our teammates to our suppliers, we’re here to bring joy to everyone we work with. We’re energized by sharing ideas, making connections and solving problems together.

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What we offer

We offer a dynamic, challenging and sportive environment that has been ranked as the ‘fastest growing sports company’ of its time. With offices across the globe, we are an international team who is hungry to innovate and build something incredible. We foster an active environment where each individual thrives for excellence and can achieve their full potential. This is where your work matters, you’re hands-on and your team members are amongst the very best in their respective disciplines and fields. 

If you are driven to bring On to the next level, curious about the opportunity and want to be part of our growing team send us your application, and join the ONiverse!

On is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to creating a work environment that is fair and inclusive, where all decisions related to recruitment, advancement, and retention are free of discrimination.

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What to expect

We want to set everyone up for success, so here’s the lowdown on how we hire. Our process is a two-way street – bringing you into our culture, while helping us learn how you think.

Our full process can last about eight weeks from application to offer, because we care about getting it right. These steps explain how we usually do things.

Before you get started, feel free to consider if you want to work with us. Strange question? Well, we give people a lot of space to navigate their day-to-day and that style isn't for everyone. We want you to be passionate about what you do and be sure this is the right fit. Because when skills and passion combine – it creates that 'Wow' moment.