In short

Product excellence and innovation is at the heart of our success. Achieving a leadership position in the marketplace requires innovative thinking and the ability to inspire all product creation shareholders. The Apparel Developer - Performance Outdoor will be responsible for driving this creation and being a part of the development to bring real product to life. With a process and detail orientated mind, coupled with a passion for outdoor product and innovation; this developer will contribute to the creation of future performance outdoor apparel as well as other highly technical, sports-related product .

Your Mission

  • Be part of building a collection that pushes the boundaries of premium outdoor apparel, responding to the needs of the ON customer, fusing unrivalled function with timeless styling.

  • Drive the apparel development of innovative, ground-breaking ON Performance Gear.

  • Full development responsibility for a range of products (workmanship, construction, prototyping, fit, sizing, pattern, PLM).

  • Support fit sessions and advise on fit amendments, pattern updates, grading and sizing as needed.

  • Adhere to and improve upon the product creation process from concept to salesmen sample stage in relation to key seasonal milestones.

  • Be part of every aspect of product development, bringing newness and value to products through our brand mission, proprietary design, and garment construction quality.

  • Establish and maintain strong and trusting relationships with cross-functional team members (Design, Materials, Sourcing, Product Management, Merchandising, etc.) and external stakeholders (T1 & T2 suppliers, planning supplier onsite and trade show travel).

  • Participate in innovation projects with the Apparel Development, Design, and Materials team.

-Liaise with Innovation and Sports Science teams in pre-season PO innovation/concept projects.

  • Collaborate with Product Ops and Development Leads in evolving the current development calendar and help onboard key stakeholders in this way of working Partner with the respective Product Manager to identify product needs in terms of the line assortment, commercial market needs, and product delivery schedules as well as product sales performance.
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Your story

  • Bachelor’s degree or above with emphasis on apparel design, apparel development, apparel technology, sports science, sports product management, etc.

  • 3+ years of progressive work experience in the apparel industry, specialising in product development, technical development, technical design, design, etc.

  • Focus and passion for technical outdoor and/or sports-specific product creation Strong sense and technical knowledge of material, fit, construction, pattern, innovation, product science.

  • Experience with the latest in materials, garment components, technical constructions, product creation innovations and specialised garment creation techniques.

  • Be the true embodiment of a team player, able to communicate ideas articulately and with gravity, to both cross-functional teams and with our global supplier base.

  • Strong presentation skills as well as market knowledge on performance products.

  • Ability to work at a fast pace, think and react quickly with the ever changing retail environment.

-Share in our passion for switching ON out on the run or whatever your chosen activities are.

  • Full proficiency in written and spoken English is a must.
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About the Team

We are an innovative, creative and science-driven team that has a strong passion for outdoor working closely to convert cutting-edge ideas into prototypes and exceptional performance products. High quality and performance are top of mind when creating our apparel collections. Our team combines the best experts in fields such as Development, Design and Innovation to create something extraordinary.

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Athlete

Athlete

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Performance is in our DNA. We channel the Athlete mindset to create for anyone who loves to move – precision-first products that deliver on quality, form and function to help our fans push limits and look good doing it.

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Sindy

Apparel Developer

We always look for better decisions, we always listen to people and listen to different colleagues. We listen, we digest, and we find the most suitable one for all the team and everybody benefits. That process makes us really innovative.
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What we offer

On is a place that is centered around growth and progress. We offer an environment designed to give people the tools to develop holistically – to stay active, to learn, explore and innovate. Our distinctive approach combines a supportive, team-oriented atmosphere, with access to personal self-care for both physical and mental well-being, so each person is led by purpose.

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.