Product Development Assistant (12 Month Temporary)

North Vancouver, BC, Canada /
Head Office – Product Commercialization /
The Development Team Assistant supports the Development Team in their efforts to develop a consistent level of quality, promoting Arc’teryx as a brand that consistently exceeds customer expectations.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

    • You support the Development Team with all aspects of product development, such as data entry, compiling spec packages, coordinating raw materials for counter sampling, product testing and washing
    • You prepare commercial invoices and packages to be sent to factories
    • In collaboration with Developers, Patternmakers, and Sample Makers, you coordinate the sample making process
    • You actively track seasonal sample making progress and provide weekly updates to Team Manager
    • You prepare seasonal trim and colour cards
    • You organize and maintain team sample racks
    • You organize raw material inventory
    • You order office supplies, raw materials, and stock transfers
    • You support in creating and maintaining construction detail illustrations
    • You support with garment measuring against finished product specifications
    • You provide general support to the Development Team as required
    • You compile project scope, activities, and expenditures of projects deemed to be eligible for submission to funding programs (SR&ED, IRAP, NRC, MITACS, etc.)

Additional experience, education and/or skills required:

    • You have a post-secondary education in Apparel or Textile Design, Technology, or Merchandising, or equivalent experience
    • You have a knowledge of garment construction
    • You are proficient in the use of Microsoft Office
    • You have a strong attention to detail and accuracy
    • You have strong interpersonal and communication skills
    • You have an understanding of other cultures
    • You are proactive in identifying the root cause of issues and developing solutions
    • You remain highly flexible and adaptable when faced with ambiguity
    • You are able to balance autonomy and collaboration
    • You inspire breakthrough thinking and continuous improvement
    • You seek the best (but sometimes not the easiest) solutions, with an unwavering commitment to do what is right
    • Your passion for your work is paralleled by your passion for getting outside and living it