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Product Developer

  • Application Deadline: Aug. 9, 2024
  • On-site
  • Application Deadline: Aug. 9, 2024
  • On-site

Acne Studios is a progressive luxury house and through collaboration and curiosity, we set high aspirations and strive for excellence. We value everyone’s contribution and embrace feedback to develop ourselves and others. We aim to minimise our environmental impact across all our operations and to address societal challenges in the way we conduct our business.

As a Product Developer at our Stockholm head office, you will be responsible for creating high-quality collections for a designated product category. Collaborating closely with the design team, you will ensure alignment with company standards and business goals in terms of quality, cost, sustainability, and delivery. You will support the Senior Product Manager, ensuring a seamless and thorough transition from development to production.


CULTURE OF COLLABORATION

We firmly believe that when you feel supported, included, and trusted, it enables you to enjoy your work and thrive in it. You will be a part of a team of colleagues with diverse roles and backgrounds, each with their unique skills and experiences.


WHAT YOU WILL DO

As Product Developer your main contribution will be to oversee the development process, sourcing materials, ensuring quality and fit, managing costing, maintaining accurate product data, and fostering effective communication with internal departments and external suppliers. You will report to Senior Product Manager. You will play a vital role in this by:

  • Follow the development critical path from initial design to pre-production fittings within the allocated delivery window.

  • Source, develop, and purchase materials for the product category, aiming to meet sustainability targets.

  • Attend development and production fittings, providing proactive input on quality and fit, and offering feedback to suppliers during proto development stages.

  • Manage costing processes, negotiate material costs and lead times with suppliers, and maintain accurate product data in the internal PLM system.

  • Ensure balanced communication and effective working processes with both internal departments and external suppliers to meet all product requirements.


WHO YOU ARE

You have high aspirations and focus on details that create substantial impact. You enjoy working as a team and you embrace feedback to develop yourself and others. You are curious and thrive in a dynamic environment. Cooperation, respect, and clear communication are important, along with your ambition to learn and grow. If these qualities speak to you, we would love to have you on our team.

Specific personal qualities for this role:

  • In collaborative projects, you are cooperative and flexible, creatively solving problems to ensure successful outcomes.

  • You take a proactive approach, consistently following through on tasks to drive projects forward.

  • When faced with tight deadlines, you remain efficient and organized, excelling in fast-paced environments.

  • Demonstrate strong costing and negotiating skills to achieve optimal results.

Specific experience and knowledge for this role:

  • Academic degree, from business school and/or textile education.

  • Minimum of 3 years experience in a product development of production role preferable from high-end fashion brands.

  • Strong communication skills in written and spoken English

  • Highly proficient in MS Office applications, particularly Excel

  • Knowledge in PLM is a meriting

What matters most to us is not whether you master all the listed knowledge and skills. We are dedicated to recognising the potential in each individual. We embrace diversity of people as well as ideas and viewpoints and encourage everyone's individual expression of their own identity.


About the company

Acne Studios is a Stockholm-based fashion house with a multidisciplinary approach. Through founder and Creative Director Jonny Johansson’s interest in photography, art, architecture and contemporary culture, an alternative path has been found, turning Acne Studios into a well-respected creator of ready-to-wear, magazines, furniture, books and exhibitions.

Acne Studios HQ is located in Stockholm, in a brutalist masterpiece that formerly housed the Czechoslovakian Embassy. Completely restored to facilitate a fashion school-like atmosphere, the overall aesthetic reflects the Acne Studios brand identity, telling the story of its history and global vision. Acne Studios also operates offices in Paris, Empoli, New York, Shanghai, and Tokyo.

Acne Studios has seen double-digit growth for most years since our inception. We operate through own distribution channels and wholesale partners with >60 own stores worldwide, including flagship stores in Stockholm, Paris, Milan, London, New York City, Los Angeles, Seoul, Tokyo, and Beijing. Each store has a unique distinctive character, yet with common key design elements reflecting the Acne Studios brand identity.