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Product Development Specialist

Aviation, 2375 rue de l'Aviation, Dorval, Quebec, Canada Req #184
Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Founded in 1957, Joseph Ribkoff is an iconic designer, manufacturer and distributor of fashionable women’s apparel which is designed, sewn and produced in Canada and sold to 64 international markets. They are headquartered in Montreal where 400 of their 500 employees are based.  The Montreal location includes the corporate offices, production and warehouse facilities. 

Reporting to the VP of Merchandising and Design, the Product Development Specialist will work closely with the Design team to develop knitwear, denim and outerwear with the factories in China. Additionally, the incumbent will collaborate with key suppliers to communicate company standards, design and quality.


  • Daily communication with factories to follow up on line development and sample requests (fabrics, fit samples, duplicates)
  • Communicate any issues that may cause delays in meeting customer and/or market deadlines
  • Organize and maintain consistent and accurate information for design, development and the sales team (technical packages, artworks, fabric sourcing)
  • Regularly review and develop best practices to optimize product development procedures and ensure efficiency
  • Ensure coordination between sampling, production and the technical department (fitting styles)
  • Maintain line sheet
  • Update PLM
  • Approve lab dips, trims, bulk yarns, assist in fittings

Required Qualifications:

  • Minimum four (4) years of experience in a similar role
  • Fashion Design diploma or degree
  • Ability to work in a fast pace environment with strict deadlines
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to multitask
  • Must have excellent knowledge of Adobe Illustrator
  • Bilingual (English and French)
  • Strong knowledge in garment construction and fabrics
Joseph Ribkoff is an equal opportunity at will employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of age, race, religion, color, disability, sex, sexual orientation or national origin.

Other details

  • Pay Type Salary
  • Travel Required No
  • Aviation, 2375 rue de l'Aviation, Dorval, Quebec, Canada