Head of product development and production preparation – functional textiles (m/f/d)

Our client is an owner-managed, innovation-driven and international supplier for highly functional textiles in a livable region in Austria.


Your job

  • Product development as well as further development of existing product lines
  • Responsibility for the timely elaboration as well as technical implementation of product developments together with the development team
  • Ensuring the clothing technical feasibility of the
    Customer’s request taking into account price and time line
  • Technical further development and optimization of the product lines and size optimization
  • Assignment of employees in product development and production preparation for all locations
  • Organization and management of the product development & production preparation department
  • Transparent planning and ensuring a smooth development process
  • Designing workflow processes and ensuring deadlines are met
  • Optimization of internal processes
  • Documentation of the entire development process in PDM
  • Ensuring timely and complete production preparation (checklists, plans, documentation, etc.)
  • Control of QA and performance
  • Communication and coordination with the project managers (sales)
  • Responsibility for compliance with relevant standards for certifications
  • Supervision of the execution of sample inspections as well as production releases
  • Reporting to the division management and the management


Your profile

  • completed studies in the field of garment technology / pattern cutter or trained garment technician / pattern cutter
  • relevant professional experience regarding development of technical/functional clothing
  • Several years of professional experience in a comparable management position
  • strong product affinity for functional and innovative clothing
  • strong technical understanding
  • Knowledge of production processes to keep the error rate low
    through planning to keep the error rate low and
    to ensure the the quality level
  • Experience regarding quality management
  • good computer skills, CAD and CAM for clothing technology (Lectra)
  • confident handling of ERP and MS-Office programs
  • business knowledge
  • entrepreneurial thinking
  • Leadership skills and assertiveness
  • Solution orientation and decisiveness
  • Proactive or independent, structured work and setting of priorities
  • belastbar, zuverlässig, qualitätsbewusst, kommunikationsfähig, Organisationstalent
  • High level of empathy and intercultural understanding
  • English spoken and written, knowledge of Russian an advantage
  • Flexibility and mobility of location
  • Willingness for personal development of own skills
  • Willingness to relocate to a very attractive region in Austria with a high recreational value


Have we aroused your interest? Then we look forward to receiving your application documents. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call us.

If the position does not meet your expectations, please send us your unsolicited application. We will contact you in the future when a suitable mandate arises.


HFT Consulting – human resources in fashion
Mrs Denise Tennie
Guggenweg 12
83071 Stephanskirchen

Tel.: +49 8036 / 94331 91
Web: www.hft-consulting.com