Apparel Product Controller

COEGA Sunwear

Dubai, UAE

Ref: SP175-05

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Job Purpose:
The main purpose of the role is to ensure each product and collection is handled with utmost accuracy and in a timely fashion, from initial design conception, development through to production. Responsible for taking the lead in keying production and seasonal collection data accurately into the PLM system. Attention to detail is crucial to ensure the correct information is used, making sure the product development runs smoothly. This process will ultimately result in production Tech packs. The ideal candidate will be proactive and thrive within a fast paced and dynamic environment and will work closely with the Design team to achieve on-time, style and line creations using Ai and PLM (Styleman) software to meet deadlines.

Job Description
PLM software (used to create Production Tech Packs)
• Following the dates/deadlines on the Collection Creation Control (CCC), complete accurately and take ownership of assigned tasks for Apparel Product Controller, as per the Policies & Procedures for Styleman software, including but not limited to:
- Maintain Colour Tables, Fabric Code/Colour Combinations and Trim Code/Colour Combinations
- Maintain Style (1MAS) Master
- Duplicate Styles to new Seasons, updating unique details
- Create BOM Templates (Raw Material Masters)
- Apply BOM Templates to Style BOMs to generate Tech Packs
- Upload fabric swatch images and Finished Product CADs
- Grading Tables
- Generate Fabric Swatch Report
- Garment Types

Ai software
• A strong knowledge of Adobe Illustrator software is a MUST.
• Responsible for creating Technical Illustrations to be used in production Tech Packs.
• Gain a strong understanding of how the software is used to create Tech images, CADs and file manipulations to create unique prints for fabrics.

• Maintain and use Excel templates to allow accurate tracking of season lines to ensure critical paths are up to date.
• Familiarity with Pivots and formulas is advantageous to test accuracy when reviewing reports of data input to PLM.

New Style Check List (NSCL) & New Line Check List (NLCL)
• Complete and take ownership of assigned tasks for Apparel Product Controller, as per the NSCL & NLCL, on time to meet companywide deadlines. Including but not limited to:
- Complete Price Request form with detailed information
- Size Charts
- Elastic Charts
- Thread consumption chart
- Determine specs and types of accessories (zipper, elastic, drawcord, iron-on, fabric tag, button, stitch type)
- Coordinate sample production with outsourced manufacturer
- Coordinate with Procurement Department for DTM accessories, trims, and fabric samples
- Costing samples for Production
- Approve fabric, trims, and samples for bulk production
- Seek continuous improvement within the Design Department to create smarter, more efficient processes. We are an organization that values time.

• Complete other ad hoc requests related to the design team by the Design Manager.


• Qualification in Fashion, Design, or Production.

• 5-6 years’ experience in Apparel and Production.

Technical Skills
• A very strong knowledge of PLM (or any related ERP) software and Adobe Illustrator. These skills will be tested at the interview stage and will be used daily.
• Efficient in Microsoft Excel.
• Strong analytical skills and aptitude & accuracy for working with files and systems.
• Understand how systems talk to each other and be responsible for assigned tasks.
• Proactive problem solving, and solutions focused approach.
• Logical thinker.
• A high level of accuracy when handling data.
• Familiarity with MS Office, Email and Internet.
• Fluency in written and spoken English.
• Time Management – strong ability to prioritize tasks, organize and meet deadlines when working on multiple projects.
• Flexibility to deal with changing requirements.
• Clear and concise communication style with an efficient, thorough, and courteous approach.
• A highly organized and detail-oriented individual; able to problem-solve and prioritize with ease.
• Garment construction knowledge.

Other Skills
• Good team player.
• Quick learner.
• Proactive, not re-active.
• Ability to work independently.
• Methodical, disciplined individual with good attention to detail.
• Able to communicate and coordinate clearly and effectively with individuals at all levels.

About the Company

Established in 2004, COEGA Sunwear was launched with the COEGA Pool Shoes when our founder Maureen Hall noticed a need for Sunwear for the family in the Dubai market. Loving to sew, Maureen took it upon herself to create swimwear for herself and her children.

We started with selling to just one retail outlet and now COEGA is available in more than 75 leading and reputed retailers and 13 E-commerce platforms across the GCC. It all began with the unique pool shoe and has grown into protective sun wear for the whole family.

Our swimwear provides UV protection but also serves a niche market by offering higher coverage items for those customers who choose to wear more modest swimwear. COEGA Sunwear is home-grown in the UAE and all design, manufacturing and distribution is based in Jebel Ali, Dubai. Manufacturing in Dubai allows for short lead times and flexible logistics, owing to its strategic geographic positioning between the Middle East, Asia, Africa and Europe.

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