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Product Development Intern - Summer 2020
Duluth Trading Company | Mount Horeb, Wisconsin
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Job Description


The Product Team Intern supports the Product Management team in all aspects of apparel design and development needed to achieve company goals.

What You'll do:

* Research and select fabrics, trims and textile technologies that adhere to high standards of the DTC brand. Research trends and design inspiration.
* Ideate and develop new styles/products across multiple categories.
* Assist in market research - competitive and aspirational
* Supports product team by preparing necessary visual tools (i.e. sketches, presentation boards, fabric swatches, color standards, etc.) for meetings
* Assist with daily communication to external vendors as needed
* Assist as needed in maintaining product specifications in PLM including technical illustrations, bills of materials, prototype requests and construction details.
* Attend fit sessions and cross-functional meetings to achieve an understanding of the product lifecycle
* Assist with lab dip, trim & strike off comments and filing
* Build seasonal color palette & chipboards
* General organizational responsibilities include filing and maintenance of storage areas
* Attend weekly Product Team meeting & weekly touch base meetings with Product Manager
* Attend seasonal competitive shopping trips to Madison & Chicago
* Partner with cross-functional interns to prepare and present a capstone project.

What We're Looking for:

* Working toward a degree in apparel design or related field; Junior or Senior in college preferred
* Creative, motivated, organized and detail-oriented.
* Proficient with Adobe Illustrator and working knowledge of Microsoft Excel/Word.
* Knowledge of garment construction
* Works well both independently and in a team environment
* Strong research and analytical skills, attention to detail, and problem-solving skills
* Strong written and oral communication skills

Who We Are:

We are a "no bull" brand that started in 1989 and we provide apparel and other gear for hardworking men and women. Favorites such as our Ballroom® Jeans featuring "crouch without the ouch," Buck Naked™- Underwear and our Longtail T® Shirts that hide "plumber's butt" reflect our attitude.

The heart of Duluth Trading's success is creating one-of-a-kind men's and women's clothing, innovative tools and ingenious gadgets while being humorous story tellers. The talented people we seek want to be proud of where they work, have a commitment to do things better and be part of a retail, web and catalog apparel company that knows where it's going.

The responsibilities outlined in this position description are a guideline for the general duties of the position and are not exhaustive of all duties inherent in the job. Duluth Trading Company is an equal opportunity employer.

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