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Celebrated for over 25 years by style conscious and trend-savvy shoppers across the globe, Forever 21 has set the fashion industry on fire by showcasing the most current collections, on-trend apparel, and exciting shopping environments.

When you join the Forever 21 family, you will enjoy a fast-paced, exciting work environment with tremendous opportunities for growth. We are committed to challenging fashion boundaries, acting on behalf of our customers, and demonstrating passion in all that we do.

Forever 21 is committed to nurturing your talents and supporting your career goals with our fun work environment, team culture and core values.

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Assistant Product Developer (International)

Want more than just a job?Join Forever 21’s Corporate team and showcase your skills while working with our exceptional employees!

Position:Assistant Product Developer (International)

Department: International Merchandising I

Reports to: Production Manager

Direct Reports: No

FLSA Status: Non-exempt

Location: 3880 N Mission Los Angeles, CA 90031

Job Requirements

Assistant Product Developer (International)

Department Summary:

Forever 21 is seeking an innovative, energetic, and passionate team player to add to our dynamic Merchandising International team.

Job Function:

The Assistant Product Developer will research and develop unique products to add to Forever21's merchandise assortment. The Assistant Product Developer will also communicate with overseas vendors and buyers to facilitate a smooth production development process and ensure timely receipt of prototypes.


  • Research fashion magazines, competitor's websites, street wear, and runway looks to stay current on emerging trends
  • Transfer design ideas onto development sheets, which specify the material, color, and construction of each piece
  • Follow-up with vendors/factories on all styles and communicate any changes and additional details
  • Partner with vendors to source trims and fabrics
  • Develop an understanding of global development lead-times, use this knowledge to coordinate quicker turnaround times with vendors
  • Keep track of all development reporting requirements, which include line plan analysis, calender actualization, and developed versus adopted reports in order to improve the developed process for future seasons
  • Ensure that product development activities meet time line and quality goals set by the Trend & Product Development Manger

Knowledge, Skills, and Qualifications:

  • Must have an Associate or Bachelor's Degree in Merchandising, Design or similar
  • Must have 0-1 years of experience in product development
  • Must have a great eye for design and the ability to research and track the latest trends
  • Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Must have strong problem-solving skills that allow for a proactive approach to the business and organizational skills necessary to complete multiple tasks within deadlines
  • Must possess basic Microsoft and Excel skills
  • Knowledge of Adobe Photo shop and Illustrator is required

At Forever 21, style isn’t dictated…It’s inspired. Forever 21 is the leading fashion retailer of the latest trends and the season’s hottest styles at can’t-resist-prices. U.S. and international locations stay true to the fast-fashion destination’s iconic store aesthetic giving fashion fans all over the globe the unforgettable shopping experience that is the one and only Forever 21.

Joining the Forever 21 family means joining an incredible team of talented, passionate and innovative people who work together to bring fashion to everyone, everywhere. We’re always on the lookout for talented individuals eager to thrive in our fast-paced, dynamic environment filled with vast opportunities for career growth and development. This is a place where your ideas become actualized, creativity is encouraged and the possibilities are endless. Be part of something epic. Be part of Forever 21. Apply today!

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