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Costing Specialist, Apparel (M/F)

Date:  Feb 2, 2023

The Oberalp Group is a management driven family business - a house of brands that creates high quality technical mountaineering products. We have 6 own brands Salewa, Dynafit, Pomoca, Wild Country, Evolv and LaMunt. As an exclusive partner of other brands in the sports sector we offer our entire know how in communication, sales and image building. 
We are a team of 900 employees in 10 countries worldwide – a group of adventurers and dreamers, mountaineers, looking for their next peak. 

You will be part of the Apparel Division, the department that following the brand brief, contributes strongly to the development of product lines in the medium to long term.
In this role you will be involved in pre-costing process of apparel products, price negotiation and evaluation of new and actual suppliers .


Tasks and responsibilities

  • Support Product Managers in evaluating garment prices according to sketches and material costs before launching 1st proto
  • Share material costs through a costing tool to garment makers with follow-up to collect garment prototype FOB prices
  • Support Costing Manager on garment price negotiations from prototype to salesman sample stage and on margin reporting per season, brand and product category
  • Support Product Developers during proto / SMS fitting sessions in order to achieve target FOB prices
  • Collaborate in evaluating potential of actual suppliers in terms of product categories and new technologies by visiting factories in Asia and Europe
  • Collaborate in evaluating new potential suppliers by requesting counter-quotations and/or counter-samples from alternative suppliers



  • At least 3-4 years of experience in similar role
  • Knowledge of the textile/apparel industry, outdoor industry experience is a plus
  • Very good spoken and written English 
  • Ability to work in a dynamic environment
  • Proficient in Excel, experience with costing tools
  • Willingness to travel (both Asia and Europe)
  • Willingness to weekly travel to Montebelluna (TV) and Bolzano (BZ) offices

Workplace: Bolzano, Montebelluna (IT)

If you are interested to work in a challenging, international and dynamic environment then apply now!