Product Developer


For the Product department we are looking for a sharp and graphically trained professional. As a Product Developer you offer support to distributors, retailers as well as our local colleagues from product merchandising. You are responsible for the digitalization of textile products and the required product registrations. All within Vlisco specifications.


Key responsibilities

  • Gives support and advice to distributors, retailers and the local team during the development of textile products. Balancing between the wishes of the distributors and retailers, the Vlisco DNA and technical feasibility / manufacturability.
  • Digital re-drawing of designs in black and white and ensure that they are technically feasible.
  • Managing digital files for production and archiving in such a way that they are stored correctly and are available at the required times.
  • Responsible for the timely completion of the digitization of all textile products within the Product Development Planning.
  • Advises on functional improvements to improve the quality and productivity of all textile products.


You’re a team player and a linking pin between Design, Product and Manufacturing. You have a completed MBO (level 4), preferably St. Lucas, or a related education within the graphical field. Besides good knowledge of Photoshop, you work very accurate, are patient and you are able to concentrate for a long period of time. Did you just graduate? Please respond as well.

About Vlisco
Vlisco is a Dutch design and textile printing company with 173 years of history. Its origins are in batik printing for Indonesia but most of its history is in wax printing for West and Central Africa. From its beginning in Africa over 100 years ago Vlisco’s story is the story of African women. A group of exceptional, entrepreneurial women in Togo, called the ‘Nana Benz’ because of their liking for Mercedes cars, traded Vlisco cloth and influenced the choices of design and colour. African women took Vlisco prints into their hearts and into their culture; creating names for the designs, stories around their meaning and beautiful garments to express their individuality.

Vlisco is about African women and its love for Africa. It is also about its unique and complex wax-printing process and its magical designs, created in the Netherlands for African consumers. To work for Vlisco is to work in a company with the world’s biggest textile archive and with a factory that is steeped in expertise, still in Helmond, the place where it started. It is to work in a design-led company which honours and respects African women and which acknowledges the vibrancy and strength of Africa.

What we offer
In addition to a competitive salary, a 38-hour working week, holiday allowance and an extra 13th month salary, you will be part of the Product within Vlisco where you will have the opportunity to grow your drawing and planning skills and contribute to the overall success Vlisco Netherlands B.V.

Do you want to be proud to work at this company too?
If you are the candidate, we are looking for, please apply by sending us your resume and motivation. If you would like more information about this vacancy, you can reach out to Heleen Poirters, Corporate Recruiter, +31629217076.

Agency inquiries regarding this vacancy are not welcome.