Hardgoods Product Development Specialist

San Francisco California
Required Experience: 2 year(s)
Employment Type: Full-Time
Salary Range: Not available
Posted yesterday
Job Description
Deluxe is hiring a full-time Hardgoods Product Development Specialist. This position requires knowing Skate hardgoods.

WE'RE LOOKING FOR A FULL TIME IN HOUSE KICK ASS HARDGOODS PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST. WE NEED SOMEONE THAT HAS SOLID DEVELOPMENT EXPERIENCE, TECHNICAL ABILITIES, GREAT ORGANIZATIONAL SKILLS, AND WHO KNOWS AND LOVES SKATEBOARDING.

IF THAT'S YOU AND YOU HAVE THE ABILITY TO HANDLE THE POSITION’S RESPONSIBILITIES, AND HAVE THE QUALIFICATIONS BELOW - HIT US UP!

As a Product Development Specialist you will be responsible for, but not limited to, the following:
• Development of Boards, Trucks, Wheels, Components, Accessories and Packaging based on creative direction, overlapping seasonal calendar timelines, target cost and margin requirements
• Innovative and relevant product ideas
• Detailed product specifications that include all the info needed by other depts as well as vendors
• Sourcing new products, components & manufacturing vendors
• R & D
• Quality control
• Product development calendar
• Clear communication within your dept, with other depts, with management, and with vendors
• Vendor visits requiring travel

These are the qualifications you'll need:
• 2+ years experience in a development role, preferably skate hardgoods related
• Thorough knowledge and understanding of all skateboard parts and components
• Mechanical aptitude
• Ability to work independently, as well as within a team environment
• Fluent in Excel, Word, Photoshop, Illustrator
• 3d rendering software a plus
• Excellent organizational skills
• Excellent communication skills
• Knowledge and love of skateboarding