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Job Description
Straight Down clothing is an American leader in the Golf apparel business segment with a fast paced, high energy environment that is continually on the move. With prominent product lines in golf and outdoor markets. Straight Down has been an industry leader for over 30 years.

The Product Developer manages the product life cycle from concept through handoff to production for assigned product categories. Proactively manages the calendar with their counterparts to achieve deadlines. This function enthusiastically takes on product challenges and drives solutions that continually improve the product and process.
•Responsible for development of product from design hand off through production hand off.
•Work closely with sales to develop product that meets company margins while maintaining design intent and targeted goals.
•Negotiate with factory to achieve costs in order to meet target wholesale and gross margin targets. Suggest alternatives when relevant.
•Handle all daily communication with overseas vendors for assigned categories. Some factory travel overseas may be required.
•Participate in sourcing decisions based on volume, technique, fabrication and cost.
•Work closely with other designers to maintain brand fit standards and attend all fittings.
•Responsible for maintaining documents for specified categories, all sample comments, approvals, costing, etc.
•Partner with designers in proto review meetings to ensure accurate and detailed presentation to sales team and management.
•Manage time and action calendar for assigned categories to meet all deadlines. Track and approve all necessary submits of artwork, trims and packaging.
•Production is the link between design, development, planning and the factories; it is essential that all communication is accurate, complete, timely and professional.