NHS, Inc., a privately held company based in Santa Cruz, CA, was established over 40 years ago, and is considered one of the most respected and recognized SKATE, SURF, SNOW and APPAREL companies in the world today. Our brand names include Santa Cruz Skate, Snow and Surfboards, Independent Truck Company, Creature Skateboards, Flip Skateboards, Krux Trucks, Bullet products, Ricta Wheel Dynamics, Mob Grip, Skateboarding is Not a Crime, Bronson Speed Co. and Nor Cal Apparel.
This position is a key member of the NHS Apparel Development staff, reporting to the Apparel Department Manager, working closely and cooperatively with Creative, Design, Marketing, Sales, Production and other members of the NHS team. This is a full-time, in-house position. Must live near or be willing to relocate to Santa Cruz, CA.
Job Duties include but are not limited to:
⏵ Responsible for developing NHS Printables (t-shirts and sweatshirts) for all Womens in line styles and all SMU development.
⏵ Responsible for developing categories within NHS Apparel Accessories division, may include but not limited to stickers and small gifts.
⏵ Responsible for bringing category specific apparel designs through the development stage to production ready products meeting or exceeding design, fit, and quality requirements.
⏵ Prepare and send out technical packages to vendors. This also includes updating data systems and internal and external customers/suppliers as product changes in the development cycle.
⏵ Review samples for accuracy of execution, fit, and function with the specific product line managers, designer, and /or merchandiser. Make tech pack updates, etc. to resolve any design/quality issues that arise during development then communicate changes to the factories both domestically and internationally for proper execution.
⏵ Review QC issues with department manager and factories to evaluate and clarify issues.
⏵ Track development process and manage all products to adhere to strict time & action calendar deadlines for development target costing, quality, inventory levels, and production execution.
⏵ Negotiate costing with vendors and create BOM’s for system input.
⏵ Apparel Product Development experience required, +/- 1-2 years’ experience is preferred.
⏵ Demonstrate a strong working knowledge of the product development process.
⏵ Experience with style guides and the ability to prepare technical packages for a diverse range of products overseeing all documentation updates and communication.
⏵ Some cost negotiation experience.
⏵ Must possess the ability to communicate with overseas vendors and domestic vendors clearly and concisely. Should be able to accurately communicate technical product issues in both written and verbal form.
⏵ Must have timeline/project management experience and be disciplined, organized, and able to multi-task in a group environment.
⏵ Knowledge of trade regulations, testing protocols, product integrity, production life-cycles, fabric and product construction
⏵ Persistent and not be afraid to negotiate with suppliers.
⏵ Creative problem solver, proactive and self-directed.
⏵ Travel in the U.S and overseas may be required.
⏵ Proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Adobe Illustrator and other word processing applications such as MS Office. Outlook experience a plus.
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