United Sports Brands is a portfolio of leading, category-defining sporting goods brands, each rich in heritage and authenticity. Shock Doctor, McDavid, Cutters, and NATHAN products are sold at top retailers in more than 65 countries around the world. With global headquarters in Southern California, United Sports Brands also has regional offices in Belgium, Japan and Canada.
The Product Developer will support product development for all projects assigned to USB brands with the focus on soft-goods for McDavid, Shock Doctor, Nathan Sports, and Under Amour.
⏵ Special Makeup owner of development & production of seasonal custom styles for Pro Athletes.
⏵ Working closely with sales team in creating custom items based on existing styles for pro teams.
⏵ Reviewing all sales orders and allocating factory production for custom styles.
⏵ Managing materials with sample room ensuring orders can be turned-around in 4-5 weeks.
⏵ Manage and drive the development process by transforming a designer’s sketch and tech pack into a commercially viable product.
⏵ Engage in idea generation, material selection, construction, material sourcing and product testing.
⏵ Manage communication directly with factories to create prototypes, test new applications and refine the product’s construction and fit.
⏵ Receive tech pack hand off from Design and oversee all documentation updates and communication.
⏵ Ensure specification accuracy.
⏵ Interface closely with internal partners to resolve any design/quality issues that arise during the development process.
⏵ Make tech pack updates as needed based on feedback.
⏵ Review factory prototypes with designer and clearly communicate changes to factories and ensure proper execution.
⏵ Ensure that the development process meets projects’ key phase approval dates and milestones.
⏵ Manage and ensure each prototype and sale sample are delivered on timely approvals to ensure United Sports Brand quality standards.
⏵ This is a full-time position
⏵ Typical work days are Monday – Friday
⏵ This position is based out of the Fountain Valley, CA office
⏵ This position is expected to travel approximately 10%.
REQUIRED SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:
⏵ 3+ years Product development of sports performance products with experience working with product manufacturers (domestic/international)
⏵ Ability to produce tech-packs
⏵ Ability to work well under pressure, to anticipate and troubleshoot issues of consequence to quality and delivery with ease.
⏵ Development experience softgoods
⏵ Extensive knowledge of apparel construction, product end-use, fit, and garment costing
⏵ Skilled at costing and providing cost updates for their respective categories during the development phase
⏵ Proficient in Adobe Illustrator required
⏵ Excellent creative skills associated with innovative product design
⏵ Proficient using MS Office (Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint) is required
⏵ Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
⏵ Self-starter, team player, strong follow up skills, and sense of urgency.
⏵ Strong interpersonal skills and ability to succeed within a team driven business environment
⏵ Demonstrate strong work ethic, reliability, teamwork and flexibility
⏵ Ability to manage multi-task requirements on a daily basis
⏵ Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
⏵ Must be available for a flexible schedule of domestic and international travel (about 10%)
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