Deckers Brands
Date Posted: 7/24/2017

Product Developer (Footwear)

  • Company: Deckers Brands
  • Country:United States
  • State:California
  • Location: Santa Barbara, CA
  • Required Exp: 5 year(s)
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Salary Range: Not Available
Job Description

Deckers is looking to add a Footwear Developer to its team in Santa Barbara, CA.

Summary:
Drive the product creation and confirmation process from design stage through salesman samples to timely approval of production confirmation samples. Facilitate communication & collaboration with key stake-holders at all times to drive decision-making. Ensure projects meet the brand & consumer needs and can be mass produced on time at targeted costs. Strive for continuous improvement in all areas of product creation.

Responsibilities:
• Manage the product creation process from brief stage and design through final prototyping and salesman samples.
• Manage and execute timely approval of production confirmation samples to ensure a smooth transition into commercialization.
• Plan and execute development projects according to critical timelines and pre-planned dates.
• Problem-solve design tech packages prior to hand-off for potential construction, material, fit & wear or cost concerns.
• Generate and maintain correct Bill of Materials (BOM) for all projects.
• Lead and facilitate timely creation, delivery, and approval of all relevant technical information (shell patterns, 2D’s, 3D’s, lasts, patterns, blue-prints, cost sheets, etc.)
• Review and evaluation of project status with the product creation and development teams with focus on patterns, mold processes, materials, pricing, yield & cost analysis, manufacturing processes and end use performance.
• Manage sample delivery to ensure all meeting dates are hit.
• Lead product tear-downs of samples or competitor product to evaluate construction, comfort or cast concerns.
• Manage the diagnosis of fit/wear and commercialization issues and ensure that product offerings are proven and tested successfully commercialized and mass production.
• Give clear and concise communication to relevant stakeholders including overseas partners.
• Strive for continuous improvement in production through periodic examination of defective returns.
• Travel to development factories and trade shows as necessary.
• Pro-actively problem-solve by identifying issues and presenting solutions options to team-mates.
• Provide PLMs/product design with alternatives in constructions, materials, costing, duties, etc.
• Review technical drawings, lab tests, patterns, components and lasts to identify issues.
• Capability to use the tools of the trade including calipers, hardness gauge, tape measure, profile gauge, Brannock device, etc.
• Proactively seek evaluate and monitor new technologies relevant to the industry.

Job Requirements

Education/Experience:
• Bachelor’s Degree or relevant work experience
• 5-8 years’ experience in the footwear industry
• Experience building product Specifications
• Working knowledge of material applications for product use
• Knowledge of product constructions

MINIMUM COMPETENCIES: The following are the minimum competencies an individual needs in order to successfully perform the duties and responsibilities of this position.

Skills/Knowledge/Behavior:
• Ability to work in a multi-tasked, fast-paced environment
• Ability to work in a complex global organization satisfying the needs of diverse constituents with competing deadlines and priorities
• Ability to effectively prepare and present information and respond to questions from management, clients and other employees of the organization
• Ability to communicate visually with Illustrator & Photoshop
• Excellent written and verbal skills
• Driven for excellence, a self-starter
• Ability to plan with fore-sight and anticipate impact of expected results
• Expanding problem solving abilities
• Exceptional attention to detail
• Proficient in various Microsoft Applications
• Knowledge of leather, material, last, mold, compound development, and foot anatomy

To apply, please submit your cover letter and resume through Malakye.

Perks

People

Brian Felse

Sales Representative
Deckers Brands

Karinda LaHens

Product Line Manager Apparel
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Justin Hersh

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Deckers Brands
Date Posted: 7/24/2017

Product Developer (Footwear)

  • Company: Deckers Brands
  • Country:United States
  • State:California
  • Location:Santa Barbara, CA
  • Required Exp:5 year(s)
  • Job Type:Full-Time
  • Salary Range: Not Available
Job Description

Deckers is looking to add a Footwear Developer to its team in Santa Barbara, CA.

Summary:
Drive the product creation and confirmation process from design stage through salesman samples to timely approval of production confirmation samples. Facilitate communication & collaboration with key stake-holders at all times to drive decision-making. Ensure projects meet the brand & consumer needs and can be mass produced on time at targeted costs. Strive for continuous improvement in all areas of product creation.

Responsibilities:
• Manage the product creation process from brief stage and design through final prototyping and salesman samples.
• Manage and execute timely approval of production confirmation samples to ensure a smooth transition into commercialization.
• Plan and execute development projects according to critical timelines and pre-planned dates.
• Problem-solve design tech packages prior to hand-off for potential construction, material, fit & wear or cost concerns.
• Generate and maintain correct Bill of Materials (BOM) for all projects.
• Lead and facilitate timely creation, delivery, and approval of all relevant technical information (shell patterns, 2D’s, 3D’s, lasts, patterns, blue-prints, cost sheets, etc.)
• Review and evaluation of project status with the product creation and development teams with focus on patterns, mold processes, materials, pricing, yield & cost analysis, manufacturing processes and end use performance.
• Manage sample delivery to ensure all meeting dates are hit.
• Lead product tear-downs of samples or competitor product to evaluate construction, comfort or cast concerns.
• Manage the diagnosis of fit/wear and commercialization issues and ensure that product offerings are proven and tested successfully commercialized and mass production.
• Give clear and concise communication to relevant stakeholders including overseas partners.
• Strive for continuous improvement in production through periodic examination of defective returns.
• Travel to development factories and trade shows as necessary.
• Pro-actively problem-solve by identifying issues and presenting solutions options to team-mates.
• Provide PLMs/product design with alternatives in constructions, materials, costing, duties, etc.
• Review technical drawings, lab tests, patterns, components and lasts to identify issues.
• Capability to use the tools of the trade including calipers, hardness gauge, tape measure, profile gauge, Brannock device, etc.
• Proactively seek evaluate and monitor new technologies relevant to the industry.

Job Requirements

Education/Experience:
• Bachelor’s Degree or relevant work experience
• 5-8 years’ experience in the footwear industry
• Experience building product Specifications
• Working knowledge of material applications for product use
• Knowledge of product constructions

MINIMUM COMPETENCIES: The following are the minimum competencies an individual needs in order to successfully perform the duties and responsibilities of this position.

Skills/Knowledge/Behavior:
• Ability to work in a multi-tasked, fast-paced environment
• Ability to work in a complex global organization satisfying the needs of diverse constituents with competing deadlines and priorities
• Ability to effectively prepare and present information and respond to questions from management, clients and other employees of the organization
• Ability to communicate visually with Illustrator & Photoshop
• Excellent written and verbal skills
• Driven for excellence, a self-starter
• Ability to plan with fore-sight and anticipate impact of expected results
• Expanding problem solving abilities
• Exceptional attention to detail
• Proficient in various Microsoft Applications
• Knowledge of leather, material, last, mold, compound development, and foot anatomy

To apply, please submit your cover letter and resume through Malakye.

Perks

Date Posted: 7/24/2017

Product Developer (Footwear)

  • Company: Deckers Brands
  • Country:United States
  • State:California
  • Location:Santa Barbara, CA
  • Required Exp:5 year(s)
  • Job Type:Full-Time
  • Salary Range: Not Available