Product Developer - TEAM SPORTS

Torrance California
Required Experience: 0 year(s)
Employment Type: Full-Time
Salary Range: Not available
Posted 3 days ago

The JR286 Product Developer (or Product Engineer for candidates who hold an Engineering degree) is responsible for providing the innovation and execution of world-class concepts through research, ideation, prototype, and development processes. In this role, you will communicate across cross-functional partners to ensure the successful execution of JR286’s accessories products.

BASIC FUNCTIONS
-Manage projects for assigned products, with an emphasis on quality product development and timely completion of all tasks in accordance with the applicable calendar under the guidance of the Product Engineering/Development Management.
-Partner with Design to proactively manage the styling, material and trim requirements relative to manufacturability, performance, quality, cost, lead-times and minimums.
-Oversee he delivery and evaluation of quality lab dips/print strike-offs and communicate comments to vendor.
-Collaborate with Design team to ensure successful execution of requirements and construction; problem solve as required.
-Work with Design and vendors to effectively solve and communicate any development issues.
-Responsible for product specs/tech packs for all styles and communication to factory partners from concept to buy-ready stage.Ensure all development documentation is maintained for assigned styles, including product specs/tech packs, proto notes and final specification.
-Maintain and finalize Bill of Materials/Tech Pack for assigned styles.
-Supervise the accuracy of development tracking reports information and availability for meetings in order to confirm that calendar dates and timelines are being adhered to.
-Provide direction to the Development team to conduct seasonal product analysis against competitive brands to ensure JR286 continues to offer product that utilizes world class materials, construction, fit and performance.
-Lead value/cost engineering and final costing negotiations with vendors to meet/exceed margin expectations and maximize profit.
-Monitor the on-time delivery and quality of prototypes, salesman and pre-production samples.
-Communicate to vendors, agents, manufacturers, Product Team, and/or Sales any discrepancies or revisions to styles.
-Special projects as assigned.
-College degree in Mechanical Engineering/Textile Design/Development or related industry experience. 4-7 years’ Accessories/Equipment development experience.
-Interpersonal skills a must Knowledge of costing, fitting, grading, construction and technologies relevant to performance Apparel/Accessories/Footwear is necessary.
-Strong understanding of design, development and product management process from inception through production.
-Ability to interpret design intent and offer alternative solutions; high aesthetic taste level.
-Ability to work well under pressure, to anticipate and troubleshoot issues of consequence to quality and delivery with ease.
-Proactive, and result driven.
-Strong communication, organization, problem solving skills and detail oriented.
-Self-starter, team player, strong follow up skills, and sense of urgency.
-Must be deadline oriented.
-Must be willing to learn or grow within an intense, fast paced environment.
-Able to take on projects without assistance or supervision.
-Strong computer skills including Excel, Word, MS Outlook, Illustrator.
-Domestic and overseas travel is required and is scheduled/planned as per project status or seasonal requirements (3-4 overseas is typical).

PLUS FACTORS:
-Knowledge of FLEX (or similar PLM program), patterns, markers and fabric yields/consumption.
-Experience working with overseas mills, agents and manufacturers.
-Previous International travel to factories and offices.
-Catered lunches 5 days a week
-Onsite gym
-Access to Company Personal Trainer
-Developing accessories and equipment for the biggest athletic brand in the world