Product Developer Job at Helmet House California
This position is responsible for managing all aspects of product development, multi-stage execution, and calendar milestones. The apparel developer will maintain the development and the quality of apparel and accessories categories by serving as the liason between the merchandise and design, and factories. Key skills required to be successful in this position include: the ability ro create, maintain, and disseminate technical information, and the necessary documentation to meet deadlines and achieve quality manufacturing.
The product developer will work well with the products team, have a positive attitude, be quallity driven, and pay close attention to design details.
Essential duties and responsibilities:
Manage comprehensive product development milestones to ensure on-time delivery of quality product that is ready to go-to-market.
Monitor and maintain the development communication with vendors each day, style by style.
Partner with Design to fully understand complete design intent/briefs, and interpret design comments in order to translate this understanding into comprehensive specs within technical documentation.
Create the technical specifications and BOMs for the products, as well as publish and maintain all records, style files, and samples associated with the product.
Lead the early development process by working with Design to establish concepts and aesthetic intentions through sampling for key edit and line presentation meetings. This includes sourcing new fabrics, trims, etc. for each season.
Develop materials, hardware and trims in accordance with corporate and product specific standards, color standards, and timeline goals.
Manage print and color development from creation to final approval. Track strike-offs, lab dips, and all related approval needs.
Continually make sure that tech packages are complete and free from errors. Deliver tech packages to vendors precisely within calendar time frame.
Manage tracking, comments, and calendar related to all product phases (Protos, SMS).
Address styling and fit comments during development (in conjunction with designers).
Partner with Design and Merchandise in achieving target costing and margin requirements.
Assist in costing negotiations to ensure targets are met, along with product objectives.
Create and maintain development tracker and ensure all calendar requirements are met.
Responsible for ensuring each product is 100% approved and production ready at specific deadlines.
Create and maintain WIP reports and help with QC inspections.
Help with meetings by preparing samples, reports, and presentation needs when advised.
Assist in shipping and tracking when needed.
Assist Merchandise and Director of Products with other related duties or tasks as needed.
Provide technical product support to marketing, sales, and customer service.
Coordinate and meet with end users for product validation and development meetings
Manage fit (where applicable), field testing, and evaluation of prototypes.
Minimum of 3+ years in product development/pre-production experience preferred.
Experience with Excel, Word, Outlook, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop.
Must be organized, have strong attention to detail, and have the ability to multi-task in a fast paced team environment.
Strong problem-solving abilities and organizational and planning skills are required. Must be solution minded.
Excellent written and oral communication skills, along with the ability to facilitate meetings, are necessary.
Able to accurately generate technical documentation.
Ability to use discretion and independent judgement to meet objectives within set timelines.
Knowledge of apparel product and development procedures and industry standards, manufacturing, sewing assembly, materials, and construction techniques.
Ability to work with a variety of teams.
Interest and participation in motorsports/motorcycling not necessary, but helpful.
Helmet House Offers Full-Time Employees:
Medical/Dental/Vision, Supplemental Insurance Plans, Café 125 FSA, 401(k) savings plan with matching, Vacation/Sick time off, and employee discounts.
Helmet House is headquartered in beautiful Calabasas Hills, CA, within minutes of Southern California’s world famous motorcycling roads. EOE
Company: Helmet House
Company Location: California
Job Category: Developer, Web Developer, Android Developer, App Developer