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Junior Product Developer

Role: Junior Product Developer
Brand: DC Shoes
Location: Huntington Beach, USA
Summary: In partnership with Design and Merchandising leadership, the Jr Product Developer will develop and bring to market the most well executed, innovative, and profitable ranges in the industry. Handle global and/or regional needs across the 3 primary regions of the Americas, EU, and APAC. Help coordinate the product development process and calendar for select global product categories, with the responsibility for meeting all deadlines. Operate as a DC Shoes partner / liaison with global supply chain, materials and production teams. Maintain master fabric and trim libraries. 

Responsibilities:

  • Handle the development and execution of products in assigned categories, as well as drive new fabrications, embellishment techniques, trims, and processes to remain on the leading edge of the respective categories
  • Ensures product development is in accordance to margin requirements and production calendar
  • Acts as liaison between merchandising, design and production teams
  • Work closely with designers in reviewing prototypes, and submits for approval for all categories from design conception to bulk production.
  • Working with Tech Design and Design / Creative to have complete technical package to initiate development
  • Work directly with global sourcing offices to ensure they understand the design requirements through daily communication.
  • Responsible for PLM system management including new and carryover material setup within each seasonal library.
  • Responsible for all styles and trims in respective categories by creating and maintaining BOM’s, updating style information and changes as necessary, all sample comments, and approvals.