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Product Developer

Role: Product Developer
Brand: Von Zipper
Location: Irvine, CA
Summary: Primarily be responsible for effectively managing all aspects of product development from initial design handoff through to the final delivery of finished goods into the marketplace, arriving on spec, on time, and on price. 


  • Work closely with the Design Director to develop new concepts, prototypes and production across all categories.
  • Active management of line plans and product development calendar, with alignment to organizational priorities and consideration of cross-functional inputs.
  • Category reporting and merchandising support.
  • Daily communication with vendors/suppliers to ensure prototypes, samples and production goods are developed and delivered as planned.
  • Negotiate costing with vendors/suppliers to achieve margin targets with high-quality execution.
  • Tech Packs, Spec Sheets, and Build Of Materials (B.O.M.)
  • Revision of 2D CAD drawings.
  • Comments, approvals and limit samples.
  • Maintain a database of relevant testing and compliance requirements for all product lines.
  • Assist Design Director in development of product briefs, mood boards and colour concepts.
  • Photo editing: re-touch, re-colour, photo manipulation, extensions, background clipping, corrections, etc.
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