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Footwear Materials Developer

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A Fortune 100 Athletic Apparel and Footwear company based on Beaverton, OR is looking for a junior Materials Developer with 1-3 years of experience to join their team! 

Responsibilities:

Manage the materials creation process from initial concept through to commercialization and production for assigned materials to lead to on time delivery and development according to critical dates, product specification, sustainability, performance and profitability goals.

Create and revises appropriate documentation for assigned materials; ensures all appropriate development documentation is maintained including product specs and prototypes.

Track and facilitate sampling and prototyping for materials; identify and address key issues and challenges in manufacturing and plans accordingly to deliver proven and tested materials.

Monitor and communicate challenges throughout testing process to meet materials integrity requirements.

Keep abreast of market trends, new technology and consumer preferences.

Collaborate with Manufacturing to drive the pricing process.

Serve as a technical advisor on materials to Product Developers.

Needs:

-Footwear Materials Development experience is a huge plus 

Strong Organization Skills

Strong Communication Skills (written and verbal)

Strong Computer Skills (Nothing in particular as they will train for the programs they use)

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