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Product Developer

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We are looking for a Product Developer with our sports retail client. The nature of the work is focused on research and development of products from conception to retail to meet the needs of accounts and consumers. Coordinates the product creation process from initial concept through to commercialization and production for assigned models to lead to on time delivery and development according to critical dates, product specification, sustainability, performance, and profitability goals Collaborates with Design, Brand and Category Management, Merchandising, and Manufacturing, to effectively execute on product development goals and deliverables. Creates and revises appropriate documentation or other appropriate information for assigned products; ensures all appropriate development documentation is maintained including product specs and prototype notes. Tracks and facilitates sampling and prototyping for products; identifies and addresses key issues and challenges in construction/manufacturing and plans accordingly to deliver proven and tested product. Monitors and communicates progress and challenges throughout the product testing process to meet product integrity requirements. Keeps abreast of market trends, category goals, new technology and consumer needs throughout the development process and engages appropriately to ensure projects are completed within corporate guidelines and goals for all facets of product creation.

Skills:
Typical Office: This is a typical office job, with no special physical requirements or unusual work environment.

Understanding of R&D, as well as Manufacturing processes
Advanced knowledge of cut-and-sew product is preferred
Strong attention to detail and ability to identify solutions to solve product issues/problems
Ability to work with limited sometimes ambiguous direction.
Ability to conceptualize and implement ideas project construction
Familiarity with Team Sports(Baseball/Football/Soccer/Basketball)
Knowledge of computers and various software applications, including Excel, Word, Access, PowerPoint and Outlook
Strong Team skills. Ability to initiate and lead team meetings
Effective time management skills and multi-tasking ability
Knowledge of math involved in costing, pricing and margins
Clear, timely and effective written and verbal communication
Ability to work with and understand diverse cultures
Education:
Typically requires a Bachelors Degree and minimum of 2 years directly relevant work experience

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