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Job Title
Senior Product Developer

Company/Organization
Castelli USA

Job Description
Overview: Lead the Product Development process to drive the decision-making process and execute the development and communication of assigned styles. Provide leadership within team to lead the product development process to ensure on time delivery.

Effectively communicate externally with factories and sub-contractors to manage the integrity of styles through the pre-production process, anticipating and solving problems which could affect on time delivery of protos, sales samples and production size sets.

Accountabilities:

• Product Development
o Build and ensure all product documentation is maintained for assigned styles.
o Extensive knowledge of product development of sportswear products. Min 10yrs
o Work with assigned factories and suppliers in ensuring product excellence
o Communicate all development details and changes to factories and sourcing.

• Commercialization of assigned styles
o Collaborate with Company HQ in Italy – development team and internal merchandising/design team to understand and interpret each design/style concept.
o Create and maintain “Style Tracking” spreadsheet, per season, to monitor style progress (including c/o styles) through buy-ready, po issuance and delivery.
o Create factory Product specifications KIT, including BOM, spec, graphic schematics, line art
o Track lab dips for all fabrics/materials.
o Meet all calendar deadlines relating to product commercialization (buy-ready, SMS deadline).

• Style Documentation
o Ensure all development documentation is maintained for assigned styles, including BOM, spec and graphic updates and prototype comments.
o Communicate all changes to factories and sourcing.

• Prototypes
o Review and comment on all prototypes and development samples. S
o Schedule fit sessions.
o Ensure protos accurately reflect construction specifications.
o Lead the group in all fit sessions with Merchandising & Sourcing; critique garment and make fit notes for later follow up with factory.
o Advise factory when style is “fit approved” and ready for SMS production.

• System Requirements
o Excel
o Word
o Outlook
o Adobe Illustrator

• Notes:
o Attention to detail at very high level
o Knowledge of cycling
o Ability to work in a fast paced environment
o Flexible and quick to grasp the big picture

• Travel
o Experienced traveling in Asia / Central America / Europe
o Travel requirements 10-15% of time

How to Apply
Please e-mail contact below:

Rich Franca
Director of Product Development / Sourcing
Castelli USA
1040 NE 44th Ave.
Portland, OR 97213

rfranca@castelli-us.com

Please send copy of your CV / Resume with cover letter.

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