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Associate Product Developer - Footwear & Special P

Company: Huckberry
Location: Austin
Posted on: May 14, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionHuckberry is looking for an Associate Product Developer to grow our House Brand footwear and special project products. As a member of the House Brands team, you will work in a collaborative environment and across multiple product categories. We are looking for a Product Developer who has an entrepreneurial spirit, a deep understanding of product creation, and the ability to develop products in multiple categories. Maintaining relationships with our factory partner and suppliers, prioritizing product quality, cost, and delivery, and being solution-oriented are key to this positions success. Responsibilities

  • Attend product meetings and assist PLM in capturing notes and next steps, following up on any changes or revisions needed that impact the tech pack, costing or TNA
  • Track testing of materials, samples and final inspections against TNA and working with PLM to troubleshoot issues and resolve in a timely manner
  • Track the product life cycle via Development and Production WIPs, checking product back to BOMs and standards, and communicating next steps or call outs internally/externally
  • Attend cross-functional meetings (Fittings, line reviews, sample reviews) and support prep work and execution of direction given during meetings
  • Daily WIP tracking, troubleshoot any risks or issues to be addressed
  • Maintain Centric PLM with accurate style numbers, specifications, checking accuracy of information from Design being handed off to PD before a TP is finalized and sent out for sampling
  • Review all tech packs prior to finalizing each milestone step and ensuring accuracy before sending to suppliers for development and production
  • Check samples & submits for accuracy against BOM or standards and reviewing with PLM prior to handoff to Design/Tech teams
  • Tracking materials/components from initial development handoff through approvals, ensuring on time arrival against key calendar milestones
  • Review cost sheets for accuracy, analyze against historical costing and breakdowns, and share POV in next steps for cost negotiationsRequirements
    • 1-2 years of experience in product development and/or production in multiple categories
    • Basic knowledge of soft goods development i.e. familiarity with tech packs, cost breakdowns,
    • Ability to work independently and handle multiple responsibilities in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Demonstrate proactive problem solving skills
    • Works well within a collaborative environment with cross functioning teams
    • Highly detail oriented and organized
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, specifically Excel (Adobe creative suite is preferred but not required)
    • Most importantly, you have a positive energy with a collaborative spirit and a growth mindsetBenefits
      • 401k match
      • WFH flexibility
      • Sabbatical Leave
      • Summer Fridays
      • Mental health resources
      • Paid Parental Leave
      • Volunteer Time Off
      • Employee discountCompany DescriptionHuckberry is a leading men's lifestyle brand and journal. Over a million guys trust us as their go-to resource for the best gear, adventure inspiration, and a lot more. We were recently named one of IAB's most disruptive consumer brands, and we've collaborated with everyone from Matthew McConaughey and Kelly Slater to brands like Lululemon and Coors. We look forward to meeting you!Want to get know us better? Check out our:
        • Journal:
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        • Twitter: encourages candidates of all different backgrounds and identities to apply. We are always eager to further diversify our company, and we are committed to providing an inclusive environment of mutual respect where all can flourish. All of our employment decisions are based solely on merit and business need.Notice to California Job Applicants

Keywords: Huckberry, Austin , Associate Product Developer - Footwear & Special P, IT / Software / Systems , Austin, Texas

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