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Product Developer

Company: Hincapie Sportswear
Location: Greenville
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

Job PurposeThe mission of our Product Developer role is to lead and execute the development process of our cycling apparel line. This includes everything from creating and maintaining line plans, apparel designs and updates, product development, and sourcing and materials management. The Product Developer will report to the Custom Program & Product Director and also work closely with OEM partners to support their brand-specific developments; our internal graphic design department on retail designs and garment mock-ups; and the Hincapie sales team to assist in addressing customer fit and performance concerns. -Compensation--- -Salary: $45,000--- -2 weeks paid vacation for first two years, increasing over time--- Full benefits package including 401(k) with employer match--- Employee credit issued bi-annually to be used for product -Selling Points--- -Energetic, growing company offering lots of unique projects and creative opportunities--- Relaxed work environment with casual dress code--- Opportunities for travel--- -Thriving small southeastern city convenient to Atlanta, Charlotte, mountains, and beach--- Newly renovated office in close proximity (less than one mile) to downtown Greenville and Swamp Rabbit Trail -Job Expectations--- Work closely with Product Director to create line plans and timelines for both the custom and retail product lines, and manage those timelines to ensure product launches are met--- Execute development process to achieve timely execution of designs by managing sourcing, design, and costing--- -Coordinate all factory communication for the development of prototypes and support the sourcing of new factory resources--- -Assist with design, development, and sourcing of trims and collateral--- Work with sales team to educate on new styles and product/material updates--- -Ensure product tech packs are accurate and up to date

  • Stay up to date on market trends within the cycling/outdoor industry
  • Act as a trend-setter within the company and constantly benchmark best practices -Key Job Competencies--- Bachelor's degree in fashion design, or similar
    • 4+ years of product development, merchandising, and/or product management.
    • Keen interest in the sport of cycling
    • Able to execute full spectrum of product development from design phase through product launch
    • Full understanding of materials management from forecasting to quality testing
    • Full understanding of product life cycle and merchandising strategies with ability to generate line plans and timelines around these
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills
    • Excellent time management skills and ability to make quick decisions
    • Strong organizational skills with ability to respond to urgent situations quickly and independently
    • Results-oriented achiever that constantly finds ways around barriers to success
    • Cope effectively with complexity and change
    • Reliable, loyal team player that goes above and beyond what is asked
    • Ambitious with a desire to grow in responsibility and authority -Please visit hincapie.com/careers to apply.

Keywords: Hincapie Sportswear, Greenville , Product Developer, IT / Software / Systems , Greenville, South Carolina

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