Associate Product Developer - Speedo USA

Hybrid in Cypress, CA

WE ARE SPEEDO

The world's leading swimwear brand, Speedo is passionate about life in and around the water. The brand's heritage of innovation derives from its leadership in competitive swimming, where more Olympic Gold Medals have been won in Speedo than any other brand. Unmatched in performance, fit and feel, we are also America’s #1 goggle brand.

From the first splash, to every stroke, the genuine love and excitement we have working with the water is what creates exciting and meaningful relationships.

Speedo is not where we work, but is who we are.

It’s watching a baby in the pool for the first time or our athletes make history. What we do is sacred to us and our connection to the rest of water lovers around the world. Driven by the challenge, not the glory. At Speedo, it is never enough to be good at what you do; you have to love what you do.

Speedo is a part of the Pentland Brands Limited Family.

We are Pentland Brands, a global family business bringing some of the most loved active and footwear brands to millions of people around the world.

We own Speedo, Berghaus, Canterbury of New Zealand, Endura, Mitre, ellesse, Red or Dead and we’re the UK licensee for Kickers and have a joint venture partnership for Lacoste footwear. Our products are available in over 190 countries and are sold either directly by Group companies or are represented by licensees and distributors.

All our brands have their own unique identities and every one of them is powered by Pentland. We have more than 1,200 employees worldwide and we’re always on the lookout for talented, enthusiastic people to help shape our future.

We celebrate differences and give everyone the freedom to innovate and develop, be it through creative working environments or learning opportunities. Our brands are there in the moments that matter - being there for more people, in more of those moments, drives everything we do.

At Pentland, we’re guided by four principles, we use these to make sure we’re not only doing a great job, but we’re doing it in the right way:

  • Success is a team game
  • With clarity and courage
  • Better as standard
  • In good conscience

We believe in building brands for the world to love, generation after generation. Your potential is our potential and together we can build and grow brands that last.

KEY PURPOSE:

The main goal of the Associate Product Developer is to develop a high-quality standard product while maintaining and managing costs, following dates on calendar, and managing overseas vendors thru the development process. This position will utilize problem-solving, multi-tasking, and communication skills to help oversee the day to day development. This role will work on special projects as needed.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Maintain consistency and accuracy of information flow between design, development, raw materials, and overseas vendors.
  • Synthesize data from multiple sources and departments.
  • Evaluate and validate product data attributes in PLM system including BOM management throughout the development cycle.
  • Responsible for tracking approvals on print, color, trim, and other materials to keep on-time calendar.
  • Plan and coordinate development activities to ensure timely completion based on seasonal GTM calendar milestones (submittals, sampling, etc.).
  • Identify & escalate any potential break downs during the product life cycle to relevant business managers. Help identify solutions and relay the solve to relevant business teams.
  • Communicate daily with overseas business stakeholders and vendors on all product development matters.
  • Participate in management of Speedo Supply KPI and Operational Excellence reporting with contributions from appropriate supply team members.
  • Thrives in fast paced environment.

QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE:

  • Fast learner with 3+ years relevant experience in a fast-paced, end to end-product management and supply driven environment within the apparel industry.
  • Apparel development experience in swim, lifestyle, or SMU categories.
  • Efficient and precise communication skills to relay messaging across internal & overseas teams and get desired feedback.
  • Previous knowledge of working in Product Data Management & ERP system preferred.
  • Proficiency in MS office, especially in Excel.
  • Attention to detail and flexible attitude to switch from one project to another on a short notice.
  • Strong follow up traits to keep cross functional teams on track for successful execution of business on day-to-day basis.

Pay Range: $55,000 - $70,000 annually

Base pay is a portion of our total compensation package and determined within a range that allows growth and development within your role. Your base pay will be determined based on experience, skills and qualifications.

Speedo and Pentland Brands are an equal opportunity employer and considers all applicants for employment on the basis of their individual capabilities and qualifications, consistent with applicable law and without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity or expression, age, religion, creed, national origin, citizenship status, sexual orientation, genetic information, physical or mental disability, military status or any other characteristic protected under federal, state or local law. In addition to complying with all applicable laws, we have a strong corporate commitment to inclusion, diversity and to ensuring that all current and future associates are compensated solely on job-related factors such as skill, ability, educational background, work quality, experience and potential. To achieve these goals, applicants are asked not to disclose salary history information.

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