Quality Assurance and Compliance Associate – Speedo USA

Job ID: 1285
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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, SeaVees, 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.


As the Quality Assurance and Compliance Associate you will be working with cross functional teams from Product Development, Sourcing, Production to Design, Merchandising, Sales and Customer Ops by being the point of contact and resource to provide day to day support on quality and regulatory compliance across Softgoods, Hardgoods, Footwear and Bags. Collaborate with global cross functional teams including Pentland UK and Asia Quality and Compliance teams as well as engage the hub-merchandising team in day-to-day execution of global quality and compliance standards and requirements.


  • Ensure the day-to-day Quality Assurance (QA) and testing processes based on our customers (e.g. Costco, Target, Sam’s, Walmart) requirements and processes are smoothly executed.
  • Assess, analyze and resolve product testing and inspection failures by working proactively with our global QA teams, vendors, factories to assure timely and appropriate solutions.
  • Monitor factory Corrective Action Plans (CAP) and ensure they are properly followed and executed to ensure product failures are mitigated in future and on-going production.
  • Partner with global QA teams to maintain and update testing and inspection processes, protocols and standards across categories.
  • Keep abreast and informed on the latest and most updated North America (US, Canada, Mexico) regulatory compliance requirements including, but not limited to, labeling, chemical and labeling requirements.
  • Ensure the global QA teams are informed on the most updated standards and requirements and ensure such standards and requirements are properly enforced.
  • Partner with Customer Ops team to track, analyze and provide solution on customer feedback related to quality.
  • Communicate quality related customer feedback with the global QA teams and determine causes and implement solutions to improve products to reduce returns.
  • Work on special projects as assigned.


  • 3 – 5 years of experience working in Quality Assurance (testing and inspection), Regulatory Compliance in Softgoods (textiles and garments). Hardgoods (non-apparel) experience is a plus.
  • Bachelor’s degree in textile science, textile engineering or any related fields.
  • Knowledge of fabric, garment, and other general consumer product testing principles, standards, and requirements (e.g. ASTM, AATCC, ISO, etc.).
  • Knowledge of complex regulatory compliance requirements including, but not limited, to product labeling regulations, CA Prop 65, CPSC/CPSIA, FTC, FDA, Canada CPSA.
  • Knowledge of quality control and inspection processes and principles, sampling plans, AQL and defect criteria.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to effectively communicate with international/overseas business partners, factories, vendors and 3rd party laboratories and inspection firms.
  • Ability to identify and define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions with a global perspective.
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills in quality assurance.
  • Ability to multi-task in a team environment.
  • Strong computer skills – Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook.

Pay Range: $ 65,500 - $85,000 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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