Quality Assurance Coordinator

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:

As the Quality Assurance Coordinator your main function will be managing wear trials across both Softgoods and Hardgoods products and work cross functionally with Technical Design, Product Development, Raw Materials teams as well as vendors and overseas Pentland QA teams. You will also coordinate customer return samples by working with various teams including Customer Ops, Account Executives, and Sales teams.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Collaborate with Raw Materials, Technical Design, and Product Development teams to kick off the wear trial testing program for all new materials, styles, and designs.

• Collect wear trial samples (Softgoods and Hardgoods) from global vendors.

• Coordinate and distribute wear trial samples to all participants ranging from internal (i.e. Speedo employees) to external participants (e.g. Clubs).

• Collect, assess, analyze wear trial results and write a formal report to summarize the results.

• Present and communicate wear trial results and reports back to cross functional and management teams. • Partner with QA Associate, Customer Ops, Account Executives and Sales to collect and track quality related customer return samples as well as forwarding such samples to the respective Softgoods and Hardgoods QC Asia teams. • Work on special projects as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE:

• 1-2 year of experience working in Quality Assurance (inspection, wear testing) in Softgoods mainly textiles and garments. Hardgoods (non-apparel) experience is a plus.

• Basic knowledge of fabric and garment constructions. Knowledge of other non-apparel categories (e.g. goggles, bags, footwear) is a plus.

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to effectively communicate with cross functional teams both within the US office as well as international/overseas team members.

• Able to identify problems, collect data, establish facts, and present solutions to management and cross functional partners.

• A self-starter who takes initiatives in problem solving.

• Ability to multi-task in a team environment.

• Strong computer skills – Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook.

Pay Range: $60,000 - $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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