- Full Time
- Portland, Oregon
A DAY IN THE LIFE
– As the Development Director, you will be part of the upfront work for the season, contributing to the build with cross-functional Management of the people and the process creating structure for the footwear development team
-You manage the workflow and workload of the team seasonally, allocating resources that support the line architecture
-Monitors development and performance of direct reports through regular meetings to discuss performance and development objectives
-Leads on time delivery and development according to GTM critical dates throughout the product creation path
-Works with Global Operations team to partner on manufacturing improvements that lead to best in class footwear with our Be Planet front of mind
-Working with our factory partners to oversee product tear downs and analysis. Oversees the process to create and maintain accuracy of technical tear down and costing notes
-Work with the Merchandising partners to establish product development costs and margin targets and budget adherence for all footwear categories through each stage of the development process
-Monitors development timelines to ensure milestones, costing and quality standards are met
-Partner with innovation team, design and materials on new technologies that lead to new engagements of new development opportunities
-Bachelor’s Degree in development, project management, business, merchandise management, or related field;
-You have 10+ years of experience working in operations and product creation for athletic performance brands in the sporting goods industry;
-You have a portfolio of bringing sports product to market;
-You have experience traveling to overseas manufacturing vendors/factories to develop and commercialize product;
-You have strong project management experience with demonstrated ability to manage conflicts;
-You have experience working in a retail operations environment to drive continuous improvement;
-You have the ability to act objectively and uncover facts;
-You understand the complexities of the cross-functional requirements to deliver product;
-You are a clear, concise and confident communicator that lives to support the business; and
-You enjoy a fast pace environment and can create order from chaos.
-Acknowledges the presence of choice in every moment and takes personal responsibility for their life.
-Possesses an entrepreneurial spirit and continuously innovates to achieve great results.
-Communicates with honesty and kindness and creates the space for others to do the same.
-Leads with courage, knowing the possibility of greatness is bigger than the fear of failure.
-Fosters connection by putting people first and building trusting relationships.
-Integrates fun and joy as a way of being and working, aka doesn’t take themselves too seriously.
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