Director, Footwear Development



– 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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