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POST DATE 8/9/2016
END DATE 10/9/2016

Decker Outdoor Goleta, CA

Goleta, CA
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Job Duties, Responsibilities and Requirements

Support the product creation and confirmation process from design stage through salesman samples to timely approval of production confirmation samples. Facilitate communication & collaboration with key stake-holders at all times to drive decision-making. Ensure projects meet the brand & consumer needs and can be mass produced on time at targeted costs. Strive for continuous improvement in all areas of product creation.

* Support the product creation process from brief stage and design through final prototyping and salesman samples.

* Execute timely approval of production confirmation samples to ensure a smooth transition into commercialization.

* Execute developmental projects according to critical timelines and cost/margin targets.

* Problem-solve design tech packages prior to hand-off for potential construction, material, fit & wear or cost concerns.

* Generate and maintain correct Bill of Materials (BOM) for all projects.

* Facilitate timely creation, delivery, and approval of all relevant technical information (shell patterns, 2D's, 3D's, lasts, patterns, blue-prints, cost sheets, etc.)

* Participate in the review and evaluation of project status with the product creation and development teams with focus on patterns, mold processes, materials, pricing, yield & cost analysis, manufacturing processes and end use performance.

* Track and manage sample delivery to ensure all meeting dates are hit.

* Participate in product tear-downs of samples or competitor product to evaluate construction, comfort or cost concerns.

* Assist in the diagnosis of fit/wear and commercialization issues and ensure that product offerings are proven and tested successfully commercialized and mass production.

* Give clear and concise communication to relevant stakeholders including overseas partners.

* Strive for continuous improvement in production through periodic examination of defective returns.

* Travel to development factories and trade shows as necessary.

Additional Duties/Responsibilities:

* Ability to work in a multi-tasked, fast-paced environment

* Ability to work in a complex global organization satisfying the needs of diverse constituents with competing deadlines and priorities

* Ability to effectively prepare and present information and respond to questions from management, clients and other employees of the organization

* Effective communicator

* Driven for excellence, a self-starter

* Ability to plan with fore-sight and anticipate impact of expected results

* Proficient problem solving abilities

* Exceptional attention to detail

* Proficient in various Microsoft Applications

Education & Experience

* Bachelor's Degree or relevant work experience

* 2-4 years' experience in the footwear industry

* Experience building product specifications

* Understanding of material applications for product use

* General knowledge of product constructions

* Understanding of material applications for product use

* General knowledge of product constructions